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Pythagoras' Revenge:
A Mathematical Mystery
Arturo Sangalli

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
List of Main Characters xi
Prologue xiii

PART I: A TIME CAPSULE?
Chapter 1. The Fifteen Puzzle 3
Chapter 2. The Impossible Manuscript 10
Chapter 3. Game Over 19
Chapter 4. A Trip to London 25
Chapter 5. A Letter from the Past 32
Chapter 6. Found and Lost 38
Chapter 7. A Death in the Family 46

PART II: AN EXTRAORDINARILY GIFTED MAN
Chapter 8. The Mission 53
Chapter 9. Norton Thorp 63
Chapter 10. Random Numbers 69
Chapter 11. Randomness Everywhere 76
Chapter 12. Vanished 82

PART III: A SECT OF NEO-PYTHAGOREANS
Chapter 13. The Mandate 85
Chapter 14. The Beacon 87
Chapter 15. The Team 98
Chapter 16. The Hunt 106
Chapter 17. The Symbol of the Serpent 115
Chapter 18. A Professional Job 122
Chapter 19. With a Little Help from Your Sister 126

PART IV: PYTHAGORAS’ MISSION
Chapter 20. All Roads Lead to Rome 139
Chapter 21. Kidnapped 152
Chapter 22. The Last Piece of the Puzzle 158
Epilogue 169
Appendix 1: Jule's Solution 171
Appendix 2: Infi nitely Many Primes 173
Appendix 3: Random Sequences 175
Appendix 4: A Simple Visual Proof of the Pythagorean
Theorem 177
Appendix 5: Perfect and Figured Numbers 178
Notes, Credits, and Bibliographical Sources 181

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