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Culture and Math: The Egyptians [videorecording]

[a Discovery Channel production] ; Fabian-Baber, Inc. ; director, Rhonda Fabian ; writers, Nadim Amiry, Jim Starr, Tom Eastman ; for Discovery Education ; producers, Leslie Becker ... [et al.] ; DCI, Inc
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Examines the contribution of the ancient Egyptian civilization in the areas of mathematics, technology and construction techniques. Explore the Egyptian number system, their process of doubling and addition to multiply and divide, expressing fractions in terms of unit fractions, and how a modern-day algorithm relates to Egyptian fractions.
Director
Rhonda Fabian
Release Date
2006
Run Time
29 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Notes
Originally produced in 2006.
Variant Title
Egyptians
Title on container: Culture and math : ancient cultures and their sacred beliefs
Local Notes
The prices for all programs listed on this website include full protection for public performances. A public performance is a non-theatrical performance of a program, without charge, outside the home to a gathering of people other than family members and or acquaintances. (4/6/12)
Series
Culture and Math: How Numbers Have Shaped Civilization
Credits
Editors, Robert Larkin, Bridget Yachetti ; executive producer for the series, Christyna Copeland.
Published
[Silver Spring, MD] : Discovery Education ; Hamilton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2008.
Publisher no.
  • 39869 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
  • 39869-KS Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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