# Fermat

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## Fermat

Pierre de . 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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(2) If all the three angles in the triangle are less than 120[degrees], the Fermat point is the intersection of the two straight lines joining any vertex of the triangle and its symmetrical point.
Fermat a b c a'= 1 2 2 b'= 2 1 2 c'= 2 2 3 put for convenience in a matrix-like table.
Fermat is expected to implement solutions Fermat CAD (Capital Adequacy Directive) Basel II, Fermat CAD Regulatory Reporting Tool and Fermat Asset and Liability Management.The chief executive officer of the bank, Yousif Taqi, said, 'We are committed to adopting best practices in areas such as corporate governance, risk management and compliance to achieve internationally recognised standards.
where [F.sub.n] = [2.sup.2n] + 1 is called the Fermat number.
Snell's law follows from Fermat's principle of least time, which in turn follows from the propagation of light as waves.
Young, sexy superbrain Galois (Alejo Sauras), who has recently solved Goldbach's Theorem, is invited by the mysterious Fermat (Federico Luppi) to attend a gathering of math experts to elucidate an enigma.
Fermat's Last Theorem was, until recently, one of the great unproven conjectures.
In algebraic geometry, for instance, we have shown that the tradition of al-Khayyam (1048-1131) and of Sharaf al-Din al-Tusi (ca.1180) which was at the level of seventeenth century mathematicians like Descartes and Fermat, could not go farther without the invention of an effective and new symbolism.
Though Fermat's Last Theorem has been proven by Andrew Wiles in 1995, this book uses simple proof the make Wiles' proof understandable to the average person with an interest in FLT.
The self-image of humans received a boost with the solution of the next of Casti's five problems, Fermat's Last Theorem.

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