a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
A short piece that employs a humorous McGuffin to introduce the Barber's Paradox.
Both frequent site contributor Dr. Allan Goldberg and the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics think this is an example of "mathematical fiction", and so I will include an entry for it here in my database (even if I'm not sure I consider it to be one).
Citation: Audrey Nasar, "Astor Place Barber," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 13 Issue 1 (January 2023), pages 316-317
|More information about this work can be found at scholarship.claremont.edu.
|(Note: This is just one work of
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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)