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## Details

Material Type: | Videorecording |
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Document Type: | Visual material |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Timothy Gowers; Clay Mathematics Institute. |

ISBN: | 3540926518 9783540926511 |

OCLC Number: | 51228542 |

Description: | 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet. |

Details: | VHS PAL. |

Series Title: | Springer VideoMATH. |

Other Titles: | CMI millenium meeting collection. |

Responsibility: | by Timothy Gowers ; [directed by] Franco̜is Tisseyre ; [produced by] Atelier EcoutezVoir (Paris). |

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From the reviews: ..". This is a masterful one-hour lecture, presented at the Millenium Celebration of the Clay Mathematics Institute, which makes the case for mathematics in a clear and convincing way. ... Gowers makes a persuasive case about the importance of mathematics, using examples with exactly the right amount of detail to lead the mathematically literate public through a masterful talk. Mathematicians who find it hard to explain their work to acquaintances ought to watch this video - and study his technique." John H. Ewing, Mathematical Reviews Clippings from Issue 2004f for a review of the CMI Millenium Meeting Collection see http: //www.maa.org/reviews/cmivideos.html "Gower s title is The Importance of Mathematics and he interweaves many themes. One particularly novel theme uses society at large as a metaphor for the mathematical research community. The result is a vast world-wide encyclopedia of mathematics of wide applicability. The themes are appealingly presented . Throughout, the themes are illustrated by extremely well chosen nuggets of mathematics. The accessibility of the mathematics in Gower s lecture provides a nice balance ." (David P. Roberts, MAA Online, November, 2003)" Read more...

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