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Famous Mathematicians

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Famous Women Mathematicians Curie and Okikiolu Described
From YouTube, produced by Paul Volniansky
Famous women mathematicians include Madame Curie and Katherine Okikiolu from Nigeria. Discover famous female mathematicians with Steve Jones, who uses a white board to explain each of these woman's contributions to mathematics.  (02:00)
February 15, 2010 at 03:03 PM
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The Weird Truth About Arabic Numerals
From YouTube, produced by SciShow
Hank unravels the fascinating yarn of how the world came to use so-called Arabic numerals -- from the scholarship of ancient Hindu mathematicians, to Muslim scientist Al-Khwarizmi, to the merchants of medieval Italy. (04:41)
August 5, 2014 at 05:14 PM
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Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the Art of Roughness
From YouTube, produced by TED Talks
Mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness , and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated. (21:19)
September 17, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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A Mandelbrot Collage of Video Clips
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This video has been edited together from several other video documentaries to describe the Mandelbrot set!. An incredible mathematical formula explaining fractals and geometry! Several mathematicians and scientists explain this phenomenon. (21:19) .... [more]
September 17, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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History of Mathematics : The History of Pascal's Triangle
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The history of Pascal's triangle has little to do with Pascal himself. Learn the history of Pascal's triangle with tips from a mathematics instructor, Steve Jones, who is an experienced high school mathematics and science teacher. Filmmaker: Paul Vol... [more]
February 15, 2010 at 02:53 PM
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Famous Black Mathematicians Blackwell, Wilkins, and Mickens Described
From YouTube, produced by Christopher Rokosz
A few famous black mathematicians include Dr. David Blackwell, J. Ernest Wilkins and Ronald E. Mickens. Learn about the accomplishments of famous black mathematicians from teacher Jimmy Chang who uses a document camera to aide in his lecture. (01:54)
February 15, 2010 at 03:05 PM
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Great Mathematicians Newton, Einstein, and Hawkins Explained
From YouTube, produced by Paul Volniansky
Great mathematicians include Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Steven Hawkins. Learn about these great mathematicians from Steve Jones, who uses a white board to present each of these mathematicians and their contributions. (02:12)
February 15, 2010 at 02:58 PM
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Famous Mathematicians Pythagoras and Newton Explained
From YouTube, produced by Paul Volniansky
Two famous mathematicians are Pythagoras, famous for the Pythagorean theorem, and Isaac Newton, famous for his theoretical mathematical development.  He describes both men stating their origins, when they lived, and their contributions to math. (01:5... [more]
February 15, 2010 at 01:44 PM
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Euclid as the Father of Geometry - Khan Academy
From YouTube, produced by Salman Khan
Sal Khan discusses Euclid and his Elements (and how much Abraham Lincoln liked them) during this eight-and-a-half minute video clip. (08:23)
February 28, 2012 at 09:23 PM
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Play Ball: The House that Euclid Built
From mit.edu, produced by MIT Tech TV
This video describes how to use basic geometry to make a baseball diamond with chalk and a rope.  These geometry basics are based on the Elements of Euclid, a Greek mathematician and geometer who lived approximately 2,300 years ago.  (05:54)
May 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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