Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Marin Mersenne: The Birth of Modern Geometry

Marin Mersenne was a French monk of the seventeenth century. He sought to break the wall of secrecy behind which scholars were hiding themselves and their discoveries. This film shows how he encouraged cooperation between scientists and how he managed to break through the silence and publicize Descartes' development of coordinate geometry.

Related Links:
The Story of Maths
Books and Films - Rene Descartes

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