By Harold M. Edwards
This e-book is an creation to algebraic quantity thought through the recognized challenge of "Fermat's final Theorem. The exposition follows the historic improvement of the matter, starting with the paintings of Fermat and finishing with Kummer's conception of "ideal" factorization, through which the theory is proved for all top exponents below 37. The extra undemanding themes, equivalent to Euler's facts of the impossibilty of x+y=z, are handled in an easy approach, and new thoughts and strategies are brought merely after having been prompted through particular difficulties. The publication additionally covers intimately the applying of Kummer's excellent idea to quadratic integers and relates this concept to Gauss' idea of binary quadratic varieties, a fascinating and critical connection that's not explored in the other ebook.
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Fermat's Last Theorem: A Genetic Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory by Harold M. Edwards