SINGH SIMON – L’ultimo teorema di Fermat. L’avventura di un genio, di un problema matematico e dell’uomo che lo ha risolto
L’ultimo teorema di Fermat. L’avventura di un genio, di un problema matematico e dell’uomo che lo ha risolto
When Andrew Wiles of Princeton University announced a solution of Fermat’s last theorem in 1993, it electrified the world of mathematics. After a flaw was discovered in the proof, Wiles had to work for another year–he had already labored in solitude for seven years–to establish that he had solved the 350-year-old problem. Simon Singh’s book is a lively, comprehensible explanation of Wiles’s work and of the star-, trauma-, and wacko-studded history of Fermat’s last theorem. Fermat’s Enigma contains some problems that offer a taste of the math, but it also includes limericks to give a feeling for the goofy side of mathematicians.