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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It had to be different from Andrew Wile’s proof; does it exist? Feb 27, Amith rated it really liked it. Combine editions 5 16 Aug 11, Simon Singh writes with a wonderful style. 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.

Reading this book I caught a glimpse of the rarefied atmosphere of mathematicians and their processes of discovery. He was very depressed, and decided to commit suicide on a particular night, at midnight. Wiles’s obsessive mindset and solitary quest reminded of Ron Carlson’s short story “Towel Season” and I wonder Reading this book I caught a glimpse of the rarefied atmosphere of mathematicians and their processes of discovery.

Just a moment while we sign you enifma to your Goodreads account. Two plus two is four. This is the kind of book that we non mathematical minds can easily digest and love.


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

Return to Book Page. My only gripe with this book is that the author tries to push a narrative a little too hard and tends to over-dramatize certain details.

Suffice it to say that I was happy here to read that Taniyama-Shimura get their well-earned due and that modular and elliptical equations can finally be understood to be mathematically analogous whether or not I have any enigka what modular equations actually are. Although if you want to actually understand the theorem this book may not be for you! There are times when your best bet is to find a good math book.

All in all, the net result is a book that is sensitive fe its readers, intelligent, interesting and important. Or did he make an error in his proof?

El enigma de Fermat – Simon Singh – Google Books

Pierre Fermat turns out to have been quite the prankster, often tweaking professional mathematicians and academics by mailing them problems they knew full well he had already solved. He had stumbled upon the last theorem as a year-old and then spent the next 30 years working on the problem.

View all 6 comments. A brilliant book, beautifully written a tremendous historical question answered in a very modern way, fabulous, well done for readability. God, that is so reassuring. From the very beginning, I told him I have chosen the third one Most interesting non-fiction book I have ever read. I plan to write a glowing book review but this space is too limited to contain it. And then, starts the roller coaster ride of the great minds who faced the thunderstorms and sunshine in Mathematical history.


Simon Lehna Singh, MBE born 1 January is a British author who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner. Books by Simon Singh.

By the time you reach the ending, you are so engrossed in this world that you can experience the pain in the predicaments faced by Andrew Wiles. Mar 08, rebecca rated it liked it. Nevertheless, a thoroughly enjoyable mathematical journey. Ma senza di lui, oggi le nostre conoscenze matematiche sarebbero certamente inferiori Simon converts what could have been a dry chronicle of proofs into an ode full of excitement, inspiration and intrigue worthy of a gothic love affair.

I can honestly say reading it did not put the theorem in any more digestible light than it started out with. But many people tried and failed to develop the proof.

Simon Singh’s style of weaving a scientific concept into a beautiful story leaves no occasion for the fictional characters and plots. Singh is successful in seizing reader’s undivided attentio Most interesting non-fiction book I have ever read. sinbh

Thanks to the efforts of many men and women! To prove the conjecture would allow incredible advances to be made.

Paperbackpages. 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.

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