- Publisher: Harper Collins Promotion (15 Dec. 2006)
- ISBN-10: 0007790228
- ISBN-13: 978-0007790227
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 294,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fermat's Last Theorem Paperback – 15 Dec 2006
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'I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.' It was with these words, written in the 1630s, that Pierre de Fermat intrigued and infuriated the mathematics community. For over 350 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 1993, after years of secret toil, Englishman Andrew Wiles announced to an astounded audience that he had cracked Fermat's Last Theorem. 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.
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Tells the story very clearly and gives great insight into the characters involved.Published 11 months ago by LJSilver
This book is lovely to read. It is a great whistle stop tour of mathematics history. It is a great book that you should read even if you don have a strong passion for maths.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer