List by Author: Chris Hollings
The fabulous positional systemAccording to one mathematician, god created the whole numbers, with everything else being the work of humanity. Why, then did god not equip us with a good way of writing them down? Chris Hollings reveals that our number system, much used but rarely praised, is in fact a work of genius and took millennia to evolve.
Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
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A game you're almost certain to lose...
What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?
Celebrate Pi Day with the stars of our podcast, Maths on the move!