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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Works

Themes

Science

Themes are groups of groups: as each item is tied to a group, each group is tied to a theme.

5 mg q 6 h, last night amobarbital sodium 0.2 Gm. at bedtime
GR Part One, 20: 168 Formula | Medicine
p - 1
2*, first AD, 59.7: 862 (the product - factorial) Formula | Mathematics
additional axis
AD Two, 11.5: 132 Quaternions | Mathematics
Adolf Busemann
GR Part Three, 13: 452 Scientist | Rockets
air-pressure
AD One, 1.1: 8 Science | Physics
Albert Einstein
2*, first AD, 31.1: 412 (young -) Scientist | Physics
Albert Grünwedel
AD Four, 53.12: 766 Scientist | Germany
Alexander Friedmann
GR Part Three, 10: 396 Scientist | Russia
arithmetic
AD Two, 14.1: 158 Algebra | Mathematics
asymptotic
3*, first AD, 29.1: 374 Geometry | Mathematics
August Wilhelm von Hofmann
3*, first GR, 19: 161 Scientist | Chemistry
Augustin Louis Cauchy
AD Three, 42.3: 598 (And ... though she|may not care for -) Scientist | Mathematics
Baron von Waltersahusen
AD Three, 48.1: 661 Scientist | Mathematics
Beck
GR Part Two, 3: 224 Scientist | Germany
Behaviorist
GR Part One, 5: 35 Scientist | Psychology
Berthold Laufer
AD Four, 53.12: 766 Scientist | Germany
Bertie
AD Three, 38.2: 538 (- [...] Russell) Scientist | Mathematics
Bertrand Russell
4*, first AD, 38.2: 538 (Bertie ('Mad Dog') -) Scientist | Mathematics
biquaternion equation
AD Three, 38.1: 525 (-s) Quaternions | Mathematics
Cantorian
2*, first AD, 42.1: 594 ( a mystical - cult) Science | Göttingen
Carl Friedrich Gauss
2*, first AD, 36.8: 498 Scientist | Mathematics
Carl Jung
2*, first GR, 8: 276 Scientist | Psychoanalysis
Carl Wieselsberger
GR Part Three, 13: 452 Scientist | Rockets
Carl Wilhelm Wagner
GR Part Two, 3: 224 (- on combustion equations) Scientist | Rockets
Cartesian grid
AD One, 2.1: 10 Geometry | Mathematics
Cesare Lombroso
3*, first AD, 15.1: 172 (Dr. -) Scientist | Background
Charles Howard Hinton
AD Three, 42.1: 591 (Mr. C. -) Scientist | Mathematics
Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin
AD Three, 42.1: 590 (as Poussin) Scientist | Mathematics
Charlie Noble
GR Part Four, 12: 739 (A Raketen-Stadt -) Scientist | United States
chemistry
AD Two, 28.6: 372 Science | Chemistry
conjugate
AD Two, 21.2: 250 (- points in two-dimensional space) Geometry | Mathematics
cristallography
AD Three, 32.2: 439 (- of silica medium) Science | Physics
curl
2*, first AD, 26.4: 326 (- and Laplacians) Geometry | Mathematics
curvilinear
AD Two, 11.5: 132 Geometry | Mathematics
Cybernetic Tradition
GR Part Two, 5: 238 (young enthusiasts of the -) Science | United States
David Hilbert
7*, first AD, 26.3: 324 (Dr. - at Göttingen), 324 (- and Minkowski), 325 Scientist | Mathematics
Dr. Edgar Hadley
AD Two, 25.2: 311 Scientist | Telluride
Dr. Thiel
GR Part Three, 11: 423, 427 Scientist | Rockets
Dr. Wahmke
GR Part Three, 11: 403 Scientist | Rockets
Edmund Whittaker
AD Three, 38.3: 542 (the Englishman -) Scientist | Mathematics
Egyptiologist
AD Two, 12.1: 141 Scientist | Antiquity
English Physics
AD Three, 38.2: 535 Science | Physics
Ernst Mach
3*, first AD, 31.1: 412 Scientist | Background
Ernst Poehlmann
