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Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths

Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Maths

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In this episode, Hannah travels down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's ideas on gravity. His discoveries revealed the movement of the planets was regular and predictable. James Clerk Maxwell unified the ideas of electricity and magnetism, and explained what light was. As if that wasn't enough, he also predicted the existence of radio waves. His tools of the trade were nothing more than pure mathematics. All strong evidence for math being discovered.
  • program length: 58 minutes
  • episode #102

Thursday, January 14 at 2:00 am on 12.1


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Dr. Hannah Fry (The Joy of Data) takes a philosophical and historic look at mathematics in MAGIC NUMBERS: HANNAH FRY'S MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF MATHS. Dr. Fry identifies the great thinkers who shaped the language of math, and discovers that this language is far from complete.