6 edition of **Fermat"s last theorem** found in the catalog.

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- 18 Currently reading

Published
**1998**
by Fourth Estate in London
.

Written in English

- Fermat"s last theorem

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-351) and index.

Statement | Simon Singh. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA244 .S56 1998 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xxii, 362 p. : |

Number of Pages | 362 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL6821097M |

ISBN 10 | 1857026691 |

LC Control Number | 00300829 |

Fermat's Last Theorem was until recently the most famous unsolved problem in mathematics. In the midth century Pierre de Fermat wrote that no value of n greater than 2 could satisfy the. This book will discuss one of the most famous theorems of mathematics. It will talk about that which is commonly called Fermat’s last theorem, the subject will be confronted from a principally historic point of view, the concepts and the theorems behind the proof being too complex even for the greater part of professional mathematicians.

For over years, proving Fermat's Last Theorem was the most notorious unsolved mathematical problem, a puzzle whose basics most children could grasp but whose solution eluded the greatest minds in the world. In , after years of secret toil, Englishman Andrew Wiles announced to an astounded audience that he had cracked Fermat's Last Theorem. Fermat’s last Theorem, as it became to be known, was a simple scribble in the margin of a book that Pierre de Fermat was reading at the time. He basically stated that he came up with a wonderful and simple proof to the equation of X raised to the.

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Fermat's Last Theorem is a popular science book () by Simon Singh. It tells the story of the search for a proof of Fermat's last theorem, first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat inand explores how many mathematicians such as Évariste Galois had tried and failed to provide a proof for the charlesrosier.com: Simon Singh.

Nov 29, · Simon Singh's book is a lively, comprehensible explanation of Wiles's work and of the star- trauma- and wacko-studded history of Fermat's last theorem. Fermat's Enigma contains some problems that offer a taste of the math, but it also includes limericks to /5().

Aug 02, · Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh – book review A boast in the margin of a book is the starting point for a wonderful journey through the history of. Fascinating look into the solution of Fermat's last theorem. First talked about in around Fermats last theorem book hinted at his solution in the margins of a text book by ancient Greek mathematician Diophantus), its roots go back even farther, yet the equation wasn't solved until /5.

Aczel attempts to convey the mystery and history of theoretical mathematics in this book around Fermat's Last Theorem. The book itself is a short and relatively easy read.

However, trying to blast through some years of theoretical mathematics in a way that the average reader can understand is Cited by: 3. Fermat’s Last Theorem dominated my own life for four years, because I made a TV documentary, wrote a book and then lectured on the subject.

Getting involved in Fermat’s mischievous conundrum set me on the path towards being an author and ignited an interest in mathematics that has continued ever since. Fermat’s Last Theorem looked simple enough for a child to solve, yet the finest mathematical minds would be baffled by the search for the proof.

Over three hundred and fifty years were to pass before a mild-mannered Englishman finally cracked the mystery. Oct 28, · Buy Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story Of A Riddle That Confounded The World's Greatest Minds For Years New Ed by Simon Singh (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). FERMAT’S LAST THEOREM Spring ii INTRODUCTION. This book will describe the recent proof of Fermat’s Last The-orem by Andrew Wiles, aided by Richard Taylor, for graduate students and faculty with a reasonably broad background in al-gebra.

It is hard to give precise prerequisites but a ﬁrst course. Fermat's last theorem is a theorem first proposed by Fermat in the form of a note scribbled in the margin of his copy of the ancient Greek text Arithmetica by Diophantus.

The scribbled note was discovered posthumously, and the original is now lost. However, a copy was preserved in a book published by Fermat's son.

In the note, Fermat claimed to have discovered a proof that the Diophantine. Sep 24, · Simon Singh on Fermat's Last Theorem. Simpsons book: charlesrosier.com Fermat book: charlesrosier.com More links & stuff in full description below. Sep 08, · In a way this book “Fermat’s Last Theorem” is a fantasy come true.

To be able to read about complex Mathematics in a story book style is something that was possible only in this book by Simon Singh. Before I picked up this book I had no idea about Fermat’s last theorem or its significance/5. Dec 20, · This book should be read like a detective story that spans centuries, tiny nuggets of information collected all the way till the 20 th century when the last greatest theorem ever posed was solved: Fermat’s Last Theorem.

For those not in the know, Fermat’s Last Theorem was, for odd years, a charlesrosier.com: John Sekar. Jun 19, · To prove the theorem, Wiles used advanced mathematics that hadn't been invented until long after Fermat's death.

But regardless of Fermat's true aims, the note he wrote in the margin of an old book set the world of mathematics ablaze for years — and let one man solve the problem he'd been puzzling over since he was a child.

Relations to other mathematics. Fermat's Last Theorem is a more general form of the equation: +. (This comes from the Pythagorean theorem).

A special case is when a, b and c are whole numbers. Then they are named a "pythagorean triple". Simon Singh received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. A former BBC producer, he directed the BAFTA Award-winning documentary film 'Fermat's Last Theorem', about Andrew Wiles and the world's most famous maths problem, and he wrote the book of the same title.

He is also the author of 'The Code Book' and 'Big Bang'/5(). He had no idea of the nightmare that lay ahead. In ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ Simon Singh has crafted a remarkable tale of intellectual endeavour spanning three centuries, and a moving testament to the obsession, sacrifice and extraordinary determination of Andrew Wiles: one man against all the odds.

Fermat's Last Theorem: The Proof Takeshi Saito. This is the second volume of the book on the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles and Taylor (the first volume is published in the same series; see MMONO/).

Here the detail of the proof announced in the first volume is fully exposed. This book is an introduction to algebraic number theory via the famous problem of "Fermat's Last Theorem." The exposition follows the historical development of the problem, beginning with the work of Fermat and ending with Kummer's theory of "ideal" factorization, by means of which the theorem is proved for all prime exponents less than Fermat's Last Theorem The proof of Fermat's Last Theorem involves two people separated by over years.

The first is the French lawyer and mathematician Pierre de Fermat [1], who, in aboutleft a note written in the margin of a book. Dec 12, · This is the second volume of the book on the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles and Taylor (the first volume is published in the same series; see MMONO/).

Here the detail of the proof announced in the first volume is fully exposed.Earlier this year I read a book by the same title by Simon Singh, and unfortunately it is the superior read.

Both are about the steps leading to Andrew Wile's solution to Fermat's Last Theorem, from ancient Greece on. At less than pages, this tiny volume does not do the story justice.3/5(6).Jun 05, · Simon Singh received his PhD from the University of Cambridge.

A former BBC producer, he directed the BAFTA Award-winning documentary film `Fermat's Last Theorem', about Andrew Wiles and the world's most famous maths problem, and he wrote the book of the same title. He is also the author of `The Code Book' and `Big Bang'. show more/5(K).