A TALE OF TWO TREATISES (SAGA OF THE CONQUEST OF MT EVEREST OF NUMBER THEORY)

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Abstract

Diophantus Arithmetica-Fermat's Marginal note- Marvellous proof -No space to write the details of proof-Futile attempts by eminent mathematicians for over 350 years- E.T. Bell's Book- The Last Problem motivates Andrew Wiles-Working for seven years on the attic of his house - Finally FLT is proved in 1995 with some participation of Richard Taylor.

Keywords and Phrases

Diophantus - Arithmetica - Pythagoras Theorem -Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT) -E.T. Bell's Book - The Last Problem -Andrew Wiles -Elliptic Curves - Modular Forms - Taniyama -Shimura Conjecture - Richard Taylor.

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