Sensual mathematics

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Sensual mathematics. / Peltonen, Kirsi.

In: Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Vol. 13, No. 1-2, 03.04.2019, p. 185-210.

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Peltonen, Kirsi. / Sensual mathematics. In: Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. 2019 ; Vol. 13, No. 1-2. pp. 185-210.

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