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## March 29, 2012

### The queen of the sciences

This is an outstanding series. It covers the basics to higher level math concepts. However being a "talking head" presentation intitiative may be required. ~Mike

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.

4 DVDs 720 minute Lecturer: David M. Bressoud, Macalester College.

Askwith Media Library 49368-D 2008

Posted by mcmike at March 29, 2012 01:50 PM