Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fermat 410

Cubum autem in duos cubos, aut quadratoquadratum in duos quadratoquadratos, et generaliter nullam in infinitum ultra quadratum potestatem in duos eiusdem nominis fas est dividere cuius rei demonstrationem mirabilem sane detexi. Hanc marginis exiguitas non caperet.
(Pierre de Fermat; source)

Fermat's Fallibility (from mathpages.com)
Mac Tutor biography
Pierre de Fermat's birthday celebrated in Google Doodle (The Telegraph - UK)