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The last theorem, Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl

Label
The last theorem
Title
The last theorem
Statement of responsibility
Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
When Ranjit Subramianian, a Sri Lankan with a gift for mathematics, comes up with a solution for Fermat's Last Theorem, he gains not only fame and fortune but also the attentions of the NSA and the secretive Pax per Fidem, while, unbeknownst to the inhabitants of Earth, alien invaders are on a collision course with the planet and a mission to exterminate all humankind
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Tone
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273285
Cataloging source
DLC
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1917-2008
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Clarke, Arthur C.
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Pohl, Frederik
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True
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  • Mathematicians
  • Physicists
  • Fermat's last theorem
  • Space vehicles
  • Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
The last theorem, Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043332464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 299 p.
Isbn
9780007290000
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The last theorem, Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl
Publication
Control code
000043332464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 299 p.
Isbn
9780007290000
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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