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Topic: FLT Discussion: Simplifying
Replies: 65   Last Post: Mar 17, 2001 11:59 PM

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 jstevh@my-deja.com Posts: 348 Registered: 12/13/04
Re: FLT Discussion: Simplifying
Posted: Jan 29, 2001 8:09 PM

In article <948lv3\$nhv\$1@nnrp1.deja.com>,
hale@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu wrote:
> In article <94810q\$6o1\$1@nnrp1.deja.com>,
> jstevh@my-deja.com wrote:

> > In article <943094\$sq2\$1@nnrp1.deja.com>,
> > hale@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu wrote:

> > > This gets back to what several people have requested that you do.
> > > If a statement is true independent of the Fermat counterexample,
> > > then you should separate out such statements as lemmas or
> > > propositions. This would make analysis of your proof easier.

> >
> > Hey, I tried something like that with my p=5 proof. I started by
> > producing the partial factorization that was true independent of the
> > rest of the FLT business. People got upset with me on the ring

issue.
> > I said I was giving a factorization and that many rings would fit,
and
> > they wouldn't go for that.
>
> Yes. It is the same objection that we have with your FLT proof.
> You need to address it. But, by being independent of the
> rest of the FLT business, it should be a little easier to discuss.
>

> > Hey, that proof is still there in that format if you don't
> > believe me at
> >
> > http://www.mindspring.com/~jstev/FLTp5.htm.
> >
> > I've debated starting it out with something like x,y and z being in

a
> > commutative ring,
>
> That would be great!
>

> > but I'm wary of being chased into complexity by those
> > of you who love to try and do that whenever I attempt
> > to get a bit more technical.

>
> Well, you want to convince yourself first with your proof, so
> what others try to do is not relevant.
>

Ok, let's say I start there. In fact, I'll make that change now.

___JSH

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