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She Wrote the Book (1946)
Oscar Brodney (writer) / Warren Wilson (writer) / Charles Lamont (director)
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A modest and shy female math professor develops amnesia and completely changes her behavior when she comes to believe she is the author of steamy romance models. According to Burkard Polster and Marty Ross' Mathematics Goes to the Movies website, she " lectures about the radius of convergence of power series [...and...] discusses whether she likes bridges and applies (correctly!) the law of tangents."

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Categories:
GenreHumorous,
MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Academia, Female Mathematicians, Romance,
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MediumFilms,

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