# Fermat's last theorem for amateurs

```@inproceedings{Ribenboim1999FermatsLT,
title={Fermat's last theorem for amateurs},
author={Paulo Ribenboim},
year={1999}
}```
The Problem.- Special Cases.- 4 Interludes.- Algebraic Restrictions on Hypothetical Solutions.- Germain's Theorem.- Interludes 5 and 6.- Arithmetic Restrictions on Hypothetical Solutions and on the Exponent.- Interludes 7 and 8.- Reformulations, Consequences, and Criteria.- Interludes 9 and 10.- The Local and Modular Fermat Problem.- Epilogue.

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