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The Captured Cross-Section (1929)
Miles J. Breuer (M.D.)
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Note: This work of mathematical fiction is recommended by Alex for hardcore fans of science fiction.

Another "extra dimensions" story, with the twist of our hero having to save his fiance (also a mathematician) from terrifying dangers. There is some nonsense at the beginning about rotations and a count of variables/equations that probably had its basis in a reasonable linear algebra class but just comes out sounding kind of silly here.

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Ratings for The Captured Cross-Section:
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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (2 votes)
Literary Quality:
2.5/5 (2 votes)

GenreScience Fiction,
MotifHigher/Lower Dimensions, Female Mathematicians, Romance,
MediumShort Stories,

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