MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time (1997)
Clifford Pickover
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Contributed by Cliff Pickover

A group of time travelers journey back to the time of Pythagoras in an effort to see the origins of mystical mathematics. The journey continues as they explore numerous links between mathematics, nature and mysticism. Concepts featured: pentagonal numbers, perfect numbers, oblong numbers, the golden ratio, and fractals. Religious implications are also discussed.

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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction, Science Fiction, Didactic,
MotifTime Travel, Religion,
TopicAlgebra/Arithmetic/Number Theory,
MediumNovels,

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