Fermat's Last Theorem

Fermat's Last Theorem
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher:
Total Pages:
Release: 1998-05
Genre:
ISBN: 9781857029222

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In 1963 a schoolboy browsing in his local library stumbled across a great mathematical problem: Fermat's Last Theorem, a puzzle that every child can now understand, but which has baffled mathematicians for over 300 years. Aged just ten, Andrew Wiles dreamed he would crack it.

Fermat’s Last Theorem

Fermat’s Last Theorem
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-11-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0007381999

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‘I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.’

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10-29
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1408835312

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You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout the cartoon's twenty-five year history, exploring everything from to Mersenne primes, from Euler's equation to the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, from perfect numbers to narcissistic numbers, and much more. With wit, clarity and a true fan's zeal, Singh analyses such memorable episodes as 'Bart the Genius' and 'Homer3' to offer an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking

The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-05-14
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 0375890122

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"As gripping as a good thriller." --The Washington Post Unpack the science of secrecy and discover the methods behind cryptography--the encoding and decoding of information--in this clear and easy-to-understand young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that's perfect for this age of WikiLeaks, the Sony hack, and other events that reveal the extent to which our technology is never quite as secure as we want to believe. Coders and codebreakers alike will be fascinated by history's most mesmerizing stories of intrigue and cunning--from Julius Caesar and his Caeser cipher to the Allies' use of the Enigma machine to decode German messages during World War II. Accessible, compelling, and timely, The Code Book is sure to make readers see the past--and the future--in a whole new way. "Singh's power of explaining complex ideas is as dazzling as ever." --The Guardian

Invitation to the Mathematics of Fermat-Wiles

Invitation to the Mathematics of Fermat-Wiles
Author: Yves Hellegouarch
Publisher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2001-09-24
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 0080478778

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Assuming only modest knowledge of undergraduate level math, Invitation to the Mathematics of Fermat-Wiles presents diverse concepts required to comprehend Wiles' extraordinary proof. Furthermore, it places these concepts in their historical context. This book can be used in introduction to mathematics theories courses and in special topics courses on Fermat's last theorem. It contains themes suitable for development by students as an introduction to personal research as well as numerous exercises and problems. However, the book will also appeal to the inquiring and mathematically informed reader intrigued by the unraveling of this fascinating puzzle. Rigorously presents the concepts required to understand Wiles' proof, assuming only modest undergraduate level math Sets the math in its historical context Contains several themes that could be further developed by student research and numerous exercises and problems Written by Yves Hellegouarch, who himself made an important contribution to the proof of Fermat's last theorem

The Mathematical Career of Pierre de Fermat, 1601-1665

The Mathematical Career of Pierre de Fermat, 1601-1665
Author: Michael Sean Mahoney
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2018-06-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0691187630

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Hailed as one of the greatest mathematical results of the twentieth century, the recent proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Andrew Wiles brought to public attention the enigmatic problem-solver Pierre de Fermat, who centuries ago stated his famous conjecture in a margin of a book, writing that he did not have enough room to show his "truly marvelous demonstration." Along with formulating this proposition--xn+yn=zn has no rational solution for n > 2--Fermat, an inventor of analytic geometry, also laid the foundations of differential and integral calculus, established, together with Pascal, the conceptual guidelines of the theory of probability, and created modern number theory. In one of the first full-length investigations of Fermat's life and work, Michael Sean Mahoney provides rare insight into the mathematical genius of a hobbyist who never sought to publish his work, yet who ranked with his contemporaries Pascal and Descartes in shaping the course of modern mathematics.

The Girl who Played with Fire

The Girl who Played with Fire
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Vintage
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2010
Genre: Blomkvist, Mikael (Fictitious character)
ISBN: 0307476154

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When the reporters to a sex-trafficking exposé are murdered and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is targeted as the killer, Mikael Blomkvist, the publisher of the exposé, investigates to clear Lisbeth's name.

Fermat's Last Theorem

Fermat's Last Theorem
Author: Amir D. Azcel
Publisher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-10-12
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 9781568583600

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Simple, elegant, and utterly impossible to prove, Fermat's last theorem captured the imaginations of mathematicians for more than three centuries. For some, it became a wonderful passion. For others it was an obsession that led to deceit, intrigue, or insanity. In a volume filled with the clues, red herrings, and suspense of a mystery novel, Amir D. Aczel reveals the previously untold story of the people, the history, and the cultures that lie behind this scientific triumph. From formulas devised from the farmers of ancient Babylonia to the dramatic proof of Fermat's theorem in 1993, this extraordinary work takes us along on an exhilarating intellectual treasure hunt. Revealing the hidden mathematical order of the natural world in everything from stars to sunflowers, Fermat's Last Theorem brilliantly combines philosophy and hard science with investigative journalism. The result: a real-life detective story of the intellect, at once intriguing, thought-provoking, and impossible to put down.

Fermat's Enigma

Fermat's Enigma
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Anchor
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2017-03-01
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 0525435328

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xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution "I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years. In Fermat's Enigma--based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's "Nova"--Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it. Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics.

Math Girls

Math Girls
Author: Hiroshi Yūki
Publisher: Bento Books Inc
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2011
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0983951306

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Originally published 2007 in Japan by Softbank Creative Corp., Tokyo.