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Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Infinite Secrets," a television program produced for NOVA, airing on PBS, originallybroadcast on September 20, 2003.

"Twenty-two centuries after Archimedes wrote his most revealing mathematicalwork, and eight centuries after a Christian monk erased what may have been thelast surviving copy, the lost treatise has turned up and is being deciphered ina Baltimore museum." NOVA's Infinite Secrets reported on the discoveryof the manuscript and the modern technology being used to read its content,which scholars believe reveals that Archimedes may have invented calculus. Seethe programdescription for more details, read interviews with mathematiciansand other resources, and search PBS.org for your local viewing schedule.

--- Annette Emerson