Fermat's Enigma

The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

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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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/09/13
The story of a seemingly innocuous theorem written in the margin of a book in the 1600s which went unproved for 350 years despite efforts of the world's most brilliant mathematicians. Along the way that theory touched many mathematicians lives in dif...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/12/12
A mathematical odyssey

This mathematical odyssey is probably the best scientific account I have ever read. Simon Singh tells a beautiful story of a mathematical genius who solves a 350+ year old riddle all by himself to fulfill his childhood dream.

Ha scritto il 03/05/11
A disclosed mystery
Simon Singh tells the fascinating story of the theorem whose demonstration was too long for being written in the margin of a page and had to be faced by generations of mathematicians, waiting the advent of Andrew Wiles, who put an end to this unsolve...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/12/08
Ha scritto il 12/11/07
Maths made interesting :)

Simon Singh really has the power to tell a really good story about just about anything.

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