Date of Award

5-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Daniel K. Nakano

Abstract

Around 1637, Pierre de Fermat made a now-famous mathematical conjecture. However, Fermat's conjecture neither began nor ended with him. Fermat's last theorem, as the conjecture is called, has roots approximately 3600 years old. The proof of the theorem was not realized until 1994, over 350 years after it was proposed by Fermat.

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Mathematics Commons

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