Fermat’s Last Theorem

Not many secular mysteries last 358 years. However, Fermat’s Last Theorem, published in 1637 managed to hold until British mathematician Andrew Wiles tightened up his original proof.

This edition of In Our Time talks us through the theory and, just at the end, when you may be wondering what earthly use it might be, mentions some present-day benefits.


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Guitar teacher/player; classical music reviewer with bachtrack.com; fan of the written and spoken word

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