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Pierre de Fermat

Author: Chad Boutin
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., [©2009]
Series: Profiles in mathematics
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Examines the life ofseventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, discussing his early years, his love of numbers, his contributions to the field of math, and the controversy that nearly ruined his reputation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pierre de Fermat; Pierre de Fermat
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Boutin
ISBN: 9781599350615 1599350610
OCLC Number: 221665527
Description: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early years --
Meeting the master --
Introduction to the Paris circle --
A stream from the south --
A comedy of errors --
The lure of pure numbers --
The shape of numbers --
Last theorem --
The world turns away --
Fermat's last days.
Series Title: Profiles in mathematics
Responsibility: Chad Boutin.
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Examines the life ofseventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, discussing his early years, his love of numbers, his contributions to the field of math, and the controversy that nearly ruined his reputation.

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