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Published on Sep 2, 2008
Addition problems from the Rhind papyrus of 1650BC to nursery rhymes of today. Robin Wilson, Gresham Professor of Geometry, gives a quick taster of the types of problems out there.
This is the second 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.