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As soon as Upon a Prime overview: The connections between maths and fiction



Maths is woven into Moby-Dick, concerning the hunt for an elusive whale

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As soon as Upon a Prime
Sarah Hart
HarperCollins (UK, out 13 April) and Macmillan (US, out 11 April)

DID that cycloids, the curves traced by some extent on a circle because it rolls alongside a straight line, seem in Moby-Dick? Or that Leo Tolstoy made in depth use of calculus in Battle and Peace? Or that George Eliot talked about taking “a dose of mathematics every day” and that this curiosity is central to her novel, Daniel Deronda?

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