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 Discs 12. The story of maths. Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise timekeeping, therefore no dependable longrange navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this fourpart 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
 Disc 1. The language of the universe. Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores mathematical milestones of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Topics include Egypt's unusual method of multiplication and division, as well as Egyptians' understanding of binary numbers, fractions, and solids such as the pyramid; Babylon's base60 number systemthe foundation of minutes and hoursand Babylonians' use of quadratic equations to measure land; and the contributions of four of Greece's mathematical giants: Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras
 Disc 1. The genius of the East. During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and earlyRenaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci
 Disc 2. The frontiers of space. By the Scientific Revolution, great strides had been made in understanding the geometry of objects fixed in time and space; the race was now on to discover the mathematics of objects in motion. Professor Marcus du Sautoy investigates mathematical progress during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in Europe. Topics include the linking of algebra and geometry by René Descartes; the properties of prime numbers, discovered by Pierre Fermat; Isaac Newton's development of calculus; Leonhard Euler's development of topology; the modular arithmetic of Carl Friedrich Gauss; and the insights of Bernhard Riemann into the properties of objects
 Disc 2. To infinity and beyond. Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20thcentury Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantor's exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri Poincaré; Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the work of André Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical thinking about the hidden structures behind all mathematics. The program concludes by considering one of the great asyetunsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis
 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 bestselling book by Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautory, this threepart series features fascinating stories of great mathematiciansincluding Carl Friedrich Gauss, Bernhard Riemann, G. H. Hardy, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Alan Turingwho 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
 Disc 3. Episode 1. The special characteristics of prime numbers have intrigued and confounded mathematicians since ancient times. Outlining the basics of primesincluding their unique multiplicative properties and their supposedly random appearance in the number linethis program details the early history of prime number theory, beginning with discoveries that took place in the Hellenistic world. The film illustrates how the torch of Euclid's work passed to 18th and 19thcentury Europeans, exploring Carl Friedrich Gauss' groundbreaking work in the prediction of prime numbers and introducing Bernhard's Riemann's revolutionary zeta function
 Disc 3. Episode 2. With the advent of Bernhard Riemann's zetahypothesis, the study of prime numbers took on astonishing new dimensionsincluding a way to predict the appearance of primes. This program focuses on the numerical landscape which Riemann's calculations opened up and examines the work of subsequent mathematicians who challenged the notion of a finite set of prime numbers. Using 3D animation, the film guides viewers through the zeropunctuated pattern that Riemann unveiled. It also describes the friendship between G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan and the difficulties both men experienced as they confronted problems in number theory
 Disc 3. Episode 3. Many consider Alan Turing to be the father of computer sciencemainly because of his cryptography machine, which cracked the German code during World War II. But Turing created his device before the warnot for military purposes, but in the hope of disproving the Riemann hypothesis. This program gives an account of Turing's unresolved zeta function research, the tragic conclusion of his life, and his legacy in the mathematical communityhighlighted by a visit to Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. Interviews with some of today's prominent mathematicians reveal tantalizing notions about the future of the Riemann hypothesis
 Language

 eng
 eng
 eng
 eng
 Extent
 3 videodiscs (ca. 310 min.)
 Note

 Collective title from container
 The story of maths originally produced as a BBC television miniseries in 2008
 "Includes bonus program The music of the primes," originally produced as a BBC television miniseries in 2005
 Contents

 discs 12.
 The story of maths
 (232 min.)  [disc 3].
 The music of the primes : math's greatest riddle, math's greatest minds
 (78 min.)
 (58 min.). 
 disc 1.
 The language of the universe : [mathematics in ancient times]
 (58 min.)
 The genius of the East : [mathematics during the Middle Ages]
 (58 min.)  [disc 2].
 The frontiers of space : [mathematics during the Scientific Revolution]
 (59 min.)
 To infinity and beyond : [mathematics in modern times]
 [disc 3]. Bonus disc. Episode 1.
 Music of the primes : [from the Greeks to Gauss]
 (27 min.)  Episode 2.
 Music of the primes : [from Riemann to Ramanujan]
 (28 min.)  Episode 3.
 Music of the primes : [from Turing to tomorrow]
 (27 min.)
 Isbn
 9781598283563
 Label
 The story of math : how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds
 Title
 The story of math
 Title remainder
 how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds
 Statement of responsibility
 Open University, BBC coproduction ; written and presented by Marcus du Sautoy
 Title variation
 Story of maths
 Subject

