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Videos about mathematics?

  1. Apr 13, 2012 #1
    Hi all,
    I'd like to hear skilled mathematicians (physics otherwise) in some interesting (read: presenting potentially original point of views; but that's not necessary) videos.
    What would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2012 #2

    Char. Limit

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    Books.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 #3
    That's not the kind of effort I was looking for. Thanks for the seconds you took to reply anyways.
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    Yesterday I was watching a lecture by Robert May with some interesting points in quadratic equations, even though he was addressing the general public.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 #4

    Char. Limit

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    Honestly I was hoping more interesting people would reply to this. My post was mainly a bump, with a possible alternate explanation of "books are usually better than videos". Come on people, John M isn't the only one interested here!
     
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  7. Apr 14, 2012 #6
    Google can't, unfortunately, give motivated or valuable answers to such a question. That's exactly why I'm here, humbly asking for recommendations. :)
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 #7
    This "might" be helpful: http://theeducationchannel.info/

    not much stuff there, he's a maths and physics tutor in London, and this is one of his many websites.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2012 #8

    Pythagorean

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    Lots of universities put open lectures online
     
  10. Apr 15, 2012 #9
    I second books :biggrin:

    Mathematics is a very broad subject, maybe you could tell us what you are particularly interested in or even what level of maths you currently know.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2012 #10

    Pythagorean

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    I like chalkboard work. There's something about watching words get written that makes it stick better.

    Also, books are linear. Lectures can be nonlinear.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2012 #11
    Go ahead with some books titles then. If no videos, I'll welcome books.
    I can't pick up a single topic. I'd be interested in the links between them instead, ranging from number theory to analysis. What I'm looking for is some original (if possible) and deep links, but really, I love mathematics and can't just pick a single topic. :)

    And if the lecturer keeps coherence that makes it even more pleasurable.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2012 #12

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    I'm reading Riemann's Zeta Function by H.M. Edwards right now. It's a pretty interesting book, although it's quite deep. I can usually see where most of it's coming from now that I'm on the fourth reading though.

    Warning: Without a good calculus knowledge, you will. Not. Get. It.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2012 #13
    Give the Bourbaki books a go, they're pretty good (especially the first book on set theory).
     
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