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Lovejoy at Large

(1992)
(A book in the Lovejoy series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
When Cambridge mathematician Andrew Wiles announced a solution for Fermat's last theorem in 1993, it electrified the world of mathematics. After a flaw was discovered in the proof, Wiles had to work for another year--he had already laboured in solitude for seven years--to establish that he had solved the 350-year-old problem. Simon Singh's book is a lively, comprehensible explanation of Wiles's work and of the colourful history that has build up around Fermat's last theorem over the years. The book contains some problems that offer a taste for the maths, but it also includes limericks to give a feeling for the quirkier side of mathematicians.

Genre: Mystery

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January 1992 : UK Paperback

Title: Lovejoy at Large: An Omnibus
Author(s): Jonathan Gash
ISBN: 0-09-982440-X / 978-0-7117-0452-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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