English Title

Considerations about a theorem of Fermat on the resolution of numbers into polygonal numbers

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

586

Fuss Index

37

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Collection article

Published Date

1785

Written Date

1774

Content Summary

Euler considers Fermat’s conjecture that any number is the sum of n or fewer n-gonal numbers. He uses a generating function approach.

Original Source Citation

Opuscula analytica, Volume 2, pp. 3-15.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 4, pp.125-135.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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