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Topic: [JSH/HSJ] Another document of P.d.Fermat discovered
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Peter Bertok

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Re: [JSH/HSJ] Another document of P.d.Fermat discovered
Posted: Mar 15, 2002 7:58 PM
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Wow, that's neat! May I ask how you did it?

"Gottfried Helms" <> wrote in message
> Hi -
> just discovered a document which is obviously left from P. de Fermat.
> The size of the paper was astonishing; in the cryptic words of the
> header line he recurred to his sproblem of too small margins in
> contemporary scientific books.
> On this note he left us a formula, which ontains y and x in implicite
> form. He annotated this formula as one of his greatest proceedings to
> match human mind and maths. He seems to have stated that even after
> his "last theorem"; but he didn't retrieve a theorem of this

> so his second great contribution to maths would not be devaluated.
> I was not able to write it down in explicite form for y; but
> possibly someone with a CAS is able to do that.
> In the meantime I searched with brute force for solutions
> in x and y for the term to be zero. The plotted result was an

> example of math-of-objects (an early OOM?).
> 0= 8100*x^14
> +81*x^12*y^4-972*x^12*y^3+20574*x^12*y^2-73548*x^12*y-212139*x^12
> +162*x^10*y^6-2592*x^10*y^5+680662*x^10*y^4+2508656*x^10*y^3
> +3849558*x^10*y^2+3755408*x^10*y+1436778*x^10
> +6643*x^8*y^8-54124*x^8*y^7+1405820*x^8*y^6+183004*x^8*y^5
> -31256044*x^8*y^4-96872636*x^8*y^3-130469224*x^8*y^2-64062468*x^

> +13124*x^6*y^10-157504*x^6*y^9+1228888*x^6*y^8-2627232*x^6*y^7
> -33434620*x^6*y^6+14917728*x^6*y^5+352452172*x^6*y^4
> +767822016*x^6*y^3+742831896*x^6*y^2+346005760*x^6*y+63102240*x^6
> +6643*x^4*y^12-105972*x^4*y^11+715982*x^4*y^10-2380932*x^4*y^9
> -13653099*x^4*y^8+69892632*x^4*y^7-83172764*x^4*y^6-315776456*x^4

> +455109326*x^4*y^4+421270032*x^4*y^3-1662578068*x^4*y^2
> -2265900800*x^4*y-768080880*x^4

> +1579216*x^2*y^9+1269962*x^2*y^8-5172096*x^2*y^7-3372752*x^2*y^6
> +7054656*x^2*y^5+802984*x^2*y^4-14167808*x^2*y^3-12415968*x^2*y^2
> -3116160*x^2*y

> +6066108*y^9+11577797*y^8-36654752*y^7+8262684*y^6+62578288*y^5
> -41418748*y^4-47850112*y^3+55066256*y^2+37929920*y
> Gottfried Helms.

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