Passion Plays: Melodramas about Mathematics

Frances Rosamond

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    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. � 2012 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Multivariate Algorithmic Revolution and Beyond
    EditorsHans L. Bodlaender, Rod Downey, Fedor V. Fomin, Daniel Marx
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, Germany
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-30891-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30890-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Electronic)0302-9743


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