The Frontiers of Space

The Frontiers of Space

Mathematics During the Scientific Revolution

Streaming Video - 2009
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By the Scientific Revolution, great strides had been made in understanding the geometry of objects fixed in time and space; the race was now on to discover the mathematics of objects in motion. In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy investigates mathematical progress during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in Europe. Topics include the linking of algebra and geometry by René Descartes; the properties of prime numbers, discovered by Pierre Fermat; Isaac Newtonâ€TMs development of calculus; Leonhard Eulerâ€TMs development of topology; the modular arithmetic of Carl Friedrich Gauss; and the insights of Bernhard Riemann into the properties of objects. Original Open University title: The Frontiers of Space.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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