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Author Bressoud, David M., 1950-

Title The queen of the sciences [(DVD) videorecording] : a history of mathematics / David M. Bressoud.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2008]
©2008
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 95th Street Adult Great Courses  510.9 BRE  pt.1    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Great Courses  510.9 BRE  pt.1    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 DVDs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Series Great courses. Science & mathematics
Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics.
System Details DVD.
Performer Lecturer: David M. Bressoud, Macalester College.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Pt. 1, lecture 1. What is mathematics? -- lecture 2. Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics -- lecture 3. Greek mathematics, Thales to Euclid -- lecture 4. Greek mathematics, Archimedes to Hypatia -- lecture 5. Astronomy and the origins of trigonometry -- lecture 6. Indian mathematics, trigonometry blossoms -- lecture 7. Chinese mathematics, advances in computation -- lecture 8. Islamic mathematic, the creation of algebra -- lecture 9. Italian algebraists solve the cube -- lecture 10. Napier and the natural logarithm -- lecture 11. Galileo and the mathematics of motion -- lecture 12. Fermat, Descartes, and analytic geometry.
pt. 2, lecture 13. Newton, modeling the universe -- lecture 14. Leibniz and the emergence of calculus -- lecture 15. Euler, calculus proves its promise -- lecture 16. Geometry, from Alhambra to Escher -- lecture 17. Gauss, invention of differential geometry -- lecture 18. Algebra becomes the science of symmetry -- lecture 19. Modern analysis, Fourier to Carleson -- lecture 20. Riemann sets new directions for analysis -- lecture 21. Sylvester and Ramanujan, different worlds -- lecture 22. Fermat's last theorem, the final triumph -- lecture 23. Mathematics, the ultimate physical reality -- lecture 24. Problems and prospects for the 21st century.
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Mathematics -- History -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Instructional films.
Added Author Teaching Company.
Added Title History of mathematics
ISBN 159803426X
9781598034264
Music No. 1434 Teaching Co.
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