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The great math mystery

McCabe, Daniel, (television director,, television producer,, screenwriter.). Reisz, Richard, (television director,, television producer.). Livio, Mario, 1945- (on-screen participant.). Sanders, Jay O., 1953- (narrator.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.).

Summary: Astrophysicist Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick, or the language of the universe? Join Nova for a mathematical mystery tour, a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627893107
  • ISBN: 1627893105
  • ISBN: 0841887024396
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast by PBS Apr. 15, 2015.
Formatted Contents Note: Math in nature -- The calculating brain -- Our observable universe -- A tool for technology -- Math's predictive power.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Edited by Dan McCabe, Guy Tetzner, Brian Truglio ; camera: Colin Clarke, Thomas Danielczik, Gary Henoch, Stephen McCarthy ; music, Matt Norman, Scorekeepers ; managing director, Alan Ritsko.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Jay O Sanders ; with Mario Livio, Derek Abbott, Eduard Asaryan, Liz Bohannon, Maria Chudnovsky, Savas Dimopoulos, S. James Gates, Christophe Gole, Andrew Lankford.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 16:9 widescreen; Dolby digital stereo.
Language Note:
English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Mathematics Philosophy
Mathematics History
Mathematics Philosophy
Mathematics
Mathematics Philosophy
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Television programs -- United States.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Television programs.
History.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Science television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.

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