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Fermat’s Last Theorem

Synopsis
Recording of a lecture given by Dr R Pinch as part of the London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lecture Series. The video gives a brief history of the attempts that have been made to solve Fermat’s theorem, first posed in the 1630s, and outlines some of the problems that have been encountered along the way.
Series
Popular Lecture Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1994
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
Fermat’s last theorem; pure mathematics

Credits

Writer
Richard Pinch
Cast
Richard Pinch 

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£5.00
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
25 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Sponsor

Name

London Mathematical Society

Distributor (Hire)

Name

London Mathematical Society

Email
lms@lms.ac.uk
Web
http://www.lms.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7637 3686
Fax
020 7323 3655
Address
De Morgan House
57-58 Russell Square
London
WC1B 4HS
Notes
Video recordings of twice-yearly LMS Popular Lectures, which aim to present exciting topics and interesting applications to anyone with a serious interest in mathematics such as sixth form and university students. Recent lectures are for sale on DVD and older ones for hire on video.

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