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Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
  

Fermat's Last Theorem

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When a book about a fiendish mathematical conundrum tops the bestseller lists there is clearly something remarkable about it. Particularly when- unlike some scientific bestsellers- it is so enthusiastically read and recommended.

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Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh

The solution of Fermat's Last Theorem is an important mathematical development of the 20th century. In 1963, a schoolboy browsing in his local library stumbled across this problem. Aged just ten, Andrew Wiles dreamed that he would crack it. This work presents the story of the solving of this puzzle, and a tale of sacrifice and determination.

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“I was gripped by Simon Singhâs “Fermatâs Last Theorem”…Singhâs book puts across the romance of the discipline and the engaging wit and comradeship of the mathematical community.â Independent

About the Author

Simon Singh received his Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University. A former BBC producer, he directed and co-produced an award-winning documentary film on Fermat's Last Theorem that aired on PBS's Nova series and formed the basis of his bestselling book, Fermat's Enigma. He lives in London.

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Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Simon Singh

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www.simonsingh.com/
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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

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Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN

9780007241811

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