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Fantasia mathematica : being a set of stories, together with a group of oddments and diversions, all drawn from the universe of mathematics

Stories by Aldous Huxley, Arthur Koestler, H.G. Wells, Plato, et al
Print Book, English, 1997
Copernicus, New York, NY, USA, 1997
xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780387949314, 0387949313
Introduction / Clifton Fadiman
Odd numbers. Young Archimedes / Aldous Huxley
Pythagoras and the psychoanalyst / Arthur Koestler
Mother and the decimal point / Richard Llewellyn
Jurgen proves it by mathematics / James Branch Cabell
Peter learns arithmetic / H.G. Wells
Socrates and the slave / Plato
The death of Archimedes / Karel Čapek
Imaginaries. The devil and Simon Flagg / Arthur Porges
And he built a crooked house / Robert A. Heinlein
Inflexible logic / Russelll Maloney
No-sided professor / Martin Gardner
Superiority / Arthur C. Clarke
The mathematical vodoo / H. Nearing, Jr
Expedition / Frederic Brown
The captured cross-section / Miles J. Breuer
A. Botts and the Moebius strip / William Hazlett Upson
God and the machine / Nigel Balchin
The Tachypomp / Edward Page Mitchell
The island of five colors / Martin Gardner
The last magician / Bruce Elliott
A subway names Moebius / A.J. Deutsch
The universal library / Kurd Lasswitz
Postscript to "The Universal Library" / Willy Ley
John Jones's dollar / Harry Stephen Keeler
Fractions. A new ballad of Sir Patrick Spens / Arthur T. Quiller-Couch
The unfortunate topologist / Cyril Kornbluth
There once was a breathy baboon / Arthur Eddington
Yet what are all / Lewis Carroll
Twinkle, twinkle, little star / Ralph Barton
Mathematical love / Andrew Marvell
The circle / Christopher Morley
The circle and the square / Thomas Dekker
Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare / Edna St. Vincent Millay
Euclid / Vachel Lindsay
To think that two and two are four / A.E. Housman
The uses of mathematics / Samuel Butler
Arithmetic / Carl Sandburg
Threes (to be sung by Niels Bohr) / John Atherton
Plane geometry / Emma Rounds
He thought he saw electrons swift / Herbert Dingle
Fearsome fable / Bruce Elliott
Bertrand Russell's dream / G.H. Hardy
For all practical purposes / C. Stanley Ogilvy
Eternity: a nightmare / Lewis Carroll
An infinity of guests / Geroge Gamow
"/ Arthur Eddington
No power on earth / William Whewell
(x [plus] 1) / Edgar Allan Poe
The receptive bosom / Edward Shanks
Leinbach's proof / Arthur Schnitzler
Problem from the New Yorker: "Talk of the town"
A letter to Tennyson from Mathematical Gazette
A fable from Mathematical Gazette
There was a young man from Trinity / Anonymous
There was an old man who said, "Do"
Relativity / Anonymous
There was a young fellow named Fisk / Anonymous
Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1958