By Amir D. Aczel
Over 300 years in the past, a French student scribbled an easy theorem within the margin of a book. It may develop into the world's such a lot baffling mathematical mystery.
Simple, stylish, and totally very unlikely to end up, Fermat's final Theorem captured the imaginations of beginner mathematicians for over 3 centuries. For a few it turned a superb passion. For others it was once an obsession that ended in deceit, intrigue, or insanity. In a quantity jam-packed with the clues, crimson herrings, and suspense of a secret novel, Dr. Amir Aczel finds the formerly untold tale of the folk, the background, and the cultures that lie in the back of this clinical triumph.
From formulation devised for the farmers of old Babylonia to the dramatic evidence of Fermat's theorem in 1993, this awesome paintings takes us alongside on a thrilling highbrow treasure hunt. Revealing the hidden mathematical order of the wildlife in every thing from stars to sunflowers, Fermat's final Theorem brilliantly combines philosophy and tough technological know-how with investigative journalism. The consequence: a real-life detective tale of the mind, instantaneously exciting, thought-provoking, and very unlikely to place down.
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