GR Part Three, 11: 416 Scientist | Germany
Ernst Zermelo
2*, first AD, 42.3: 598 (Nor is she apt to murmur low|Axioms of -) Scientist | Mathematics
Established Coördinate System
AD Three, 38.2: 533 Geometry | Mathematics
Euclidean space
2*, first AD, 26.3: 324 Geometry | Mathematics
Evariste Galois
AD Three, 42.3: 601 Scientist | Mathematics
Felix Klein
7*, first AD, 26.3: 324 (Fe-lix Klein) Scientist | Mathematics
Ferdinand Georg Frobenius
2*, first AD, 37.4: 511 (the legendary -) Scientist | Mathematics
four-color problem
AD Two, 26.3: 325 Geometry | Mathematics
four-dimensional geometry
AD Three, 37.4: 511 Geometry | Mathematics
Friedrich August von Stradonitz Kekulé
2*, first GR, 13: 84 Scientist | Chemistry
G.F. Hardy
4*, first AD, 20.3: 239 Science | United Kingdom
G.F.B. Riemann
15*, first AD, 36.7: 496 Scientist | Mathematics
Georg Cantor
5*, first AD, 21.2: 250 (Dr. -) Scientist | Mathematics
George Fitzgerald
2*, first AD, 11.5: 132 Scientist | Physics
Gessner
GR Part Three, 13: 455 Scientist | Rockets
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
GR Part Three, 11: 407 Scientist | Mathematics
Gottlob Frege
AD Three, 44.8: 633 (poor -) Scientist | Mathematics
Grimm
GR Part One, 12: 74 (the brothers -) Scientist | Germany
group-theoretical
2*, first AD, 21.6: 256 (some demented - analysis) Science | Mathematics
Halley
AD One, 10.6: 115 Scientist | Background
Heinrich Hertz
3*, first AD, 26.1: 318 Scientist | Physics
Hendrik Lorentz
AD Three, 40.5: 565 Scientist | Physics
Henri Lebesgue
AD Three, 44.8: 634 (-'s notorious "surface devoid of tangent places") Scientist | Mathematics
Henri Poincaré
AD Three, 42.3: 598 (One by one in swank array|bright as any -) Scientist | Mathematics
Henry Parker Manning
AD Three, 37.4: 511 (Professor - at Brown) Scientist | Mathematics
Herbert Ganister
GR Part One, 19: 161 (- to Laszlo Jamf, a direct chain, cause-and-effect), 166 (another Englishman, -) Scientist | Chemistry
Hermann Grassmann
2*, first AD, 26.3: 324 (-'s Ausdehnungslehre) Scientist | Mathematics
Hermann Kurzweg
GR Part Three, 13: 455 (Prof.-Dr. -) Scientist | Rockets
Hermann Minkowski
8*, first AD, 26.3: 324, 324 (Hilbert and -), 325 Scientist | Mathematics
Hermann Schwarz
AD Three, 37.4: 511 Scientist | Mathematics
Herr Riemann
AD One, 2.1: 12 Scientist | Mathematics
Horsley Gantt
GR Part One, 13: 88 (Dr. -'s odd translation [of Pavlov]) Scientist | Psychology
Hypatia
AD Four, 51.2: 717 Scientist | Antiquity
hyperboloidal
AD Two, 21.2: 249 (- [surfaces]) Geometry | Mathematics
i2 = j2 = k2 = ijk = -1
AD Three, 40.3: 561 Formula | Quaternions
imaginary numbers
AD Two, 11.5: 133 Algebra | Mathematics
Isaac Lubbock
2*, first GR, 5: 240 (one - set up a static-test facility at Langhurst near Horsham) Scientist | Rockets
Isaac Newton
GR Part Three, 25: 555 Scientist | Physics
isotropy
AD Two, 31.3: 423 Geometry | Mathematics
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
11*, first GR, 8: 48, 49 Scientist | Psychology
Jacob Ackeret
GR Part Three, 13: 452 (you have memorized -, Busemann [...]) Scientist | Rockets
Jacques Hadamard
AD Three, 42.1: 590 Scientist | Mathematics
James Clerk Maxwell
6*, first AD, 9.1: 98 Scientist | Physics
Jan Baptist van Helmont
