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A four-part series exploring the history of mathematics and the important role it plays in other fields of study.
January 31, 2009
The series finale examines the great unsolved problems of future mathematics and some of the mathematicians who will try to solve them.
January 24, 2009
A look at the work of René Descartes, the French mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher.
January 17, 2009
Exploring the rise of mathematics in the East, and how it helped build imperial China. Also: ancient India's concept of infinity; algebra in the Middle East.
Host Marcus du Sautoy explores the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece in the series opener.
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