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Graduate Texts in Mathematics
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Fermat's Last Theorem

A Genetic Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory

Authors: Edwards, Harold M.

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This book is an introduction to algebraic number theory via the famous problem of "Fermat's Last Theorem." The exposition follows the historical development of the problem, beginning with the work of Fermat and ending with Kummer's theory of "ideal" factorization, by means of which the theorem is proved for all prime exponents less than 37. The more elementary topics, such as Euler's proof of the impossibilty of x+y=z, are treated in an elementary way, and new concepts and techniques are introduced only after having been motivated by specific problems. The book also covers in detail the application of Kummer's ideal theory to quadratic integers and relates this theory to Gauss' theory of binary quadratic forms, an interesting and important connection that is not explored in any other book.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fermat's Last Theorem
Book Subtitle
A Genetic Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Mathematics
Series Volume
50
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-90230-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-95002-0
Series ISSN
0072-5285
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 407
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