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I'm interested in the proof of FLT, but I'm new to algebra, only knowing a little thing about abstract algebra, group theory.

Can anyone recommend a learning path to me? Particularly, can anyone give me a reading list? What books should I read and what subject should I master to appreciate the proof of FLT?

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Besides, given your previous question mathoverflow.net/questions/89748/… I would have thought that you might need to spend more time understanding the resolution of the Poincare conjecture... –  Yemon Choi Dec 30 '12 at 9:38
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I don't see a problem in willing to know both a proof of Fermat last theorem and Poincare conjecture. I would be happy to know both proofs. –  Dmitri Dec 30 '12 at 12:04
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Dear friends who closed the question, I think you definately make a mistake to say that this is a "spam question". Do you really think that it is "spam" to be willing to know the prerequisits for Fermat Last Theorem? And, again, Yemon Choi, you see people can have different interests in their live. One year is a long time (the question on Poincare was asked one year ago), maybe the person who asked the question is looking for a topiс to study... A couple of month ago I was trying to look into some ideas of the proof of FLT. What is so "spam" with this? –  Dmitri Dec 30 '12 at 12:37
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My Favorite Search Engine gave me these links: Knowledge needed to understand Fermat's last theorem: math.stackexchange.com/q/170142 A recommended roadmap to FLT: mathoverflow.net/questions/97820 Minimal prerequisites to reading Wiles's proof of FLT: mathoverflow.net/questions/54612 –  Martin Dec 30 '12 at 12:51
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Dear Todd and quid, I don't argue the fact that this question is not good for this website in the form it is phrased (of course weather a question is good or not depends very much on an answer that is given). But I definately think that there should be more tolerance here. –  Dmitri Dec 30 '12 at 15:07
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closed as general reference by Yemon Choi, Chandan Singh Dalawat, Daniel Moskovich, Fernando Muro, Anthony Quas Dec 30 '12 at 12:06

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