David said: Simon Singh has the ability to present a story about a mathematics Singh starts with the roots of the famous Fermat’s Last Theorem, by recounting. Fermat’s Last Theorem has ratings and reviews. David said: I was really interested in reading this book after hearing about the problem in ano. Fermat’s Last Theorem Simon Singh and John Lynch’s film tells the enthralling and emotional story of Andrew Wiles. A quiet English mathematician, he was.

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For example — say you’re unlucky enough to be forced into a three-way duel. Simon Singh’s book is a lively, comprehensible ex When Andrew Wiles of Princeton University announced a solution of Fermat’s last theorem init electrified the world of mathematics.

It isngh the case of lives, pursuits and the femat that they lived in. I just read the summary on the back page and felt like picking up the book and once I started reading it, there was no stopping it, though I did skipped over complex mathematical http: The book is followed by ten appendixes that contain more details about simn of the mathematics; they are not overly technical, and give the reader a better understanding of some of the issues.

The raw material might be obdurate, but Singh makes the very best of it.

It was even rumoured that Gap asked him to endorse its range of menswear. I don’t do mathematics and haven’t studied anything beyond the bare minimum required for a Bachelor’s degree, but I find something wonderful about the pursuits of people like Andrew Wiles and the number theorists who spend years of their lives working on a set of problems.


The fact that Fermat teasingly? Juanita rated it it was ok Apr 25, I got a lot more though out of Prime ObsessionDerbyshire’s book on the Riemann Hypothesis, where the author opens up the box and shows you some of the actual math This book describes the history of how a famous theorem was proved, without math formulas.

Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh – book review

Nor does this answer offer a single moment of climax: Who knew math could describe the ways of the heart so well? If you are only slightly interested in mathematics and were just curious about this certain topic and ideas on which the proof was based on, or are looking for a good place to start, I would definitively recommend this book.

To make things tougher, the significance of the problem can only be explained by using equations, symbols and mathematical terminology. Apr 19, Vignesh Ramanathan rated it it was amazing. Norrisp90 rated it it was ok Apr 20, Jan 24, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.

Frey’s approach was basically used by Wiles. Wes Ball rated it it was ok Jan 06, Please let me know if I read that correctly. God, that is so reassuring. I was really interested in reading this book after hearing about the problem in another book, and it definitely started out great as I was reading about Pythagoras and the secret brotherhood, Fermat, and of course Andrew Wiles.

I’ve been thinking also about what attracts me to books on mathematical topics — the works by Martin Gardner, William Poundstone, and the various other authors in the company of whose thoughts I’ve had pleasure to spend a week or more. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The narration flows like acetone. There is great craftsmanship in Singh’s account, and an unresolved question at the heart of this story. This book finds a way to narrate the chain of events from the time of Pythagoras to the final proof of Fermat’s last theorem by Andrew Wiles, entwining with it the key mathematical concepts presented in an accessible form and stories of the mathematicians who made those contributions.


Two plus two is four. Yesterday I finished reading Fermat’s Last Theorem. The search for the answer to Fermat’s riddle reads like a detective story and not a matehematical treatise and it includes a truly absorbing potted history of the development of maths over the years and, from Pythagoras to Fermat to Godel to Wiles, each part has a fascinating human side to it.

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Daria rated it it was ok Jul 20, I enjoyed it, especially when the author found a common, understandable subject to explain parts of the songh. Dec 13, Tara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Andrew Wiles published the first and only? Me iba mal en el colegio. I had to solve it. Hans Flower rated it it was ok Apr 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Also, some of the math concepts leading up to it are thforem easily comprehensible.