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Fermat's Last Theorem and Chess

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Date: 3/25/96 at 13:48:22
From: Anonymous
Subject: Maths and chess

Dear friends,

I'd like to now if Fermat's problem is solved and when is chess
likely to be solved?

yours sincerely,
Uzay
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Date: 3/26/96 at 21:34:48
From: Doctor Jodi
Subject: Re: Maths and chess

Hi Uzay! I'm not sure what you mean by "when is chess likely to be

For Fermat's last theorem, I'll refer you to the math.sci faq, which
includes a section on this topic.  You can find the faq at

http://daisy.uwaterloo.ca/~alopez-o/math-faq/

According to the faq, Fermat's last theorem HAS been proven.

The conference at which Wiles first announced his proof (which was later
corrected) is described at

http://rendezvous.com/tangledweb/conferences/fermat/index.html

This site also includes links to several other web pages on the theorem.

Hope this helps!

-Doctor Jodi,  The Math Forum
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Date: 3/31/96 at 13:37:3
From: Anonymous
Date: 30 Mar 96  18:45:50
Subject: Re: Maths and chess

As I know, chess is  a logical game, great but with limited
moves. Since there's a challenge and it's logical it must have an answer
which is "white wins!" because white plays first. There'll be an answer for
every move of the black and whatever he'll do, he'll lose this game and
when the computers find this out there'll be no point in playing the game,
with the computer of course.

Now the point is since the number of moves is "nearly" endless in
this game they have to use AI, which will remove unnessary moves and will help the calculations  a lot. Taking the new computer technology into
account, "when is chess will likely to be solved?"!

yours sincerely,
Uzay Kirbiyik

P.S. If it helps, in the year 2008 home computers will have the speed of
800 Mhz, according to a serious computer magazine.
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Date: 4/2/96 at 3:15:44
From: Doctor Jodi
Subject: Re: Maths and chess

Hi Uzay! I was talking to a chess buff friend of mine, who pointed out that
checkers is solved, but that humans still play the game.

I'm really not sure when computers will "solve" chess - they're just now
beating grand masters regularly.  But I think you're right, it is
dependant on how AI and computer power develop.

Anyway, I don't think  that it's likely to happen very soon, but since
there are a finite number of moves, it's likely to happen eventually....

-Doctor Jodi,  The Math Forum
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Date: 4/13/96 at 2:9:42
From: Anonymous
Subject: Re: Maths & chess

No, not yet. There's still time for the computers to beat
human beings.  Remember the Kasparow-IBM game?

>But I think you're right, it is dependant on how AI and computer power
develop.

-A small calculation might solve this but an investigation is
needed.

Nice chatting with you, I'm from Bursa , Turkey!

Best regards...

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