Archive for History of Exact Sciences

, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 349–392

Unpublished manuscripts of Sophie Germain and a revaluation of her work on Fermat’s Last Theorem


DOI: 10.1007/s00407-007-0016-4

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Del Centina, A. Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. (2008) 62: 349. doi:10.1007/s00407-007-0016-4


Published here, and discussed, are some manuscripts and a letter of Sophie Germain concerning her work on Fermat’s Last theorem. These autographs, held at Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris, at the Moreniana Library of Florence and at the University Library of Göttingen, contribute to a substantial revaluation of her work on this subject.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di FerraraFerraraItaly