The Genius of the East: Mathematics During the Middle Ages

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The Genius of the East: Mathematics During the Middle Ages. During Europe’s Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and early-Renaissance Europe. Topics include China’s invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India’s contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians’ understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci. Original Open University title: The Genius of the East. A part of the series The Story of Math. (57 minutes) FREE SHIPPING in the 48 states

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