a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|In this young adult adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma", a high school student unsuccessfully attempts to use her knowledge of mathematics to create a matchmaking app for her classmates. It is yet another work of mathematical fiction about someone who likes numbers more than people who in the end (spoiler alert) is surprised to learn that there is more to life than math.
|(quoted from The Code for Love and Heartbreak)|
I've always loved numbers a whole lot more than I love people.
For one thing, I can make numbers behave any way I want them to. No arguments, no questions. I write a line of code, and my computer performs a specific and very regulated task. Numbers don't play games or hide behind some nuance I've missed. I write an equation, then formulate a definitive and absolutely correct answer.
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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.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)