The Primes (#101)
The properties and patterns of prime numbers have been a source of wonder across cultures for thousands of years. This unit explores our fascination with primes, culminating in the million-dollar puzzle of the Riemann Hypothesis, a possible description of the pattern behind the primes, and the use of the primes as the foundation of modern cryptography. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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- Grade Levels
- 9-12/Professional Development
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- 13 episodes
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- 28 minutes
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Series Description: Mathematics Illuminated explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.
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