The Genius of the East

The Genius of the East

Mathematics During the Middle Ages

Streaming Video - 2009
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During Europeâ€TMs Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and early-Renaissance Europe. Topics include Chinaâ€TMs invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; Indiaâ€TMs contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indiansâ€TM understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci. Original Open University title: The Genius of the East.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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