AD Three, 43.2: 613 Scientist | The Netherlands
Jean Claude Eugène Péclet
GR Part Three, 13: 453 Scientist | Physics
Johann K.F. Zöllner
AD Three, 42.1: 591 (Professor -) Scientist | Physics
John B. Watson
GR Part One, 13: 84, 86 (as Watson-Rayner experiment) Scientist | United States
John Clemans Flanagan
GR Part One, 12: 81 Scientist | Psychology
John Edensor Littlewood
AD Four, 57.8: 815 Scientist | Mathematics
John McTaggart
4*, first AD, 20.3: 239 (Prof. -) Scientist | Background
Josiah Willard Gibbs
5*, first AD, 14.1: 158 Scientist | Background
Justus von Liebig
3*, first GR, 19: 161 (- had been one of [Franz'] heroes, a hero of chemistry) Scientist | Chemistry
Karl Weierstrass
3*, first AD, 36.10: 500 Scientist | Mathematics
Kepler
2*, first AD, 10.6: 115 Scientist | Background
Laplacian
3*, first AD, 20.3: 239 Geometry | Mathematics
Lazarus Immanuel Fuchs
AD Three, 37.4: 511 Scientist | Mathematics
Leonhard Euler
2*, first AD, 10.6: 115 Scientist | Mathematics
Leopold Kronecker
2*, first AD, 42.1: 593 Scientist | Mathematics
line
AD Two, 16.1: 191 (ladies on the -) Geometry | Mathematics
linguistics
AD Two, 14.1: 156 (venerable professors of -) Science | Define
Liquid Oxygen Research
GR Part Two, 5: 240 (British -) Science | Rockets
Lob a
AD Three, 33.2: 453 Formula | Mathematics
Lord Rayleigh
AD Three, 40.5: 565 Scientist | United Kingdom
Ludwig Boltzmann
AD Three, 42.2: 596 Scientist | Physics
Ludwig Prandtl
4*, first AD, 42.5: 603 (-'s recent discovery). 603 (Dr. -'s shop) Scientist | Physics
M.K. Petrova
GR Part One, 8: 49 Scientist | Psychology
mathematics
AD Two, 11.4: 130 (- and History) Science | Mathematics
matrix
AD Three, 36.12: 502 (an extended -) Algebra | Mathematics
Maxwell Equations
AD Three, 38.2: 532 Electricity | Physics
Michael Faraday
2*, first AD, 9.1: 98 Scientist | Physics
Michelson
4*, first AD, 7.1: 58 Scientist | Physics
mirror-world
AD Three, 36.8: 498 ("imaginary"-) Algebra | Mathematics
Morse and Vassilev
AD Three, 36.6: 495 (-s Bulgarian-English Dictionary) Scientist | Background
Ne-m(1+m+m2/2!+m3/3!+ . . .+mn-1/(n-1)!)
GR Part One, 17: 140 (this power series -) Formula | Mathematics
Niels Bohr
AD Two, 31.1: 412 Scientist | Background
Nikola Tesla
15*, first AD, 4.3: 33 (Dr. -) Scientist | Serbia
Nikolai Zhukovsky
AD Three, 42.5: 603 (- Transformation) Scientist | Mathematics
ninety-degree
2*, first AD, 11.5: 132 (- direction), 134 (- twist) Geometry | Mathematics
Norton Moore
GR Part Three, 13: 452 Scientist | Rockets
number
2*, first AD, 64.2: 934 (no fixed -) Algebra | Mathematics
Oliver Heaviside
3*, first AD, 9.1: 98 Scientist | Physics
one
4*, first AD, 21.1: 243 Algebra | Mathematics
one-half
2*, first AD, 36.8: 498 Algebra | Mathematics
Osborne Reynolds
GR Part Three, 13: 453 Scientist | Mechanics
p(Ek)
AD Three, 42.2: 597 Formula | Mathematics
P. G. Tait
AD Two, 26.3: 324 (- on Quaternions) Scientist | Mathematics
P.M.S. Blackett
GR Part One, 2: 12 Scientist | United Kingdom
Palace Zucchelli
AD Four, 52.3: 729 Quaternions | Venice
Pavlovian
8*, first GR, 5: 35 Science | Psychology
petro-geological
AD Three, 32.2: 442 (- logbooks) Science | Chemistry
Pierre Janet
4*, first GR, 8: 49 Scientist | Psychology
plano-convex
