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The last theorem

Author: Arthur C Clarke; Frederik Pohl
Publisher: London : Harper Voyager, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The last theorem charts the story of Ranjit Subramanian, a man fascinated by Fermat's Last Theorem - so simple that anyone can understand it, yet not proved for more than three centuries. Ranjit learns about the Indian mathematical genius Ramanujan (1887-1920) and discovers a three-page proof of the Last Theorem: this might even be Fermat's own proof. The discovery of the Theorem wins Ranjit the Fields Medal - and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Clarke; Frederik Pohl
ISBN: 9780007289981 0007289987
OCLC Number: 229463695
Description: xii, 299 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The last theorem charts the story of Ranjit Subramanian, a man fascinated by Fermat's Last Theorem --
so simple that anyone can understand it, yet not proved for more than three centuries. Ranjit learns about the Indian mathematical genius Ramanujan (1887-1920) and discovers a three-page proof of the Last Theorem: this might even be Fermat's own proof. The discovery of the Theorem wins Ranjit the Fields Medal --
and the attention of the NSA cryptography branch. However, Ranjit soon finds himself drawn by physics rather than cryptography, as there have been some spectacular advances in fusion technology. And these in turn lead to a plasma drive that can open up the solar system.
Responsibility: Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl.

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The final work from the brightest star in science fiction's galaxy. Arthur C Clarke, who predicted the advent of communication satellites and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey completes a lifetime  Read more...

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'Arthur Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time' Ray Bradbury "[The Last Theorem] works as a compendium of Clarke's best ideas." New Scientist 'Arthur C. Clarke is the prophet of the space Read more...

 
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