• Fermat's Enigma the Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem

    Fermat's Enigma the Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
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    ISBN: 9780385493628
    Title: Fermat's Enigma the Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
    Author: SINGH SIMON

    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 looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years.  InFermat'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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
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