Exploring mathematics: a powerful tool - for iPod/iPhone

Exploring mathematics: a powerful tool - for iPod/iPhone

The Open University

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How can mathematics help us to understand the world around us? The tracks on this album take us to Antarctica, Hong Kong and New Zealand to find out how mathematicians work with scientists and biologists to create mathematical models, and how collaborations like these can help decipher and predict a range of natural phenomena. We learn how the 17th Century saw the birth of one of the most important mathematical tools - calculus, and modern mathem...Read More
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Mathematics: a powerful t...

15 Jul 2009 | 56 secs

Mathematics: a power...

15 Jul 2009 | 56 secs

Mathematical modelling fo...

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 59 secs

Mathematical modelli...

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 59 secs

An ancient tradition

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 16 secs

An ancient tradition

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 16 secs

How maths helps dolphins

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 02 secs

How maths helps dolp...

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 02 secs

Predicting climate change

15 Jul 2009 | 04 mins 37 secs

Predicting climate c...

15 Jul 2009 | 04 mins 37 secs

A vibrating lake

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 20 secs

A vibrating lake

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 20 secs

Why is maths useful?

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 06 secs

Why is maths useful?

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 06 secs

Who invented Calculus?

15 Jul 2009 | 02 mins 55 secs

Who invented Calculu...

15 Jul 2009 | 02 mins 55 secs

Fermat’s ideas

15 Jul 2009 | 04 mins 02 secs

Fermat’s ideas

15 Jul 2009 | 04 mins 02 secs

Fermat and John Wallis

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 20 secs

Fermat and John Wall...

15 Jul 2009 | 01 min 20 secs

Isaac Newton’s input

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 16 secs

Isaac Newton’s input

15 Jul 2009 | 05 mins 16 secs

New insights emerge

15 Jul 2009 | 07 mins 44 secs

New insights emerge

15 Jul 2009 | 07 mins 44 secs

The Newton-Leibniz disput...

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 16 secs

The Newton-Leibniz d...

15 Jul 2009 | 03 mins 16 secs