Title

History Of Fermat's Last Theorem

Date

6-1-2017 9:15 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 9:30 AM

Location

RWEC 107

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Matthew Nabity

Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Fermat's Last Theorem was a conjecture that took over 3 centuries to prove. It is a theorem that is rooted in number theory but quickly continues into elliptic curves and modular forms. We will be discussing the history of how this theorem came to be, who attempted to prove it through the years, and what methods were used. We will also be discussing who proved it and the steps they took to do so.

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Jun 1st, 9:15 AM Jun 1st, 9:30 AM

History Of Fermat's Last Theorem

RWEC 107

Fermat's Last Theorem was a conjecture that took over 3 centuries to prove. It is a theorem that is rooted in number theory but quickly continues into elliptic curves and modular forms. We will be discussing the history of how this theorem came to be, who attempted to prove it through the years, and what methods were used. We will also be discussing who proved it and the steps they took to do so.