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    19 Dec '13 18:03
    This link might interest people who like math(s). It links to extensive references to the use of math(s) in fiction and explains how it is used in the few I looked at.

    http://kasmana.people.cofc.edu/MATHFICT/default.html
  2. Standard memberavalanchethecat
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    19 Dec '13 18:22
    As far as I can make out, most maths is fiction.
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    19 Dec '13 18:29
    The first that came to mind was the pentominoes in Arthur Clarke's Imperial Earth. I am surprised to find that this title is not one of the eleven listed under Clarke at the link.
  4. Subscriberdivegeester
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    19 Dec '13 19:45
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    As far as I can make out, most maths is fiction.
    And every maths book is the same story.
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    19 Dec '13 20:232 edits
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    The first that came to mind was the pentominoes in Arthur Clarke's Imperial Earth. I am surprised to find that this title is not one of the eleven listed under Clarke at the link.
    Maybe you should contact the guy running the page.

    kasmana@cofc.edu

    Edit: discussed at

    http://www.basic.northwestern.edu/g-buehler/pentominoes/speech.htm
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    19 Dec '13 21:07
    Frank Herbert - Destination: Void
  7. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    20 Dec '13 20:02
    The page doesn't mention Oulipo ... a grave omission.
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    20 Dec '13 21:40
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The page doesn't mention Oulipo ... a grave omission.
    The guy running it asks for people's help in finding more examples. but mere criticism is easier.
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