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By Jessica K. Sklar, Elizabeth S. Sklar

Arithmetic has maintained a stunning presence in renowned media for over a century. lately, the flicks strong Will searching, a stunning brain, and Stand and convey, the degree performs Breaking the Code and evidence, the novella Flatland and the highly winning tv crime sequence NUMB3RS all weave arithmetic prominently into their storylines. much less seen yet pivotal references to the topic seem within the blockbuster television convey misplaced, the cult motion picture The Princess Bride, or even Tolstoy's battle and Peace. during this number of new essays, individuals contemplate the position of math in every little thing from motion pictures, baseball, crossword puzzles, fable role-playing video games, and tv exhibits to technology fiction stories, award-winning performs and vintage works of literature. Revealing the extensive variety of intersections among arithmetic and mainstream tradition, this assortment demonstrates that even "mass entertainment" may have a hidden intensity.

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Astounding Sept. 1934. 6–19. 26 Part One. The Game Schogt, Philibert. The Wild Numbers. New York: Plume, 2001. Shaw, Bob. Ground Zero Man. New York: Avon, 1971. Sheffield, Charles. The Lady Vanishes and Other Oddities of Nature (Five Star First Edition Science Fiction and Fantasy Series). Barcelona: Five Star, 2002. _____. ” Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct. 1988. 86–97. Spicci, Joan. Beyond the Limit. New York: Forge, 2002. Spruill, Steven G. Binary Star #4: Legacy/The Janus Equation. New York: Dell, 1980.

However, Wilson is careful to point out that the number of occurrences of 23 which he found in his life was due to the fact that he was looking for occurrences (Wilson 45). It would be interesting to know how many occurrences of other numbers (such as 5 or 21) might likewise be found by Lost viewers if they were not distracted by six specific numbers. However, such rational thinking does not prevent 46 percent of Europeans and 32 percent of Americans from believing that some numbers are particularly lucky for certain people (National Science Board 2004: 7–22).

Sad Strains of a Gay Waltz. Holt, 1993. Egan, Greg. /Nov. 2007: 20–51. _____. Diaspora. New York: Eos, 1999. _____. ” The New Space Opera. Ed. Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan. New York: Eos, 2007. 88–112. _____. ” Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine Sept. 1995: 20–56. _____. Schild’s Ladder: A Novel. New York: Eos, 2004. Fadiman, Clifton, comp. and ed. Fantasia Mathematica: Being a Set of Stories, Together with a Group of Oddments and Diversions, All Drawn from the Universe of Mathematics. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1997.

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