Legendre

abohlke812 20 Oct 2008 20:14

I was doing some research on Legendre, and I found out that he did much more than give us his wonderful symbol. Legendre proved Fermat's last theorem for exponent n=5. He conjectured the quadratic reciprocity law which was later proved by Gauss. He also conjectured the Prime number theorem that we studied in chapter one. However, the part that I found most interesting was that in the beginning of his career, he taught at a military academy out of interest and not because of financial need. As a future teacher, I like that kind of passion.