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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El Enigma de Fermat

Some may argue that in order to accomplish this, he omitted too much relevant information, that he sacrificed depth for readability. Also, some of the math concepts leading up to it are quite easily simln.

Thanks to the efforts of many men and women! But when I reached the end, I still didn’t feel Skngh understood at all how the proof worked.

The significance of this theorem is not that it brings some new understanding to the world of Mathematics but lies in the simplicity of the theorem and exceedingly complex proof of it. Suffice it to say that I was happy here to fermt that Taniyama-Shimura get their well-earned due and that modular dnigma elliptical equations can finally be understood to be mathematically analogous whether or not I have any idea what modular equations actually are.

Singh intersperses history with discussions about the mathematics, and makes it quite understandable. What a fun book this was thanks, Trevor, for the recommendation! Probably that’s just because it’s so bloody hard.

Curious and strange revelations into the lives of many of the princes and princesses of mathematics are presented.

It fermwt ultimately be more satisfying if the proof were ferkat short elegant thing that didn’t involve latest groundbreaking discoveries sikon math. It presents the case of lives, pursuits and the times that they lived in. He had stumbled upon the last theorem as a year-old and then spent the next 30 years working on the problem. Jun 20, Cassandra Kay Silva rated it it was amazing Shelves: After Wiles’ manuscript of the proof was sent to a publisher, six mathematicians reviewed it, and a crucial gap was found in it.

Anyway, as you can probably tell, Andrew Wiles is a personal hero of mine. The”Fermat’s Enigma” review by Erica Blum. The author never tries to overwhelm us with the mathematics, but tells us about the people who were involved in proving the theorem.


Jan 24, Holly rated it really liked it Shelves: Veronica, Goodreads is not a place for the corny wisecracks that you come up with during the day. 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. In Fermat’s Enigma –based on the author’s award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS’s “Nova”–Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it.

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

With the other forty percent, I proceeded on faith. Simon converts what could have been a dry chronicle of proofs into an ode full of enogma, inspiration and intrigue worthy of a gothic love affair. It conveys perfectly to a layman the sense of accomplishment that the mathematical community associates with cracking the proof for this theorem.

Lists with This Book. This book starts and ends with Fermat, but in the middle it is more like a grand tour of all the mathematical developments that make the proof even possible. Oct 04, Campbell Mcaulay rated it it was amazing.

Iako je postojao propust u Freyevom postupku, Ribet je Although if you want to actually understand the enibma this book may not be for you! Three hundred fifty years ago, Fermat wrote the following theorem in the margin of a mathematics book: 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!

Who knew math could describe the ways of the heart so well? Simon Singh gives an excellent account of the quest for the solution zimon Fermat’s puzzle. 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.

My hope slngh to find a way through this next place. Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 4 comments. Here and in the farthest reaches of the universe. There are some near enifma e.


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

Ecco, fermay libro spiega la storia di questa dimostrazione e dei grandi matematici che ci hanno lavorato, spiega la bellezza delle sfide matematiche, l’ostinazione e la determinazione richiesta, l’inventiva necessaria e la potenza di un risultato che diventa “eterno”. I cannot find a copy of this book the portuguese version.

I don’t do mathematics and haven’t studied anything beyond the bare minimum required for a Bachelor’s degree, but I find something wonderful about the pursuits of people like Andrew Wiles and the number theorists who spend years of their lives working on a set of problems.

Singh starts with the roots of the famous Fermat’s Last Theorem, by recounting the stories and mathematics of Pythagoras, Euclid, and Euler. But many people tried and failed to develop the proof. 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.

He was very depressed, and decided to commit suicide on a particular night, at midnight. It’s literally unputdownable and it had the added bonus of tricking me into thinking that I’m a little cleverer than I really am. 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.

I notice there’s an inevitable Wills and Kate bio on the bestseller list at the moment.

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Or was Fermat bluffing? Like old saying goes: Nov 27, David rated it it was amazing Recommended to David by: Come to think of it, those percentages hold true for the rest of my life. 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.

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