Today, Google is paying tribute to one of the most influential mathematician of all times Pierre de Fermat, on his 411th birth anniversary through a Doodle.
Lawyer by profession, the French born mathematician is well known for his contribution to the fields of infinitesimal calculus, number theory, analytic geometry and probability. A couple of other revolutionary concept he blessed the scientific community with were the Fermat’s Principle as well as the Fermat’s Last Theorem.
Apparently, it is the Fermat’s Last Theorem, which Google decided to go with to pay their tribute to this legendary figure in the history of modern mathematics.
The Fermat’s Last Theorem, in simple, can be defined as x^n + y^n # z^n, where x, y and z are three positive integers.
Fermat put the theorem as, "It is impossible for a cube to be the sum of two cubes, a fourth power to be the sum of two fourth powers, or in general for any number that is a power greater than the second to be the sum of two like powers,” according to this CNET report
“I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition that this margin is too narrow to contain," Fermat added.