a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A card sharp known as "Lady Jane" attempts to swindle a statistician visiting Las Vegas for a conference. The plot twists and turns as it mentions things like the Monty Hall Problem, Game Theory, and Bayes' Theorem.
It appeared in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics (Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2017). Thanks to Larry Lesser for bringing it to my attention.
This is an entertaining and well-written short story. I particularly loved the amusing plot twists and fun ending that made me laugh. Writing a funny tale that deals with statistics and game theory is not an easy task, but author Robert Dawson accomplished this with this delightful literary piece.
|More information about this work can be found at scholarship.claremont.edu.|
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Exciting News: The total number of works of mathematical fiction listed in this database recently reached a milestone. The 1,500th entry is The Man of Forty Crowns by Voltaire. Thanks to Vijay Fafat for writing the summary of that work (and so many others). I am also grateful to everyone who has contributed to this website. Heck, I'm grateful to everyone who visited the site. Thank you!
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