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To infinity and beyond : [mathematics in modern times]

Author: Marcus Du SautoyDavid BerryBritish Broadcasting Corporation.British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.Open University.All authors
Publisher: Hamilton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20th-century Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantor's exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri Poincaré; Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the work of André Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical
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Genre/Form: Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Nicolas Bourbaki; Georg Cantor; Paul J Cohen; Kurt Gödel; A Grothendieck; David Hilbert; 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 Berry; British Broadcasting Corporation.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Open University.; Films Media Group.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 639279461
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Subtitle from root menu, disc and container.
Originally produced as an episode of the BBC television mini-series in 2008.
Series originally entitled: The story of maths.
Credits: Film editor, Dominic Staveacre ; assistant producer, Kemi Majekodunmi ; production manager, Sue Davies ; production co-ordinators, Dominic Bolton, Miriam Morais, Deby Pinnock ; graphics, Charles Gatward ; camera, Jonathan Young, Justin Evans ; series producer, Kim Duke ; BBC executive producer for The Open University, Catherine McCarthy ; executive producer, David Okuefuna.
Performer(s): Host, Marcus du Sautoy ; participants, Joseph Dauben, Samuel Patterson, Daniela Wünsch, Peter Sarnah, Constance Reid, David Aubin, Nick Katz.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: Exploration of infinity : Cantor's new mathematics --
George Cantor : continuum hypothesis --
Chaos theory : Henri Poincaré --
Results of Poincaré's chaos theory --
Topology : shape and mathematics --
David Hilbert : mathematical genius --
Mathematics and Kurt Gödel's uncertainty theorems --
Princeton American Institute of Mathematics --
Paul Cohen : continuum hypothesis --
Paul Cohen and the Riemann Hypothesis --
Women of mathematics : Julia Robertson and Hilbert's tenth problem --
Mathematicians : Galois and Weil --
Nocolas Bourbaki and Alexander Grothendieck --
Mathematics, prime numbers, and life in the world.
Other Titles: Story of math.
Story of maths.
Story of maths (Television program)
Responsibility: The Open University, BBC co-production ; written & presented by Marcus du Sautoy ; produced & directed by David Berry.

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In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20th-century Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantor's exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri Poincaré; Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the work of André Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical thinking about the hidden structures behind all mathematics. The program concludes by considering one of the great as-yet-unsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis.

Series: Without mathematics, there would be no physics, chemistry, or astronomy. No architecture. No commerce. No accurate maps or precise time-keeping, therefore no dependable long-range navigation. No geometry, statistics, or calculations of any kind. No computers. In this four-part series, University of Oxford Professor Marcus du Sautoy takes viewers on a journey through the ages and around the world to trace the development of mathematics and see how math has shaped human civilization.

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