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after that Frey and Ribet had reduced the problem to a (difficult!)
problem about elliptic curves, Wiles virtually stopped writing papers,
attending conferences or even reading anything unrelated to his goal.
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St. Martin's Press 1993. 0-312-10657-2. 80p. Pds. 12.
This is not a book at all, but a set of notes, it contains practically
nothing original, it deals with the nature of mathematics mostly quoting
around (typically you read about Goedel what in 1984 the "Scientific
American" wrote about him). It has no depth. Mathematically this is no
surprise, since the author is not a professional mathematician. But the
delusion is that the author is also philosophically so weak. Whatever it
is, it has nothing to do with Wiles's proof. The author writes rather
authoritatively about the nature of proofs in general, but what weight
can one give to her arguments, when one reads the following statement?
"But with contradictions inherent in the mathematical system used in a
proof, how can one ever really prove anything by contradiction? Imaginary
numbers are one example. The square root of +1 is a real number
because +1 x +1 = +1; however, the square root of -1 is imaginary because
-1 times -1 would also equal +1, instead of -1. This appears to be a
contradiction. Yet it is accepted, and imaginary numbers are used
routinely. But how can we justify using them to prove a contradiction?"
And the following sentence in her booklet is fatal for any mathematical
ambitions on her side, certainly not for Wiles: "A possible fatal flaw
in Wiles's proof is whether the same basic arguments could be constructed
to hold true for all exponents, instead of just the exponents equal to or
greater than 3. If it could, the same proof would "prove" the Pythagorean
theorem [...] to be false." On pages 68-69 she proposes four new
mathematical tasks, the last one I cannot understand (one should prove
the parallel postulate, in order to demolish Einstein's theory of
relativity, but until that page she accepted non-Euclidean geometries?)
Well, the "book" includes, on pages 73-76, in the price a transcription
in readable mathematical fonts of Rubin's Internet announcement. (je)
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SLN Math. 1467 (1991).
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Math. Intell. 16/4 (1994), 19-20.
Ernst Selmer: The diophantine equation ax{3}+by{3}+cz{3}=0.
Acta Math. 85 (1951), 203-362. A very important paper.
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Spektrum 1998/1, 96-103.
7267 Vladimir Sprindzhuk: Classical diophantine equations.
SLN Math. 1559 (1993), 230p. 3-540-57359-3. DM 52.
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14796 Ian Stewart: Die Rinder des Sonnengottes.
Spektrum 2001/1, 114-115. Two amusing exemples of Pell's equation.
Richard Taylor/Andrew Wiles: Ring theoretic properties of certain
Hecke algebras. Manuscript, october 1994.
26840 Robert Tichy: Abelpreis für Andrew Wiles. IMN 232 (2016), 19-24.
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number fields. Springer 1991.
2070 Benne de Weger: Algorithms for diophantine equations.
Centrum for Wiskunde 1989. ISBN 90-6196-375-3.
Andrew Wiles: Modular elliptic curves and Fermat's Last Theorem.
Manuscript, october 1994. This long paper "announces a proof of, among
other things, Fermat's Last Theorem, relying on the second one (short)
[Taylor/Wiles, Ring theoretic properties of certain Hecke algebras]
for one crucial step. As most of you know, the argument described by
Wiles in his Cambridge lectures turned out to have a serious gap, namely
the construction of an uler system. After trying unsuccessfully to repair
that construction, Wiles went back to a different approach, which he had
tried earlier but abandoned in favor of the Euler system idea. He was
able to complete his proof, under the hypothesis that certain Hecke
algebras are local complete intersections. This and the rest of the
ideas described in Wiles' Cambridge lectures are written up in the
first manuscript. Jointly, Taylor and Wiles establish the necessary
property of the Hecke algebras in the second paper. The overall outline
of the argument is similar to the one Wiles described in Cambridge.
The new approach turns out to be significantly simpler and shorter
than the original one, because of the removal of the Euler system.
(In fact, after seeing these manuscripts Faltings has apparently come
up with a further significant simplification of that part of the argument.)
Versions of these manuscripts have been in the hands of a small number
of people for (in some cases) a few weeks. While it is wise to be
cautious for a little while longer, there is certainly reason for
optimism." (Karl Rubin).
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