Solving for X and other mathematical mysteries
Why do we solve for "x"? Terry Moore knows, and tells us in this collection of short excerpts of TED talks, and interviews with the speakers all about MATH on the NPR TED Radio Hour! Including...
How much potential energy did Yoda expend raising Luke's x-wing out of the swamp? Randolph Monroe figured it out with his students.
Jazz musician Clayton Cameron talks about "arhythmetic" - how math and music are related.
Kevin Slavin wonders about algorithms that impact our lives.
And for those of you who can't talk about math enough, there are more TED talks on math here: https://www.ted.com/topics/math