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Fermat's Last Theorem: A Genetic Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory
This book is an introduction to algebraic number theory via the famous problem of "Fermat's Last Theorem." The exposition follows the historical development of the problem, beginning with the work of Fermat and ending with Kummer's theory of "ideal" factorization, by means of which the theorem is proved for all prime exponents less than 37. The more elementary topics, such ...more
Paperback, 407 pages
Published January 14th 2000 by Springer
(first published January 1st 1980)
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