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TIME magazine called him “the unsung hero behind the Internet.” CNN called him “A Father of the Internet.” President Bill Clinton called him “one of the great minds of the Information Age.” He has been voted history’s greatest scientist of African descent. He is Philip Emeagwali. He is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to launch

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In this video we’re going to be building up a relation between a double integral and the line integral if You don’t remember what a line integral is. I did a video on this here The theorem behind this is called greens theorem Let’s say that, we have a 2-dimensional vector field, which I’ll call

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Thank you to Brilliant.org for sponsoring PBS Digital Studios. Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. Although according to a new paper, it may literally be infinitely smaller than we previously thought. Every time you walk out the door, light from the Big Bang strikes your face, enters

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This guy, Grothendieck, is somewhat of a mathematical idol to me. And I just love this quote, don’t you? Too often in math we just dive into showing that a certain fact is true with long series of formulas before stepping back and making sure that it feels reasonable, and preferably obvious, at least on

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TIME magazine called him “the unsung hero behind the Internet.” CNN called him “A Father of the Internet.” President Bill Clinton called him “one of the great minds of the Information Age.” He has been voted history’s greatest scientist of African descent. He is Philip Emeagwali. He is coming to Trinidad and Tobago to launch

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Hi guys, I wrote a whole number on the piece of paper After that I subtract 20 from the number then multiply it by 20 Add 18 and Finally divide by 18 as a result. I got the initial number. What is the number? Pause the video if you want to figure it out for

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NARRATOR: When we think of E=mc2 we have this vision of Einstein as an old wrinkly man with white hair. E=mc2 is not about an old Einstein. It’s actually about a young, energetic, dynamic, even a sexy Einstein. ALBERT EINSTEIN: What would I see if I rode on a beam of light? MICHAEL FARADAY (Dramatization):

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Hi I’m Toby and welcome back to the Joy of Mathematics, I’m so glad you could join me today. I’ll run some ideas across the bottom of the screen that we are going to encounter during a story today. I’d also like to thank this episode’s sponsor Brilliant.org. So today’s story is another one about

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The moment you started observing reality, you hopelessly polluted any conclusions you might make about it. The anthropic principle guarantees that you are NOT seeing the universe in its most typical state. But used correctly, this highly controversial idea can be extremely powerful. So, how do you correctly use the anthropic principle? In 1543 our

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Here’s one totally uncontroversial statement. Life exists in our universe. Okay. Let’s try another one. Therefore our universe is capable of producing and supporting life. Okay. Let try one final uncontroversial statement. Therefore there are countless universes. Hmmm. Our universe seems to operate according to a set of fundamental rules that we try to understand

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