In other words, to find solutions for x,y,z where:

**x**.

^{2}+ y^{2}= z^{2}The first step in solving this problem is to realize that we can assume that

**x,y,z**are coprime (or another way to say it, relatively prime). That is, no two of these values are divisible by the same prime. So, if

**p**is a prime that is a factor of

**x**, then we know that it is not a factor of

**y**and not a factor of

**z**.

When we have a situation where the three numbers are not coprime (for example,

**6,8,10**), we will be able to divide out common factors and end up with three numbers that are.

In the case of

**6,8,10**, the three numbers share the prime

**2**. If we divide out

**2**, then we are left with

**3,4,5**which are coprime.

This assumption is important because it greatly simplifies the task of analyzing the conditions for when a solution exists. In my next blog, I will show how this assumption gives us the solution to Diophantus's problem.

Interestingly, we can apply this same assumption to Fermat's Last Theorem. From this point on, we will only need to consider the case where

**x,y,z**are

*relatively prime.*

One of my goals in this project is to provide complete proofs each of the conclusions presented. This blog relies on one lemma. A lemma is an intermediate statement that requires proof and is used in a larger theorem.

**Lemma:**All solutions to

**x**can be reduced to a form where

^{n}+ y^{n}= z^{n}**x,y,z**are coprime. [Here is the proof.]

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Do check this out re: an article on the refutation on Andrew Wiles proof by E.E. Escultura...http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2005/may/05/yehey/top_stories/20050505top4.html

I'm sure it is worth reading

Hi Jardine,

Escultura has been discredited. Check out here:

http://www.pcij.org/blog/?p=73

MY STRATEGY FOR CAPTURING FLT.

I wondered why FLT remained unresolved for centuries and concluded that its underlying fields –foundations, number theory and the real number system – are defective. Therefore, I embarked on their critique-rectification that yielded the following:

1) There are sources of contradiction in mathematics including ambiguous and vacuous concepts, large and small numbers (depending on context), unbounded or infinite set and self-reference. Here is an example of vacuous concept: A triquadrilateral is a plane figure with three vertices and four edges. The Richard paradox is an example of self-reference: The barber of Seville shaves those and only those who do not shave themselves; who shaves the barber? Incidentally, the indirect proof is flawed, being self-referent.

2) Among the requirements for a contradiction-free mathematical space are the following:

a) It must be well-defined by consistent axioms and every concept must be well-defined by them. A concept is well-defined if its existence, properties and relationship with other concepts are specified by the axioms. A false proposition cannot be an axiom as it introduces inconsistency. For example, this proposition cannot be used as an axiom of any mathematical space: There exists a triangle with four edges.

b) The rules of inference (mathematical reasoning) must be specific to and well-defined by its axioms.

c) Any proposition involving the universal or existential quantifiers on infinite set is not verifiable and, therefore, cannot be used as an axiom for it would not endow certainty to the conclusion of a theorem.

3) The real number system does not satisfy the requirements for a contradiction-free mathematical space. In particular, the trichotomy axiom is false since it is equivalent to natural ordering which the real number system has none because most of its concepts are ill-defined. Therefore, the real number system is ill-defined or nonsense and FLT being fomulated in it is also nonsense. Consequently, to resolve FLT the real number system must be fixed first and FLT must be reformulated in it. Andrew Wiles failed to do this and his work collapses altogether.

4) It is alright to introduce ambiguity provided it is 'approximable" by certainty. For example, a nonterminating decimal is ambiguous since not all its digits are known but it can be approximated by a segment at the nth decimal digit at margin of error 10^-n.

5) The rectification is to build a new real number system R* with three simple axioms and two operations + and x: 1) R* contains the basic integers 0, 1, ..., 9, and the operations + and x are well-defined by 2) the addition and 3) multiplication tables of arithmetic that we learned in primary school. The rest of the elements of R* are the terminating decimals first which are later extended to the nonterminating decimals.

A new real number is well-defined if every digit is known or computable, i.e., there is some rule or algorithm for determining it uniquely. Note that the periodic decimals including the terminating decimals are well-defined new real numbers and the real numbers, the terminating decimals, are embedded in the new real number system. The integers are embedded isomorphically into the integral parts of the decimals and are, therefore, well-defined by the axioms of R*. This remedy’s the major flaw of number theory, namely, the fact that the integers have no adequate axiomatization.

