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Alice in Mathland

Alice in Mathland, is an entertaining and instructional 170-page tale of Alice's journey through Mathland, where she learns math from an eccentric Yellow Pig guide. I wrote it as my undergraduate thesis at Simon's Rock from September 1999 to May 2000.

Frequently asked questions:

Why a yellow pig?
The yellow pig is a reference to HCSSiM, an excellent summer program for high schoolers interested in mathematics.
Where can I read more math fiction?
The most complete list I know of can be found here.
What other formats is Alice in Mathland available in?
See the table below. Note that you'll need the class definitions if you want to tex the document yourself.
I think I found an error. How can I report it?
Email me and I'll add it to the list of known errata.
Can I re-distribute, modify, or translate this?
Possibly. Email me to discuss further.
I'm a Simon's Rock student and want to write my thesis in LaTeX. Can you help?
A stub thesis that satisfies the style requirements is here.

One doc (PDF) HTML TeX DVI
Introduction HTML TeX DVI
Part 1 HTML TeX DVI
Part 2 HTML TeX DVI
Part 3 HTML TeX DVI
Part 4 HTML TeX DVI
Part 5 HTML TeX DVI
Extra Math HTML TeX DVI
Conclusion HTML TeX DVI
Bibliography HTML TeX DVI
Proposal (Sep) HTML TeX DVI
Self-eval (Dec) HTML TeX DVI