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Du Sautoy, Marcus

Works: 113 works in 347 publications in 11 languages and 7,503 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Rules  Popular works  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Host, Editor, Speaker, Thesis advisor, Actor, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: QA246, 512.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Marcus Du Sautoy
Most widely held works by Marcus Du Sautoy
The music of the primes : searching to solve the greatest mystery in mathematics by Marcus Du Sautoy( Book )
66 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how the prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians, and recounts efforts to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, first suggested by Bernard Riemann in 1859, that would finally bring order and harmony to these numbers
Symmetry : a journey into the patterns of nature by Marcus Du Sautoy( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematician draws on scientific findings about the role of symmetry in understanding the dynamic relationship between objects, exploring such topics as the theory of fundamental particles, the role of symmetry in evolutionary biology, and the discovery of an enormous dimensional space snowflake
Zeta functions of groups and rings by Marcus Du Sautoy( )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeta functions have been a powerful tool in mathematics over the last two centuries. This book considers a new class of non-commutative zeta functions which encode the structure of the subgroup lattice in infinite groups. The book explores the analytic behaviour of these functions together with an investigation of functional equations. Many important examples of zeta functions are calculated and recorded providing an important data base of explicit examples and methods for calculation
The story of math how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds by Marcus Du Sautoy( Visual )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The story of 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humor-inflected history of the of the number one, covering military applications in ancient Rome, the measurement of distances in India, and the decimal system created by Leibnitz
The number mysteries : a mathematical odyssey through everyday life by Marcus Du Sautoy( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generations foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved. Du Sautoy tells about the quest to predict the future from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to forecasting population growth. He brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With loads of games to play and puzzles to solve, this is a math book for everyone"--Provided by publisher
Finding moonshine : a mathematician's journey through symmetry by Marcus Du Sautoy( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marcus du Sautoy journeys from the pyramid to the football, from fundamental particles to our ideas of art, from insect life to architecture, from computer science to psychology, and explores what is perhaps the most significant concept in mathematics. He shows that symmetry is at the basis of communication and evolutionary biology; at the very heart of life. And he brings us face to face with the oddball mathematicians, both past and present, who have battled to understand symmetry's elusive qualities."--BOOK JACKET
The code ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author and Oxford University professor Marcus du Sautoy sets out to solve mathematical mysteries in an engaging and accessible BBC documentary. Du Sautoy travels from Chartres Cathedral to Grand Central Station in search of the mysterious hidden code that can unlock the very laws of the universe
New horizons in pro-p groups by Marcus Sautoy( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impetus for current research in pro-p groups comes from four main directions: from new applications in number theory, which continue to be a source of deep and challenging problems; from the traditional problem of classifying finite p-groups; from questions arising in infinite group theory; and finally, from the younger subject of profinite group theory. A correspondingly diverse range of mathematical techniques is being successfully applied, leading to new results and pointing to exciting new directions of research. In this work important theoretical developments are carefully presented by leading mathematicians in the field, bringing the reader to the cutting edge of current research. With a systematic emphasis on the construction and examination of many classes of examples, the book presents a clear picture of the rich universe of pro-p groups, in its unity and diversity. Thirty open problems are discussed in the appendix. For graduate students and researchers in group theory, number theory, and algebra, this work will be an indispensable reference text and a rich source of promising avenues for further exploration
Analytic pro-p groups by John D Dixon( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An up-to-date treatment of analytic pro-p groups for graduate students and researchers
The science of measurement : taking the measure of the world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives
Turning the world upside down by Anish Kapoor( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The frontiers of space mathematics during the scientific revolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. In this program, 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
The language of the universe mathematics in ancient times ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, 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 base-60 number system?the foundation of minutes and hours?and Babylonians? use of quadratic equations to measure land; and the contributions of four of Greece?s mathematical giants: Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras. Original Open University title: The Language of the Universe. A part of the series The Story of Math
The Genius of the east mathematics during the middle ages ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 early-Renaissance 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. Original Open University title: The Genius of the East
To infinity and beyond mathematics in modern times ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20th-century 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 as-yet-unsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis
The beauty of diagrams ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonardo da Vinci's famous diagram of the perfect human body, drawn in the 1480s, defines our species like no other drawing before or since. It is also full of surprises. More recently, the Double Helix represents a scientific breakthrough that has been voted the most significant of the 20th century, more important than penicillin or the first working computer
The music of the primes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Prime numbers inspired the creation of the computer, mirror the behavior of atoms ... but their pattern remains a mystery"--Container
A brief history of mathematics by Marcus Du Sautoy( Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This ten-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world, and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. Du Sautoy reveals not only some fascinating human stories (for example, the unscrupulous treatment by Newton of his German rival Leibniz and the unlikely friendship between a Cambridge professor and an unknown Indian clerk) but also the hidden connections between dry-sounding mathematical theories and the conveniences of modern life which we take for granted. Gaussian distribution curves? The bedrock of statistical analysis. Prime number theory? It underpins the security systems used by banking and finance. Marcus du Sautoy is currently Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University
The story of math collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forming the foundation for nearly everything we do, mathematics not only describes our world but also reveals its beauty and mystery. Join author and Oxford University professor Marcus du Sautoy as he crisscrosses the globe and enlists distinguished experts to uncover the history, meaning, and wonder of math. Includes three complete programs, The Story of Math, The Music of the Primes, and The Code. Engaging and entertaining, these documentaries cover complex topics with helpful visuals and healthy doses of humor, revitalizing the subject as they unlock the very laws of the universe
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Alternative Names
Du Sautoy, M. D.
Du Sautoy, M. P. F. 1965-
Du Sautoy, Marcus P. F. 1965-
Du Sautoy, Marcus Peter Francis.
Du Sautoy, Marcus Peter Francis 1965-
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デュ・ソートイ, マーカス
English (170)
German (16)
Italian (14)
French (9)
Japanese (6)
Polish (3)
Dutch (3)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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