6) The new elements of the new real number system are the dark number d* = 1 – 0.99… - N – (N–1), N = 0, 1, … (the ordinary integers), and u* the equivalence class of divergent sequences. The mapping 0 – > d*, N – > (N–1).99…, where N = 1, 2, …, maps the integers isomorphically into the new integers which means that they have almost identical behavior, the only difference being that d* > 0.

7) Then the counterexamples to FLT are as follows: Let x = (0.99...)10^T, y = d*, z = 10^T, where T is an ordinary integer, T = 1, 2, ... Then x, y, z satisfy Fermat's equation, for n > 2,

x^n + y^n = z^n.

Moreover, if k = 1, 2, ..., is ordinary integer, kx, ky, kz also satisfy Fermat's equation. They are the counterexamples to FLT. They prove that FLT is false and Wiles is wrong.

The critique-rectification of the underlying fields of FLT, the construction of the counterexamples and applications of this new methodology, especially in physics, are developed in the following articles in renowned refereed international journals and conference proceedings:

[18] Escultura, E. E. (1996) Probabilistic mathematics and applications to dynamic systems including Fermat's last theorem, Proc. 2nd International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications, Dynamic Publishers, Inc., Atlanta, 147 – 152.

[19] Escultura, E. E. (1997) The flux theory of gravitation (FTG) I. The solution of the gravitational n-body problem, Nonlinear Analysis, 30(8), 5021 – 5032.

[20] Escultura, E. E. (1998) FTG VII. Exact solutions of Fermat's equation (Definitive resolution of

Fermat's last theorem, J. Nonlinear Studies, 5(2), 227 – 254.

[21] Escultura, E. E. (1999) VIII. Superstring loop dynamics and applications to astronomy and biology, J. Nonlinear Analysis, 35(8), 259 – 285.

[22] Escultura, E. E. (1999) FTG II. Recent verification and applications, Proc. 2rd International Conf.: Tools for Mathematical Modeling, St. Petersburg, vol. 4, 74 – 89.

[23] Escultura, E. E. (2000) FTG IX. Set-valued differential equations and applications to quantum gravity, Mathematical Research, Vol. 6, 2000, St. Petersburg, 58 – 69.

[24] Escultura, E. E. (2001) FTG X. From macro to quantum gravity, J. Problems of Nonlinear Analysis in Engineering Systems, 7(1), 56 – 78.

[25] Escultura, E. E. (2001) FTG XI. Quantum gravity, Proc. 3rd International Conference on Dynamic Systems and Applications, Atlanta, 201 – 208.

[26] Escultura, E. E. (2001) FTG. XII. Turbulence: theory, verification and applications, J. Nonlinear Analysis, 47(2001), 5955 – 5966.

[27] Escultura, E. E. (2001) FTG III: Vortex Interactions, J. Problems of Nonlinear Analysis in Engineering Systems, Vol. 7(2), 30 – 44.

[28] Escultura, E. E. (2001) FTG IV. Chaos, turbulence and fractal, Indian J. Pure and Applied Mathematics, 32(10), 1539 – 1551.

[29] Escultura, E. E. (2002) FTG V. The mathematics of the new physics, J. Applied Mathematics and Computations, 130(1), 145 – 169.

[30] Escultura, E. E. (2003) FTG VI. The theory of intelligence and evolution, Indian J. Pure and Applied Mathematics, 33(1), 111 – 129.

[31] Escultura, E. E. (2003) FTG XVII: The new mathematics and physics, J. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 138(1), 127 – 149.

[32] Escultura, E. E. (2003) FTG XVIII. Macro and quantum gravity and the dynamics of cosmic waves, J. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 139(1), 23 – 36.

[33] Escultura, E. E. (2001) FTG. XIV. The mathematics of chaos, turbulence, fractal and tornado breaker, deflector and aborter, Proc. Symposium on Development through Basic Research, National Research Council of the Philippines, University of the Philippines, 1 – 13.

[34] Escultura, E. E. FTG XIX. Recent results, new inventions and the new cosmology, accepted, J. Problems of Nonlinear Analysis in Engineering System.

[35] Escultura, E. E. FTG XV. The new nonstandard analysis and the intuitive calculus, submitted.

