The Great Math Mystery

The Great Math Mystery

DVD - 2015
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Astrophysicist Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick, or the language of the universe? Join Nova for a mathematical mystery tour, a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, ©2015
ISBN: 9781627893107
Branch Call Number: 510.1 GRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 minutes)
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Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Aug 17, 2015

Math, the language of science to communicate broad range of topics as Pi, Fibonacci, God particle, math prodigy etc; and as verbal languages, it is a mystery on math's origins and it's cognitive nature for higher animals. As the MIT professor Max Tegmark remarked, these 6 equations explain everything in our universe:
Maxwell 1862 electromagnetism;
Einstein 1905 near-lightspeed motion;
Einstein 1915 gravity;
Schrodinger 1926 quantum mechanics;
Friedmann 1922 our expanding universe;
You 2017? a unified theory of everything.

Jul 21, 2015

Meh. Nice animations, but not a lot of mathy content. Includes a brief bio of Marconi, who invented radio transmissions, and I suppose he must have used math to do so, but they don't really explain how.

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