The Music of the Primes

Teaser Image The Music of the Primes - (2008) 90 min
ID: 2008-65
Director: Marcus du Sautoy
Age Rating: 0
Distributor: Open University
Genres: Documentary
Languages: English

In this three-part series Marcus du Sautoy takes us on a journey to discover the world of prime numbers. This DVD contains all three parts of the BBC-series and therefore “Music of the Primes” provides a detailed look into prime numbers and their properties.
The definition of a prime number is easy. Computing or predicting a prime number is quite the contrary. There is no way to compute primes. Thats why mathematicians try to predict the distribution of primes among all natural numbers. There are a lot of different approaches to find out more about but why are they of such big interest?

Prime numbers are considered the atoms of numbers since all natural numbers can be computed by multiplying primes. Also, primes seem to appear in the most unexpected places like Riemann's Zeta function.