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Possibile che Fermat avesse trovato una dimostrazione a questo teorema?

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Combine editions 5 16 Aug 11, But it is clear, that Wiles “stood on the shoulders of giants”; he used–and developed–mathematical techniques that had not existed just a few decades previously.

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Simon Singh gives an excellent account of the quest for the solution to Fermat’s puzzle. In matematica si ritiene che un teorema sia dimostrato quando con un procedimento logico se ne fornisce inequivocabilmente e incontestabilmente la correttezza.

Being a scientist of long standing and loving all aspects of eniggma and maths, Fermat’s Last Theorem in itself was a wonderful mystery, what I would give to see Fermat’s note book with smion note in the margin about cubic numbers as opposed to squares.

Nope, the correct answer is to pass up the turn in the hopes that your first shot will get to be expended against only one remaining combatant. Thanks to the efforts of many men and women! It would ultimately be more satisfying if the proof were dr short elegant thing that didn’t involve latest groundbreaking discoveries in math.

Me iba mal en el colegio. Method of infinite descent.

Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem

He occasionally published little tidbits unrelated to his real endeavor, in order to dispel suspicions about what his real work entailed. So, it is still a mystery, how Fermat had that proof that si,on very simple.


You will be able to empathize with the setbacks, hopes and tussles Wiles faced when fefmat childhood dream was about to shatter after making it almost there! When they were dating, he’d begun to try to explain his work to her in metaphors, and she’d continued the game through his career, asking him for comparisons that she’d then inhabit, embellish.

Reading experience is elevated folds by the introduction of small mathematical teasers in between the chapters, when a highly motivated mathematician hidden in you will jump to iron it out.

Well, don’t even try that On the other hand, if you want something more complex and mathematical, you won’t get it here. I doubt if Fermat had actually solved this theorem correctly, but this is impossible to prove. My head says rationally: Fermat’s Enigma Reactions and.

Jan 24, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: From the very beginning, I told him I have chosen the third one Dec 13, Tara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every mathematician that I have ever met takes on major problems purely for the intellectual battle, and the rich prizes are just a distraction, usually accepted, but sometimes rejected. Singh recounts a fascinating story of the gifted mathematician, Paul Wolfskehl.

Right after they were married and Edison was in graduate school, he’d work late into the night in their apartment and crawl into bed with the calculations still percolating in his head.

Having said that, all the mathematics in the book can be understood with a background in high school mathematics. Dec 16, Francisco rated it it was amazing.

El Enigma de Fermat

There are no trails, handholds. Non poteva che scaturirne una dimostrazione banale. View all 4 comments.

It’s interesting to read about all the different dead ends and other productive findings that had tangentially made it a little more possible to solve Fermat, but whose main contribution was in some other area.

Salvo por el exceso de adverbios de mente que, ay, me ponen medio mal es un placer leer las explicaciones complejas de manera tan amable. Simon Singh has done well to make the book accessible and not overtly mathematical and confusing to read.


Want to Read Currently Reading Eimon. After his death hundreds of Mathematicians across the world tried unsuccessfully for many centuries to get the generic proof but the final proof was found only in In situations like this, people always tend to give all the praise to people like Andrew Wiles, without realizing on how much work and discoveries made by other people his work relies on.

View all 17 comments. This book has This is the kind of book that we non mathematical minds can easily digest and love. But it’s much more than that, since the final proof of Fermat’s Theorem involves so man A fantastically entertaining and educational book about the quest to solve the oldest math problem: Perhaps in was unprovable, and worst of all, Kurt Godel showed that some fernat are actually undecidable –that is to say, sl is impossible even to decide whether or not a theorem is true.

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Fermah all 6 comments. Mar 10, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics.

God, that is so reassuring. Simon Singh writes brilliantly mixing accounts of math behind the problem along with the lives of these mathematicians. Fermat’s theorem however was not impossible to prove! He found a gap in the logic of a predecessor, and was so proud of himself that he gained a new desire for life.