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Where can I find a copy of the proof that proves Fermat's Last Theorem? Also, what different mathematical topics would I need to know to fully understand all of the syntax and reasoning in the proof? Thanks for the help!

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I have a wonderful proof, but this comment doesn't allow enough characters to contain it. – Alfonso Fernandez Jan 14 '13 at 22:45

Here's a link the the paper:

Wiles, A. J. "Modular elliptic curves and Fermat's Last Theorem", Annals of Mathematics, 141 (1995), 443-551.

It'll take most people several lifetimes of study to get close to understanding it all in perfect detail.

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Thank you for the link! – joejacobz Jan 14 '13 at 22:54
Is it free for download from the source? – Sigur Jan 14 '13 at 22:56
@joejacobz You're welcome. Don't forget to show your appreciation with an up-vote ;o) – Fly by Night Jan 14 '13 at 22:56
I see and I have the paper. I'm asking if is possible to share it. No problems with Copyright? – Sigur Jan 14 '13 at 22:59
@Sigur It was posted on Wikipedia as an article reference. – Fly by Night Jan 14 '13 at 23:06

You can find it here: Andrew John Wiles. Modular elliptic curves and Fermat's Last Theorem, Annals of Mathematics, 141 (1995), 443-552.

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