KNOWPIA
WELCOME TO KNOWPIA

* Fermat's Last Theorem* is a popular science book (1997) by Simon Singh. It tells the story of the search for a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637, and explores how many mathematicians such as Évariste Galois had tried and failed to provide a proof for the theorem.

Author | Simon Singh |
---|---|

Language | English |

Subject | Fermat's Last Theorem |

Genre | Non-fiction |

Publisher | Fourth Estate |

Publication date | 1997 |

Media type | Print (hardcover, paperback) |

ISBN | 978-1857025217 |

In the United States, the book was released as *Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem*.^{[1]}^{[3]} The book was released in the United States in October 1998 to coincide with the US release of Singh's documentary *The Proof* about Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.^{[2]}^{[7]}

- ^
^{a}^{b}Review of*Fermat's Enigma*by Andrew Bremner (1998), MR1491363. - ^
^{a}^{b}Radford, Tim (2 August 2013), "Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh – book review. A boast in the margin of a book is the starting point for a wonderful journey through the history of mathematics, number theory and logic",*The Guardian*. - ^
^{a}^{b}Penrose, Roger (November 30, 1997), "Q.E.D. How to solve the greatest mathematical puzzle of your age: Lock self in room. Emerge seven years later",*The New York Times* **^**Elliott, Josh (18 March 2016). "Math problem a 300-year saga of death, duels, dual identities".*CTV News*. Retrieved 31 July 2016.**^**Singh, Simon (24 May 2016). "Why it's so impressive that Fermat's Last Theorem has been solved".*The Daily Telegraph*. Retrieved 31 July 2016.**^**"The extraordinary story of Fermat's Last Theorem".*University of Lethbridge*. 3 May 1997. Retrieved 31 July 2016.**^**Jackson, Allyn (October 1997). "Fermat's Enigma" (PDF). American Mathematical Society. Retrieved 31 July 2016.