See reader questions & answers on this topic!  Help others by sharing your knowledge Archivename: scimathfaq/tableofcontents Lastmodified: Apr 04, 1995 Version: 6.2 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 * Copyright Notice _________________________________________________________________ alopezo@barrow.uwaterloo.ca Thu Dec 08 20:49:28 EST 1994 User Contributions:
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