Pierre de Fermat

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Noun1.Pierre de Fermat - French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665)
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Pierre de Fermat was a career lawyer who pursued mathematics as a past-time.
WHEN was the century in which French mathematician Pierre de Fermat lived?
A Marie Henri Boyle B Pierre de Fermat C Pierre Jospeh Proudhon D Victor Hugo
He is credited with laying the foundation for probability theory through a series of letters he exchanged with Pierre de Fermat. The pair pondered a problem related to expected outcomes in a dice game that vexed an acquaintance who gambled professionally.
They produced a video about the mathematician Pierre de Fermat. The aim of the conference was to share ideas, experiences and best practice in maths outreach.
In 1637, French mathematician Pierre de Fermat scribbled an elegant equation in the margins of his copy of the ancient Greek text Arithmetica.
Back in 1640, Pierre de Fermat claimed that if p is a prime number that does not divide an integer a, then when [a.sub.p-1] is divided by p, the remainder is always 1.
In the following animation, I programmed the first 280 digits of Pi in a beautiful spiral in honour of Pierre de Fermat, the French lawyer - an amateur mathematician - who made an immense contribution to the field of mathematics.
In the margins of a book, Pierre de Fermat (1601-65) claimed that he had a mathematical proof that was too large to fit the margin, but it was not until 1994 that other mathematicians proved what had become known as Fermat's Last Theorem.
Fermat median filtering method is based on the Fermat-Torricelli problem, which is raised by Pierre de Fermat in 1643 to Evangelista Torricelli:
Brooks also says that among the important books to be digitized as part of this agreement are titles by the historian Philippe de Commynes and the collected scientific works of Pierre de Fermat. ProQuest has exclusive commercial rights to deliver the digitized material online while the FNL will get a set of scans and metadata of all works that are eventually digitized, says Brooks.
Mitsos and his colleagues recommend angling the heliostats at 137 degrees relative to each other in a parabolic pattern called the "Fermat spiral" after the 17th Century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat.