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Topic: An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics
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Brian Q. Hutchings

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Re: An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics
Posted: May 24, 2013 7:19 PM
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Fermat *created* the modular arithmetic, and
he has no known (corresponded or otherwise texted) errors;
surely, he could have had an elementary proof;
could he not have had it?

> >> The clock is a great discovery!
>
> You mean Fermat's last "discovery" He just didn't have time to tell
> everyone else where to look to find it.




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