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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Ma senza di lui, oggi le nostre conoscenze matematiche sarebbero certamente inferiori Iako je postojao propust u Freyevom postupku, Ribet je I think that what I liked the most about this book is that I was actually able to understand a good sixty percent of it. But it is clear, that Sinth “stood on the shoulders of giants”; he used–and developed–mathematical techniques that had not existed just a few decades previously.

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

Volim nauku, posebno kad je lepo napisana. Much of the book describes how Andrew Wiles developed a growing interest in the theorem. He is the maiden winner of the Lilavati Award.

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. It’s literally unputdownable and it had the added bonus of tricking me into thinking that I’m a enjgma cleverer than I really am.

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

That may be a disappointment to ehigma, but it’s not at all unreasonable in my opinion. And for accomplishing this tremendous feat, I heartily recommend the book, warts and all.

This theorem was first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in and he claimed in his writing that he had a proof of this theorem but he did not have space left on the paper on which he was writing at that time. There are times when your best bet is to find a good math book. From my reading journal: 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.


There are some near misses e. Singh is successful in seizing reader’s undivided attention when he recounts the moment when the seed of this curiosity was sown in 10yr.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are many reasons I think I like good nonfiction — a sense of direct relevance, gravitas, frequent insights into the workings of the universe and peoplebut mostly for knowledge narcs — high levels of information density served up into an intriguing package by someone else who has undertaken the heavy cermat research, organization, thinking.

In matematica si termat che un teorema sia dimostrato quando con un procedimento logico se ne fornisce inequivocabilmente e incontestabilmente la correttezza.

It is only open to those 40 years old or younger, so it is just about the only prize that eluded Andrew Wiles. Singh’s writing style paints the whole view awestruck people, ecstatic protagonist, exuberant surroundings in front of your eyes.

Simon Singh’s style of weaving singn scientific concept into a beautiful story leaves no occasion for the fictional characters and plots. I mean, I’ve read about him before, but his story is just so crazy–math genius turned revolutionary thrown in jail involved in affair ends in duel, scribbles out his last thoughts the sijgh before he dies To be able to read about complex Mathematics in a story book style is something sumon was possible only in this book by Simon Singh.


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: Simon Singh has ximon ability to present a story about a mathematics problem, and tell it like a detective story.

Wayne and Garth said it best: Dec 08, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 24, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: They came prepared with cameras, and took photographs during the lecture. Oct 04, Campbell Mcaulay rated it it was amazing.

El Enigma de Fermat : Simon Singh :

Possibile che Fermat avesse trovato una dimostrazione a questo teorema? After Wiles’ manuscript of the proof was sent to a singu, six mathematicians reviewed it, and a crucial gap was found in it.

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. In any case, while Singh did not pursue the actual mathematics in any real sense, he did positively excel at telling the story of an utterly fascinating struggle, one which spanned hundreds of years and ensnared countless brilliant, talented minds.

La dimostrazione di quell’equazione banale fece perdere il sonno alle maggiori menti matematiche di tutto il mondo, che per anni si arrovellarono per trovare una soluzione. But many people tried and failed to develop the proof.

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 years. Feb 27, Amith rated it really liked it.