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Title Imaginary numbers : an anthology of marvelous mathematical stories, diversions, poems, and musings / edited by William Frucht.
Imprint New York : J. Wiley, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 327 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Mathematics -- Literary collections.
Genre Electronic books.
Literary collections.
Contents The form of space / Italo Calvino -- A new golden age / Rudy Rucker -- A serpent with corners (from A tangled tale) / Lewis Carroll -- A positive reminder / J.A. Lindon -- How Kazir won his wife / Raymond Smullyan -- 11 May 1905 (from Einstein's dreams) / Alan Lightman -- Why does disorder increase in the same direction of time as that in which the universe expands? / Roald Hoffman -- The golden man / Philip K. Dick -- The morphology of the Kirkham wreck / Hilbert Schenck -- Resolution of the paradox: a philosophical puppet play / Abner Shimony -- Parallelism / Piet Hein -- Prelude ... (from Gödel, Escher, Bach: an eternal golden braid) / Douglas Hofstadter -- The third Sally, or the dragons of probability (from The seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius) / Stanislaw Lem -- Concerning irregular figures (from Flatland) / Edwin Abbott Abbott -- The definition of love / Andrew Marvell -- On Fiddib Har (from The planiverse: computer contact with a two-dimensional world) / A.K. Dewdney -- The church of the fourth dimension / Martin Gardner -- The extraordinary hotel, or the thousand and first journey of Ion the Quiet / Stanislaw Lem -- Ten weary, footsore travelers / Anonymous -- from The policeman's beard is half-constructed / Racter -- Burning chrome / William Gibson -- Gonna roll the bones / Fritz Leiber -- A word on statistics / Wislawa Szymborska -- Giovanni and his wife / Tommaso Landolfi -- The private war on Private Jacob / Joe Haldeman -- The library of Babel / Jorge Luis Borges -- Enantiomorphosis (A natural history of mirrors) / Christian Bök -- Schwarzschild radius / Connie Willis -- Letter from Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) / Siv Cedering -- from We / Yevgeny Zamyatin -- The garden of time / J.G. Ballard.
Other Author Frucht, William.
Other Title Print version: Imaginary numbers. New York : J. Wiley, 1999 0471332445