Monday, July 11, 2011

The Story of 1

The Story of 1 is a BBC documentary presented by Terry Jones, telling the history of numbers - in particular the number 1. In this documentary, Terry Jones shows in a comic way how the numbers we use today have developed. He travels through time from thousands years ago when people scratched notches on bones for counting to the mid 1940’s when the first computer was born. He visits various historical sites that played an important role to the development of the modern number system and looks at different numeral systems used in history such as ancient Egyptian numerals, Roman numerals and Indian numerals.

Related Links:
The Story of Maths

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