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Fermat’s Last Theorem

  • Gareth A. Jones
  • J. Mary Jones
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Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Abstract

In this final chapter, we will discuss one of the classic problems of number theory, whose solution in 1993 by Andrew Wiles must be considered one of the greatest achievements of modern mathematics. Although the problem was first posed in the 17th century, its roots can be traced back, through the Greek mathematicians Diophantos and Pythagoras, to the unknown Babylonian mathematicians who recorded their results on clay tablets nearly four thousand years ago.

Keywords

Elliptic Curve Rational Solution Integer Solution Bernoulli Number Opposite Parity 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gareth A. Jones
    • 1
  • J. Mary Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of SouthamptonHighfieldUK
  2. 2.The Open UniversityWalton HallUK

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