Fermat's Enigma: Epic Quest to Solve the Worlds Greatest Mathematical Problem

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"I have discovered a truly marvelous proof, which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these tantalizing word, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple, yet the finest mathematical minds would be baffled for more than three and half centuries. Fermat's Last Theorem became the Holy Grail of mathematics. Whole and colourful lives were devoted to, and even sacrificed, to finding a solution. ...

Fermat's Enigma: Epic Quest to Solve the Worlds Greatest Mathematical Problem 1998, Penguin Books Canada

ISBN-13: 9780140268690

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