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The Story of Math Collection DVD
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Mathematics are the foundation for almost everything we do, from finance to physics, architecture to astronomy. In The Story of Math, author and Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy and other experts crisscross the globe, bringing the colorful history of numbers to life.
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PBSThe Story of Math Collection DVD
 
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2.0

Only for entertainment...

By Stephen

from Amherst, MA

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Comments about PBS The Story of Math Collection DVD:

Unfortunately, I did not like this series at all. Part of my dislike was cosmetic--sorry for being so shallow--but de Sautoy had extended moments looking over some grand landscape, collar up like Marlon Brando, apparently thinking something profound--we don't know what. The other source of dislike was his overarching preening about the mathematical "code," which life "obeys." I find this sort of animistic and teleological thinking hard to take. Another source of dislike were his comments about "chaos theory," which were not clear at all. Some of the examples were, in fact, recursive functions that blow up because they are not convergent. I had been hoping for better, and I am sorry to give this a "needs improvement" rating.

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Reconnect With The Numbers

By Bob The Hopeful

from Hendersson, NV

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Comments about PBS The Story of Math Collection DVD:

I love Math. I am not very good at it mechanically. My motivation to purchase was to reconnect with mathematics at a time in my life where I want it, and it was not being forced on my unprepared, unreceptive and unimaginative mind.

This DVD is a starting place of rediscovery, and an excellent place to start, it is. Listen to it to begin a new voyage of discovery in your intellectual life.

You have a choice, buy this DVD and begin to learn the language of nature, or, watch an old movie.

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