a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Let's Play With Numbers [Suuji de Asobo] (2018) || Murako Kinuta |
The story follows Tateki Yokobe, a freshman in the math department of Yoshida University. Though formerly a top student, Yokobe quickly realises his eidetic memory is of no use in understanding highly abstract mathematical concepts. With the help of his friends though, he may well have a chance of surviving the course.
College-level mathematics is featured prominently in the manga series, including concepts in analysis, algebra and topology. For example, during the first lecture, our protagonist is utterly lost when he sees the definition of real numbers using Dedekind cuts for the first time.
Five volumes have been published so far (as of 2/2021) but no English translation has yet appeared. A free sample (in Japanese) is available here.
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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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