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General Elementary Direct Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem

Program in Applied Mathematics Brown Bag Seminar

General Elementary Direct Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem
Series: Program in Applied Mathematics Brown Bag Seminar
Location: Zoom Meeting
Presenter: Hua Jiang, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona

For centuries, the Fermat’s last theorem (FLT) has eluded mathematicians and challenged mathematical theory. It was until 1995 a successful proof by contradiction was published by Andrew Wiles using many modern mathematical techniques developed since Fermat. However, only a few mathematicians are knowledgeable and able to comprehend this proof. Another question has arisen whether there is a simpler proof for FLT, especially one with the knowledge at the time of Fermat. Most attempted FLT proofs and Wiles’ proof have relied on the proof by contradiction. However, this proof presents a general elementary direct proof of FLT for all positive n integers.
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https://arizona.zoom.us/j/810942010