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Fermat's Theorems by Professor Raymond Flood. The seventeenth century mathematician Pierre de Fermat is mainly remembered for contributions to number theory even though he often stated his results without proof and published very little. He is particularly remembered for his 'last theorem' which was only proved in the mid-1990s by Andrew Wiles. He also stated other influential results, in particular Fermat's 'Little Theorem' about certain large numbers which can be divided by primes. His 'Little Theorem' is the basis of important recent work in cryptography and internet security. (from

Fermat's Theorems

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01. Fermat's Theorems
02. Newton's Laws
03. Euler's Exponentials
04. Fourier's Series
05. Mobius and his Band
06. Cantor's Infinities
07. Einstein's Annus Mirabilis, 1905
08. Hamilton, Boole and their Algebras
09. Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace
10. Gauss and Germain
11. Hardy, Littlewood, Cartwright and Ramanujan
12. Turing and von Neumann