A Brief History of Mathematics

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Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

4 Maths: 04 Evariste Galois Sept. 28, 2010
Professor Marcus du Sautoy on his favourite mathematician, an angry, young genius who did his best maths in prison and died in a duel, aged 20....
Joseph Fourier Sept. 28, 2010
How Joseph Fourier's mathematics transformed our understanding of heat, light and sound.
Joseph Fourier Sept. 28, 2010
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
3 Maths: 03 Joseph Fourier Sept. 28, 2010
Professor Marcus du Sautoy describes the life and mathematics of this Napoleonic soldier, with contributions from musician Brian Eno who loves Fourier's analysis and uses it to create sounds that have never been heard before....
Leonard Euler Sept. 27, 2010
How a solution to a 1700s conundrum enables us to access information on the internet.
Leonhard Euler Sept. 27, 2010
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
2 Maths: 02 Leonard Euler Sept. 27, 2010
The man who calculated as other men breathe. Professor Marcus du Sautoy on the mathematical omnivore without whom no history of mathematics is complete....
Newton and Leibniz Sept. 27, 2010
An astronaut and an investment analyst pay homage to the enormous power of the calculus.
1 Maths: 01 Newton and Leibniz Sept. 27, 2010
The battle over the calculus. Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals how the great hero of British science is rather less gentlemanly than his German rival. An astronaut and investment analyst pay homage to the enormous power of the calculus....
Newton and Leibniz Sept. 27, 2010
Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.
Maths: Welcome Sept. 20, 2010
Welcome to this new BBC podcast. If you subscribe to the podcast feed, you should receive the first episode of this series automatically within the next seven days. To find other podcasts from the BBC, visit www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts....
Maths: Welcome Sept. 20, 2010
Welcome to this new BBC podcast. If you subscribe to the podcast feed, you should receive the first episode of this series automatically within the next seven days. To find other podcasts from the BBC, visit www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts.