First Letter





Book and Links




Dido's Problem



Smart Joe

Fuzzy Logic



The Mathematica Ludibunda authors did practically all of the work for the book themselves. All the texts (except the quotes, of course, and my page which of course I wrote myself) they wrote themselves. They also knew enough about magic to make all the magic pictures. And all the pictures, except the charcoal pictures which I drew, they made themselves too. So actually there isn't much to put into the References here.

The great music in the movie about my life was made by fairy Peter. It was a lucky coincidence that Peter flew by on his world tour and composed this wonderful music. Too bad that he left before I got a chance to draw him. Like all the other fairies I have met so far, he is very attractive too!

"nat.gif" on the page about Mandelbrot and Sierpinski is from a CD called "Internet CD" no. 1/98, ISSN 1234-9984, Index 333409.

Below is a list of books and links which were especially important to the fairies during their work.

Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg: "Troja". Darmstadt : Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2001.

Biermann, Kurt-R.:"Carl Friedrich Gauss: Der Fürst der Mathematiker in Briefen und Gesprächen." München : C. H. Beck, 1990.

David Macaulay, Neil Ardley: "The Way Things Work". Dorling Kindersley Limited,1988

Desmond, Marilynn: "Reading Dido". University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Dunham, William: "The Mathematical Universe". John Wiley&Sons, 1994.

Gay, David: "Geometry by Discovery". University of Arizona, 1999.

Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm.

Haverfield, F.: "Ancient town-planning". Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913.

Hibner Koblitz, Ann: "A convergence of lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist-Writer-Revolutionary". Birkhäuser, 1983.

Kline, Morris: "Mathematics: a Cultural Approach". Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1962.

Koshy, Thomas. "Elementary Number Theory with Applications". Harcourt/Academic Press, 2002.

Kosko, Bart: "Fuzzy Thinking". Hyperion, 1993.

Lietzmann, W. :"Der Pythagoräische Lehrsatz". Teubnerverlag, 1930.

Meserve, Bruce E. and Max A. Sobel. "Introduction to Mathematics". Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1964.

Peitgen, H,-O. and H. Jürgens and D. Saupe: "Fractals for the Classroom. Part 1. Introduction to Fractals and Chaos." Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Pilz, Peter und Cornelia Oedekoven und Gaby Zinssmeister: "Forschende Frauen". Mössingen-Talheim : Talheimer, 1995.

Singh, Simon: "The Code Book. The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography." Fourth Estate, London 1999.

Stearns, Peter N. and Donald R. Schwartz and Barry K. Bayer: "World History. Traditions and New Directions." Addison-Wesley, 1991.

Wussing, Hans und Wolfgang Arnold: "Biographien bedeutender Mathematiker". Aulis Verlag, 1989.



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