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Du Sautoy, Marcus

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Works: 121 works in 295 publications in 5 languages and 6,889 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Rules  Popular works  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Host, Author of screenplay, Editor, Speaker, Thesis advisor, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QA246, 512.2
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The music of the primes : searching to solve the greatest mystery in mathematics by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,349 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 )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 921 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 ( )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and and held by 618 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 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 534 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 story of math how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 522 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 code ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 246 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 ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 245 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 )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An up-to-date treatment of analytic pro-p groups for graduate students and researchers
Finding moonshine : a mathematician's journey through symmetry by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 200 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 number mysteries : a mathematical odyssey through everyday life by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 164 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
Turning the world upside down by Anish Kapoor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The number mysteries : a mathematical odyssey through every day life by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We are all taught how fundamental maths is to the world we live. But did you know that Wayne Rooney solves a quadratic equation every time he connects with a cross to put the ball in the back of the net? That we use prime numbers when we shop on the Internet? Or that you can win $1 million just by solving one of the five puzzles in The Number Mysteries? In The Number Mysteries, Marcus du Sautoy - mathematician, footballer and amateur musician - 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 load of games to play and puzzles to solve this is a maths book for all ages from 1-101. In The Number Mysteries you will learn everything from how to better your chances at Rock, Paper, Scissors and break uncrackable codes, to uncovering the shape of the universe and predict the future. It will also show you how maths really is at the heart of everything that we do."--Publisher's description
The music of the primes : why an unsolved problem in mathematics matters by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The frontiers of space mathematics during the scientific revolution ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 112 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. 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
La symphonie des nombres premiers : essai by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Musik der Primzahlen : auf den Spuren des grössten Rätsels der Mathematik by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of the universe mathematics in ancient times ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 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
To infinity and beyond mathematics in modern times ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 87 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 Genius of the east mathematics during the middle ages ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. Professor Marcus du Sautoy 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
Number mysteries by Marcus Du Sautoy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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-
DuSautoy, Marcus 1965-
Sautoy, Marcus du.
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デュ・ソートイ, マーカス
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English (131)
German (9)
French (5)
Italian (2)
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