a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|This work of historical fiction tells the story of Marian Rejewski, a Polish mathematician who used algebraic methods to break the Nazi Enigma code. Another work of mathematical fiction to address the same historical events is the film Sekret Enigmy. Otherwise, most works of mathematical fiction (at least those in English) tend to focus their attention on Alan Turing, a British mathematician who also contributed to the breaking of the Enigma code.
As far as I can tell, this novel by a Scottish author living is France, is currently available only in Great Britain. I have not been able to obtain a copy to read but I looked at the few chapters that are freely available at amazon.co.uk. That portion of the book focuses on his education. I found them pleasing to read and sufficiently mathematical to justify inclusion in this database. I do hope to be able to read the entire book someday.
|More information about this work can be found at www.amazon.co.uk.|
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