Lecture 5 – Fearful symmetry

From the 1997 DVD companion:

The entire development of mathematics can be seen as a slow broadening of what we accept under the term 'pattern'. It is fitting, therefore, that the 1997 Lectures draw to a close by taking an in-depth look at the truth and beauty of patterns, as illustrated in phenomena ranging from slime mould to the orbit of planets. 

Topics

Maths

Copyright

BBC

Year

1997

Lecturer

Ian Stewart

Duration

01:00:04

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