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Mathematics Illuminated

Geometries Beyond Euclid (#108)

Our first exposure to geometry is that of Euclid, in which all triangles have 180 degrees. However, triangles can have more or less than 180 degrees. This unit explores these curved spaces that are at once otherwordly and firmly of this world—and present the key to understanding the human brain. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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