a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Do you remember the old Fractured Fairy Tales segment on Rocky and Bullwinkle in which classic stories were updated with a twist? This is just like those. The old Grimm's Brother tale is retold, but rather than turning straw into gold, the young woman is promised to be able to turn coffee into theorems, building on the famous ErdÅ‘s quote.
Originally published as Mathematical Intelligencer Volume 26, Number 1 / March, 2004, it also appears in the 2009 collection Riot at the Calc Exam.....
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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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