MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Jumpers (1989)
Tom Stoppard
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In a philosophical monologue on the nature of morality, a main character considers Zeno's paradox and infinitesimals and imagines a circle as a limit of polygons.

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  6. Enigma by Robert Harris / Tom Stoppard
  7. Proof by David Auburn (playwright)
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  9. Good Will by Jane Smiley
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Literary Quality:
4.5/5 (2 votes)
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