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A Brief History of Mathematics

By BBC Radio 4

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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

Customer Reviews

Delightful programme

I know absolutely
Nothing about Mathematics. This area of knowledge was an elusive subject totally inaccessible to school leavers like myself in the late sixties and early seventies. I went onto university with the necessary maths O level. I studied the history of ideas political and social and some philosophy. Thank goodness this professor has popularised his subject. His TV series was totally engaging. I cannot admit to understanding much but it has been enlightening to have these pieces of knowledge slotted into the overall picture. A marvelous series. Thank you.

Mathematicians R Us

Great series - it's a shame that the vast majority of school kids will not listen to Radio4 and hear a program that can inspire them to do the math! More thanks.

Good job, keep it up.

Very informative and extremely well presented. Look forward to future Podcasts. Thoroughly enjoyed, Thanks.