a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
Author includes the word(s): Fletcher Pratt3 matches found out of 1611
entries
(Note: This page not the entire list of works of
Mathematical Fiction. To see the whole list, click here.)


Mad Destroyer (1930) 
 Fletcher Pratt 

The story is about a mathematician/astronomer who has discovered an exact solution to the multibody problem in gravitation i.e. a formula which can easily calculate the positions and velocities of N... (more) 


The Mathematics of Magic (1940) 
 L. Sprague de Camp / Fletcher Pratt 

The "Enchanter Stories" by de Camp and Pratt are a very popular series of SF/fantasy stories whose protagonist, Harold Shea, is able to travel to other universes using symbolic logic. "The Mathematics... (more) 


The Square Cube Law (1952) 
 Fletcher Pratt 

JBS Haldane once wrote a wonderful article, “On Being the Right Size”, which can be found in James Newman’s “The World of Mathematics, Vol 2”. It encapsulates beautifully the idea that biologically,... (more) 

Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in nonfictional 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)