Infinite Series

Are Prime Numbers Made Up?

Season 1 Episode 2 | 7m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

Is math real or simply something made up by mathematicians? You can’t physically touch a number yet using numbers we’re able to build skyscrapers and launch rockets into space. Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards explains this perplexing dilemma and discusses the different viewpoints that philosophers and mathematicians have regarding the realism of mathematics.

Aired: 11/24/16

Rating: NR


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