Cantor and the mathematics of infinity
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Marcus du Sautoy on Georg Cantor's reasoning as to why there are different infinities.
Eastern maths and the invention of zero and negative numbers
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An exploration of Eastern mathematics including zero and negative numbers.
Exploring the 4th dimension
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Marcus du Sautoy explains the idea of dimensions to Alan Davies.
How long is a piece of string?
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Is it possible to measure the exact length of a piece of string?
Indian mathematicians and discoveries in trigonometry
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Marcus du Sautoy visits an ancient Indian observatory.
Isaac Newton and the invention of calculus
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A look at the mathematics of motion and the formulation of the differential calculus.
Prime numbers - do they go on for ever?
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Marcus du Sautoy shows Euclid's proof that there are an infinite number of prime numbers
The bridges of Konigsberg - topology
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The beginnings of the mathematics of topology is explored.
The continuum hypothesis
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Marcus du Sautoy looks at the continuum hypothesis.