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What computers cannot do
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1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Computers can solve many mathematical problems. But, no matter how powerful they become, mathematics tells us there are limits to their problemsolving ability"Container
Geometry ancient & modern
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1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide Euclid found many curious properties of circles  this talk describes a theorem he could have proved but didn't, and gives some more modern approaches to it
How much maths did it take to make Shrek?
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1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide How does mathematics, coupled with immense computational power, produce the stunning visual effects in movies like Shrek and Toy Story?
Fractals the new geometry
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1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide In this video, the speaker shows how fractal geometry explains highly irregular phenomena such as trees, mountain skylines and stock market prices
Marrying, voting, choosing
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1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide Mathematics cannot tell us how to marry, vote or choose, but it can cast an interesting light on these problems. In this video, the speaker talks about the kindergarten crocodile problem and the marriage problem
Mathematics, magic and the electric guitar
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1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide Maths is sometimes magical. But can it explain the legendary Indian Rope Trick? And what has it got to do with playing the guitar?
Codes
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1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide In this video, the speaker demonstrates the applications of coding theory through various examples from catching out a liar, to sequencing the human genome, or designing a quantum computer
The music of the primes
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1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide "A million dollars awaits the person who can unravel the mystery of the hidden music that explains the cacophony of the prime numbers"Container
Giraffe blood flow and patternforming bacteria
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2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide "Why is a giraffe's heart so huge, and why do swimming bacteria form patterns? Biological fluid dynamics has the answer"Container
Simulating the world
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1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide In the video, the speaker illustrates the applications of mathemtical simulation by showing how maths helps us to drive a supersonic racing car, make dinosaurs live again, or leave the solar system, without moving from our desks
Our dynamic sun
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1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide In this lecture, Helen Mason manages to convey not only the challenging physics of the sun, but also something of the emotional effect that phenomena such as eclipses have had  not only on 'primitive' peoples, but on us today
Tangent circles, patterns and packings
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1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide "Patterns of tangent circles have led to geometrical problems from ancient Greece to old Japan. Classical geometry has much to say about this, but the full solution is a wonderful twentieth century idea"Container
Simplicity & complexity
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1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide Physicists say that the world is simple, but biologists disagree. Mathematical physics such as superstrings, chaos and the theory of complexity all help to resolve this contradiction more
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