Larry A Freeman

Location: Fremont, CA United States


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Fermat's Last Theorem for Amateurs by Paulo Ribenboim
Solid coverage of proofs relating to Fermat's Last Theorem up to Kummer's Theory. You will find proofs for n=2, n=3, n=4, n=5, and n=7. Requires solid background in Algebraic Number Theory. For example, you should already have a good understanding of the Quadratic Law of Reciprocity, Quadratic Fields, and Congruences. If you don't, I recommend Elementary Number Theory for Congruences and the Quadratic Law of Reciprocity and Stark's An Introduction to Number Theory for Quadratic Fields. I would also recommend starting out with Edward's Book on Fermat's Last Theorem which includes detailed coverage of Kummer's Theory.