The Story of Maths

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  • TV-G
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (485)

Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, escorts you through the most important of all intellectual disciplines. Mathematics is the Empress of the Sciences. Without her, there would be no physics, nor chemistry, nor cosmology. Any field of study depending on statistics, geometry, or any kind of calculation would simply cease to be. And then, there are the practical applications: without maths there

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Seasons
To Infinity and Beyond
4. To Infinity and Beyond
October 27, 2008
After tackling 20th-century breakthroughs on infinity and the unknowable, Marcus du Sautoy considers the still-unsolved "holy grail" of mathematics.
The Frontiers of Space
3. The Frontiers of Space
October 20, 2008
Delving into the work of Descartes, Newton and others, Marcus du Sautoy explores advances in Europe and the race to describe objects in motion.
The Genius of the East
2. The Genius of the East
October 13, 2008
Marcus du Sautoy traces imperial China's mathematical legacy, the invention of the number zero in India and the dawn of algebra in the Middle East.
The Language of the Universe
1. The Language of the Universe
October 6, 2008
Marcus du Sautoy visits Egypt, Syria and Greece to show how ancient problem-solving spawned a decimal system, geometry and a system for telling time.
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Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, escorts you through the most important of all intellectual disciplines. Mathematics is the Empress of the Sciences. Without her, there would be no physics, nor chemistry, nor cosmology. Any field of study depending on statistics, geometry, or any kind of calculation would simply cease to be. And then, there are the practical applications: without maths there

  • Premiere Date
    October 6, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (485)