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# Mathematical Cranks

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A delightful collection of articles about people who claim they have achieved the mathematically impossible (squaring the circle, duplicating the cube); people who think they have done something they have not (proving Fermat's Last Theorem); people who pray in matrices; people who find the American Revolution ruled by the number 57; people who have in common eccentric math
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Paperback, 383 pages

Published
October 17th 1996
by Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
(first published September 1st 1992)

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Thankfully, such people have always existed and hopefully ...more

*Mathematical Cranks*is a tremendous amount of fun, but is probably only going to be enjoyable to people who absolutely love math.

Take a look at the author's portrait on the back cover. If you're in a technical field and have had to sit and endure the experience of some painfully ignorant and self-important blowhard tell you how you're all wrong about things you know very well, you may end up looking like poor Professor Dudley.

Cranks are the reas ...more

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