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Old 02-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by TTMR View Post
For this forum, it's like asking them to solve Fermat's Last Theorem.
In number theory, Fermat's Last Theorem (sometimes called Fermat's conjecture, especially in older texts) states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation a^n + b^n = c^n for any integer value of n greater than two.

Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem is a proof of the modularity theorem for semistable elliptic curves released by Andrew Wiles, which, together with Ribet's theorem, provides a proof for Fermat's Last Theorem. Wiles first announced his proof in June 1993[1] in a version that was soon recognized as having a serious gap. The widely accepted version of the proof was released by Andrew Wiles in September 1994, and published in 1995. The proof uses many techniques from algebraic geometry and number theory, and has many ramifications in these branches of mathematics. It also uses standard constructions of modern algebraic geometry, such as the category of schemes and Iwasawa theory, and other 20th century techniques not available to Fermat.
The proof itself is over 100 pages long and consumed seven years[1] of Wiles's research time. For solving Fermat's Last Theorem, he was knighted, and received other honors.
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