Fermat's Last Theorem

Fermat's Last Theorem The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years - Collins Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience - classics which will endure for generations to come.

'Maths is one of the purest forms of thought, and to outsiders mathematicians may seem almost otherworldly'

In 1963, schoolboy Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical problem: Fermat's Last Theorem. Unsolved for over 300 years, he dreamed of cracking it.

Combining thrilling storytelling with a fascinating history of scientific discovery, Simon Singh uncovers how an Englishman, after years of secret toil, finally solved mathematics' most challenging problem.

Fermat's Last Theorem is remarkable story of human endeavour, obsession and intellectual brilliance, sealing its reputation as a classic of popular science writing.

'To read it is to realise that there is a world of beauty and intellectual challenge that is denied to 99.9 per cent of us who are not high-level mathematicians'The Times

Book information

ISBN: 9780008553821
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: 4th Estate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 512.74
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 262g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 27mm