a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Cold war spy thriller in which our hero must help an aged Soviet
mathematician escape to our side of the Iron Curtain. (I haven't read the
book, just some reviews, so if there is more to say about it than this,
please let me know!)
This book actually has absolutely no math in it at all. It was a quite enjoyable narrative but here is the entirety of math in it: "Hoffner demonstrated that energy itself is space locked up in a certain pattern. His proof involved an audacious development of non-Euclidean geometry which was as revolutionary as Einstein's theory of relativity." That's it.
|More information about this work can be found at www.amazon.com.
|(Note: This is just one work of
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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)