Feynman on Fermat’s Last Theorem by Luis Batalha

Feynman on Fermat’s Last Theorem by Luis Batalha

“While reading more about Feynman’s derivation of the Schrödinger equation in Schweber’s book QED and the Men who made it I ended up finding a mention to an undated two-page manuscript written by Feynman about Fermat’s Last Theorem. The manuscript doesn’t appear in the book but Schweber casts some light on Feynman’s approach which I will try to explain here in more detail.”

 

Sri Ramanujan and the Secrets of Lakshmi —

What can you say about a thirty-two-year-old mathematician who died? That he loved numbers and equations. That he had a mysteriously intimate understanding of infinite numerical processes (infinite sums, infinite products, infinite continued fractions, and the like). That to the mathematicians of England, his ideas seemed to spring from nowhere — while he himself said […]

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