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The joy of mathematics

Author: Arthur BenjaminJaimée M AigretZachary H RhoadesJon LevenJim AllenAll authors
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2007]
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics., Mathematics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ready to exercise those brain cells? Professor Arthur T. Benjamin is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and in this series, he shows that there are simple tricks that allow anyone to look like a math magician. Throughout these lectures, he shows how everything in mathematics is connected--how the beautiful and often imposing edifice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Benjamin; Jaimée M Aigret; Zachary H Rhoades; Jon Leven; Jim Allen; Teaching Company,
ISBN: 1598033107 9781598033106
OCLC Number: 298439605
Notes: Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each.
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, glossary, and bibliography.
Credits: Academic content supervisors, Jay Tate, Joan Burton ; camera operators, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty, Jared Bourgeois, Jack Dierken.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Arthur T. Benjamin, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College.
Description: 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 183 pages ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. Part 1. The joy of math : the big picture --
The joy of numbers --
The joy of primes --
The joy of counting --
The joy of Fibonacci numbers --
The joy of algebra. Disc 2. Part 1. The joy of higher algebra --
The joy of algebra made visual --
The joy of 9 --
The joy of proofs --
The joy of geometry --
The joy of pi. Disc 3. Part 2. The joy of trigonometry --
The joy of the imaginary number i --
The joy of the number e --
The joy of infinity --
The joy of infinite series --
The joy of differential calculus. Disc 4. Part 2. The joy of approximating with calculus --
The joy of integral calculus --
The joy of Pascal's triangle --
The joy of probability --
The joy of mathematical games --
The joy of mathematical magic.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics., Mathematics.
Other Titles: The joy of mathematics
Responsibility: the Teaching Company ; producers, Jaimee Aigret, Zachary H. Rhoades ; directors, Jon Leven, Jim Allen.
Local System Bib Number:
215491

Abstract:

Ready to exercise those brain cells? Professor Arthur T. Benjamin is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and in this series, he shows that there are simple tricks that allow anyone to look like a math magician. Throughout these lectures, he shows how everything in mathematics is connected--how the beautiful and often imposing edifice that has given us algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, probability, and so much else is based on nothing more than fooling around with numbers.
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