``Reverend Charles to the aid of Major Percy and Fields-medalist Enrico''
(appeared in the Amer. Math. Monthly, June 1996, 103(6), 501-502).
Lewis Caroll was most
proud of his mathematics, and for a good reason. His method of condensation
of determinants will live as long as Alice, if not longer. Here I show
how Major Percy MacMahon, who must have known Dodgson,
could have benefited from talking to the Rev.
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