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Change and motion : calculus made clear

Author: Michael P Starbird; Noreen Bizzarri; Tom Dunton; Teaching Company,
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, [2001] ©2001
Series: SuperStar teachers.; Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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One of the greatest achievements of the human mind is calculus, deserving a place in the pantheon of monumental human accomplishments. Calculus, separately invented by Newton and Leibniz, is one of the most fruitful strategies ever devised for analyzing the world. Yet for all its computational power, calculus is the exploration of just two ideas--the derivative and the integral--both of which arise from a  Read more...
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Named Person: Archimedes.; Zeno, of Elea.; Galileo Galilei; Isaac Newton; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Archimedes.; