Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

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Written by an award-winning filmmaker, Fermat's Enigma tells the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest mathematical problem of all time: Fermat's Last Theorem--a problem that looked simple, yet would baffle the finest mathematical minds for more than three and a half centuries. 30 illustrations.
 

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Simon Singh was born in Great Britain in 1964 and educated at Imperial College and the University of Cambridge (where he received a Ph. D. in particle physics). He worked at the European Centre for Particle Physics and the BBC's science department. At the BBC, he worked on Tomorrow's World. Singh and John Lynch produced and directed an award-winning documentary on Fermat's Last Theory. He later published a book on the same topic.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Viking. 288 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The proof of Fermat's Last Theorem has been called the mathematical event of the century; this popular account puts the discovery in perspective for non-mathematicians.

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The 17th-century French amateur mathematician and all-around Renaissance man Pierre de Fermat posed what seems to be a simple mathematical theorem: you cannot find three numbers such that xn + yn = zn

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The 17th-century French amateur mathematician and all-around Renaissance man Pierre de Fermat posed what seems to be a simple mathematical theorem: you cannot find three numbers such that xn + yn = zn, where n is greater than 2.

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