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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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 a handful of fairly simple proofs included in the appendices, but overall, the concepts under discussion are glossed over in a superficial manner, never examined in any kind of detail.

They came prepared with cameras, and took photographs during the lecture. Thanks to the efforts of many men and women! There are some near simom e.

Want to Read saving…. When they were dating, he’d begun to try to explain his work to her in metaphors, and she’d continued the game through his career, asking him for comparisons that she’d then inhabit, embellish.

El Enigma de Fermat : Simon Singh :

This book is a grea Simon Singh gives an excellent account of the quest for the solution to Fermat’s puzzle. Jan 24, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: Salvo por el exceso de adverbios de mente que, ay, me ponen medio mal es un placer leer las explicaciones complejas de manera tan amable. Before I could even realize, I was already there with the great mathematicians, feeling the euphoria of slaughtering a puzzle, the frustration of long struggles, standing against the whole world for the love of Mathematics.


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: Jun 20, Cassandra Kay Silva rated it it was amazing Shelves: We now know that all of Singy conjectures ultimately proved to be solvable and that Fermat’s own notes would seem to indicate that he had indeed apparently found ways to solve each of them. A fantastically entertaining and educational book about the quest to solve the oldest math problem: And ultimately, what made this book so very stimulating was that the manner in which the story was told really made it come alive.

Quotes from Fermat’s Last The And, Fermat wrote that he had a marvelous proof, but no room in the margin for enogma. This was at the age of tenmind you. From the very beginning, I told him I have chosen the third one 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 singg solve the oldest math problem: The problems that they face mathematical and othershow these affect the progre This book is a biography of the epic quest to solve the eluding Fermat’s last theorem.

A very nice read detailing the incredible journey behind the solution of this theorem.

Singh is successful in seizing reader’s undivided attentio Most interesting non-fiction book I have ever read. It is a superb account of the proof of the last theorem from Fermat’s notebook to be proven. Simon Singh has the ability to present a story about a mathematics problem, and tell it like a detective story.

Riesce pure a mettere errori di matematica nelle definizioni che, mi dispiace, in un libro di matematica noooooo, proprio non accetto!. They talked in territories. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in math.

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

Budding mathematicians needn’t feel left out as the mechanics of the maths is also included, but it’s treated in a gentle way: And even though Wiles deserves ennigma 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. O si omette la frase, o la si spiega.


The answer is the same. Nonetheless, this book is very interesting and well written, and shows you how many things that appear ximon be simple and almost intuitive can be incredibly complex that’s what’s so beautiful about math. 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 Open Preview See a Problem?

I wouldn’t recommend this book to a math whiz Singh recounts a fascinating story of the gifted mathematician, Paul Wolfskehl.

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.

As you can see, the conjecture is quite easy to understand, and yet, believe it or not, it was so remarkably difficult to prove that it took over years to accomplish! I had previously read that during Andrew Wiles’ famous lecture, he just casually let the unsuspecting audience know, “and that is a proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. Jun 18, Bruce rated it liked it Recommends it for: