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The queen of sciences. Part 1 of 2 : a history of mathematics.

Author: David M Bressoud; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2008.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the historical development of mathematics from the earliest records of Mesopotamia and Egypt up to the problems and challenges of mathematics today. Conveys the nature and power of this discipline while exploring the lives of many of the people who have shaped it.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David M Bressoud; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 159803426X 9781598034264
OCLC Number: 232156722
Notes: Course no. 1434.
Performer(s): Lecturer: David M. Bressoud, Macalester College.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Lecture 1. What is mathematics? --
lecture 2. Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics --
lecture 3. Greek mathematics, Thales to Euclid --
lecture 4. Greek mathematics, Archimedes to Hypatia --
lecture 5. Astronomy and the origins of trigonometry --
lecture 6. Indian mathematics, trigonometry blossoms --
lecture 7. Chinese mathematics, advances in computation --
lecture 8. Islamic mathematic, the creation of algebra --
lecture 9. Italian algebraists solve the cube --
lecture 10. Napier and the natural logarithm --
lecture 11. Galileo and the mathematics of motion --
lecture 12. Fermat, Descartes, and analytic geometry.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Other Titles: History of mathematics

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Describes the historical development of mathematics from the earliest records of Mesopotamia and Egypt up to the problems and challenges of mathematics today. Conveys the nature and power of this discipline while exploring the lives of many of the people who have shaped it.

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