20110214, 21:14  #1 
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
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Fermat's Last Theorem Essay
I am currently writing an outline for a historical essay on fermat's last theorem. Can anyone explain to me vaguely what sort of complex integers Cauchy and LamÃ© needed a proof of unique factorization for to solve the flaw in their proofs? The best refence to what they needed I can find is "certain kinds of complex numbers". I assume they didn't just need a proof for just gaussian integers as I can find several reasonably trivial proofs of that.

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20110215, 07:39  #3  
Just call me Henry
"David"
Sep 2007
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