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Title Mathematics in popular culture [electronic resource] : essays on appearances in film, fiction, games, television and other media / edited by Jessica K. Sklar and Elizabeth S. Sklar ; foreword by Keith Devlin.
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012.
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 Electronic Book  P96.M395 M38 2012eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 345 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Jessica K. Sklar and Elizabeth S. Sklar -- The Game. A Survey of Fictional Mathematics in Literature / Alex Kasman -- "You Never Said Anything About Math": Math Phobia and Math. Fanaticism in the World of Lost / Kristine Larsen -- What's in a name? The Matrix as an Introduction to Mathematics / Kris H. Green -- Computer Modeling in the Epidemiological Disaster Narrative : Mapping Contagion and Disease, Catastrophe and Destruction / Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Douglas Whittington -- Fair and Unfair Division in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon / Michael D. C. Drout and William Goldbloom Bloch -- Game Theory in Popular Culture: Battles of Wits and Matters of Trust / Jennifer Firkins Nordstrom -- Coming Out of the Dungeon: Mathematics and Role-Playing Games / Kris H. Green -- Playing Moneyball: Math and Baseball / Jeff Hildebrand -- A Mathematician Does the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle / Gene Abrams -- The Players. XKCD: A Web of Popular Culture / Karen Burnham -- Counting with the Sharks: Math-Savvy Gamblers in Popular Culture / Matthew Lane -- Stand and Deliver Twenty Years Later / Ksenija Simic-Muller, Maura Varley Gutierrez and Rodrigo Jorge Gutierrez -- Smart Girls: The Uncanny Daughters of Arcadia and Proof / Sharon Alker and Roberta Davidson -- Mean Girls: A Metamorphosis of the Female Math Nerd / Kristin Rowan -- The Mathematical Misanthrope and American Popular Culture / Kenneth Faulkner -- Alan Turing: Reflecting on the Life, Work, and Popular Representations of a Queer Mathematician / K.G. Vale -- Mat(t)h Anxiety: Math as Symptom in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting / Donald l. Hoffman -- Math + Metaphor. Thinking Outside the Box: Application Versus Discovery in Saw and Cube / Jessica K. Sklar -- Tolstoy's Integration Metaphor from War and Peace / Stephen T. Ahearn -- "We'll All Change Together": Mathematics as Metaphor in Greg Egan's Fiction / Neil Easterbrook -- Truth by the Numbers: Mysticism and Madness in Darren Aronofsky's 1 / Laurie A. Finke and Martin B. Shichtman -- Flatland in Popular Culture / Lila Marz Harper -- Discovering a Higher Plane: Dimensionality and Enlightenment in Flatland and Diaspora / Chris Pak -- Projective Geometry in Early Twentieth Century Esotericism: From the Anthroposophical Society to the Thoth Tarot / Richard Kaczynski.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Mathematics in mass media.
Popular culture -- United States.
Mass media and culture -- United States.
Related Names Sklar, Jessica K., 1973-
Sklar, Elizabeth Sherr.
Related To Print version: Mathematics in popular culture. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012. Mathematics in popular culture. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012 9780786449781 (DLC) 2012000543
ISBN 9780786489947 (electronic bk.)
0786489944 (electronic bk.)
9780786449781 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786449780 (softcover : alk. paper)
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