[36] Escultura, E. E. (2002) FTG VI. The philosophical and mathematical foundations of FLT’s resolution, rectification and extension of underlying fields and applications, accepted, J. Nonlinear Differential Equations.

[37] Escultura, E. E. (2002) FTG XXII. Extending the reach of computation, submitted.

[38] Escultura, E. E. (2003) The theory of learning and implications for Math-Science Education, submitted.

[39] Escultura, E. E. (2003) FTG XXIII. The complex plane revisited, accepted, Journal of Nonlinear Differential Equations.

[40] Escultura, E. E. (2002) FTG XXIV. Columbia: the crossroads for science, accepted, J. Nonlinear Differential Equations.

[41] Escultura, E. E. (2003) FTG XXV. Dynamic Modeling and Applications, Proc. 3rd International Conference on Tools for Mathematical Modeling, State Technical University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg.

[42] Escultura, E. E. (2004) FRG XXVII – XXVIII. Part I. The new frontiers of mathematics and physics. Part I. Theoretical Construction and Resolution of Issues, Problems and Unanswered Questions.

[43] Escultura, E. E. (2005) FRG XXVII – XXVIII. The new frontiers of mathematics and physics. Part II. The new real number system: Introduction to the new nonstandard analysis, Nonlinear Analysis and Phenomena, II(1), January, 15 – 30.

[44] Escultura, E. E. (2005) FTG XXVI. Dynamic Modeling of Chaos and Turbulence, Proc. 4th World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Orlando, June 30 – July 7, 2004.

[45] Escultura, E. E. FTG. XXVII (2005). The theory of everything, Nonlinear Analysis and Phenomena, II(2), 1 – 45.

[46] Escultura, E. E. Escultura (2006) FTG XXXIV. Foundations of Analysis and the New Arithmetic,

Nonlinear Analysis and Phenomena, January 2006.

[47} Escultura, E. E. FTG XXXV (2006) The Pillars of FTG and some updates, Nonlinear Analysis and Phenomena, III(2), 1 – 22.

[48] Escultura, E. E. FTG XXXVI (2006) The New Nonstandard Calculus, accepted, Nonlinear Analysis.

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Paper No. 8, Dynamic Modelling of Chaos and Turbulence, presented by the author at a plenary session of the 4th World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Orlando, FL, July 5, 2004, provides, for the first time, the most comprehensive explanation of gravity as part of the dynamics of turbulence, specifically, vortex flux of superstrings (the superstring is the basic constituent of matter), such as galaxy, star, planet and moon. Dynamic modelling (an off-shoot of the resolution of FLT), the new methodology introduced by the author as an alternative to the present methodology of physics called mathematical modelling (that describes nature in terms of numbers, equations, functions, etc.) explains nature in terms of its laws. To-date 43 laws of nature have been discovered using this new methodology.

E. E. Escultura

Mr. Escultura,

Thanks for posting your arguments. I have responded in detail to each of your points. Feel free to post your responses.

-Larry

Thanks, Larry, for the invitation to post. Since

I have responded to your comments which are

quite thorough, and I commend you for it, I’ll

just give an update of the new real number

system. In case there were points you raised

that I missed to respond to please remind me.

But first let me check if my fonts and symbols

convert right.

Here are some important points about the

new real number system.

1) In both the real and new real number

systems the only well-defined decimals are

the terminating ones; the nonterminating

decimals are simply arrays of digits

most of which are unknown.

2) In the new real number system the

nonterminating decimals are defined, for the

the first time, in terms of the terminating

decimals R as follows:

a) Consider the sequence of terminating

decimals of the form,

N.a1, N.a1a2, …, N.a1a2…an, …, (1)

the sequence (1) is called standard

generating or g-sequence. Its nth g-term,

N.a1a2…an, which is a terminating decimal,

defines and approximates the g-limit, the

nonterminating decimal,

N.a1a2…an…, (2)

at margin of error (maximum error) 10–n.

b) If the nth digit of the g-limit (2) is not 0

for all n beyond a certain integer k then (2)

defines a nonterminating decimmal.

