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By Paulo Ribenboim

ISBN-10: 144192809X

ISBN-13: 9781441928092

ISBN-10: 3540904328

ISBN-13: 9783540904328

Fermat's challenge, additionally ealled Fermat's final theorem, has attraeted the eye of mathematieians way over 3 eenturies. Many shrewdpermanent equipment were devised to attaek the matter, and lots of appealing theories were ereated with the purpose of proving the theory. but, regardless of the entire makes an attempt, the query is still unanswered. The topie is gifted within the kind of leetures, the place I survey the most strains of labor at the challenge. within the first leetures, there's a very short deseription of the early historical past, in addition to a seleetion of some of the extra consultant reeent effects. within the leetures whieh persist with, I learn in sue eession the most theories eonneeted with the matter. The final lee tu res are approximately analogues to Fermat's theorem. a few of these leetures have been aetually given, in a shorter model, on the Institut Henri Poineare, in Paris, in addition to at Queen's collage, in 1977. I endeavoured to produee a textual content, readable by way of mathematieians typically, and never merely through speeialists in quantity concept. even if, as a result of a hassle in measurement, i'm acutely aware that eertain issues will look sketehy. one other e-book on Fermat's theorem, now in practise, will eontain a eonsiderable volume of the teehnieal advancements passed over the following. it's going to serve those that desire to examine those issues intensive and, i'm hoping, it's going to make clear and eomplement the current volume.

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