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Fermat's Enigma by Simon Singh
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Feb 07, 2010

really liked it
Read in February, 2010

A well-written account of Fermat's famous theorem and the various efforts at tackling this problem over the years, ending with Andrew Wiles. The book is at its best in conveying the excitement these mathematicians feel in searching for proofs. There is enough biographical information given about the mathematicians without going too much into it. The author does a good job of explaining various topics related to the theorem. My only real complaint about the book is that it's pretty light on the actual math.

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