Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download and subscribe to Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible by Stanford Continuing Studies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes

Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible

By Stanford Continuing Studies

To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.


Often described as the science of patterns, mathematics is arguably humanity’s most penetrating mental framework for uncovering the hidden patterns that lie behind everything we see, feel, and experience. Galileo described mathematics as the language in which the laws of the universe are written. Intended to give a broad overview of the field, these five illustrated lectures look at counting and arithmetic, shape and geometry, motion and calculus, and chance and probability, and end with a mind-stretching trip to infinity.

Customer Reviews

Math with context!!!

As a creative, math has always seemed familiar but just out of reach. The way this is story told in the context of history makes so much sense. Math is an invention! Love this sm thank you

Only one complaint...

... the course is too short. We are given a brief look at how mathematics was "developed" and insights into some of it's branches. It would be interesting to see more of the history in future lectures. Also, I will forever refer to Fibonacci as Leonardo Pisano filius Bonacci from this point forward. :)