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By Paulo Ribenboim

Fermat's challenge, additionally ealled Fermat's final theorem, has attraeted the eye of mathematieians way over 3 eenturies. Many smart tools were devised to attaek the matter, and plenty of attractive theories were ereated with the purpose of proving the theory. but, regardless of all of the makes an attempt, the query continues to be unanswered. The topie is gifted within the kind of leetures, the place I survey the most traces of labor at the challenge. within the first leetures, there's a very short deseription of the early historical past, in addition to a seleetion of some of the extra consultant reeent effects. within the leetures whieh keep on with, I study in sue eession the most theories eonneeted with the matter. The final lee tu res are approximately analogues to Fermat's theorem. a few of these leetures have been aetually given, in a shorter model, on the Institut Henri Poineare, in Paris, in addition to at Queen's collage, in 1977. I endeavoured to produee a textual content, readable via mathematieians regularly, and never simply by means of speeialists in quantity conception. in spite of the fact that, as a result of a hassle in measurement, i'm conscious that eertain issues will seem sketehy. one other e-book on Fermat's theorem, now in guidance, will eontain a eonsiderable volume of the teehnieal advancements passed over the following. it's going to serve those that desire to study those concerns extensive and, i am hoping, it's going to make clear and eomplement the current volume.

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