Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fermat's Last Theorem

Remeber the Pythagorean theorem, a^2 + b^2 = c^2, from High School? Well Fermat's last theorem is like that but way cooler. I just read this book and it was awesome. It is also a very readable book containing mostly the historical background of the many mathematicians involved in solving this three hundred year old problem.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I can remember complaining to you about proofs when I was first learning them when I was a freshman in high school. You went on and on about how much you liked proofs and how without them the world would be utter chaos.

The Duke said...

Indeed.
Although this book is not a proof, it's more about the people involved.