AD Two, 21.2: 250 (- designs of Griendl von Ach) Geometry | Photography
Point at Infinity
2*, first AD, 31.3: 422 Geometry | Mathematics
Poisson
GR Part One, 17: 140 (this - dispensation) Formula | Mathematics
polyhedra
2*, first AD, 10.3: 110 (Platonic -) Geometry | Mathematics
polyhedral
AD Two, 23.1: 276 ( an open - of mirrors) Geometry | Mathematics
Primary Problem
GR Part Four, 7: 700 Science | Physics
Professor Edward Morley
3*, first AD, 7.2: 62, 62 (without first name) Scientist | Background
Psychical Research
2*, first AD, 48.4: 670 Science | Psychoanalysis
Psychology
GR Part One, 20: 168 (a bit of -'s own childhood) Science | Psychology
pungent triatomic structure
AD Two, 30.2: 401 Formula | Chemistry
quasi-hyperboloid
AD Three, 33.2: 452 (more of a - of revolution) Geometry | Mathematics
rhomboid
AD Two, 25.2: 306 (wafer-thin -) Geometry | Mathematics
Richard von Krafft-Ebing
2*, first AD, 38.5: 544 (Baron -) Scientist | Sex
Riemann sphere
2*, first AD, 44.7: 628 Geometry | Mathematics
Rocket Guidance Transmitter Question
GR Part Two, 5: 243 Science | Rockets
Rosalie Rayner
GR Part One, 13: 84, 86(as Watson-Rayner experiment) Scientist | United States
S.P.R.
3*, first GR, 18: 153 Science | Psychology
Science
2*, first GR, 5: 33 (dedicated to -) Science | Define
set theory
AD Three, 38.2: 535 Algebra | Mathematics
Siméon Denis Poisson
5*, first GR, 9: 54 ([Roger's] - equation), 55, 56 Scientist | Mathematics
Society for Psychical Research
AD Two, 19.1: 219 Science | Psychology
Sofia Kovalevskaia
5*, first AD, 36.10: 500 Scientist | Mathematics
solenoidal
AD Two, 30.2: 402 (a - relay) Algebra | Mathematics
Spectral Theory
2*, first AD, 26.3: 324 ([Hilbert's] -) Algebra | Mathematics
square root of minus one
AD Three, 38.2: 539 Algebra | Mathematics
Srinivasa Aaiyangar Ramanujan
AD Three, 36.8: 498 Scientist | Mathematics
tetrahedron
AD Two, 19.1: 229 Geometry | Mathematics
Theodore von Karman
GR Part Three, 13: 452 Scientist | Rockets
toroid
AD One, 9.2: 104 Geometry | Mathematics
uniquely adapted to Euclidean space
AD Two, 26.3: 324 Geometry | Mathematics
w
4*, first AD, 11.5: 132 (--plane) Quaternions | Mathematics
Wallace Hume Carothers
2*, first GR, 7: 249 Scientist | Chemistry
wave-function
AD Three, 38.2: 536 (that unanswerable - the sea) Geometry | Mathematics
Werner Heisenberg
GR Part Three, 5: 348 Scientist | Physics
Wilhelm Roentgen
AD Three, 48.4: 670 (- rays) Scientist | Physics
Wilhelm Weber
2*, first AD, 42.1: 594 (Gauss passing to - a remark) Scientist | Physics
William Kingdon Clifford
2*, first AD, 21.2: 249 (-'s term) Scientist | Mathematics
William Perkin
GR Part One, 19: 166 Scientist | Chemistry
William Rowan Hamilton
6*, first AD, 9.1: 99 Scientist | Physics
x + iy
AD Three, 40.5: 565 Formula | Mathematics
xyz
AD Three, 38.2: 533 (- people) Quaternions | Mathematics
z
AD Two, 11.5: 132 (--plane) Quaternions | Mathematics
Zeta function
3*, first AD, 36.7: 496 Geometry | Mathematics
Zeta-function
AD Three, 36.8: 498 Geometry | Mathematics
ζ-function
6*, first AD, 36.9: 499 Geometry | Mathematics
θ d2φ/dt2 + δ* dφ/dt + ∂L/∂α (s1 - s2)α = - ∂R/∂β s3β
GR Part Two, 5: 239 (motion under the aspect of yaw control: -) Formula | Rockets
√-1
AD Two, 11.5: 132 Formula | Mathematics