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Infinite Secrets

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Great Surviving Manuscripts
Take a look at photographs and read details about some of the most significant early manuscripts—including the Dead Sea Scrolls and Novgorod birch bark manuscripts and wax tablets—to have turned up in modern times. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

The Archimedes Palimpsest
Read a time line of what happened to Archimedes' work from when he created it to today, see how a palimpsest is made, and learn how the Archimedes palimpsest was imaged. (Flash plug-in required for some parts of this feature.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Approximating Pi
Experiment with Archimedes' geometrical approach to estimating pi. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Contemplating Infinity
Read a philosophical perspective on the concept of infinity. (Grades 9-12)

Working With Infinity
Learn how mathematicians define infinity, what other fields deal with infinity, and more in this interview with Stanford University classics historian Reviel Netz. (Grades 9-12)

NOVA News Minute: Infinite Secrets
Use this news clip to introduce students to a science topic related to this week's program. Transcript included. (QuickTime or RealVideo plug-in required.)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
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