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Last-modified: Apr 04, 1995
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Contents

* Contents
* Introduction
+ Why a list of Frequently Asked Questions?
+ Frequently Asked Questions in Mathematics?
* Fermat's Last Theorem
+ History of Fermat's Last Theorem
+ What is the current status of FLT?
+ Wiles' line of attack
+ If not, then what?
o What has been proved
o Conjectures
+ Did Fermat prove this theorem?
* Prime Numbers
+ Largest known Mersenne prime
+ Largest known prime
+ Largest known twin primes
+ Largest Fermat number with known factorization
+ Algorithms to factor integer numbers
+ List of record numbers
+ What is the current status on Mersenne primes?
+ Formulae to compute prime numbers
* What are numbers?
+ Introduction
+ Construction of the Number System
+ Construction of N
+ Construction of Z
+ Construction of Q
+ Construction of R
+ Construction of C
+ Rounding things up
+ What's next?
* Special Numbers and Functions
+ How to compute digits of pi ?
+ Indiana bill sets the value of pi to 3
+ Euler's formula: e^(i pi) = -1
+ What is 0^0
+ Why is 0.9999... = 1 ?
+ Name for f(x)^(f(x)) = x
* Names of Large Numbers
* Unsolved Problems
+ Does there exist a number that is perfect and odd?
+ Collatz Problem
+ Goldbach's conjecture
+ Twin primes conjecture
* Symbolic Computation Packages
* Fields Medal
+ Historical Introduction
+ Table of Awardees
* Famous Problems in Mathematics
+ The Four Colour Theorem
+ The Trisection of an Angle
* Mathematical Games
+ The Monty Hall problem
+ Master Mind
* Projective plane of order 10
* The Axiom of Choice
+ Relevance of the Axiom of Choice
+ Cutting a sphere into pieces of larger volume
* The Continuum Hypothesis
* Theory of quaternionic analytic functions
* Mathematical Oddities
+ Erdos Number
+ Why is there no Nobel in mathematics?
+ Who is N. Bourbaki?
* Which are the 23 Hilbert Problems?
* Formulas of General Interest
+ How to determine the day of the week, given the month, day
and year
+ Formula for the Surface Area of a sphere in Euclidean N
-Space
+ Formula to compute compound interest.
* General Bibliography and Textbooks
* The Sci.Math FAQ Team

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Thu Dec 08 20:49:28 EST 1994

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