Fermat's Last Theorem (book)

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This article is about a Simon Singh book. For a book of the same name, see Amir Aczel.
Fermat's Last Theorem
Softcover edition
Author Simon Singh
Language English
Subject Fermat's last theorem
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Fourth Estate Ltd
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback)
ISBN 978-1857025217

Fermat's Last Theorem is a popular science book by Simon Singh. It tells the story of the search for a proof of Fermat's last theorem, first conjectured by Pierre de Fermat in 1637.[1][2][3] Despite the efforts of many mathematicians, the proof would remain incomplete until as late as 1995, with the publication of Andrew Wiles' proof of the Theorem.

In the United States, the book was released as Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem.[1][3]