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Passion Plays: Melodramas about Mathematics

Rosamond, Frances A. (2012). Passion Plays: Melodramas about Mathematics. In Bodlaender, H. L., Downey, R., Fomin, F. V. and Marx, D.(Ed.), The Multivariate Algorithmic Revolution and Beyond. : Springer. (pp. 80-87).

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IRMA ID 82794376xPUB26
Author Rosamond, Frances A.
Title of Chapter Passion Plays: Melodramas about Mathematics
Title of Book The Multivariate Algorithmic Revolution and Beyond
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 7370
Editor Bodlaender, H. L.
Downey, R.
Fomin, F. V.
Marx, D.
ISBN 978-3-642-30890-1   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Volume Number 7370
Chapter Number 8
Start Page 80
End Page 87
Total Pages 8
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DIISR)
Abstract Most people don’t know that Michael Fellows’ efforts to introduce mathematics to the public went beyond Computer Science Unplugged and engaged a bold, new venue — inventive, inquisitive theatre. He wrote several plays, but this chapter will only give a brief description of the Four Cowboy Melodramas of Mathematics. The term “melodrama” refers to a dramatic work that exaggerates plot and characters in order to appeal to the emotions. Each play proves at least one mathematical theorem. The dramas have been played on stage only a few times.
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