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The story of maths

Author: Marcus Du SautoyDavid OkeufunaRobin DashwoodKrysia DereckiKim DukeAll authors
Publisher: [Milton Keynes, UK.] : Open University Worldwide, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this landmark series of films for BBC FOUR, Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, escorts viewers through the history of this most important of all intellectual disciplines. In a journey that takes him through the ages and around the world, he examines the development of key mathematical ideas and shows how, in a multitude of surprising ways, mathematical ideas underpin the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Biography
Named Person: Nicolas Bourbaki; Georg Cantor; Paul J Cohen; A Grothendieck; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; I︠U︡ V Matii︠a︡sevich; Henri Poincaré; Julia Robinson; André Weil
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Du Sautoy; David Okeufuna; Robin Dashwood; Krysia Derecki; Kim Duke; David Okuefuna; Karen McGann; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Open University.
OCLC Number: 751976010
Notes: Contains insert with outlines of the 4 episodes.
Originally broadcast on television on BBC 4 in 2008.
Source of information: disc container and screen.
Credits: The Open University, BBC co-production ; written by Marcus Du Sautoy ; BBC executive producer, Krysia Derecki ; series producer, Kim Duke ; executive producer, David Okuefuna ; produced & directed by Karen McGann
Performer(s): Presented by Marcus Du Sautoy.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 2; Aspect ratio: 16:7; Dolby Digital 2.
Contents: Disc 1. The language of the universe ; The genius of the East -----
Disc 2. The frontiers of space ; To infinity and beyond.
Other Titles: The language of the universe.
The genius of the East.
The frontiers of space.
To infinity and beyond.
Story of maths
Responsibility: written by Marcus Du Sautoy ; produced & directed by Robin Dashwood; BBC [and] the Open University co-production.

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"In this landmark series of films for BBC FOUR, Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, escorts viewers through the history of this most important of all intellectual disciplines. In a journey that takes him through the ages and around the world, he examines the development of key mathematical ideas and shows how, in a multitude of surprising ways, mathematical ideas underpin the science, technology, and culture that shape our world."--The Open University website, viewed 16 February 2009.

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