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Published on Sep 17, 2008
The complexity of Magic Squares goes far beyond the Sudoku puzzles we see in our daily newspapers. From 1200BC China, through artists like Duerer, to the master of the 16x16 Magic Square, Banjamin Franklin, Robin Wilson, Gresham Professor of Geometry, gives a quick overview of the possibilities of squares of numbers where the rows and columns add up to the same sum.
This is the 13th part of 'A Millennium of Mathematical Puzzles'. The full lecture is available (in 24 parts) here on YouTube, or it can be downloaded (like all of our lectures) in its complete form from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk
Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website.