Note that the nth g-term repeats all the

previous digits of the decimal in the same

order so that if finite terms of the g-sequence

are deleted, the nonterminating decimal it

defines, i.e., its g-limit, remains unaltered.

c) In analysis we define limit in terms of

some norm. We define the g-norm of a

nonterminating decimal as the decimal

itself so that the g-limt is also defined in

terms of the g-norm. Computation with the

g-norm has advantages one of which being

that the result is obtained directly as a

decimal digit by digit so that the

intermediate steps of approximatio is

avoided.

3) Consider the sequence of decimals,

(d)na1a2…ak, n = 1, 2, …, (3)

where d is any of the decimals,

0.1, 0.2, 0.3, …, 0.9, and a1, …, ak

finite basic integers (not all 0 simultaneously).

For each combination of d and the ajs,

j = 1, …, k, in (3) the nth term, which

we now refer to as the nth d-term of

this nonstandard d-sequence, is not a

decimal since the digits are not fixed.

As n increases indefinitely it traces the

tail digits of some nonterminating

decimal (note that the nth g-term recedes

to the right with increasing n), becomes

smaller and smaller until it becomes

indistinguishable from the tail digits of the

other decimals. We call the sequence (3)

nonstandard d-sequence since the nth term

is not a standard g-term but has a standard

limit, i.e., limit in the standard norm, which

is 0. Like the g-limit, the d-limit exists since

it is defined by its nonstandard d-sequence

of terminating decimals; we call it a dark

number d’, the d-limit of the nonstandard d-

sequence (3). Moreover, while the nth term

becomes smaller and smaller with increasing

n it is greater than 0 no matter how large n is

so that if x is any decimal, 0 < d < x. The set

of d limits of all nonstandard d-sequence is

the dark number d*

4) We state some important results:

Theorem. The d-limits of the tail digits of

all the nonterminating decimals traced by

the nth d-terms of the d-sequence (3) form

the continuum d*.

Theorem. The d-limits of the tail digits of

all the nonterminating decimals traced by

the nth d-terms of the d-sequence (3) form

the continuum d*.

Theorem. In the lexicographic ordering R

consists of adjacent predecessor-successor

pairs of decimals (each joined by d*) so

that the closure R* in the g-norm is a

continuum.

Note that the trichotomy axiom follows

from the lexicographic ordering of R*

which is not defined on the real numbers

since noterminating decimals are not

well-defined there.

Corollary. R* is non-Archimedean and

non-Hausdorff but the decimals are

Archimedean and Hausdorff in the standard

norm.

Theorem. The rationals and irrationals are

separate, i.e., they are not dense in their union

(this is the first indication of discreteness

of the decimals).

Theorem. The largest and smallest elements

of R* in the open interval (0,1) are 0.99… and

1 – 0.99…, respectively; note that d* = 1 – 0.99…

(8) Theorem. An even number greater than 2

is the sum of two prime numbers.

(This post is excerpted from my keynote

address at the 5th World Congress of

Nonlinear Analysts, The Mathematics of

the Grand Unified Theory, July 5, 2008,

Orlando, Florida, to appear in Nonlinear

Analysis, Series A, Theory, Methods and

Applications)

E. E. Escultura

Correction: expression (3) should be

(d)^(-n)a1a2…ak, n = 1, 2, ...;

the numbers are subscripts.

Summation of the Debate on the New Real Number System and the Resolution of Fermat’s last theorem – by E. E. Escultura

The debate started in 1997 with my post on the math forum SciMath that says 1 and 0.99… are distinct. This simple post unleashed an avalanche of opposition complete with expletives and name-calls that generated hundreds of threads of discussion and debate on the issue. The debate moved focus when I pointed out the two main defects of Andrew Wiles’ proof of FLT and, further on, the discussion shifted to the new real number system and the rationale for it. Naturally, the debate spilled over to many blogs and websites across the internet except narrow minded ones that accommodate only unanimous opinions, e.g., Widipedia and its family of websites as well as websites that cannot stand contrary opinion like HaloScan and its sister website, Don’t Let Me Stop You. SciMath stands out as the best forum for discussion of various mathematical issues from different perspectives. There was one regular at SciMath who did not debate me online but through e-mail. We debated for about a year and I learned much from him. The few who only had expletives and name-calls to throw at me are nowhere to be heard from.

E. E. Escultura

There was one unsigned feeble attempt from the UP Mathematics Department to counter my arguments online. But it wilted without a response from the science community because it lacked grasp of what mathematics is all about.

