Friday, 6 November 2009

Congruent Numbers?

Ok, I'm as old as dirt, and I never heard of congruent numbers, which is bad since they sort of go back to the Dark Ages, and Fibonacci wrote about them, and Fermat DID have room in the margin for a proof about them... but a recent blog at at Bit-Player about it after a recent news release from AIM (American Institute of Mathematics) announced that all the congruent numbers up to 1 trillion have been enumerated. Well, job done I guess. The blog is so well written that I am not about to try to replicate all that good work, go read it. If you want more, here is a link from the AIM on the same topic. Enjoy, I certainly did.
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