A History of Folding in Mathematics: Mathematizing the Margins is a book in the history of mathematics on the mathematics of paper folding. It was written by Michael Friedman and published in 2018 by Birkhäuser as volume 59 of their Historical Studies series. (Wikipedia).

Simple groups, Lie groups, and the search for symmetry I | Math History | NJ Wildberger

During the 19th century, group theory shifted from its origins in number theory and the theory of equations to describing symmetry in geometry. In this video we talk about the history of the search for simple groups, the role of symmetry in tesselations, both Euclidean, spherical and hyper

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Simple groups, Lie groups, and the search for symmetry II | Math History | NJ Wildberger

This is the second video in this lecture on simple groups, Lie groups and manifestations of symmetry. During the 19th century, the role of groups shifted from its origin in number theory and the theory of equations to its role in describing symmetry in geometry. In this video we talk abou

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Mechanics and curves | Math History | NJ Wildberger

The laws of motion as set out by Newton built upon work of Oresme, Galileo and others on dynamics, and the relations between distance, velocity and acceleration in trajectories. With Newton's laws and the calculus, a whole new arena of practical and theoretical investigations opened up to

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Group theory | Math History | NJ Wildberger

Here we give an introduction to the historical development of group theory, hopefully accessible even to those who have not studied group theory before, showing how in the 19th century the subject evolved from its origins in number theory and algebra to embracing a good part of geometry.

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Complex numbers and curves | Math History | NJ Wildberger

In the 19th century, the study of algebraic curves entered a new era with the introduction of homogeneous coordinates and ideas from projective geometry, the use of complex numbers both on the curve and at infinity, and the discovery by the great German mathematician B. Riemann that topolo

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Analytic geometry and the continuum (b) | Math History | NJ Wildberger

The development of Cartesian geometry by Descartes and Fermat was one of the main accomplishments of the 17th century, giving a computational approach to Euclidean geometry. Involved are conics, cubics, Bezout's theorem, and the beginnings of a projective view to curves. This merging of nu

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Greek Mathematics: The Beginning of Greek Math & Greek Numerals

Welcome to the History of Greek Mathematics mini-series! This series is a short introduction to Math History as a subject and the some of the important theorems created in ancient Greece. You are watching the first video in the series. If this series interested you check out our blog for

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An introduction to algebraic curves | Arithmetic and Geometry Math Foundations 76 | N J Wildberger

This is a gentle introduction to curves and more specifically algebraic curves. We look at historical aspects of curves, going back to the ancient Greeks, then on the 17th century work of Descartes. We point out some of the difficulties with Jordan's notion of curve, and move to the polynu

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A brief history of geometry I | Sociology and Pure Mathematics | N J Wildberger

An overview of the early history of geometry from Mesolithic times, through to the ancient Greeks, Indian and Islamic mathematicians around 1400 A. D. Along the way we discuss some of the more important theorems in this history, and meet also the Platonic solids. The story of geometry has

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How to make mathematical candy by Jean-Luc Thiffeault

ORGANIZERS: Amit Apte, Soumitro Banerjee, Pranay Goel, Partha Guha, Neelima Gupte, Govindan Rangarajan and Somdatta Sinha DATES: Monday 23 May, 2016 - Saturday 23 Jul, 2016 VENUE: Madhava Lecture Hall, ICTS, Bangalore This program is first-of-its-kind in India with a specific focus to p

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Fold and Cut Theorem - Numberphile

Lynda free trial (try the typography stuff!!): http://www.lynda.com/numberphile Katie Steckles discusses the Fold and Cut Theorem - from A to Z. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Katie: http://www.katiesteckles.co.uk More on the topic: http://erikdemaine.org/foldcut/ Suppo

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Science from a Sheet of Paper - Tadashi Tokieda

By curling, folding, crumpling, sometimes tearing paper, Tadashi Tokieda will explore a variety of unexpected phenomena - from geometry and the traditional art of origami, to magic tricks and engineering of materials.

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Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [Part 13]

Stephen Wolfram hosts a live and unscripted Ask Me Anything about science and technology for all ages. Find the playlist of Q&A's here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa Originally livestreamed at: https://twitch.tv/stephen_wolfram Follow us on our official social media channels. Twitter:

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Erik Demaine - New Ways to Fold a Cube from Paper - CoM Oct 2021

What shapes of paper can fold into a unit cube? This seemingly simple question has many interesting answers and open problems, depending on what type of folding is allowed. In particular, we’ll see a new way to fold a 3 × 3 square into a unit cube using horizontal, vertical, and diagonal c

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Canonical structures inside Platonic solids II | Universal Hyperbolic Geometry 50 | NJ Wildberger

The cube and the octahedron are dual solids. Each has contained within it both 2-fold, 3-fold and 4-fold symmetry. In this video we look at how these symmetries are generated in the cube via canonical structures. Along the way we discuss bipartite graphs. This gives us more insight into t

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Unknown identities of known shapes by Swati Sircar

PROGRAM : SUMMER SCHOOL FOR WOMEN IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS ORGANIZERS : Siva Athreya and Anita Naolekar DATE : 13 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 VENUE : Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore The summer school is intended for women students studying in first year B.A/B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech.

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Robert Fathauer - Tessellations: Mathematics, Art, and Recreation - CoM Apr 2021

A tessellation, also known as a tiling, is a collection of shapes (tiles) that fit together without gaps or overlaps. Tessellations are a topic of mathematics research as well as having many practical applications, the most obvious being the tiling of floors and other surfaces. There are n

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AlgTop0: Introduction to Algebraic Topology

This is the Introductory lecture to a beginner's course in Algebraic Topology given by N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW in 2010. This first lecture introduces some of the topics of the course and three problems. His YouTube site "Insights into Mathematic

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Marjorie Wikler Senechal - Unwrapping a Gem - CoM Apr 2021

If the celebrated Scottish zoologist D’Arcy W. Thompson (1860 – 1948) could have met the near-legendary German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630), what would they talk about? Snowflakes, maybe? It is true that both men wrote about their hexagonal shapes. But they both wrote about Arc

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Calculus | Math History | N J Wildberger

Calculus has its origins in the work of the ancient Greeks, particularly of Eudoxus and Archimedes, who were interested in volume problems, and to a lesser extent in tangents. In the 17th century the subject was widely expanded and developed in an algebraic way using also the coordinate ge

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