a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A silent, short film which shows intertwined clips of a young girl playing the french horn and answering a question at the board in her algebra class. Reviews of the film that I've read suggest that she is realizing connections between math and music, though it is not clear to me whether those connections are the mathematical structure of music (which surely is a deep subject), the aesthetic beauty of mathematics (at least some people find appreciating mathematics similar to appreciating music), or merely the common aspect of "performing" in front of an audience. Either way, the girl is pleased with the experience and leaves her teacher an apple in thanks.
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
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