Mathematics as a literary endeavour

Like novelists, mathematicians are creative authors. With diagrams, symbolism, metaphor, double entendre and elements of surprise, a good proof reads like a good story. So starts Corrie Goldman’s May 8, 2012 article about Stanford University (California, US) professor Reviel Netz and his new book, Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic. (Goldman’s article was […]