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The Approximate History of Place Values

Duration: 04:43

Why did Hindu-Arabic numbers win out over Roman numerals? Alan and Praxis explain with the help of 9th Century Indian mathematician, Aryabhatta and Nicolas Chuquet, inventor of index notation.

Available since: Mon 20 Aug 2012

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Actor
Greg McHugh
Actor
Lucy Montgomery

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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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