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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 excess of 3 eenturies. Many shrewdpermanent tools were devised to attaek the matter, and lots of attractive theories were ereated with the purpose of proving the concept. but, regardless of the entire makes an attempt, the query continues to be 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 background, in addition to a seleetion of some of the extra consultant reeent effects. within the leetures whieh stick to, 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 through mathematieians in most cases, and never simply by way of speeialists in quantity thought. even though, as a result of a drawback in dimension, i'm acutely aware that eertain issues will seem sketehy. one other booklet on Fermat's theorem, now in training, 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 extensive and, i'm hoping, it's going to make clear and eomplement the current volume.

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