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episode 29: A Year (1811) In Review


Samuel has been in the middle of a big move this month, more on this in upcoming episodes, but they did not want you to be without a mathematical podcast to end the old and start the new year so here is a year in review episode (with a special twist)x from Samuel and Peter Rowlett’s old podcast Math/Maths. From the original Math/Maths description: In a traditional move for the start of January we attempt a review of the year. In an untraditional move, we choose the year 1811. Samuel and Peter weren’t able to speak directly because of the ongoing tension following American independence and the brewing Anglo-American war of 1812, but they cover some mathematical hot topics and the work of several contemporary mathematicians, including Carl Friedrich Gauss, Joseph Fourier, Mary Sommerville, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Siméon Denis Poisson and Marie-Sophie Germain, plus the tale of a mathematician born this year: Évariste Galois. Links: Mathematics Chronology for 1800 to 1810
Mathematics Chronology for 1810 to 1820
Math/Maths History Tour of Nottingham – George Green: Miller, Mathematician, and Physicist
Carl Friederich Gauss
Joseph Fourier
Mary Sommerville
Joseph-Louis Lagrange
Pierre-Simon Laplace
Siméon Denis Poisson
200 years of Poisson’s ratio
Marie-Sophie Germain
Evariste Galois
Music by Lucas Gonze   Download the Episode


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