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The Approximate History of Probability

Duration: 05:19

Praxis the robot and Alan the "human man" look at the history of mathematical probability. They meet Galileo, whose work with dice brings him under the suspicion of some rather violent inquisitors. Jacob Bernoulli explains his concept of the law of large numbers.

Available since: Mon 20 Aug 2012

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The Approximate History of Maths

A humorous animation looking at the development of mathematical knowledge through time.

First broadcast: 10 May 2012

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