 mwt 08/29/16
 Biography
 Documentary television programs
 History
 Mathematicians
 Mathematics
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Nonfiction television programs
 Mathematics  History
 Television programs  Great Britain
 Numbers, Prime  History
 Nonfiction television programs
 Numbers, Prime
 Documentary television programs
 Language

 eng
 eng
 eng
 eng
 Summary

 Discs 12. The story of maths. Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise timekeeping, therefore no dependable longrange navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this fourpart 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
 Disc 1. The language of the universe. Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores mathematical milestones of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Topics include Egypt's unusual method of multiplication and division, as well as Egyptians' understanding of binary numbers, fractions, and solids such as the pyramid; Babylon's base60 number systemthe foundation of minutes and hoursand Babylonians' use of quadratic equations to measure land; and the contributions of four of Greece's mathematical giants: Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras
 Disc 1. The genius of the East. During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and earlyRenaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci
 Disc 2. The frontiers of space. By the Scientific Revolution, great strides had been made in understanding the geometry of objects fixed in time and space; the race was now on to discover the mathematics of objects in motion. Professor Marcus du Sautoy investigates mathematical progress during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in Europe. Topics include the linking of algebra and geometry by René Descartes; the properties of prime numbers, discovered by Pierre Fermat; Isaac Newton's development of calculus; Leonhard Euler's development of topology; the modular arithmetic of Carl Friedrich Gauss; and the insights of Bernhard Riemann into the properties of objects
 Disc 2. To infinity and beyond. Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20thcentury Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantor's exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri Poincaré; Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the work of André Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical thinking about the hidden structures behind all mathematics. The program concludes by considering one of the great asyetunsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis
 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 bestselling book by Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautory, this threepart series features fascinating stories of great mathematiciansincluding Carl Friedrich Gauss, Bernhard Riemann, G. H. Hardy, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and Alan Turingwho 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
 Disc 3. Episode 1. The special characteristics of prime numbers have intrigued and confounded mathematicians since ancient times. Outlining the basics of primesincluding their unique multiplicative properties and their supposedly random appearance in the number linethis program details the early history of prime number theory, beginning with discoveries that took place in the Hellenistic world. The film illustrates how the torch of Euclid's work passed to 18th and 19thcentury Europeans, exploring Carl Friedrich Gauss' groundbreaking work in the prediction of prime numbers and introducing Bernhard's Riemann's revolutionary zeta function
 Disc 3. Episode 2. With the advent of Bernhard Riemann's zetahypothesis, the study of prime numbers took on astonishing new dimensionsincluding a way to predict the appearance of primes. This program focuses on the numerical landscape which Riemann's calculations opened up and examines the work of subsequent mathematicians who challenged the notion of a finite set of prime numbers. Using 3D animation, the film guides viewers through the zeropunctuated pattern that Riemann unveiled. It also describes the friendship between G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan and the difficulties both men experienced as they confronted problems in number theory
 Disc 3. Episode 3. Many consider Alan Turing to be the father of computer sciencemainly because of his cryptography machine, which cracked the German code during World War II. But Turing created his device before the warnot for military purposes, but in the hope of disproving the Riemann hypothesis. This program gives an account of Turing's unresolved zeta function research, the tragic conclusion of his life, and his legacy in the mathematical communityhighlighted by a visit to Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies. Interviews with some of today's prominent mathematicians reveal tantalizing notions about the future of the Riemann hypothesis
 Cataloging source
 BKX
 Characteristic
 videorecording
 http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
 Story of maths (Television program)
 Credits note

 The story of maths: directed and produced by Karen McGann, Robin Dashwood, and David Berry ; BBC executive producer, Krysia Derecki ; series producer, Kim Duke ; executive producer, David Okuefuna
 The music of primes: produced and directed by Robin Dashwood ; production coordinator, Daisy Robertson ; production manager, Sue Davies ; Open University executive producer, Emma De'Ath ; executive producer, David Okuefuna
 Dewey number
 510/.9
 Intended audience
 TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated
 Language note
 In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
 LC call number
 QA21
 LC item number
 .S767 2009
 PerformerNote
 Presented by Marcus du Sautoy
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName

 Du Sautoy, Marcus
 McGann, Karen
 Dashwood, Robin
 Berry, David
 Duke, Kim
 British Broadcasting Corporation
 Open University
 Athena (Firm)
 Acorn Media (Firm)
 Runtime
 310
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName

 Mathematics
 Mathematicians
 Numbers, Prime
 Mathematicians
 Mathematics
 Numbers, Prime
 Technique
 live action
 Label
 The story of math : how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds, Open University, BBC coproduction ; written and presented by Marcus du Sautoy, (videorecording)
 Note

 Collective title from container
 The story of maths originally produced as a BBC television miniseries in 2008
 "Includes bonus program The music of the primes," originally produced as a BBC television miniseries in 2005
 Accompanying material
 1 viewer's guide (17 p.)
 Color
 mixed
 Configuration of playback channels
 stereophonic
 Contents

 discs 12.
 The story of maths
 (232 min.)  [disc 3].
 The music of the primes : math's greatest riddle, math's greatest minds
 (78 min.)
 (58 min.). 
 disc 1.
 The language of the universe : [mathematics in ancient times]
 (58 min.)
 The genius of the East : [mathematics during the Middle Ages]
 (58 min.)  [disc 2].
 The frontiers of space : [mathematics during the Scientific Revolution]
 (59 min.)
 To infinity and beyond : [mathematics in modern times]
 [disc 3]. Bonus disc. Episode 1.
 Music of the primes : [from the Greeks to Gauss]
 (27 min.)  Episode 2.
 Music of the primes : [from Riemann to Ramanujan]
 (28 min.)  Episode 3.
 Music of the primes : [from Turing to tomorrow]
 (27 min.)
 Control code
 ocn551173256
 Dimensions
 4 3/4 in. +
 Dimensions
 other
 Extent
 3 videodiscs (ca. 310 min.)
 Isbn
 9781598283563
 Medium for sound
 videodisc
 Other control number
 054961835690
 Other physical details
 sd., col. with b&w sequences
 Publisher number
 AMP8356
 Sound on medium or separate
 sound on medium
 Specific material designation
 videodisc
 System control number
 (OCoLC)551173256
 System details
 DVD; NTSC; 16x9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
 Video recording format
 DVD
 Label
 The story of math : how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds, Open University, BBC coproduction ; written and presented by Marcus du Sautoy, (videorecording)
 Note

 Collective title from container
 The story of maths originally produced as a BBC television miniseries in 2008
 "Includes bonus program The music of the primes," originally produced as a BBC television miniseries in 2005
 Accompanying material
 1 viewer's guide (17 p.)
 Color
 mixed
 Configuration of playback channels
 stereophonic
 Contents

 discs 12.
 The story of maths
 (232 min.)  [disc 3].
 The music of the primes : math's greatest riddle, math's greatest minds
 (78 min.)
 (58 min.). 
 disc 1.
 The language of the universe : [mathematics in ancient times]
 (58 min.)
 The genius of the East : [mathematics during the Middle Ages]
 (58 min.)  [disc 2].
 The frontiers of space : [mathematics during the Scientific Revolution]
 (59 min.)
 To infinity and beyond : [mathematics in modern times]
 [disc 3]. Bonus disc. Episode 1.
 Music of the primes : [from the Greeks to Gauss]
 (27 min.)  Episode 2.
 Music of the primes : [from Riemann to Ramanujan]
 (28 min.)  Episode 3.
 Music of the primes : [from Turing to tomorrow]
 (27 min.)
 Control code
 ocn551173256
 Dimensions
 4 3/4 in. +
 Dimensions
 other
 Extent
 3 videodiscs (ca. 310 min.)
 Isbn
 9781598283563
 Medium for sound
 videodisc
 Other control number
 054961835690
 Other physical details
 sd., col. with b&w sequences
 Publisher number
 AMP8356
 Sound on medium or separate
 sound on medium
 Specific material designation
 videodisc
 System control number
 (OCoLC)551173256
 System details
 DVD; NTSC; 16x9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo
 Video recording format
 DVD
Subject
 Biography
 Documentary television programs
 Documentary television programs
 History
 Mathematicians
 Mathematicians  Biography
 Mathematics
 Mathematics  History
 Nonfiction television programs
 Nonfiction television programs
 Numbers, Prime
 Numbers, Prime  History
 Television programs  Great Britain
 mwt 08/29/16
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