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  1. Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics (2013)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 24 x 30 minutes), £54.99

    Over the course of 24 thirty minute lectures, Professor David M. Bressoud, looks at the 4,000 year history of mathematics, from its beginnings in ancient Mesopotamia to the sophisticated mathematical...

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  2. To Secret Rosies (2011)

    aka: Rosies: The Female Computers of Wwii

    Director
    LeAnn Erickson
    Subject
    History; Mathematics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 60 minutes), $24.00

    In 1942 soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a secret military program was launched to recruit female mathematicians who would become human ‘computers’ for the US military. Top Secret...

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  3. Beauty of Diagrams, The (2010)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 150 minutes), £585.00

    Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy illustrates that, far from being a reluctant visual medium, science is actually at the forefront of many of the world’s most iconic and revolutionary designs. In THE BEAUTY...

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  4. Dangerous Knowledge (2008)

    Director
    David Malone
    Subject
    Mathematics; Physics; Psychiatry; Psychology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0, 89 minutes), £15.99

    A sympathetic portrayal of the genius of four brilliant mathematicians and their attempts to unravel the mysteries of the universe with tragic repercussions for their sanity. This programme addresses some of...

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  5. Five Numbers (2005)

    Subject
    Mathematics

    A series of 15-minute programmes in which Simon Singh investigates the history of some of the most special numbers in mathematics - zero, Pi, the golden ratio, the imaginary number and infinity.

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  6. Study of Mathematics, The (1997 Video)

    Producer
    Pip Surgey
    Subject
    Education; Mathematics
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30? min.

    Looks at mathematics graduates, asking what they do, why they enjoy mathematics, what they can do with their degrees. Identifies careers for mathematics graduates; several maths graduates introduce their...

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  7. N is a Number (1993)

    Director
    George Paul Csicsery
    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (DVD-R, 57 minutes), $29.95

    Film about Hungarian mathematician Paul Erd s, who was reknowned for his prolific work and his eccentric lifestyle. This whimsical documentary followed him for four years through four countries, presenting...

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  8. John von Neumann (1966 Film)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The achievements of the late John von Neumann, built primarily on still photographs and recent interviews with noted mathematicians and others who worked with him.*

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  9. Stamping Through Mathematics (Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    Hire, Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min., 1995 hire: £5.00

    An overview of the history of mathematics from earliest times to the modern computer age. The talk is illustrated by slides of 70 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians.

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