a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Excision (2012) || Richard Bates Jr (Director and Screenwriter) |
I watched a horror-and-coming-of-age film (think an arty version of "Carrie") called "Excision" last weekend, and was delighted to find that it had in it Malcolm McDowell in it, playing a high school math teacher. Not only that, but he teaches his students linear algebra (pretty advanced high school kids, eh?). There is a scene in which he questions his students about Cramer's Rule, and the whiteboard contains a fair amount of plausible-looking matrix theory, though I'd have to look at it again to know if it's legit (I was watching the movie in a theater at the time, so couldn't pause and ponder). Unfortunately, there was a glaring typo on the board: it says "Le A be an n x n matrix ..." Yes, "Le" instead of "Let." So sad that they messed up the English part of the math!
Be warned: it's not for people who don't like horror or gore.
|More information about this work can be found at www.imdb.com.|
|(Note: This is just one work of
mathematical fiction from the list. To see the entire list or to see more
works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage.)|
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.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)