BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Ahab's arithmetic; or, the mathematics of Moby-Dick

    Hart, Sarah (2019) Ahab's arithmetic; or, the mathematics of Moby-Dick. TBC. (Unpublished)

    [img]
    Preview
    Text
    MathsMelvilleMoby-Dick.pdf - First Submitted (AKA Pre-print)

    Download (670kB) | Preview

    Abstract

    Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick contains a surprising number of mathematical allusions. In this article we explore some of these, as well as discussing the questions that naturally follow: why did Melville choose to use so much mathematical imagery? How did Melville come to acquire the level of mathematical knowledge shown in the novel? And is it commensurate with the general level of mathematical literacy at that time?

    Metadata

    Item Type: Other
    Additional Information: Submitted to the BSHM Bulletin.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hart
    Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 13:20
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 05:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/26953

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    13Downloads
    33Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item