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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 smart tools were devised to attaek the matter, and lots of attractive theories were ereated with the purpose of proving the theory. 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 keep on 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 college, in 1977. I endeavoured to produee a textual content, readable via mathematieians regularly, and never basically by way of speeialists in quantity conception. although, because of a issue in dimension, i'm conscious that eertain issues will look sketehy. one other publication on Fermat's theorem, now in practise, will eontain a eonsiderable volume of the teehnieal advancements passed over the following. it is going to serve those that desire to examine those issues extensive and, i am hoping, it is going to make clear and eomplement the current volume.

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