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Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw

Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw

Mann, Tony (2016) Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw. In: Mathematical Cultures: The London Meetings 2012-2014. Trends in the History of Science . Birkhauser, Basel, pp. 375-385. ISBN 978-3-319-28580-1 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5)

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Abstract

This paper will present a selective overview of some uses of mathematics in fiction, expanding and updating Mann (2010), before considering the rather unusual case of Catherine Shaw’s detective novels, set in the late Victorian mathematical community.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Mathematical Cultures: The London Meetings 2012-2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics, Mathematical cultures, Literature, Fiction, Mathematical practice, Mathematical practitioners
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16760

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