Most readers don’t notice that Herman Melville’s classic, Moby Dick, is awash in mathematical allusions and metaphors. But then again, most readers aren’t Sarah Hart, a professor at Birkbeck, University of London, who is also the Gresham professor of geometry—the oldest mathematical chair in England. Hart has a knack for finding the math hidden in classic literature and music! In this article Writer’s Relief found at independent.co.uk, Hart reveals the math she discovered in Moby Dick, as well as in The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton, and in classical music compositions by Mozart.
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