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This programme looks at the two men, Newton and Leibniz, who discovered and formulated methods for calculus.
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Module code and title: MA290, Topics in the history of mathematics
Item code: MA290; 05
Published: 1987
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Duration: 00:25:00
Note: Loan copy available on compilation video MA290/5,6,7,8.
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Producer: Glan Thomas
Contributor: Jeremy Gray
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Animation; Cambridge; Differentiation; Fluction; Hannover; Integrals; Leibniz; Newton
Subject terms: Calculus--History; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716; Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727
Footage description: Footage - One book from a shelf of books being extracted and opened by Jeremy Gray. Busts of Newton and Leibniz. Jeremy Gray in the University of Cambridge library beside a table with some open books. Jeremy Gray sitting down at table and looking at Newton's notebooks(0'05"-1'24") - Picture of Newton. B/w picture of Trinity college Cambridge. Picture showing Newton's optic research. Newton's notes. Graphic animation. Jeremy Gray looking at Newton's notes and page rebound in University of Cambridge library. Graphic animation(1'25"-9'25") - Newton's notes. Jeremy Gray at table in University of Cambridge library demonstrating Newton's theory on paper and looking at Newton's notes(9'26"-13'03") - Painting of Leibniz. Picture of Leibniz calculating machine. Jeremy Gray in museum with books in locked cabinet in background, calculating machine beside him. Close-up of calculating machine. Leibniz. Graphic animation. Jeremy Gray in Hanover library with pages written by Leibniz.Jeremy Gray with board demonstrating Leibniz theorem. Jeremy Gray with Leibniz notes. Graphic animation. Jeremy Gray looking at Leibniz notes then closing book. Jeremy Gray opening another of Leibniz books(13'04"-24'40").
Master spool number: DOU5495
Production number: FOUM260Y
Videofinder number: 4392
Available to public: no