|This 45-minute lecture by Professor Benedict H. Gross and Professor
William A. Stein takes a modern approach to the ancient mathematical
problem of solving cubic equations. This
program explores various mathematical theorems dating back to a Babylonian
tablet in 1800 B.C., to Isaac Newton's work on the law of universal
gravitation, and to present-day solutions, including Professor Gross'
work on the Gross-Zagier Theorem.
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