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Andrew Wiles’ Proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem (FLT) by contradiction :
A. Assume FLT is true for all prime p (Why? sufficient to prove only for prime) such that:
B. then a, b, c could be rearranged into an Elliptic Curve,
C. then leverage such Elliptic Curve into a Galois Represebtation.
D. then a Modular Form.
E. then leads to an impossible weight 2 level 2 Modular Form.
¬E -> ¬D -> ¬C -> ¬B -> ¬A (proved)
1950s Taniyama-Shimura-Weil proved the link below:
B -> (via assume C) -> D
Andrew Wiles’ took 7 years to complete the whole proof in 1994 by proving the missing link C -> D.
is rational, then
with p, q integers
After arrangement, we get
According to Fermat’s Last Theorem, the equation [*] has no solution.
Hence, par absurd,
I am a fan of Fermat, not only because my university Alma Mater was in his hometown Toulouse (France) named after him “Lycée Pierre de Fermat (Classe Préparatoire Aux Grandes Ecoles) ” , but also the “Fermat’s Last Theorem” (FLT) has fascinated for 350 years all great Mathematicians including Euler, Gauss,… until 1993 finally proved by the Cambridge Professor Andrew Wiles. Another “Fermat’s Little Theorem” is applied in computer Cryptography .
Below is the explanation of (n = 4) case proved by Fermat and the latest proof by contradiction.
Euler Conjecture: extends FLT to 4 or more integers if FLT still holds? (a contradiction found).
Simpsons “Fool” Equality: Proof by contradiction (odd = even)
Proof of FLT by Andrew Wiles (1993):
The proof by Contradiction of FLT (n=4) is in Part 2 of the video after 20:30 mins (Warning: a bit heavy)
For all x, y, z integers,
Reduce n to 2 categories:
1. n |4:
Fermat proved n=4.
2. n not |4 => n|p, (p odd prime).
n=3 proved since 1770.
Prove FLT no solution for (n> 2) <=> Prove for (odd primes p≥ 5)