Definition of Pierre de Fermat
1. Noun. French mathematician who founded number theory; contributed (with Pascal) to the theory of probability (1601-1665).
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Literary usage of Pierre de Fermat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Calendar of Great Men: Biographies of the 558 Worthies of All Ages by Frederic Harrison (1892)
"Pierre de FERMAT was born at Toulouse in 1595. He studied law, became a counsellor of the Parliament of his province, ..."
2. A Short History of Science by William Thompson Sedgwick, Harry Walter Tyler (1917)
"But little younger than Descartes and Cavalieri was Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665) a man of quite exceptional position in mathematical history. ..."
3. Descartes, His Life and Times by Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (1905)
"... De Beau- grand, had apparently obtained possession of the proofs of the Dioptric before publication, and sent them to the now famous Pierre de Fermat, ..."
4. A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity from the Age of by Edmund Taylor Whittaker (1910)
"The validity of his explanation of refraction was, however, called in question by his fellow-countryman Pierre de Fermat (b. 1601, d. ..."
5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"It should perhaps be added that it is probable that the principles of Analytical Geometry had been worked out independently by Pierre de Fermat of Toulouse ..."