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This opening Lecture introduces the concept that far from being a dusty collection of rules about angles and equations, mathematics is the magic thread which binds our universe.
How do we walk? Why do we walk the way we do? And just what are kangaroos up to?
Life is a game of chance. This Lecture examines probability - the fascinating and frustrating laws which govern chance. Plus, how to win money next time you're at a party with over 23 people...
For mathematicians, there is order to be found everywhere, even in disorder. Professor Stewart sets out to do what man has attempted since the dawn of time, as he endeavours to make sense out of chaos.
The 1997 Lectures draw to a close by taking an in-depth look at the truth and beauty of patterns.
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