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 RolePlaying 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: MathSavvy Gamblers in Popular Culture / Matthew Lane  Stand and Deliver Twenty Years Later / Ksenija SimicMuller, 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) 
Standard # 
9786613584892 
