June 11, 2007
The JSTOR database is an archive of important scholarly journals, offering researchers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages. It now includes 37,094 articles from The American Mathematical Monthly, from 1894 to 2003. The 1962 article "College Admissions and the Stability of Marriage" by David Gale and Lloyd Shapley ranks as the most frequently accessed Monthly article in the database. Second place goes to "Introduction to Fermat's Last Theorem" by David A. Cox.
"Introduction to Fermat's Last Theorem"
David A. Cox
The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 101, No. 1 (January, 1994), pp. 3-14
The announcement in 1993 of a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem was an exciting event for the entire mathematics community. This article discusses the mathematical history of Fermat's Last Theorem, conveying the flavor of the mathematics that was developed to tackle and finally solve the problem.
Access to the JSTOR archive is provided by many college, university, and other libraries. To find out if your library is a JSTOR participant, use one of the following links:
United States: http://www.jstor.org/about/participants_na.html.
Other Countries: http://www.jstor.org/about/participants_intl.html.
If your library is not on one of the above lists, look for a nearby library that does have JSTOR access and is open to the public. Members of the MAA have the option of purchasing an individual subscription to JSTOR that gives them access to the archives of The American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematics Magazine, and The College Mathematics Journal.