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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    $\begingroup$ I have a wonderful proof, but this comment doesn't allow enough characters to contain it. $\endgroup$ – Alfonso Fernandez Jan 14 '13 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ The famed proof by Sir Andrew John Wiles requires some knowledge of Galois groups, homomorphisms, so I believe quite some knowledge of abstract algebra is needed. $\endgroup$ – Obinna Nwakwue Jun 24 '17 at 2:02

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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    $\begingroup$ Is it free for download from the source? $\endgroup$ – Sigur Jan 14 '13 at 22:56
  • $\begingroup$ @joejacobz You're welcome. Don't forget to show your appreciation with an up-vote ;o) $\endgroup$ – Fly by Night Jan 14 '13 at 22:56
  • $\begingroup$ @Sigur Yes. Just follow the link. $\endgroup$ – Fly by Night Jan 14 '13 at 22:57
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    $\begingroup$ I see and I have the paper. I'm asking if is possible to share it. No problems with Copyright? $\endgroup$ – Sigur Jan 14 '13 at 22:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Sigur It was posted on Wikipedia as an article reference. $\endgroup$ – 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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