…which this post is too small to contain.

In honor of Pierre de Fermat’s  410th (or maybe 403rd or 404th) birthday, Google’s homepage has a homage to Fermat and his famous Last Theorem:

Of course Fermat did much mathematics besides his Last Theorem.

For example, in Calc II you hopefully did the integral of x, x^2, and x^3 using formulas for geometric series.  It turns out that Fermat was the one who first developed this technique!  See here for a nice short history of doing integrals, including Fermat’s method.

P.S.  For a little math humor, be sure to mouse over the Google logo on their webpage.

P.P.S.  Google, Blog HQ is still available for corporate sponsorships.  🙂

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