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Season 3 Episode 9

Arithmetic Sailor

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 1957 on CBS
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Arithmetic Sailor
The interesting story of Nathaniel Bowditch, the seasick navigator ridiculed by sailors when he said that calculus is the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and would get them to where they were going. His writings on navigation through use of the sun and stars are still used today.moreless

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