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The great math mystery / written by Dan McCabe ; produced and directed by Dan McCabe, Richard Reisz ; executive producer, Chris Schmidt ; a Nova Production for WGBH Boston.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood DVD 510.1 GRE (Text) 36626103848081 AV New Nonfiction DVD Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library DVD 510.1 GRE 9633 (Text) 78551000635233 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627893107
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Distributor: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Educational Foundation : c2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label; credits from screen.
"Invention or discovery?"--Container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Math in nature -- The calculating brain -- Our observable universe -- A tool for technology -- Math's predictive power.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Dan McCabe, Guy Tetzner, Brian Truglio ; camera, Colin Clarke, Thomas Danielczik, Gary Henoch, Stephen McCarthy ; music, Matt Norman, Scorekeepers.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Jay O Sanders.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast by PBS Apr. 15, 2015.
Summary, etc.:
Astrophysicist Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick, or the language of the universe? Join Nova for a mathematical mystery tour, a provocative exploration of math₂s astonishing power across the centuries.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Mathematics > Philosophy
Genre: Science films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films

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