Lecture 5 – The quest to predict the future

In his final Christmas Lecture, Professor Marcus du Sautoy reveals why there is still a long way to go until mathematics can be used as the ultimate fortune teller.

Through a range of demonstrations, he shows why, although maths can predict the path of a football, some of Nature's equations are harder to solve and we we might need chaos to bring order! 

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Topics

Maths

Year

2006

Lecturer

Marcus du Sautoy

Duration

39:13

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