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Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have used everyday materials to create mathematical models of the world around them. This album explores the ancient Greeks' astrolabe as a model of the skies; the sundial, to tell the time; Babylonian clay tablets to record wages and trading of sheep; wooden tallies for bulk-buying beer, the Incas' use of knots and string, and the sophisticated number-engine invented by Charles Babbage. This material forms part of The Open University course MST121 Using mathematics.

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Mathematical models: from sundials to number engines

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49 s2010 MAR 26
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Mathematical models: from sundials to number engines

A short introduction to this album.

49 s2010 MAR 26
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Mathematical models: from sundials to number engines
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