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Alien tug of war
The correct combination of differently weighted aliens must be determined to balance out a tug of war. |
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Cantor and the mathematics of infinity
Marcus du Sautoy sets out Georg Cantor's reasoning as to why there are different infinities, some which are bigger than others. |
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Despatch rider - a speed and distance problem
What is the quickest way for a despatch rider to navigate across some sand and grass? A complex puzzle from Marcus du Sautoy's panel game. |
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How many eggs - an ancient mathematical riddle
Marcus du Sautoy presents an ancient Mathematical riddle about sharing eggs on his problems panel game. |
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Logic problem - who's wearing the black hat?
A logic puzzle, examining how it's possible to work out what colour hat a group of three people are wearing. |
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Mathematics of cogs - a panel game puzzle
Four connected cogs are presented, with a question about whether two of them will turn at the same speed. |
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Probability problem - how many women were in a lecture?
A probability problem, with the chance of people coming out of a lecture all being women. |
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Shapes and structures in the natural world
An un-narrated montage of images from the series 'The Code,' this clip presents a series of launchpad sequences based on crystalline structures, shells, spirals and spheres. |
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The bridges of Konigsberg – topology
Beginning with the problem of the bridges in Konigsberg, the beginnings of the mathematics of topology is explored. |
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The Monty Hall Problem - probabilities and game shows explained
Marcus du Sautoy explores the famous game show problem with Alan Davies, using experimental probability. |
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Throwing the hammer - training and technique
A hammer thrower talks about his training and technique. The path of the throw is drawn on the screen and the energy changes are discussed. |
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