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Friday math movie: The mathematics of history

By Murray Bourne, 07 Dec 2012

In this short TED talk, Jean-Baptiste Michel discusses how little mathematics has been used in the humanities - and proceeds to analyze verb frequencies, historical forces behind the deadliest wars and the digitization of books, using math.

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2 Comments on “Friday math movie: The mathematics of history”

  1. Imelda says:

    This video is pretty cool! I think the part on digitizing books is the most relevant today, as more information in circulation meant that conventional records might not keep up.

  2. Revathy says:

    Dear Friends,

    I want to do research in Mathematics Education....

    I want to do the topic on effectiveness of interactive learning package for mathematics.... can you all suggest me the ways to preparing the package

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