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Topic: An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics
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Bart Goddard

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Re: An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics
Posted: May 24, 2013 7:55 PM
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1treePetrifiedForestLane <Space998@hotmail.com> wrote in news:de86754b-
015c-4f3d-a6ed-27d52c0bb671@ve4g2000pbb.googlegroups.com:

> Fermat *created* the modular arithmetic, and
> he has no known (corresponded or otherwise texted) errors;


Fermat was incorrect in asserting that 2^(2^n)+1 would always be
prime.



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