Where can you hear an old man in a nursing home tell of how he
disproved Goldbach's Conjecture as part of an undergraduate
research project? Get inside the mind of James Clerk Maxwell as he
discovers electro-magnetic waves? Witness the 19th century's
greatest mathematician finally get the credit she was denied by
sexism and murder? In Reality Conditions, a collection of short
stories spanning a variety of genres, you can share in these and
other fictional mathematical experiences. Each story is a
mathematical journey designed to entertain, educate and tantalize.
There is something here for everyone: humor, drama, the little
details to the big picture, science fiction to true histories.
Through these stories, those with little mathematical background
will encounter some of the most interesting parts of the field of
mathematics for the first time. Even professional mathematicians
will be captivated by ideas that take us to the limits of
knowledge, addressing the questions of how mathematics is related
to the human mind and how it is related to reality. The book is
perfect for leisure reading. Join one of the leading experts in the
area of mathematical fiction as he takes us on a whirlwind tour of
mathematics, both real and imaginary.
Mathematical Association of America
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