Fermat's Last Theorem and Chess
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
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 solved?" Could you please explain? 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
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.
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
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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