4:25

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Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life

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Garth Sundem demonstrates the use of algebra with four single men to calculate their chances of obtaining the phone numbers of women in a bar.

3:12

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Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life

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Lawrence Williams conducts an experiment to test the subliminal priming effects of holding a cold or hot drink on a subject making a decision about a person.

3:23

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Why Doesn't Maths Add Up?

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Could the patterns found in Reimann Graphs be the answer to everything? Alan Davies gets a layman's view.

2:52

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Why Doesn't Maths Add Up?

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Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in ...

4:06

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Why Doesn't Maths Add Up?

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Marcus du Sautoy takes Alan Davies to Paris to see the Grand Arche, a representation of a fourdimensional cube, or tesseract.

1:52

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The Story Of Maths

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Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

4:08

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The Story Of Maths

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Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

1:36

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The Story Of Maths

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Marcus du Sautoy reveals the Ancient Chinese number system and how their method of calculating figures was very different to they're way of writing them.

2:30

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The Story Of Maths

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Marcus du Sautoy examines Kurt Godel's incompleteness theorem and the crisis in mathematics that while a statement about numbers might be true, they might never be proven.

3:03

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The Story Of Maths

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Marcus du Sautoy illustrates Georg Cantor theory of infinite infinities, and that some infinities are bigger than others.

2:48

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The Great Math Mystery

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Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

2:50

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The Great Math Mystery

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Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

2:51

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Science in a Golden Age

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Land speed record holder explains how the mathematics of thrust and drag are fundamental to high speed designs.

2:31

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Science in a Golden Age

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Quadratic equations hold many secrets of our ability to conquer the sky.

8:06

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The Beauty of Diagrams

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Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

5:21

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News Breakfast

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Beyond Infinity author Eugenia Cheng explains why testing makes people so anxious about mathematics, how teaching could be transformed, and argues that maths is a way of ...

2:30

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How to Win at Everything

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Struggling with Rubik's Cube since it came out in the '80s? Learn how to solve the puzzle from any one of the 43 quintrillion starting points with an algorithm and simple advice.

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1
Episode
1
SBS
November 15, 2009

Classification: 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 ...