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Fermat's Last Theorem for Fractional and Irrational Exponents

by Frank Morgan (Williams College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2010

Subject classification(s): Mathematics History | Famous Problems
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory | 4.21 Senior Seminar / Independent Study in Math

Following his senior seminars, the author discusses Fermat's last theorem for rational and irrational exponents, in which the rational solutions are characterized.


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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Diophantine Problems, Fermat's Last Theorem
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