Fermat's Last Theorem

by Simon Singh

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Fermat's Last Theorem Synopsis

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 Singh’s “Fermat’s Last Theorem”…Singh’s book puts across the romance of the discipline and the engaging wit and comradeship of the mathematical community.’ Independent

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ISBN: 9780007241811
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780007241811
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
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About Simon Singh

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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