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Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

A Brief History of Mathematics BBC

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    • 4.0, 8 Ratings

Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy reveals the personalities behind the calculations and argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science.

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4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BrunoB59 ,

Good Start

A very good listen, offering an excellent insight into the development of mathematics over the last 4 centuries, in a uncomplicated narrative. A should listen for all who think they don't like mathematics.

Shirtbuster ,

Well worth a listen

The presenters enthusiasm is infectious, but more, he marshals the essential elements of complex lives into a short but great listen

Ornatco ,

A fascinating podcast.

I started listening to the first episode of this podcast while out walking. I was reading Fermat's last Theorem at the time, and I thought they might compliment one another. When I got home, I immediately downloaded the remaining episodes.
A fascinating insight into the development of mathematics over the last few centuries. What I really enjoyed was that you learned as much about the lives and personalities of the various mathematicians as about their
But the very best thing about this podcast is the infectious enthusiasm of the presenter. It was impossible not to remain attentive and interested as Marcus talked about his heroes.

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