David said: Simon Singh has the ability to present a story about a Este año tomé nuevamente el libro del Enigma de Fermat, símplemente porque me gustó . El Enigma de Fermat by Simon Singh, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Simon Singh was born in Great Britain in and educated at Imperial College and the University of Cambridge (where he received a Ph. D. in particle.

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Wiles worked furiously for a nightmarish year, and with the help of Richard Taylor, finally closed the gap. Budding mathematicians needn’t feel left out as the mechanics of the maths is also included, but it’s treated in a gentle way: Singh takes sinth through the history of Mathematics related to FLT chronologically depicting many interesting stories.

Es la vida de personas que significaron algo para que este teorema existiera y para que finalmente fuera solucionado. A must read for every enigma lover! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It gives you an epic scope of the number of minds that it takes to build new ideas.

Reading this book I caught a glimpse of the rarefied atmosphere of mathematicians and their processes of discovery. Nov 27, David rated it it was ffermat Recommended to David by: I plan to write a glowing book review but this space is too limited to contain it.

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

Sadly, he never wrote down his proof. While waiting for that time to arrive, he started to read about the failed attempts to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A must read for those interested in history behind the problem.

I wouldn’t recommend this book to a math whiz Simon converts what could have been a dry chronicle of proofs into an ode full of excitement, inspiration and intrigue worthy of a gothic love affair. You will be able to empathize with the setbacks, hopes and tussles Wiles faced when his childhood dream was about to shatter after making it almost there! He enthusiastically demonstrated just how action-packed and exhilarating the life of the mind can be.


And even though Wiles deserves all the fame and recognition he can get for his persistence and determination, it’s nice to see all the other great mathematicians who greatly contributed being mentioned. The author never tries to overwhelm us with the mathematics, but tells us about the people who were involved in proving the theorem. Nov 11, Muhammad Shakhawat Hossain rated it really liked it Shelves: Here and in the farthest reaches of the universe.

Wiles’s obsessive mindset and solitary quest reminded of Ron Carlson’s short story “Towel Season” and I wonder Reading this book I caught a glimpse of the rarefied atmosphere of mathematicians and their processes of discovery.

Simon Singh writes with a wonderful style. Non poteva che scaturirne una dimostrazione banale.

El Enigma de Fermat : Simon Singh :

He was very depressed, and decided to commit suicide on a particular night, at midnight. Fermat’s theorem however was not impossible to prove! And ultimately, what made this book so very stimulating was that the manner in which the story was told really made it fwrmat alive.

singgh The book is followed by ten appendixes that contain more details about some of the mathematics; they are not overly technical, and give the reader a better understanding of some of the issues. The choice is yours.

El Enigma de Fermat

Just a little knowledge of algebra is needed for this part of the book – the rest requires no maths at all. Most of the audience had heard rumors that the third of Wiles’ lectures would be of historical significance. Quotes from Fermat’s Last The He is an undeniable, ultimate badass.


All the math greats who have attempted to solve it but come up a little short, or a lot short.

El enigma de Fermat – Simon Singh – Google Books

Or knows were I can buy one? This is the kind of book that we non mathematical minds can easily digest and love. Open Preview See a Problem? What a fun book this was thanks, Trevor, for the recommendation!

Ma senza di lui, oggi le nostre conoscenze matematiche sarebbero certamente inferiori There are several places where elements of the maths are obviously too complex for us mortals and Singh is not afraid to say soo and ehigma gloss over them completely.

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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 eigma by other people his work relies on. Paperbackpages. Although if you want to actually understand the theorem this book may not be for you!

Strongly recommended if you’re remotely interested in mathematics. Suffice it to say that I was happy here to read that Taniyama-Shimura get their well-earned due and that modular and elliptical equations can finally be understood to be mathematically analogous whether or not I have any idea what modular equations actually are.

Some may argue that in order to accomplish this, he omitted too much relevant information, that he sacrificed depth for readability. It presents the case of lives, pursuits and the dl that they lived in.