## Horizon A Mathematical Mystery Tour

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Mathematicians have created some powerful tools for analyzing reality. Factorial math is one of those tools, this video uses a simple example to explain fact…

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Mathematicians have created some powerful tools for analyzing reality. Factorial math is one of those tools, this video uses a simple example to explain fact…

if you try to look for a puzzle inside something you created yourself your

not gonna find anything outside it… what a waste of effort and

resources… you will only find puzzles you created yourself…

When was this documentary made? Because Fermat’s Last Theorem was proved

not too long ago.

This was originally a classic PBS Nova program from 1985, also apparently a

co-production with BBC’s Horizon (I didn’t know their series dated back

that far). The American Nova version had the exact same script written by

Jon Palfreman as I remember but had a US narrator that I can’t identify

from this version re-dubbed with a British narrator, Peter France. Both

Fermat & Poincare Conjectures have since been solved. The Clay Mathematics

Institute offers a million dollars for proofs answering the remaining

problems.

Math is like the mysterious monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey because, just

like the monolith gave those apes the information that led from the

rotating bone to the rotating space craft, Mathematics has given use

information about the universe that took us from ancient times to the age

of modern technology and will soon unravel the inner workings of the

universe.

Their approximation of PI was only correct to 11 decimal places,

interesting.

At 17:09… That hypercube in 4d space is simply incredible.

I watched this horizon when I was a kid on bbc2 and it blew my mind. Never

missed any horizon ep since !

math is a tool, not a goal…

23:40 Pi digits after ..6535 are 8979323846.( I only know it off by heart

to 20 places )Here it’s 82148109757 have I been wrong all these years!?

interesting!

Mmmmm, π :D

Aristotle defined mathematics as “the science of quantity”, and this

definition prevailed until the 18th century. Starting in the 19th century,

when the study of mathematics increased in rigor and began to address

abstract topics such as group theory and projective geometry, which have no

clear-cut relation to quantity and measurement, mathematicians and

philosophers began to propose a variety of new definitions. Some of these

definitions emphasize the deductive character of much of mathematics, some

emphasize its abstractness, some emphasize certain topics within

mathematics. Today, no consensus on the definition of mathematics prevails,

even among professionals. There is not even consensus on whether

mathematics is an art or a science. A great many professional

mathematicians take no interest in a definition of mathematics, or consider

it undefinable. Some just say, “Mathematics is what mathematicians do.”

uh typo at 23.37?

Horizon A Mathematical Mystery Tour

I remember this music!

Mathematics proves there is reason, form, order,certainty and laws. As an

atheist this sounds incredibly like something God-like., ie there is a hand

(webbed or not) with its hand up the puppets arse.

Again, a fallacy of presumption, for we still beg the question, “Does God

exist?”

You sucked in math in high school didnt you?

well said and a big YES IN 2014

It’s not even close to the best supported, although it’s the most

reasonable nowadays.

If you read any text on prime number theory, the analysis is principally in

one or two dimensions. That is functions of X expressed on the Y axis,

often using complex variables. To my knowledge, no use is ever made of

linear algebra to fix unsolved problems such as the occurrence twin primes.

Linear algebra considers every dimension from dimension zero through to

hyperspaces of dimension four upwards. The one dimensional space is of

course the X axis. I hope this makes things clearer.

That is incorrect. All of foundations of mathematics is proved by logic

(and re formalize into math). But there is still a very large gap in

mathematicians working at low level logic and mathematicians working at

higher abstract level proof.

I imagine the theory has moved on somewhat in the past 150 years or so

though.

How old is this?

@Pyrazahn yes, this is more interesting. an idea how to do it? 😛

Grrrrrrreat 🙂

So, that’s why librarians are always so grumpy…. Excellent video!

His voice is so soothing

Pretty cool

Wow..im really facinated..just 10 books!! imagine changing the alphabets

into different orders!

Outstanding

I get it! I get it!

love your videos!

All the possible combinations in a Rubik’s cube add up to 43 quintillion

I have to congratulate this channel. It’s hard to find such useful and

informative channels over here…

ThankYou

Well done

science ftw!!

I’m pretty sure I can do that book arranging in 115 years. I’ll start now

and let you guys know later how it went…

encryption uses same mathematics.128bit encryption,256 bit encryption etc…

make more videos about graphing and solutions of functions such as

y=3X^3+2X^2+7X+14 great work keep up:)

@Arenalgarden this dude as a stunning point.

Excellent, very cool.

MATH IS POWER BABY YEAH!!!

So it would take much more time to arrange ten books than to read or even

to write them. ^^ But honestly, I wished I had have such math teachings

during my school times…

i’ve always wandered what’s the x! function on my high school casio

calculator used for. thank you =D

Brilliant! =D

Just rearanging them in a row, vertically, that wouldn’t really take that

long would it?

Havent done probability and statistics in ages! Memories. Good video as

usual 🙂