MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Music of the Spheres (2001)
Elizabeth Redfern
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Contributed by "William E. Emba"

A highly praised (a la Caleb Carr) historical thriller set in Europe in 1795, involving lots of astronomy. This includes Laplace musing over his theorem that gravitational perturbations are bounded, and his wondering if a similar theorem applies to history.

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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction,
MotifReal Mathematicians,
TopicAnalysis/Calculus/Differential, Mathematical Physics,
MediumNovels,

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