Pierre de Fermat Math Project
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• Born- August 17, 1601 in Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France • Died- Jan. 12, 1665 at age 60 or 61, in Castres, France • Nationality- French • Lived: Toulouse, France
• Father- wealthy merchant • Mother’s family was involved in the legal profession • Mother died when Pierre De Fermat was only 7 years old
• Believed to have attended the College de Navarre in the city of Montauban • Obtained a bachelors in civil law from the University of Orleans in 1626 • Had a strong interest in maximum-minimum problems • Kept mathematics as hobby while he worked as an active lawyer.
Today we will be learning about Calculus
• Married with Louise Long Fermat and had five children • Pierre moved to Bordeaux where he started working on mathematical research seriously • Jean-son • Oldest daughter Claire • Catherine-daughter • Louise-daughter
• Famous for- Fermat’s Last Theorem- states that no three positive integers a, b and c can satisfy the equation a to the power of n + b to the power of n = c to the power of n for any integer value of n greater than two, infinitesimal calculus. • One of the most prominent mathematicians of the 17th century • Fermat was not even interested in publishing his work, sent his work to famous mathematicians in France
• Connection with Marin Mersenne gave him international recognition• Papers that Pierre shared with others kept his work alive-otherwise his work could have been lost • Fermat’s mathematician made significant contributions to number theory, probability theory, analytic geometry and early development of infinitesimal calculus • Contributed to the development of Calculus • Fermat, along with Pascal, is known as the founder of Theory of Probability • Had a strong interest in maximum-minimum problems • We use calculus today when finding the velocity of an object
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