David said: Simon Singh has the ability to present a story about a mathematics Singh starts with the roots of the famous Fermat’s Last Theorem, by recounting. Fermat’s Last Theorem has ratings and reviews. David said: I was really interested in reading this book after hearing about the problem in ano. Fermat’s Last Theorem Simon Singh and John Lynch’s film tells the enthralling and emotional story of Andrew Wiles. A quiet English mathematician, he was.

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A brilliant book, beautifully written a tremendous historical question answered in a very modern way, theorrem, well done for readability. Everybody understood that if the proof is correct, then no other recognition is needed.

Fermat’s Last Theorem

At each of these way-stations in the long pursuit of Fermat’s taunt there is another compelling human story. Some may argue that in order to accomplish this, he omitted too much relevant information, that he sacrificed depth for readability.

Accordingly we learn quite a lot about the testing of mathematical argument and the difference between always-provisional “proof” of a theory in science and the absolute proof demanded in mathematics. Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh.

Also, reading about Galois’s amazing life always makes me giddy. And yet this book, which first appeared in as a spinoff from a BBC Horizon filmis still in print: A mathematician finds a simple proof to what seems like a deceptively simple problem of singy – that pythagoras’s theorem only works if the terms are squared, and not if they are any other power up to infinity.

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Apr 19, Vignesh Ramanathan rated it it was amazing. It is only open to those 40 years old or younger, so it is just about the only prize that eluded Andrew Wiles. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you tehorem to read. This book has a lot of wonderful elements, and really exemplifies a love of mathematics.


So, here in Singh’s work I get a solid lay understanding not only of the p What a fun book this was thanks, Trevor, for the recommendation! Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel. He makes the subject exciting, even though the outcome is well known. My only gripe with this book is that the author tries to push a narrative lasy little too hard and tends to over-dramatize certain details. Shalim Hussain rated it it was ok Jun 25, How could anyone now know if theoeem answer was right?

Nov 11, Muhammad Shakhawat Theordm rated it really liked it Shelves: Along the way, there is incidental enlightenment about calculus and probability theory, about “laws” of chance, and about the precision of pi, which at the time of writing had been calculated to six billion decimal places.

DOn’t like hero-worship in an author! Kindle Editionpages. But when I reached the theeorem, I still didn’t feel I understood at all how the proof worked.

Fermat’s Enigma contains some problems that offer a taste of the math, but it also includes singn to give a feeling for the goofy side of mathematicians. This review has been aimon because it contains spoilers. I personally loved this femrat, but it may not be for everyone, especially if you are actually looking to understand the theorem a massive undertaking that is really not in my repertoire to comment on. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I had previously read that during Andrew Wiles’ famous lecture, he just casually let the unsuspecting audience know, “and that is a proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem.

A very nice read detailing the incredible journey behind the solution of this theorem. Perhaps it was to the authors advantage to skip the technicalities and focus on the enjoyment of the journey.

That may be a disappointment to some, but it’s not at all unreasonable simno my opinion. Singh doesn’t get a lot of help from the two figures at the heart of this book.


Inafter years of secret toil, Englishman Andrew Wiles announced to an astounded audience that he had cracked Fermat’s Last Theorem. Non poteva che scaturirne una dimostrazione banale. When they were dating, he’d begun to try to explain his work to her sijon metaphors, and she’d continued the game through his career, asking him for comparisons that she’d then inhabit, embellish.

Dec 08, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: The most valuable prize should have been the Wolfskehl prize,marks bequeathed by Paul Wolfskehl in Joshua Dillon rated it it was ok Aug 17, Return to Book Page.

Feb 17, Rakesh M rated it it was amazing Shelves: Andrew Wiles published the first and only? Open Preview See a Problem? He had stumbled upon the last theorem as a year-old and then spent the next 30 years working on the problem. This is the kind of book that we non mathematical minds can easily digest and love. It is 26, a number distinguished hitherto only by being the number of letters in the Latin alphabet.

Although if you want to actually understand the theorem this book may not be for you! Es la vida de personas que significaron algo para que este teorema existiera y para que finalmente fuera solucionado. Fermat’s Enigma Reactions and. Chintia Maharani rated it it was ok Apr 09, I like math and even math books but couldn’t get into this.

My head says rationally: His equation is of enduring importance for cabinet makers, architects, scientists, engineers, land surveyors and, of course, schoolchildren.