MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Without a Trace (Episode: Claus and Effect) (2007)
David Amann (writer) / Alicia Kirk (writer) / Bobby Roth (Director)
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In this Christmas special episode of the TV crime drama, a department store Santa turns out to be a mathematical prodigy who has quit his job as a mathematician/programmer due to ethical concerns that his work will cause others to lose their jobs. He becomes involved in a scheme to make money by applying mathematics to gambling.

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  5. Case of Lies by Perri O\'Shaughnessy
  6. Summa Mathematica by Sean Doolittle
  7. Mangum, P.I. by Colin Adams
  8. Cardano and the Case of the Cubic by Jeff Adams
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  10. Naked Came the Post-modernist by Sarah Lawrence College Writing Class WRIT-3303-R / Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Categories:
GenreMystery, Humorous,
MotifProdigies,
Topic
MediumTelevision Series or Episode,

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