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Fermat, Pierre de (1601–65)

Graham Upton and Ian Cook

in A Dictionary of Statistics

Third edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199679188
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191758317
Fermat, Pierre de (1601–65)

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He is particularly famous for his ‘last theorem’, which he discovered in about 1637, and of which he claimed he had a ‘marvellous demonstration’. He died without revealing his proof and it was not until ...

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