tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12535639.post113901439314048997..comments2017-05-08T19:45:42.855-07:00Comments on Fermat's Last Theorem: Groups and Abelian GroupsLarry Freemanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06906614246430481533noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12535639.post-1139113885000888342006-02-04T20:31:00.000-08:002006-02-04T20:31:00.000-08:00Hi Vasu,I agree with you that Ramanujan was one of...Hi Vasu,<BR/><BR/>I agree with you that Ramanujan was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. <BR/><BR/>My point in the blog was to talk about some of the mathematicians in the early history of Fermat's Last Theorem. My list is by no means complete.<BR/><BR/>-LarryLarry Freemanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06906614246430481533noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12535639.post-1139091146285979842006-02-04T14:12:00.000-08:002006-02-04T14:12:00.000-08:00Hi Larry,This is in reference to your post titled ...Hi Larry,<BR/><BR/>This is in reference to your post titled "So ends Phase I of the History of Fermat's Last Theorem".<BR/><BR/>There you have listed some of the greatest mathematicians of all time but didn't mention about Srivasa ramanujam who was one of the greatest Mathematical geniuses whose contributions to the number theory is really vast.<BR/><BR/>Just found some famous statements made by G.H.Hardy and just thought of putting it here.<BR/><BR/>"I remember once going to see [Ramanujan] when he was lying ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. 'No,' he replied, 'it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.'" -G.H. Hardy<BR/><BR/><BR/>"As for his place in the world of Mathematics, we quote Bruce C Berndt: ``Paul Erdos has passed on to us Hardy's personal ratings of mathematicians. Suppose that we rate mathematicians on the basis of pure talent on a scale from 0 to 100, Hardy gave himself a score of 25, J.E. Littlewood 30, Hilbert 80 and Ramanujan 100." - G.H.Hardy<BR/><BR/>Sorry, I couldn't resist putting these here in your comments section. Very nice of you and good luck with your efforts. Again , you have such a devotion towards Math.<BR/><BR/>If I have any questions, definitely I will send it to your gmail.__***___http://www.blogger.com/profile/12110961138346838634noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12535639.post-1139074326575665722006-02-04T09:32:00.000-08:002006-02-04T09:32:00.000-08:00Hi Vasu,Thanks for your comments! I am sorry that...Hi Vasu,<BR/><BR/>Thanks for your comments! I am sorry that you the proofs so difficult. This is perhaps the biggest challenge: making the proofs as easy to understand as possible.<BR/><BR/>If you have time, could you comment on which proofs are unclear or which steps are unclear. I will go through and revise them so they are clearer. You can also send your questions directly to me at (larry.freeman@gmail.com)<BR/><BR/>Thanks for the comments on the biographies. I will keep publishing biographies too. <BR/><BR/>Yes, I am a math buff. My special interest is logic and the way mathematical proofs hold together. My other interest is learning and the hope of making these proofs as easy to understand as I can.<BR/><BR/>-LarryLarry Freemanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06906614246430481533noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-12535639.post-1139068102900787352006-02-04T07:48:00.000-08:002006-02-04T07:48:00.000-08:00Hi Freeman,I really like reading your blog and its...Hi Freeman,<BR/>I really like reading your blog and its very interesting. But sometimes the proofs are not easy to understand. Are you a big Math buff? you have such a devotion ! <BR/><BR/>I just love reading biographies of mathematicians and it would be really great if you could publish this subject as well more frequently in your blog.__***___http://www.blogger.com/profile/12110961138346838634noreply@blogger.com