The Code
54:06

The Code: Numbers

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 12, 2012

Mathematics

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In an intriguing three-part series, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of a mysterious code: the numbers, shapes and patterns that govern our world. From the delicate ...

In an intriguing three-part series, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of a mysterious code: the numbers, shapes and patterns that govern our world. From the delicate architecture of our veins to the startling beauty of the night sky, numbers are everywhere.

The Code
54:08

The Code: Shapes

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 19, 2012

Mathematics

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Starting at the hexagonal columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, Marcus du Sautoy discovers the code underpinning the extraordinary order found in nature - from rock ...

Starting at the hexagonal columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway, Marcus du Sautoy discovers the code underpinning the extraordinary order found in nature - from rock formations to honeycomb and from salt crystals to soap bubbles.

How Long Is A Piece Of String?
53:05

How Long Is A Piece Of String?

SBS June 26, 2011

Mathematics

Science

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Comic Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of ...

Comic Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems. An encounter with leading mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals that Alan's short length of string may in fact be infinitely long. Ultimately, Alan finds that measuring his piece of string could - in theory at least - create a black hole, bringing about the end of the world.

Science And Islam
58:45

Science And Islam: The Language Of Science

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 15, 2009

Mathematics

Science

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In the three-part documentary series, Science and Islam, physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in ...

In the three-part documentary series, Science and Islam, physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries. This leap is tangible, with terms like algebra, algorithm and alkali all being Arabic in origin and at the very heart of modern science - there would be no modern mathematics or physics without algebra, no computers without algorithms and no chemistry without alkalis.