TY - VIDEO
DB - /z-wcorg/
DP - http://worldcat.org
ID - 639279461
LA - In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
T1 - To infinity and beyond : [mathematics in modern times]
AU - Du Sautoy, Marcus,
AU - Berry, David,
AU - British Broadcasting Corporation.
AU - British Broadcasting Corporation.
AU - Television Service.
AU - Open University.
AU - Films Media Group.
AU - Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
PB - Films for the Humanities & Sciences
CY - Hamilton, NJ
Y1 - 2009///
AB - 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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