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    DescriptionThis ten-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. He explores the relationship between Newton and Leibniz, the men behind the calculus; and, looks at how the mathematics that Euler invented 200 years ago paved the way for the internet and discovers how Fourier transformed our understanding of heat, light and sound. In addition, he finds out how Galois' mathematics describes the particles that make up our universe, how Gaussian distribution underpins modern medicine, and how Riemann's maths helped Einstein with his theory of relativity. Finally, he introduces Cantor, who discovered infinite numbers; Poincare, whose work gave rise to chaos theory; and, G.H. Hardy, whose work inspired the millions of codes that help to keep the internet safe, and Nicolas Bourbaki, the mathematician who never was. The BBC Radio 4 series looking at the people who shaped modern mathematics, written and presented by Marcus du Sautoy.


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    Title
    A Brief History of Mathematics
    Authors and contributors
    Read by Marcus du Sautoy
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 2
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408469651
    ISBN 10: 1408469650
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PBX
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC classification: QA
    Abridged Dewey: 500
    DC22: 510.9
    BISAC V2.8: MAT015000
    DC22: 510.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56220
    Thema V1.0: PBX
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    20 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Bath