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  • 52:27 Galileo Galilei Theories ( HD Documentary )

    Galileo Galilei Theories ( HD Documentary )

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    Galileo Galilei Theories ( Documentary )... 2013 This documentary and the rest of the documentaries presented relate to important times and figures in history, historic places and sites, archaeology, science, conspiracy theories, and education. The Topics

  • 1:48:57 Galileo's Battle for the "heavens" HD 1080p

    Galileo's Battle for the "heavens" HD 1080p

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    At a time when heretics were burned alive for dissent, scientist Galileo Galilei risked his life to advance his revolutionary concepts of the Universe.

  • 24:44 Leibniz Vs Newton - The Story of Calculus

    Leibniz Vs Newton - The Story of Calculus

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    The calculus controversy was an argument between 17th-century mathematicians Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who had first invented calculus. It is a question that had been the cause of a major intellectual controversy, one that began simmering in

  • 45:19 Man, Myth, Mathematician - Pythagoras of Samos - Genius

    Man, Myth, Mathematician - Pythagoras of Samos - Genius

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    http://samos-magazine.nl - The story of Pythagoras is one of innovation, change, determination and sheer genius. As an accurate picture of his life emerges, it is clear that there was more to this great man than one single, simple truth -- here was a grea

  • 52:41 Archimedes Lost Book

    Archimedes Lost Book

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    Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC -- c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the l

  • 48:55 MathHistory1a: Pythagoras' theorem

    MathHistory1a: Pythagoras' theorem

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    Pythagoras' theorem is both the oldest and the most important non-trivial theorem in mathematics.This is the first part of the first lecture of a short course on the History of Mathematics, by N J Wildberger at UNSW (MATH3560 and GENS2005). We will follow

  • 23:26 MathHistory1b: Pythagoras' theorem (cont.)

    MathHistory1b: Pythagoras' theorem (cont.)

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    Pythagoras' theorem is both the oldest and the most important non-trivial theorem in mathematics.This is the second part of the first lecture of a short course on the History of Mathematics, by N J Wildberger at UNSW (MATH3560 and GENS2005). We will follo

  • 50:41 MathHistory2a: Greek geometry

    MathHistory2a: Greek geometry

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    The ancient Greeks loved geometry and made great advances in this subject. Euclid's Elements was for 2000 years the main text in mathematics, giving a careful systematic treatment of both planar and three dimensional geometry, culminating in the five Plat

  • 24:40 MathHistory2b: Greek geometry (cont.)

    MathHistory2b: Greek geometry (cont.)

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    The ancient Greeks loved geometry and made great advances in this subject. Euclid's Elements was for 2000 years the main text in mathematics, giving a careful systematic treatment of both planar and three dimensional geometry, culminating in the five Plat

  • 42:04 MathHistory3a: Greek number theory

    MathHistory3a: Greek number theory

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    The ancient Greeks studied squares, triangular numbers, primes and perfect numbers. Euclid stated the Fundamental theorem of Arithmetic: that a natural number could be factored into primes in essentially a unique way. We also discuss the Euclidean algorit

  • 24:41 MathHistory3b: Greek number theory (cont.)

    MathHistory3b: Greek number theory (cont.)

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    The ancient Greeks studied squares, triangular numbers, primes and perfect numbers. Euclid stated the Fundamental theorem of Arithmetic: that a natural number could be factored into primes in essentially a unique way. We also discuss the Euclidean algorit

  • 54:08 MathHistory4: Infinity in Greek mathematics

    MathHistory4: Infinity in Greek mathematics

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    We discuss primarily the work of Eudoxus and Archimedes, the founders of calculus. Archimedes in particular discovered formulas that are only found in advanced calculus courses, concerning the relations between the volumes and surface areas of a sphere an

  • 49:46 MathHistory5a: Number theory and algebra in Asia

    MathHistory5a: Number theory and algebra in Asia

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    After the later Alexandrian mathematicians Ptolemy and Diophantus, Greek mathematics went into decline and the focus shifted eastward. This lecture discusses some aspects of Chinese, Indian and Arab mathematics, in particular the interest in number theory

  • 22:53 MathHistory5b: Number theory and algebra in Asia (cont.)

    MathHistory5b: Number theory and algebra in Asia (cont.)

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    After the later Alexandrian mathematicians Ptolemy and Diophantus, Greek mathematics went into decline and the focus shifted eastward. This lecture discusses some aspects of Chinese, Indian and Arab mathematics, in particular the interest in number theory

  • 52:41 MathHistory6a: Polynomial equations

    MathHistory6a: Polynomial equations

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    We now move to the Golden age of European mathematics: the period 1500-1900, in this course on the History of Mathematics. We discuss hurdles that the Europeans faced before this time and how they emerged, with the help of Arab algebra and translations of

  • 14:06 MathHistory6b: Polynomial equations (cont.)

    MathHistory6b: Polynomial equations (cont.)

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    We now move to the Golden age of European mathematics: the period 1500-1900 in this course on the History of Mathematics. We discuss hurdles that the Europeans faced before this time and how they emerged, with the help of Arab algebra and translations of

  • 56:35 MathHistory7a: Analytic geometry and the continuum

    MathHistory7a: Analytic geometry and the continuum

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    The development of Cartesian geometry by Descartes and Fermat was one of the main accomplishments of the 17th century, giving a computational approach to Euclidean geometry. Involved are conics, cubics, Bezout's theorem, and the beginnings of a projective

  • 24:34 MathHistory7b: Analytic geometry and the continuum

    MathHistory7b: Analytic geometry and the continuum

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    The development of Cartesian geometry by Descartes and Fermat was one of the main accomplishments of the 17th century, giving a computational approach to Euclidean geometry. Involved are conics, cubics, Bezout's theorem, and the beginnings of a projective

  • 1:09:41 MathHistory8: Projective geometry

    MathHistory8: Projective geometry

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    Projective geometry began with the work of Pappus, but was developed primarily by Desargues, with an important contribution by Pascal. Projective geometry is the geometry of the straightedge, and it is the simplest and most fundamental geometry. We descri

  • 1:00:00 MathHistory9: Calculus

    MathHistory9: Calculus

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    Calculus has its origins in the work of the ancient Greeks, particularly of Eudoxus and Archimedes, who were interested in volume problems, and to a lesser extent in tangents. In the 17th century the subject was widely expanded and developed in an algebra

  • 1:11:01 MathHistory10: Infinite series

    MathHistory10: Infinite series

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    We discuss various uses of infinite series in the 17th and 18th centuries. In particular we look at the geometric series, power series of log, the Gregory-Newton interpolation formula, Taylor's formula, the Bernoulli's, Eulers summation of the reciprocals

  • 51:03 MathHistory11: Mechanics and the solar system

    MathHistory11: Mechanics and the solar system

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    The main historical problem in the history of science is: to explain what is going on with the night sky, in particular what the planets are doing. The resolution of this was the greatest achievement of the 17th century. The key figures were Copernicus, G

  • 50:52 MathHistory12: Non-Euclidean geometry

    MathHistory12: Non-Euclidean geometry

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    The development of non-Euclidean geometry is often presented as a high point of 19th century mathematics. The real story is more complicated, tinged with sadness, confusion and orthodoxy, that is reflected even the geometry studied today. The important in

  • 57:12 MathHistory13: The number theory revival

    MathHistory13: The number theory revival

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    After the work of Diophantus, there was something of a lapse in interest in pure number theory for quite some while. Around 1300 Gersonides developed the connection between the Binomial theorem and combinatorics, and then in the 17th century the topic was

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