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Precision: The Measure of All Things

Synopsis
Series in which Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores why we are driven to measure and quantify the world around us and why we have reduced the universe to just a handful of fundamental units of measurement. From the first cave paintings of Cro-Magnon man to atomic clocks, he shows how our human desire for ever greater precision has changed the course of history and society.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2013
Notes
First broadcast on BBC4 in June 2013
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
history of mathematics; history of science; measurement; Astronomy

Credits

Director
Mike Cunliffe
Producer
Mark Woodward
Contributor
Marcus du Sautoy

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£41.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
180 minutes
Year
2013

Sections

Title
Time and Distance

Title
Mass and Moles

Title
Light, Heat and Electricity

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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