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 (fĕr-mä′), Pierre de 1601-1665.
French mathematician who developed number theory and probability theory.

Fermat

(fɜːˈmæt; French fɛrma)
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(Biography) Pierre de (pjɛr də). 1601–65, French mathematician, regarded as the founder of the modern theory of numbers. He studied the properties of whole numbers and, with Pascal, investigated the theory of probability
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Noun1.Fermat - French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665)
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How Marilyn vos Savant managed to write such a delightful, informative, and accurate book about the probable proof of Fermat's Last Theorem beats me!
With Fermat's death in 1665, the equation - now known as "Fermat's Last Theorem" - soon became (in)famous as the most difficult mathematical problem ever conceived, spawning a plethora of unsuccessful proofs.
Successive Fermat Median Filtering Methods (SF2D and SF3D).
Thus 41/29 gives 41 = 20 + 21, yielding the Fermat family member[21 20 29].
Pablo esta muy enamorado de la teoria de los numeros y tiene que "traicionar" su vocacion para tener que vivir, asi que se mete de actuario, y esto, en el mundo de los matematicos, senala de la Borbolla, es una traicion a los principios, "pero el tenia como ambicion lo que los dedicados tienen como el Santo Grial: el Teorema de Fermat. Por casualidad tuve un muy buen profesor de matematicas en la secundaria que me comento lo del teorema de Fermat, y desde entonces me ha dado vueltas y vueltas, y como tengo cierta proclividad a la abstraccion, me he dedicado a leer las historias acerca de Fermat ...
17 -- Google today celebrates the birth anniversary of the famous 16th century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat by posting a dedicated doodle in place of its traditional logo.
BORN ON THIS DAY 1601: Pierre De Fermat. French mathematician, and deviser of Fermat's Last Theorem.
Topic covered in the papers include class field theory, zeta functions, moduli of arithmetic vector bundles, moduli of complex vector bundles, moduli of abelian varieties and theory of display, moduli of Fermat varieties, and some topics on cubic threefolds.
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Mathematician Keith Devlin presents The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern, the true story of how Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat exchanged a series of meticulous letters in the 1600's that would lay the groundwork for modern probability theory, used today in everything from the insurance industry to job markets and safety evaluations of cars and planes.
THE UNFINISHED GAME: PASCAL, FERMAT AND THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LETTER THAT MADE THE WORLD MODERN