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Painting with Numbers-Zero to Infinity VIDEO

In this programme, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explains how humans developed numbers for their mathematical needs. We learn that humans first began counting with whole numbers only, but then needed to invent others as their mathematical skills increased. Marcus meets with Dr. Eleanor Robson who reveals that zero was invented by Indian mathematicians–a concept that changed mathematics forever. He also demonstrates the mind-boggling mathematics of infinity.

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