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Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
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Oct 16, 2008

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Jodi Z I've heard this story but never looked into the book. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention!

Blake Nelson My pleasure :). This book made me glad I didn't follow up on my early plans to go into mathematics - I don't think I could handle years and years of work without any idea if you were going down the right path or a dead end. It worked out for Wiles, but there are several examples int the book of people who ended up with nothing to show for all of their work.

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