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eBook Fermat's Last Theorem ePub

by Simon Singh

  • ISBN: 1857025210
  • Category: History and Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Simon Singh
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate, Limited; First Edition edition (1997)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1503 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1425 kb
  • Other: doc docx lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 820

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Fermat's Last Theorem is a popular science book (1997) by Simon Singh.

Fermat's Last Theorem is a popular science book (1997) by Simon Singh. Despite the efforts of many mathematicians, the proof would remain incomplete until as late as 1995, with the publication of Andrew Wiles' proof of the Theorem.

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Fermat’s Last Theorem looked simple enough for a child to solve, yet the finest mathematical minds would be baffled by the .

Over three hundred and fifty years were to pass before a mild-mannered Englishman finally cracked the mystery in 1995. Fermat by then was far more than a theorem. Whole lives had been devoted to the quest for a solution.

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. As a physicist, I was always interested in mathematics as a tool for studying the universe, but learning about Fermat’s Last Theorem taught me to love mathematics for its own sake.

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Fermat’s Last Theorem. The story of Fermat’s Last Theorem is unique

Fermat’s Last Theorem. The story of a riddle that confounded the. World’s greatest minds for 358 years. of. Pakhar Singh Birring. The story of Fermat’s Last Theorem is unique. By the time I first met Andrew Wiles, I had come to realise that it is truly one of the greatest stories in the sphere of scientific or academic endeavour. I had seen the headlines in the summer of 1993, when the proof had put maths on the front pages of national newspapers around the world.

Опубликовано: 24 сент. 2013 г. Simon Singh on Fermat's Last Theorem.

Singh doesn't get a lot of help from the two figures at the heart of this book

He decides to write about a mathematical problem that gained iconic status because of a teasing, 300-year-old note in the margin of a book, but won't seem all that important to non-mathematicians. To make things tougher, the significance of the problem can only be explained by using equations, symbols and mathematical terminology. Singh doesn't get a lot of help from the two figures at the heart of this book. Pierre de Fermat was a 17th century judge and amateur mathematician who wilfully refused to publish his proofs.

Fermat's Enigma book. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years. In Fermat's Enigma-based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's "Nova"-Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it.

Fermat s Last Theorem can be stated simply as follows: It is impossible to separate any power higher than the . The unresolved theorem. Fermat was accustomed to annotating his books: many theorems were found in their margins, generally without proof.

Fermat s Last Theorem can be stated simply as follows: It is impossible to separate any power higher than the second into two like powers, or, more precisely: If an integer n is greater than 2, then the equation an + bn cn has no solutions in non-zero integers a, b, and c. If you let n 2, the equation takes the form. The proof of these theorems was in some cases simple while in other cases it required hard work.

xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution"I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain."With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations.  What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years.  In Fermat's Enigma--based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's "Nova"--Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it.  Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics.

Comments

Folsa Folsa
An educational and sometimes engaging history of number theory's biggest problem and the many efforts it took to solve. Singh typically writes his unique histories for the casual layman (I've also read "The Code Book"), which makes them as accessible as possible. However, if you have much of any background in mathematics, you'll find a few of the explanations annoyingly simple. Just skim past those and keep on.
Wen Wen
I could write a long paragraph explaining my love for this book but I think all the other (great) reviews show that pretty well. I usually read books slowly, about a few weeks to finish one. This book was an exception, I read it within a few days! As a math major, it gave this feeling of excitement that I haven't felt before. So one of the classes I decided to take this semester was Elliptic Curves!! If you're a math major, pick this book up ASAP!!! And if you're not, still pick it up as it tells the story of one of humanities greatest achievement of the 20th century.
Ann Ann
My first Singh book was "Big Bang" which was also excellent. He is phenomenal at weaving a massive story over a period spanning multiple millennium in a few hundred pages. He gives short bios on each major player, and tells interesting stories about their lives. His method keeps you on the edge of your seat, and what others would think would be a boring subject is indeed a page turner!

Some of these mathematicians committed suicide, some were killed at an early age (Galois, mathematical genius dead at 20), others had to disguise their gender (Sophie Germain) due to discrimination. It's very interesting to learn about each character.

Altogether a highly readable book on a journey to solving Fermat's Last Theorem.

I read it in about 3 days (it's 300 pages), and maybe 15 pages discuss math that I don't understand (modular forms and elliptic equations), but it's very minimal and doesn't get in the way. It was mostly about the lives of these mathematicians and their struggles.

If you are interested in learning about the lives of Pythagorus, Euclid, Euler, Gauss, Germain, Galois, Wiles, and countless others...Check it out.

On a side note I would love it if Simon Singh wrote a book on the history of evolution. He is a master at simplifying very complex subjects.
Nenayally Nenayally
I'd like to think of myself as good/above average in Math but never would I think that reading a book about an theorem unsolved for centuries and think I would either be remotely interested or able to follow the storyline. Singh has a unique ability, however, to distill the complicated to a very interesting and easy to understand storyline- so much so that you the reader honestly will feel as though it was obvious and you could in fact 'do' much of the mathematics involved. Makes a potentially dry topic into a great story - and deceptively teaches you a lot along the way. great read.
Yannara Yannara
I got a big kick out of this. Like the author says, a very simple equation requiring an extraordinary complex proof. But the general details are explained well enough to understand the main concepts of the proof. The bringing together of the different mathematical aspects of the proof was very well done with just enough details of each so as not to be overwhelmed. Great job and a great story.
Xanna Xanna
Fermat's Last Theorem is the greatest riddle ever challenged by mathematicians spanning different centuries and different concepts and that's how this book is all about. Fermat's Enigma is truly one of the most dramatic reading where various mathematicians in real life are on a quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problem where n represents 3, 4, 5...no solution. It has been quite as dramatic as reading a best-selling cult classic novel you all heard about but more importantly, it has given me several purposes that mathematicians tried and tried until they succeed in solving the greatest math problem we know as Fermat's Last Enigma. Of course, there has been some downfall faced by mathematicians, especially the men behind the Taniyama-Shimura conjecture, but this book I read is all drama without the fuss and thanks to such wondrous sources, I am more than welcomed to recommend reading this fascinating book to almost everyone who has a deep interests in mathematics. Solving Fermat's Last Theorem literally holds a very special place in the history mathematics and no matter how many mathematicians sacrificed themselves to solve this problem, only one had triumphantly solved it with the help of his trusted people in his life. Students, like us, are truly fascinated about what sort of mysteries lurking around the history of mathematics but this Fermat's Last Theorem we all read about in this book really hits the spot, literally.