Fermat's Enigma

Un libro in lingua di Simon Singh edito da Anchor Books, 1998

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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 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.  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.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: Fermat's Enigma
  • Sottotitolo: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreSimon Singh
  • Editore: Anchor Books
  • Collana: Anchor Books (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 01 Ottobre '98
  • ArgomentoFermat's last theorem
  • Pagine: 336
  • Peso gr: 226
  • Dimensioni mm: 184 x 127 x 25
  • ISBN-10: 0385493622
  • EAN-13: 9780385493628