Early History of Mathematics: VHS/PAL

9783540926474: Early History of Mathematics: VHS/PAL

This film explains with accessible examples the major events in the history of early mathematics. Tom Apostol's acclaimed presentation makes the topic unfailingly informative and entertaining. Everybody interested in mathematics will be able to understand the film, and even experts will learn something new from it. VHS/PAL video tape, duration: 30 minutes.

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"This 30 minute video uses motion, colour, music, and images of original documents to outline some of the important developments in the early history of mathematics, from Babylonian calendars on clay tablets produced 5000 years ago, to landmark events leading to the development of calculus in the seventeenth century." (L’Enseignment Mathematique Vol. 49 (1-2), 2003)

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