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The Liberation of algebra

Author: Glan Thomas; Graham Flegg
Publisher: [England] : BBC [production company] ; San Diego, Calif. : Media Guild [distributor], ©1987.
Series: Topics in the history of mathematics (Videorecording), MA 290.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells how discoveries in the nineteenth century led to re-examination of basic concepts of algebra. Discusses the work of William Hamilton, applied mathematician, and George Boole, who established the science of logic.
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Named Person: George Boole; William Rowan Hamilton, Sir
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Glan Thomas; Graham Flegg
OCLC Number: 19988585
Notes: "A production for the Open University."
"Produced in association with Radio Telefís Éireann."
VHS-Standard play.
Credits: Cameraman, Peter Dormey ; graphic design, Dick Laing, Rose James ; film editor, Jill Stuart.
Performer(s): Graham Flegg.
Target Audience: High school, college.
Description: 1 videocassette (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Footage --
Glendalough, Ireland. Chapel at Glendalough. Charlemont House, Dublin. Colour painting of Sir William Rowan Hamilton. Greek text from Homer's "Iliad". Print of "The cloth Mart" Ushers quay, Dublin. Title pages of "Traite elementaire" by LeGendre and "Ecercices de calcul integral" by Lacroix. Colour print of Trinity College Dublin. Views of Dunskin observatory. Graham Flegg seated in library showing pages from "Theory of system of rays". Graham Flegg looking at "Third supplement to an essay on theory of system of rays". Graham Flegg in library. Graphic animation. Colour painting of Humphrey Lloyd. Graham Flegg in library. Royal medal of the Royal Society. Graham Flegg looking at "Theory of conjugate functions or algebraic couples"(0'03"-4'35") --
Graphic animation. Graham Flegg seated in library. Graphic animation. Graham Flegg showing Hamilton's equation. B/w still of Hamilton and his son Archibald. Graham Flegg looking at equation by Hamilton. Irish countryside. B/w cartoon of Lord and Lady Hamilton under Brougham bridge by Sean Keating. Page from Hamilton's pocket book. B/w cartoon of Lord and Lady Hamilton under Brougham bridge by Sean Keating. Graphic animation. Graham Flegg in library(4'36"-11'56") --
Painting of Hamilton with his poem superimposed. Graham Flegg in library. B/w engraving of George Boole. Royal medal of the Royal Society. B/w print of city of Lincoln. Graham Flegg moving to table and showing title pages from "Notes on quaternions", "Mathematical analysis of logic", "Laws of thought" by George Boole. B/w engraving of George Boole. Graham Flegg seated in library. Colour engraving of Queen's college, Cork. University college, Cork. Boole's house in Cork panning to River Lee(11'57"-15'22") --
Graphic animation. Graham Flegg seated at table with book on table top. B/w still of De Morgan. Graham Flegg seated at table with books on table top. B/w still Claud Shannon. Graham Flegg seated in library. Plaque at Brougham bridge. Two Irish postage stamps showing Hamilton. An Irish stamp showing page from Hamilton's pocket book. Branches of a tree in University college Cork panning to courtyard. Stained glass window showing George Boole. Graham Flegg with stained glass window in background moving to a globe of the moon(15'23"-24'30").
Series Title: Topics in the history of mathematics (Videorecording), MA 290.
Responsibility: producer, Glânffrwd Thomas.

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Tells how discoveries in the nineteenth century led to re-examination of basic concepts of algebra. Discusses the work of William Hamilton, applied mathematician, and George Boole, who established the science of logic.

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