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 2004-11-29, 06:10 #1 devarajkandadai     May 2004 22·79 Posts Maths Musings III OPERATIONS RESEARCH This branch of Maths was born during the second world war; the urgent need of solving tactical and other problems motivated a joint attack of the problems by mathematicians, drawn from various branches of mathematics, and scientists/engineers . This resulted in the development of Linear Programming. Dynamic Programming,Queing Theory and others and went under the collective name: "Operations Research". I used to wonder why this technique was not adopted for tackling FLT. In other words, perhaps the jt. attack of FLC by a group consisting of Number Theorists, algebraists, Geometers, Topologists etc. would have perhaps resulted in the proof; and then I realised the reason why this approach was not adopted: fear of PLAGIARISM. A.K. Devaraj
2004-11-29, 17:24   #2
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 Originally Posted by devarajkandadai OPERATIONS RESEARCH This branch of Maths was born during the second world war; the urgent need of solving tactical and other problems motivated a joint attack of the problems by mathematicians, drawn from various branches of mathematics, and scientists/engineers . This resulted in the development of Linear Programming. Dynamic Programming,Queing Theory and others and went under the collective name: "Operations Research". I used to wonder why this technique was not adopted for tackling FLT. In other words, perhaps the jt. attack of FLC by a group consisting of Number Theorists, algebraists, Geometers, Topologists etc. would have perhaps resulted in the proof; and then I realised the reason why this approach was not adopted: fear of PLAGIARISM. A.K. Devaraj
LOL.

I don't think it was fear of plagiarism, though. FLT is one of those problems that is hard to solve and doesn't give you much in return.

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