## The Mathematical Career of Pierre de Fermat, 1601-1665Hailed as one of the greatest mathematical results of the twentieth century, the recent proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Andrew Wiles brought to public attention the enigmatic problem-solver Pierre de Fermat, who centuries ago stated his famous conjecture in a margin of a book, writing that he did not have enough room to show his "truly marvelous demonstration." Along with formulating this proposition--xn+yn=zn has no rational solution for |

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### Contents

The Personal Touch | 1 |

Nullum Non Problema Solvere Vietes Analytic Program And Its Influence On Fermat | 26 |

The Royal Road | 72 |

Fashioning Ones Own Luck | 143 |

Archimedes and the Theory of Equations | 214 |

Between Traditions | 283 |

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The Mathematical Career of Pierre de Fermat, 1601-1665: Second Edition Michael Sean Mahoney No preview available - 1994 |