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Mathematics Illuminated Series
This Annenberg Learner series is a 13-unit course on the theories, history, and beauty of mathematics. The series eplores major themes in the field, from the earliest study of prime numbers to the current mathematics revealing the shape of the universe. Mathematics is presented as a playful way to answer deep questions as well as a powerful language for uncovering and describing phenomena in the world around us.
Story of Math 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 landmark 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. Clear explanations of important mathematical ideas supported by anecdotes and pivotal episodes in the lives of great mathematicians make this series as entertaining as it is enlightening.