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Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
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Oct 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, mathematics, science
Read in October, 2010

Quite accessible and readable book given the rather difficult matter which is covered. The author uses Fermat's Last Theorem as a starting point to delve into a history of "pure" mathematics as well as a description of the journey of the person who solved the theorem.

On the way to the solution we're introduced to lots of famous mathematicians and their contributions to science. What I really like is that it offers some more insight into how pure mathematics works.
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