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Fermat's Enigma - 97 edition

Fermat`s Enigma (ISBN10: 0385493622; ISBN13: 9780385493628)
ISBN13: 978-0385493628
ISBN10: 0385493622

Summary: 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 look ...show moreed 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 09/28/1998
International: No

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