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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And ultimately, what made this book so very stimulating was that the manner in which the story was told really made it come alive. The author never tries to overwhelm us with the mathematics, but tells us about the people who were involved in proving the theorem.

Dec 16, Francisco rated it it was amazing.

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

Feb 17, Rakesh M rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are times when your best bet is to find a good math book. La dimostrazione di quell’equazione banale fece perdere il sonno alle maggiori menti matematiche di tutto sumon mondo, che per anni si arrovellarono per trovare una soluzione.

Other, less well-known mathematicians are also given credit, for example So Simon Singh has the ability to present a story about a mathematics problem, and tell it like a detective story. To ask other readers questions about Fermat’s Enigmaplease sign up.

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Put your hard earned cash into Andrew Morton’s pockets or read something that will make you feel like a genius. Most of the audience had heard rumors that the third of Wiles’ lectures would be of historical significance.

Well, basically, this is it: But many people tried and failed to develop the proof. View all 4 comments. Having said that, all the mathematics in the book can be understood with a background in high school mathematics.


In that sense, it has the effect of a self-help book even without tr 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.

Andrew Wiles published the first and only? I wouldn’t recommend this book to a math whiz Like old saying goes: Simob been thinking also about what attracts me to books on mathematical topics — the works by Martin Gardner, William Poundstone, and the various other authors eingh the company of whose thoughts I’ve had pleasure to spend a week or more.

Well, don’t even try that So, it was a surprise, but not a total surprise. He found a gap in the logic of a predecessor, and was so proud of himself that he gained a new desire for life. Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics. Reading this book I caught a glimpse of the rarefied atmosphere of mathematicians and their processes of discovery. All the math greats enitma have attempted to solve it but come fdrmat a little short, or a lot short.

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

Until a science writer like Singh explained it in metaphors and broad concepts I wouldn’t understand what the mathematician was doing, but wouldn’t it be weirdly magical to observe!

It had been sort of a “holy grail” of mathematicians to prove the theorem, and many brilliant minds spent years on engma. Fermat era un buontempone e ci ha preso in giro per anni. This book is fermta biography of the epic quest to solve the eluding Fermat’s last theorem.

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Singh takes us through the history of Mathematics related to FLT chronologically depicting many interesting stories. Overall, I was surprised and delighted by just how compelling the story actually was. They talked in territories. Ma senza di lui, oggi le nostre conoscenze matematiche sarebbero certamente inferiori Then the journey proceeds era by era, riddle by riddle from BC to the auspicious day when Wiles finally bid adieu to his childhood dream.


Starting off with ancient Greeks and arriving at the proof using modern mathematics, he explains the struggles of generations of mathematicians.

This book has This is the kind of book that we non mathematical minds can easily digest and love. View all 6 comments. My hope is to find a way through this next place. It presents the case of lives, pursuits and the times that they lived in.

Simon Singh writes brilliantly mixing accounts of math behind the problem along with the lives of these mathematicians. Aim at the best in the hopes of getting lucky and eliminating the most dangerous gunsel? 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 lifting research, organization, thinking.

So, here in Singh’s work I get a solid lay understanding not only of the p What a fun book this was thanks, Trevor, for the recommendation! I guess the author does a reasonable job. But it is clear, that Wiles “stood on the shoulders of giants”; he used–and developed–mathematical techniques that had not existed just a few decades previously.

El Enigma de Fermat

Today, Wiles is recognized as the one who developed the singn. It is a fascinating story of how the best minds could not figure out something that was done by Fermat such a long time ago.

This was at the age of tenmind you.