
Re: [JSH/HSJ] Another document of P.d.Fermat discovered
Posted:
Mar 22, 2002 5:00 AM



lawrence froopthoid schrieb:
> Gottfried Helms <helms@hrz.unikassel.de> wrote: > > lawrence froopthoid schrieb: > >> > >> anyone care to post a gif or jpg of the plot somewhere on the web? > > > > Ok, if no one else, then I post one on Wednesday... > > wednesday has come and gone... i'd still like to see the plot! > > thanks l.f.
Well, no one else did you the favour. A appended 2 files; the coloring appears as indicating the difference of a f(x,y)  value from zero; the zeros are black.
1) This is the first formula, which was presented in the NG. Supposedly it shows P d Fermat in a sketch, showing the principle of mathofobjects. Maybe he intended a selfportrait , maybe he simply wanted to introduce less educated people to the principle of connected circles and ellipses in functionplots.
2) The second was a much more sophisticated version, which translation from the latin formulation (containing concatenated "cubus cubus cubus..." until the power of 38 was reached. Imagine the work for the researcher!) was really a task. In modern mathexpression the formula is an astonishing ~ 100liner; he did not even try to nail it down to a bookmargin! Maybe his obvious superiority to all his contemporary people made him grin a little bit, knowing only people of later centruries would be able to give him a wink...
So here the function plots go: (attached as jpegbinaries, hope not to conflige with the NGeticette...)
Gottfried Helms . . . . .  .  .V . . . . . . .  .  .V . . . . . . .  .  .V . . . . . . .  .  .V . . 1) PdF (?) as a sketch [Image]
2) P.d.F. with a grin... [Image]
Gottfried Helms

