Structure and spectra of the components of primitive Pythagorean triples and Fermat’s last theorem

J. V. Leyendekkers, A. G. Shannon and C. K. Wong
Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310-5132
Volume 15, 2009, Number 4, Pages 13—22
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J. V. Leyendekkers
The University of Sydney
2006, Australia

A. G. Shannon
Warrane College, The University of New South Wales
Kensington, NSW 1465, Australia

C. K. Wong
Warrane College, The University of New South Wales
Kensington, NSW 1465, Australia

Abstract

Certain characteristics of Pythagorean triples are analysed using Integer Structure via the modular ring, Z4. The fact (as shown by Fermat’s Last Theorem) that all the components of a triple cannot simultaneously be an even power n (with ½n even) is illustrated via the spectra of the right-end-digits of the components.

Keywords

  • Pythagorean triples
  • Right end digits
  • Integer structure analysis
  • Modular rings

AMS Classification

  • 11D41
  • 11A07

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APA

Leyendekkers, J. V., Shannon, A. G., & Wong, C. K. (2009). Structure and spectra of the components of primitive Pythagorean triples and Fermat’s last theorem. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 15(4), 13-22.

Chicago

Leyendekkers, JV, AG Shannon and CK Wong. “Structure and Spectra of the Components of Primitive Pythagorean Triples and Fermat’s Last Theorem.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 15, no. 4 (2009): 13-22.

MLA

Leyendekkers, JV, AG Shannon and CK Wong. “Structure and Spectra of the Components of Primitive Pythagorean Triples and Fermat’s Last Theorem.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 15.4 (2009): 13-22. Print.

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