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Riemann inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the LookingGlass (?)
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May 8, 2013 9:19 AM




Re: Riemann inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the LookingGlass (?)
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May 7, 2013 5:23 PM


On 05/07/2013 04:48 PM, David Bernier wrote: > That is what Wikipedia says, citing an article from 2004 > that is inacessible to me, ref. 4 at the Wikipedia page > on Riemann. > > Cf.: > > Section on Riemann's influence: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernhard_Riemann . > > The Wikipedia page on Lewis Carroll, > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lutwidge_Dodgson > > shows that both books appeared after Riemann's 1859 paper, > which some say made Riemann "famous" within a short few > years. > > The Wikipedia page on Lewis Carroll gives no hint of > an influence of Riemann on Carroll ...
Quoting a 1994 book review on "Hyperspace" by physicist Michio Kaku:
"Riemann's geometry inspired one Englishman, Oxford mathematician Lewis Carroll, to write "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." "
[LA Times; March 15, 1994 by BETTYANN KEVLES ; SPECIAL TO THE TIMES ]
cf.: http://articles.latimes.com/19940315/news/vw34100_1_ascientificodysseythroughparalleluniverses
So, is the reviewer right?
 Jesus is an Anarchist.  J.R.



