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The Story of Maths

Datum
Ma 15 januari 2018
Tijd
02:00 tot 03:00
Zender
BBC Four
Deel-url
gids.tv/19502424

Four-part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy. When ancient Greece fell into decline, mathematical progress stagnated as Europe entered the Dark Ages, but in the east mathematics reached new heights.

Du Sautoy visits China and explores how maths helped build imperial China and was at the heart of such amazing feats of engineering as the Great Wall. In India, he discovers how the symbol for the number zero was invented and Indian mathematicians' understanding of the new concepts of infinity and negative numbers.

In the Middle East, he looks at the invention of the new language of algebra and the spread of eastern knowledge to the west through mathematicians such as Leonardo Fibonacci, creator of the Fibonacci Sequence.

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