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Notes on Fermat's Last Theorem

Alfred J. van der Poorten
Publisher: 
John Wiley
Publication Date: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
240
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
111.50
ISBN: 
978-0471062615
Category: 
Monograph
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Quasi-Historical Introduction.

Remarks on Unique Factorization.

Elementary Methods.

Kummer's Arguments.

Why Do We Believe Wiles?

More Quasi-History.

Diophantus and Fermat.

A Child's Introduction to Elliptic Functions.

Local and Global.

Curves.

Modular Forms.

The Modularity Conjecture.

The Functional Equation.

Zeta Functions and L -Series.

The ABC-Conjecture.

Heights.

Class Number of Imaginary Quadratic Number Fields.

Wiles' Proof.

Appendices.

Index.

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED