The Great Math Mystery

The Great Math Mystery

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Follows the history of math from Pythagoras to present day, as mathematicians and other scientists discuss whether math is an invention or a discovery.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781627893107
1627893105
Branch Call Number: DVD 510.1 Gre
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,stereo
video file,DVD video,region 1
Additional Contributors: McCabe, Daniel
Reisz, Richard
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)

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jimg2000
Aug 17, 2015

Math, the language of science to communicate broad range of topics as Pi, Fibonacci, God particle, math prodigy etc; and as verbal languages, it is a mystery on math's origins and it's cognitive nature for higher animals. As the MIT professor Max Tegmark remarked, these 6 equations explain everything in our universe:
Maxwell 1862 electromagnetism;
Einstein 1905 near-lightspeed motion;
Einstein 1915 gravity;
Schrodinger 1926 quantum mechanics;
Friedmann 1922 our expanding universe;
You 2017? a unified theory of everything.

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daijobu
Jul 21, 2015

Meh. Nice animations, but not a lot of mathy content. Includes a brief bio of Marconi, who invented radio transmissions, and I suppose he must have used math to do so, but they don't really explain how.

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