# Mathematics

#### Behind the Statistics20 min.

Statistical data is rightly seen as a central feature of much psychological research, but students need to understand the important methodological processes underpinning the production of such data. In this film, we go Behind the Statistics to look at the various factors -- from sampling techniques, through ideas about correlation and causation to experimental design -- that can influence the reli...

#### Joy Of Data60 min.

This high-tech romp reveals exactly what data is and how it is captured, stored, shared, and made sense of. Meet Dr. Hannah Fry who sees data as the essential bridge between two universes; Claude Shannon, who devised a way to digitize all information and launched the ‘information age’; and Donald Davies, the inventor of packet switching. Along the way the film reveals the connection between Scrabb...

#### Mathematical Shapes—Full Proof: Scientific Experiments Outdoors14 min.

Idil lives in Istanbul and loves to draw. She visits the mosque near her home very often, always to paint it. She wonders what makes the mosque so beautiful. Idil discovers that the beauty of the mosque has everything to do with mathematics. She uses mathematical rules and shapes to make beautiful things herself: a kaleidoscope, symmetrical paper snowflakes and a sidewalk chalk drawing with her ow...

#### The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms59 min.

In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy lifts the veil on algorithms that touch our lives every day; most of us are unaware of their extraordinary impact. The expansion in the use of algorithms has coincided with the computer age and the collation of big data. We focus on the most interesting and surprising examples which represent different categories of algorithms and look into the historica...

In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they’re doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement—or simply “the financials.” The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you’re doing right, what you need to...

#### Ratio Analysis: Business Finance Essentials19 min.

You can’t build a house without the right measuring tools to ensure that the structure is sound and won’t collapse: tape measures, protractors and levels are used to tell construction workers and architects how much material is needed and where everything goes. In the business world, the measuring tools are called financial ratios, and they help you evaluate a financial statement. By learning how...

#### The Secret Life of Chaos60 min.

Chaos theory has a bad name. It conjures up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes, and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question humankind has asked for millennia... How did we get here? In this breathtaking program, Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals...

#### Brainwave: Mind Over Matter391 min.

What happens in our brains when we attempt to overcome adversity, survive tests of endurance, and stay focused under pressure? This was the subject of the seventh annual “Brainwave,” a series of on-stage conversations, films, and experiences. The 2014 edition of “Brainwave” featured a diverse array of actors, musicians, artists, and neuroscientists. Among these personalities were Isabella Rossell...