PGS Authors: Paul Nahin on publishing with Princeton University Press

In this video log, Paul describes his writing process and three of his eight Princeton University Press books: An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i [the square root of minus one], Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills, and Mrs. Perkins’s Electric Quilt: And Other Intriguing Stories of Mathematical Physics. He gives us the behind the scenes story of how Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula’s jacket was designed and the we meet then quilter of the titular Electric Quilt.


  1. Henry Ricardo says:

    Paul Nahin is my favorite PUP author; but, unfortunately, I couldn’t access the video log. Help!

  2. Jessica Pellien says:

    For some reason, this video isn’t playing in Internet Explorer (though it looks fine in Firefox!). Here is the same video on YouTube:

  3. Henry Ricardo says:

    I’ve managed to see the video and I enjoyed it very much. I hope Paul Nahin continues to contribute to PIP.

  4. John and Pat says:

    Response…You go Paul!