TITLE

Fermat's last theorem and Hilbert's program

AUTHOR(S)
Velleman, Daniel J.
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter97, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Raises questions on the consistency of Wile's proof to Fermat's last theorem. Direct observability of Fermat's theorem; Complexity of Wile's proof; Hinging of Wile's proof on the reliability of the Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory; Role of Hilbert's program in establishing proofs' reliability by proving the consistency of a system of axioms for mathematics.
ACCESSION #
9708021956

 

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