Mathematical models: from sundials to number engines - for iPod/iPhone
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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.The Open University 2010enWed, 13 Feb 2013 07:07:51 +0000OU Podcast System by KMihttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rsshttp://media-podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/mst121.02_artwork_00518_std.jpgMathematical models: from sundials to number engines - for iPod/iPhone
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Mathematical models: from sundials to number engines - for iPod/iPhoneSince 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.Mathematics, modelling, astronomy, imagination, Greeks, stereoscopic stars, horizon, zenith, navigation, numbers, mathematicianSince 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.Mathematics, modelling, astronomy, imagination, Greeks, stereoscopic stars, horizon, zenith, navigation, numbers, mathematicianThe Open UniversitytrueMathematical models: from sundials to number enginesA short introduction to this album.Mathematical models: from sundials to number enginesA short introduction to this album.A short introduction to this album.The Open UniversityNoA short introduction to this album.1
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/mst121.02intro.mp3Fri, 26 Mar 2010 05:03:34 +000000:00:50Transcript -- Mathematical models: from sundials to number enginesTranscript -- A short introduction to this album.Transcript -- Mathematical models: from sundials to number enginesTranscript -- A short introduction to this album.A short introduction to this album.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- A short introduction to this album.2
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_1_00518_6455.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:03:33 +0000The sundial as a mathematical modelAn ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.The sundial as a mathematical modelAn ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.An ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.The Open UniversityNoAn ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.3
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-sundials.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:02:34 +000000:01:33Transcript -- The sundial as a mathematical modelTranscript -- An ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.Transcript -- The sundial as a mathematical modelTranscript -- An ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.An ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- An ancient mathematical tool to measure the daily and annual cycles of the earth around the sun.4
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_2_00518_6456.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:02:33 +0000Reading the sky with the astrolabeHow the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.Reading the sky with the astrolabeHow the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.How the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.The Open UniversityNoHow the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.5
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-astrolabes.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:01:34 +000000:02:55Transcript -- Reading the sky with the astrolabeTranscript -- How the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.Transcript -- Reading the sky with the astrolabeTranscript -- How the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.How the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- How the Greeks invented a two dimensional astrolabe as a conceptual model of the cosmos, and how it was used.6
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_3_00518_6457.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:01:33 +0000Recording sales in clay tabletsClay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.Recording sales in clay tabletsClay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.Clay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.The Open UniversityNoClay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.7
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-tokens-and-tablets.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:00:34 +000000:02:20Transcript -- Recording sales in clay tabletsTranscript -- Clay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.Transcript -- Recording sales in clay tabletsTranscript -- Clay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.Clay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- Clay tokens, an ancient system used to record goods changing hands.8
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_4_00518_6458.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 05:00:33 +0000Incas and their knotsHow South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.Incas and their knotsHow South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.How South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.The Open UniversityNoHow South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.9
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-quipus.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:59:34 +000000:01:17Transcript -- Incas and their knotsTranscript -- How South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.Transcript -- Incas and their knotsTranscript -- How South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.How South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- How South American Incas kept records by the use of knots.10
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_5_00518_6459.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:59:33 +0000Wooden tallies for buying beerHow wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.Wooden tallies for buying beerHow wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.How wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.The Open UniversityNoHow wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.11
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-wooden-tallies.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:58:34 +000000:01:10Transcript -- Wooden tallies for buying beerTranscript -- How wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.Transcript -- Wooden tallies for buying beerTranscript -- How wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.How wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- How wholesale beer sales were recorded using notches on wooden tallies.12
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_6_00518_6460.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:58:33 +0000John Napier's mathematical creationsJohn Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.John Napier's mathematical creationsJohn Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.John Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.The Open UniversityNoJohn Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.13
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-rods-and-logs.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:57:34 +000000:03:04Transcript -- John Napier's mathematical creationsTranscript -- John Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.Transcript -- John Napier's mathematical creationsTranscript -- John Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.John Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- John Napier's method of multiplication and logarithms, and how Charles Babbage corrected his calculations.14
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_7_00518_6461.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:57:33 +0000Babbage's engine of precisionCharles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.Babbage's engine of precisionCharles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.Charles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.The Open UniversityNoCharles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.15
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/ipod-all/m121-mathematical-models-number-engines.m4vFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:56:34 +000000:02:01Transcript -- Babbage's engine of precisionTranscript -- Charles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.Transcript -- Babbage's engine of precisionTranscript -- Charles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.Charles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.The Open UniversityNoTranscript -- Charles Babbage's ingenious mechanical device to compute mathematical equations.16
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http://podcast.open.ac.uk/feeds/mst121-sundials/transcript/mst121.02_track_8_00518_6462.pdfFri, 26 Mar 2010 04:56:33 +0000