E586 -- Considerationes super theoremate Fermatiano de resolutione numerorum in numeros polygonales

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


Euler considers Fermat’s "theorem," that any number is the sum of n or fewer n-gonal numbers. He works with the generating function approach.

According to the records, it was presented to the St. Petersburg Academy on December 12, 1774.

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