Fermat’s Last Theorem

  • Steven G. Krantz
  • Harold R. Parks


Sometime during 1637 Pierre de Fermat (1601–1665) wrote in the margin of a book the assertion that he had found a truly marvelous proof of the following result:


Clay Fermat 

References and Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven G. Krantz
    • 1
  • Harold R. Parks
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsOregon State UniversityCorvalisUSA

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