The Story of Math

The Story of Math

How Numbers Explain Our Universe and Reveal Unseen Worlds

DVD - 2009
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Disc 3. The music of the primes : math's greatest riddle, math's greatest minds. Are prime numbers truly random or do they follow some hidden pattern? That mystery has confounded mathematicians for centuries. Based on the best-selling book by Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautory, this three-part series features fascinating stories of great mathematicians--including Carl Friedrich Gauss, Bernhard Riemann, G. H. Hardy, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Alan Turing--who have grappled with the enigma of prime numbers. Hosted by du Sautory and filmed on location in Athens, Cambridge, Princeton, and other focal points of mathematics history.
Discs 1-2. The story of maths. Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise time-keeping, therefore no dependable long-range navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this four-part series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Athena : Distributed exclusively by Acorn Media U.S., 2009
ISBN: 9781598289688
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 310 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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kevfarley Mar 18, 2014

Very interesting, if not always comprehensible (to me). The non-European contributions were an eye-opener ! The cinematography and travel footage is excellent !
The host/writer is wonderful,.. and imparts his enthusiasm, excitement, and love for the subject. (But many of the explanations seemed to be for those who already know about the different fields of mathametics !?)

Feb 19, 2014



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