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Possidónio e a medida da circunferência da Terra

O incrível poder da matemática como uma ferramenta para modelar o nosso mundo

 

Possidónio

Possidónio de Rodes (135 AC, Apameia – 51 AC, Rodes) também é conhecido como Possidónio de Apameia. O primeiro destes nomes refere-se ao local onde ensinou, enquanto o segundo refere-se à cidade de seu nascimento, Apameia, uma cidade romana, na Síria, junto ao rio Orontes.

Embora tivesse nascido …

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Eratóstenes e a medida da circunferência da Terra

O incrível poder da matemática como uma ferramenta para modelar o nosso mundo
 
Eratóstenes

Eratóstenes de Cirene (276 AC, Cirene – 194 AC, Alexandria), um amigo de Arquimedes de Siracusa, viveu em Alexandria. Nasceu em Cirene, um lugar na Líbia, hoje chamado Shahat e que foi uma antiga colónia grega.

Trabalhou em geometria e números primos. Foi diretor da grande Biblioteca de Alexandria

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ABC da Astronomia

Uma série que apresenta os principais conceitos da Astronomia

O ABC da Astronomia é uma série que viaja pelo alfabeto da língua portuguesa e, em 30 episódios, apresenta os principais conceitos da ciência que estuda as estrelas. Em cada programa, o professor e astrónomo Walmir Cardoso apresenta um tema derivado de uma letra. Animações, fotos espaciais e imagens de …

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1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets

This short feature film is about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation

From Producer Ahmed Salim and starring Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley this short feature film is about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation. The mini-movie, entitled “1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets”, accompanies a global touring exhibition which was previously open to the public at the …

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1001 Inventions

Discovering the Past, Inspiring a Better Future

1001 Inventions is a leading and award-winning international science and cultural heritage brand reaching over 150 million people around the world.

1001 Inventions uncovers a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements from Muslim Civilisation from the 7th century onwards, and how those contributions helped create the foundations of our …

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O Jogo da Imitação

Na liderança de um grupo de académicos, linguistas, campeões de xadrez e analistas, Alan Turing foi reconhecido por quebrar o até aí indecifrável código da Enigma, a máquina utilizada pelos alemães na 2.ª Guerra Mundial

Título original: The Imitation Game
De: Morten Tyldum
Com: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Género: Drama, Thriller
Classificação: M/12
Outros dados: GB/EUA, 2014, Cores, 114 min.

O criptoanalista, matemático e filósofo britânico Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) é hoje considerado um dos precursores da computação moderna. Durante a …

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CODEBREAKER

CODEBREAKER is a feature length drama-documentary that details the highs and lows of Turing’s life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954

ALAN TURING
Alan Turing is the genius British mathematician who helped save millions of lives by breaking the German naval Enigma code during World War II.  He also was the visionary scientist who gave birth to the computer age, pioneered artificial intelligence, and was the first to investigate the mathematical …

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Breaking the Code

Breaking the Code: Biography of Alan Turing (Derek Jacobi, BBC, 1996)

Breaking The Code tells the story of a mathematical genius, Alan Turing (Derek Jacobi) who, seconded to the top secret Bletchley Park England during World War II, was responsible for designing the first computer, which enabled the allies to crack the German Enigma code and, some would argue, win the

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RAMANUJAN: Letters from an Indian Clerk

A Christopher J. Sykes documentary for the Channel 4 'Equinox' science series

The story of how, in 1914, the self-taught Indian mathematical genius SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN came to England and Trinity College, Cambridge, to work with the great British pure mathematician GH Hardy.

A 1987 documentary for the Channel 4 ‘Equinox’ science series.

 

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The genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan

“The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan” features well-known number theorists from around the world associated with Ramanujan’s oeuvre, most notably A. Raghuram and Ken Ono

“The Genius of Srinivasa Ramanujan” features well-known number theorists from around the world associated with Ramanujan’s oeuvre, most notably A. Raghuram and Ken Ono.

Shot at various locations in Chennai, Namakkal, Kumbakonam, Erode, and Cambridge, this documentary highlights the trajectory of Ramanujan’s seminal work and its relevance today.

His scientific …

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RAMANUJAN

‘Ramanujan’ tells the human story of an Indian mathematician who languished in the grip of a disdainful society and a scornful academia

Abhinay Vaddi as Srinivasa Ramanujan

Set in the early 1900’s British India and England, ‘Ramanujan’ revolves around the life and times of the mathematical prodigy, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Directed by the award-winning director of ‘Mogha Mul’, ‘Bharati’ and ‘Periyar’, Gnana Rajasekaran, the film is being made simultaneously in English and …

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The Man Who Walks Differently: Perelman’s Lesson

Documentário: Grigori Perelman

A Russian documentary about Perelman in which his work is discussed by several leading mathematicians including Mikhail Gromov was released in 2011 under the title “Иноходец. Урок Перельмана“, “The Man Who Walks Differently: Perelman’s Lesson.”

 

 

 

Grigory Perelman está cansado da matemática e dos

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The Great Math Mystery

Is math invented by humans, or is it the language of the universe?

Join NOVA on a mathematical mystery tour—a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless …

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Marcus du Sautoy – Precision: The measure of All Things

Time, Distance, Mass, Moles, Heat, Light and Electricity

Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores why we are driven to measure and quantify the world around us and why we have reduced the universe to just a handful of fundamental units of measurement.

  1. Time and distance
    Professor Marcus du Sautoy tells the story of the metre and the second –
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Beautiful Equations

Artist and writer Matt Collings takes the plunge into an alien world of equations

Artist and writer Matt Collings takes the plunge into an alien world of equations. He asks top scientists to help him understand five of the most famous equations in science, talks to Stephen Hawking about his equation for black holes and comes face to face with a particle of anti-matter.

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The Challenger

The Challenger disaster

When the space shuttle Challenger blew up in 1986, it was the most shocking event in the history of American spaceflight. The deaths of seven astronauts, including the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, were watched live on television by millions of viewers. But what was more shocking was that

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Richard Feynman: The Fantastic Mr Feynman

This is the story of the most captivating communicator in the history of science

Richard Feynman is one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century.

He helped design the atomic bomb, solved the mystery of the Challenger Shuttle catastrophe and won a Nobel Prize.

Now, 25 years after his death – in his own words and those of

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Why U

Material for mathematics courses on the K-12 and college levels

Why U animated videos are designed as collateral material for mathematics courses on the K-12 and college levels, and as a resource for informal independent study. Rather than focusing on procedural problem solving, the objective is to give insight into the concepts on which the rules of mathematics are based.…

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Topics in the History of Mathematics

BBC Open University Productions

 

  1. The Emergence of Greek Mathematics
  2. The Vernacular Tradition
  3. Marin Mersenne: The Birth of Modern Geometry
  4. The Founding of the Royal Society
  5. The Birth of Calculus
  6. Non-Euclidean Geometry
  7. Paris and the New Mathematics
  8. The Liberation of Álgebra

 

 

The Emergence of Greek Mathematics

Euclid’s ‘Elements’ is one …