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Dirichlet pp 17-22 | Cite as

First Success

  • Uta C. MerzbachEmail author
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Abstract

The research project that occupied Dirichlet so thoroughly between 1822 and 1825, and because of which he delayed and heavily abbreviated his trip home, was his contribution to proving Fermat’s so-called Last Theorem for the case \(n = 5\).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.(Deceased)Georgetown, TXUSA

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