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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 tools were devised to attaek the matter, and lots of appealing theories were ereated with the purpose of proving the concept. but, regardless of all of the makes an attempt, the query is still unanswered. The topie is gifted within the kind of leetures, the place I survey the most traces of labor at the challenge. within the first leetures, there's a very short deseription of the early heritage, in addition to a seleetion of some of the extra consultant reeent effects. within the leetures whieh stick with, I study 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 through mathematieians quite often, and never merely via speeialists in quantity concept. notwithstanding, because of a quandary in dimension, i'm conscious that eertain issues will seem sketehy. one other e-book on Fermat's theorem, now in instruction, will eontain a eonsiderable quantity of the teehnieal advancements passed over right here. it is going to serve those that desire to examine those issues intensive and, i am hoping, it is going to make clear and eomplement the current volume.

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