Today is the 410′th birthday of Pierre de Fermat. Google is celebrated this occasion with a nice doodle on Pierre de Fermat’s birthday. Fermat is known for Fermat’s Last Theorem, which he described in a note at the margin of a copy of Diophantus’ Arithmetica.
Pierre de Fermat was born on 17th August 1601 in Beaumont-de-Lomagne, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. He was a French lawyer at the Parlement of Toulouse, France, and an amateur mathematician who is given credit for early developments that led to infinitesimal calculus, including his adequality.
Fermat is remember for his discovery of an original method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines, which is analogous to that of the then unknown differential calculus, as well as his research into number theory. He made notable contributions to analytic geometry, probability, and optics.
Fermat’s principle of least time (which he used to derive Snell’s law in 1657) was the first variational principleenunciated in physics since Hero of Alexandria described a principle of least distance in the first century CE. In this way, Fermat is recognized as a key figure in the historical development of the fundamental principle of least action in physics. The term Fermat functional was named in recognition of this role.
Pierre de Fermat died at the age of 63 on January 12, 1665 at Castres, France.
To gave tribute to Fermet, the oldest & most prestigious high school in Toulouse is named after him; The Lycee Pierre de Fermat. French sculptor Theophile Barrau made a marble statue named Hommage a Pierre Fermatas tribute to Fermat, now at the Capitole of Toulouse.
Pierre de Fermat Famous Quotes & Saying :
- I am more exempt and more distant than any man in the world.
- I will share all of this with you whenever you wish.
- have found a very great number of exceedingly beautiful theorems.
- And perhaps, posterity will thank me for having shown it that the ancients did not know everything.
This is a small tribute to Pierre de Fermat from Indiascanner side…………
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