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A Brief History of Mathematics

By BBC Radio 4

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Description

Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. Ten fifteen minute podcasts that reveal the personalities behind the calculations from Newton to the present day. How do these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world?

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.