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The Story of Mathematics - A History of Mathematical Thought from Ancient Times to the Modern Day

The Story of Mathematics - A History of Mathematical Thought from Ancient Times to the Modern Day
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What Is Math: A Brief History of Mathematics First of all what is mathematics? Practically math is numbers, forms and relationships among these. Surely there’s a better definition. Names such as Pythagoras, Euclid, Thales used to send tingling feelings all over my body. They are without question synonymous with the study of math. However, for many, they are just hard-to-pronounce names discussed in class. A good example is the Lebombo bone found in Swaziland. Another artifact worthy of mention is the Ishango bone found along the borders of Uganda and Zaire close to the Nile River. With these basic mathematical tools, early humans were able to go about their daily lives. Now let’s fast forward several thousands of years to the time of the Sumerians.

Math for Smarty Pants Dimensions Home A film for a wide audience! Nine chapters, two hours of maths, that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Mathematical vertigo guaranteed! Background information on every chapter: see "Details". Click on the image on the left to watch the trailer ! Free download and you can watch the films online! The film can also be ordered as a DVD. This film is being distributed under a Creative Commons license. Now with even more languages for the commentary and subtitles: Commentary in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Russian. Film produced by: Jos Leys (Graphics and animations) Étienne Ghys (Scenario and mathematics) Aurélien Alvarez (Realisation and post-production)

Math Video - Math Help Study Your Way Easy Help. Fun Teachers. Expert teachers who know their stuff bring personality & fun to every video. All Concepts Explained. Most textbook topics are clearly explained in concise videos. Sample Problems Solved. Watch expert teachers solve sample problems to develop your skills. Mathematics Fun, Fact, Fiction, Function, Fantasy Here is a collection of mathematical activities and curiosities...enjoy them! BRAND NEW 2008 Line of Fractal Imagery -- 594 Images -- Oh Wow! ---> Show me the fractals! Extensive Graphical Spherical Harmonic Study --- 640+ Images ---> Take me there! 2006 Line of Fractal Imagery -- 336 Images -- Gotta See Them ---> Let's go there! Guess Your Birthday! Here's a fun trick to show a friend, a group, or an entire class of people. Step 1) Have them take the month number from their birthday: January = 1, Feb = 2 etc. Have them give you the total. How It Works: Let M be the month number and D will be the day number. Thus, if you subtract off the 165, what will remain will be the month in hundreds plus the day! By the way, if you wish to know how many minutes and seconds you have been alive and lots more about when you were born, you might like to try this website ==> Birthday Calculator Divisibility Rules! *A big thank you to Torsten Sillke for these rules! Do You Love "Alphametics?" Did You Know?

Phi 1.618 ø PHI: The Golden Ratio or Golden Section (In Nature, Art, Science and Religion) The Golden Section is a unique Ratio (or relationship between parts) that seems to be preferred by Nature as the best geometry for growth, energy conservation, elegance and has some fundamental relationships to the platonic solids and the Mandelbrot set. It was formally discovered by the Greeks and incorporated into their art and architecture, but it has been shown to occur even in prehistoric art, possibly as a function of Man's natural affinity for it's beauty. The rectangle at left has a vertical edge length of 1 the horizontal or width of the rectangle is 1.618 If we make a line inside and form a square (far left) it creates another 'golden rectangle' (at right) this subdivision continues inward in a spiral fashion tracing the form of a perfect PHI spiral seen in galaxies, seashells .... Even your hand, arm, ear, teeth, etc are in PHI Proportions!