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The Resource The queen of the sciences : a history of mathematics, the Teaching Company

The queen of the sciences : a history of mathematics, the Teaching Company

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The queen of the sciences : a history of mathematics
Title
The queen of the sciences
Title remainder
a history of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
the Teaching Company
Title variation
History of mathematics
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 17th century, scientist and mathematician Galileo Galilei noted that the book of nature "cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics ... without which it is not humanly possible to understand a single word of it." The same feeling prompted German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss to call mathematics the "queen of the sciences" because of this success in uncovering the nature of physical reality. For at least 4,000 years of recorded history, humans have engaged in the study of mathematics, and this examination begins in ancient Mesopotamia and leads directly to the Human Genome Project, which uses sophisticated mathematical techniques to decipher the 3 billion letters of the human genetic code. Today quantum physics, string theory, chaos theory, information technology, and other mathematics-intensive disciplines that have transformed the way we understand and deal with the world
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JDD
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videorecording
Credits note
Producer, Nelson J. Ginebra ; academic content supervisor, Nancy Eskridge ; editor, Dan Shine. ; consultants, Zachary H. Rhoades, Marcy McDonald
Dewey number
510.9 QUEEN
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.Q44 2008
PerformerNote
Twenty-four thirty minute lectures by Dr. David M. Bressoud, Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macalester College
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1950-
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  • Bressoud, David M.
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
The great courses, Science & mathematics
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  • Euclid
  • Archimedes
  • Hypatia
  • Napier, John
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Fermat, Pierre de
  • Descartes, René
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
  • Euler, Leonhard
  • Escher, M. C.
  • Gauss, Carl Friedrich
  • Fourier, Charles
  • Carleson, Lennart
  • Riemann, Bernhard
  • Sylvester, James Joseph
  • Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Mathematics, Medieval
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Geometry, Analytic
  • Calculus
  • Geometry, Differential
  • Fermat's last theorem
  • Sylvester, James Joseph
  • Riemann, Bernhard
  • Ramanujan Aiyangar, Srinivasa
  • Newton, Isaac
  • Napier, John
  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
  • Hypatia
  • Gauss, Carl Friedrich
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Fourier, Charles
  • Fermat, Pierre de
  • Euler, Leonhard
  • Euclid
  • Escher, M. C.
  • Descartes, René
  • Archimedes
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematics, Medieval
  • Mathematics, Ancient
  • Logarithms
  • Geometry, Differential
  • Geometry, Analytic
  • Fermat's last theorem
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Mathematics
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live action
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The queen of the sciences : a history of mathematics, the Teaching Company
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Copyright
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 176 pages ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Course workbook includes professor biography, acknowledgments, statement of course scope, lecture outline with suggested readings and questions to consider, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
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videodisc
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  • vd
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lecture 5.
  • Astronomy and the origins of trigonometry ;
  • Lecture 6.
  • Indian mathematics: Trigonometry blossoms
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7.
  • Chinese mathematics: Advances in computation ;
  • Lecture 8.
  • Islamic mathematics: The creation of algebra ;
  • Lecture 9.
  • Italian algebraists solve the cube ;
  • Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1.
  • Lecture 10.
  • Napier and the natural logarithm ;
  • Lecture 11.
  • Galileo and the mathematics of motion ;
  • Lecture 12.
  • Fermat, Descartes, and analytic geometry
  • What is mathematics? ;
  • Lecture 2.
  • Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics ;
  • Lecture 3.
  • Greek mathematics: Thales to Euclid ;
  • Lecture 4.
  • Greek mathematics: Archimedes to Hypatia ;
  • Lecture 17.
  • Gauss: Invention of differential geometry ;
  • Lecture 18.
  • Algebra becomes the science of symmetry
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19.
  • Modern analysis: Fourier to Carleson ;
  • Lecture 20.
  • Riemann sets new directions for analysis ;
  • Lecture 21.
  • Sylvester and Ramanujan: Different worlds ;
  • Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13.
  • Lecture 22.
  • Fermat's last theorem: The final triumph ;
  • Lecture 23.
  • Mathematics: The ultimate physical reality ;
  • Lecture 24.
  • Problems and prospects for the 21st century
  • Newton: Modeling the universe ;
  • Lecture 14.
  • Leibniz and the emergence of calculus ;
  • Lecture 15.
  • Euler: Calculus proves its promise ;
  • Lecture 16.
  • Geometry: From Alhambra to Escher ;
Control code
ocn320475909
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
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other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.)
Isbn
9781598034264
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video
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rdamedia
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  • v
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videodisc
Other control number
9781598034264
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sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1434
  • PD1434
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sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The queen of the sciences : a history of mathematics, the Teaching Company
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 176 pages ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Course workbook includes professor biography, acknowledgments, statement of course scope, lecture outline with suggested readings and questions to consider, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lecture 5.
  • Astronomy and the origins of trigonometry ;
  • Lecture 6.
  • Indian mathematics: Trigonometry blossoms
  • Disc 2. Lecture 7.
  • Chinese mathematics: Advances in computation ;
  • Lecture 8.
  • Islamic mathematics: The creation of algebra ;
  • Lecture 9.
  • Italian algebraists solve the cube ;
  • Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1.
  • Lecture 10.
  • Napier and the natural logarithm ;
  • Lecture 11.
  • Galileo and the mathematics of motion ;
  • Lecture 12.
  • Fermat, Descartes, and analytic geometry
  • What is mathematics? ;
  • Lecture 2.
  • Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics ;
  • Lecture 3.
  • Greek mathematics: Thales to Euclid ;
  • Lecture 4.
  • Greek mathematics: Archimedes to Hypatia ;
  • Lecture 17.
  • Gauss: Invention of differential geometry ;
  • Lecture 18.
  • Algebra becomes the science of symmetry
  • Disc 4. Lecture 19.
  • Modern analysis: Fourier to Carleson ;
  • Lecture 20.
  • Riemann sets new directions for analysis ;
  • Lecture 21.
  • Sylvester and Ramanujan: Different worlds ;
  • Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13.
  • Lecture 22.
  • Fermat's last theorem: The final triumph ;
  • Lecture 23.
  • Mathematics: The ultimate physical reality ;
  • Lecture 24.
  • Problems and prospects for the 21st century
  • Newton: Modeling the universe ;
  • Lecture 14.
  • Leibniz and the emergence of calculus ;
  • Lecture 15.
  • Euler: Calculus proves its promise ;
  • Lecture 16.
  • Geometry: From Alhambra to Escher ;
Control code
ocn320475909
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.)
Isbn
9781598034264
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781598034264
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1434
  • PD1434
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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