26 Jun 2016

Solve for X - 26 June

From TED Radio Hour, 7:06 pm on 26 June 2016
Solve for X

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Solve for X

Mathematics intimidates a lot of us, but it can deliver surprising answers to life's pressing questions. In this episode, TED speakers discuss the elegant simplicity, and giddy complexity, of solving for X.

Randall Munroe: Can Maths Answer Absurd Questions? And How Can Maths Help You Imagine The Impossible?
Terry Moore: Why Do We Solve For "X"?
Clayton Cameron: What Are The Mathematics of Jazz? And Why Is Three A Magic Number?
Kevin Slavin: Should We Be Wary of Algorithms?
Hannah Fry: Can Math Help You Fall in Love?
Clayton Cameron: Can Math Make You A Better Musician?

From NPR’s TED Radio Hour