Dirichlet pp 39-48 | Cite as

Early Publications

  • Uta C. Merzbach


The pamphlet 1826 that constitutes Dirichlet’s first publication in his own name is a small, twenty-page-long brochure containing his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem for \(n = 5\). It had a very limited circulation, but, as we noted in the two preceding chapters, it reached the individuals and institutions considered important by Humboldt in finding a suitable position for Dirichlet on leaving Paris.

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  1. 1.(Deceased)Georgetown, TXUSA

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