出版社: Fourth Estate Ltd
副标题: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem
出版年: 200265
页数: 368
定价: 102.00元
装帧: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841157917
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The extraordinary story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century. The solution of Fermat's Last Theorem is the most important mathematical development of the 20th century. In 1963 a schoolboy browsing in his local library stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical problem: Fermat's Last Theorem, a puzzle that every child can u...
The extraordinary story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century. The solution of Fermat's Last Theorem is the most important mathematical development of the 20th century. In 1963 a schoolboy browsing in his local library stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical problem: Fermat's Last Theorem, a puzzle that every child can understand but which has baffled mathematicians for over 300 years. Aged just ten, Andrew Wiles dreamed that he would crack it. Wiles's lifelong obsession with a seemingly simple challenge set by a longdead Frenchman is an emotional tale of sacrifice and extraordinary determination. In the end, Wiles was forced to work in secrecy and isolation for seven years, harnessing all the power of modern maths to achieve his childhood dream. Many before him had tried and failed, including a 18century philanderer who was killed in a duel. An 18century Frenchwoman made a major breakthrough in solving the riddle, but she had to attend maths lectures at the Ecole Polytechnique disguised as a man since women were forbidden entry to the school. A remarkable story of human endeavour and intellectual brilliance over three centuries, Fermat 's Last Theorem will fascinate both specialist and general readers.
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西蒙・辛格（Simon Singh）出生于萨默塞特耶，具有印度旁遮普血统，曾在伦敦帝国学院学习物理，并在剑桥大学获得粒子物理学博士学位。在BBC电视台《明日世界》工作5年后，于1996年为《地平线》系列节目合作制作和导演了关于费马大定理的获奖记录片。
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Thus one of the most brilliant and pioneering minds of the time ended his life by his own will. He had attained the age of thirtyone only five days earlier. 看到這段的時候真為了Taniyama覺得惋惜啊，也為失去一顆璀璨的星的這個世界扼腕。他的未婚妻也追隨他自殺，遺言是因為我們的承諾，不管他去了哪裡，我都要追隨他而去。20120908 01:39

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Mathematical proof is far more powerful and rigorous than the concept of proof we casually use in our everyday language, or even the concept of proof as understood by physicists and chemists. The difference is both subtle and profound, and is critical to understanding the work of every mathematician since Pythagoras. This is a whole section devoted to explaining how mathematical proof works. ...20120905 16:31
This is a whole section devoted to explaining how mathematical proof works. A fun part to read.Mathematical proof is far more powerful and rigorous than the concept of proof we casually use in our everyday language, or even the concept of proof as understood by physicists and chemists. The difference is both subtle and profound, and is critical to understanding the work of every mathematician since Pythagoras.
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Emmy Noether, described by Einstein as 'the most significant creative mathematician genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began' Hilbert: I don't see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Landau:' I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot ...20120905 16:24
This section is about female mathematicians, mainly Sofia Germain, one of the best female number theorists, who used to conceal herself under a pseudonym to study and maintain the contacts with mathematical world. Well, I took the part about Emmy Noether just because of personal taste. Wir sind sehr glücklich heutzutage.Emmy Noether, described by Einstein as 'the most significant creative mathematician genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began' Hilbert: I don't see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Landau:' I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.'
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jiajia (瓶颈……)
Mathematical proof is far more powerful and rigorous than the concept of proof we casually use in our everyday language, or even the concept of proof as understood by physicists and chemists. The difference is both subtle and profound, and is critical to understanding the work of every mathematician since Pythagoras. This is a whole section devoted to explaining how mathematical proof works. ...20120905 16:31
This is a whole section devoted to explaining how mathematical proof works. A fun part to read.Mathematical proof is far more powerful and rigorous than the concept of proof we casually use in our everyday language, or even the concept of proof as understood by physicists and chemists. The difference is both subtle and profound, and is critical to understanding the work of every mathematician since Pythagoras.
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jiajia (瓶颈……)
Emmy Noether, described by Einstein as 'the most significant creative mathematician genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began' Hilbert: I don't see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Landau:' I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot ...20120905 16:24
This section is about female mathematicians, mainly Sofia Germain, one of the best female number theorists, who used to conceal herself under a pseudonym to study and maintain the contacts with mathematical world. Well, I took the part about Emmy Noether just because of personal taste. Wir sind sehr glücklich heutzutage.Emmy Noether, described by Einstein as 'the most significant creative mathematician genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began' Hilbert: I don't see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Landau:' I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.'
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jiajia (瓶颈……)
Thus one of the most brilliant and pioneering minds of the time ended his life by his own will. He had attained the age of thirtyone only five days earlier. 看到這段的時候真為了Taniyama覺得惋惜啊，也為失去一顆璀璨的星的這個世界扼腕。他的未婚妻也追隨他自殺，遺言是因為我們的承諾，不管他去了哪裡，我都要追隨他而去。20120908 01:39

jiajia (瓶颈……)
Thus one of the most brilliant and pioneering minds of the time ended his life by his own will. He had attained the age of thirtyone only five days earlier. 看到這段的時候真為了Taniyama覺得惋惜啊，也為失去一顆璀璨的星的這個世界扼腕。他的未婚妻也追隨他自殺，遺言是因為我們的承諾，不管他去了哪裡，我都要追隨他而去。20120908 01:39

jiajia (瓶颈……)
Mathematical proof is far more powerful and rigorous than the concept of proof we casually use in our everyday language, or even the concept of proof as understood by physicists and chemists. The difference is both subtle and profound, and is critical to understanding the work of every mathematician since Pythagoras. This is a whole section devoted to explaining how mathematical proof works. ...20120905 16:31
This is a whole section devoted to explaining how mathematical proof works. A fun part to read.Mathematical proof is far more powerful and rigorous than the concept of proof we casually use in our everyday language, or even the concept of proof as understood by physicists and chemists. The difference is both subtle and profound, and is critical to understanding the work of every mathematician since Pythagoras.
回应 20120905 16:31 
jiajia (瓶颈……)
Emmy Noether, described by Einstein as 'the most significant creative mathematician genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began' Hilbert: I don't see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Landau:' I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot ...20120905 16:24
This section is about female mathematicians, mainly Sofia Germain, one of the best female number theorists, who used to conceal herself under a pseudonym to study and maintain the contacts with mathematical world. Well, I took the part about Emmy Noether just because of personal taste. Wir sind sehr glücklich heutzutage.Emmy Noether, described by Einstein as 'the most significant creative mathematician genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began' Hilbert: I don't see that the sex of the candidate is an argument against her admission as a Privatdozent. After all, the Senate is not a bathhouse. Landau:' I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.'
回应 20120905 16:24
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No better storytelling maths book can outperform this one.
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当作科普小毒物看看还是蛮有趣的...
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和有意思的书 有幸见过作者两次诶~~
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很棒! Simon Singh是很好的科普读物作家，马不停蹄的找他的另外书。
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