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Pythagoras' revenge : a mathematical mystery

Author: Arturo Sangalli
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The celebrated mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras left no writings. But what if he had and the manuscript was never found? Where would it be located? And what information would it reveal? These questions are the inspiration for the mathematical mystery novel Pythagoras' Revenge. Suspenseful and instructive, Pythagoras' Revenge weaves fact, fiction, mathematics, computer science, and ancient history into a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Mystery fiction
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Sangalli, Arturo, 1940-
Pythagoras' revenge.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008944149
Named Person: Pythagoras; Pythagoras / Fiction.; Pythagoras.
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arturo Sangalli
ISBN: 9780691049557 0691049556 9781400829903 1400829909 0691150192 9780691150192 9781282157507 1282157507
OCLC Number: 432996547
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 183 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: pt. 1. A time capsule? --
pt. 2. An extraordinarily gifted man --
pt. 3. A sect of neo-pythagoreans --
pt. 4. Pythagoras' mission.
Responsibility: Arturo Sangalli.

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Set in 1998 with flashbacks to classical Greece, this title investigates the confrontation between opposing views of mathematics and reality, and explores ideas from both early and cutting-edge  Read more...

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