The most recent credible challenge to my positions on these issues was registered by Bart van Donselaar in the online article, Edgar E. Escultura and the Inequality of 1 and 0.99…, to which I responded with the article, Reply to Bart van Donselaar’s article, Edgar E. Escultura and the inequality of 1 and 0.99…; a website on the Donselaar’s paper has been set up:

http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/93n3i/edgar_e_escultura_and_the_inequality_of_1_and/

and the discussion is coming to a close as no new issues are being raised. Needless to say, none of my criticisms of Wiles’ proof of FLT or my critique of the real and complex number systems have been challenged successfully on this website or across the internet. In peer reviewed publications there is not even a single attempt to refute my positions on these issues.

Ed. E. Escultura

We highlight some of the most contentious issues of the debate.

1) Consider the equation 1 = 0.99… that almost everyone accepts. There are a number of defects here. Among the decimals only terminating decimals are well-defined. The rest are ill-defined or ambiguous. In this equation the left side is well-defined as the multiplicative identity element while the right side is ill-defined. The equation, therefore, is nonsense.

2) The second point is: David Hilbert already knew almost a century ago that the concepts of individual thought cannot be the subject matter of mathematics since they are unknown to others and, therefore, cannot be studied collectively, analyzed or axiomatized. Therefore, the subject matter of mathematics must be objects in the real world including symbols that everyone can look at, analyze and study collectively provided they are subject to consistent premises or axioms. Consistency of a mathematical system is important, otherwise, every conclusion drawn from it is contradicted by another. In order words, inconsistency collapses a mathematical system. Consider 1 and 0.99…; they are certainly distinct objects like apple and orange and to write apple = orange is simply nonsense.

E. E. Escultura

3) The field axioms of the real number system is inconsistent. Felix Brouwer and myself constructed counterexamples to the trichotomy axiom which means that it is false. Banach-Tarski constructed a contradiction to the axiom of choice, one of the field axioms. One version says that if a soft ball is sliced into suitably little pieces and rearranged without distortion they can be reconstituted into a ball the size of Earth. This is a topological contradiction in R^3.

4) Vacuous concept generally yields a contradiction. For example, consider this vacuous concept: the root of the equation x^2 + 1 = 0. That root has been denoted by i = sqrt(-1). The notation itself is a problem since sqrt is a well-defined operation in the real number system that applies only to perfect square. Certainly, -1 is not a perfect square. Mathematicians extended the operation to non-negative numbers. However, the counterexamples to the trichotomy axiom show at the same time that an irrational number cannot be represented by a sequence of rationals. In fact, a theorem in the paper, The new mathematics and physics, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 138(1), 127 – 149, says that the rationals and irrationals are separated, i.e., the union of disjoint open sets.

At any rate, if one is not convinced of the mischief that vacuous concept can play, consider this:

i .= sqrt(-1) = sqrt1/sqrt(-1) = 1/i = -i or i = 0. 1 = 0, and both the real and complex number systems collapse.

E. E. Escultura

5) With respect to Andrew Wiles’ proof of FLT it has two main defects: a) Since FLT is formulated in the inconsistent real number system it is nonsense and, naturally, the proof is also nonsense. The remedy is to first remove the inconsistency of the real number system which I did and reformulate FLT in the consistent number system, the new real number system. b) The use of complex analysis deals another fatal blow to Wiles’ proof. The remedy for complex analysis is in the appendix to the paper, The generalized integral as dual to Schwarz Distribution, in press, Nonlinear Studies.

6) By reconstructing the defective real number system into the contradiction-free new real number system and reformulating FLT in the latter, countably infinite counterexamples to it have been constructed showing the theorem false and Wiles wrong.

E. E. Escultura

7) In the course of making a critique of the real number system some new results have been found: a) Gauss diagonal method of proving the existence of nondenumerable set only generates a countably infinite set; b) as of this time there does not exist a nondenumerable set; c) only discrete set has cardinality, a continuum has none..

8) The new real number system is a continuum, countably infinite, non-Hausdorff and Non-Archimedean and the subset of decimals is also countably infinite but discrete, Hausdorff and Archimedean. The g-norm simplifies computation considerably.

E. E. Escultura

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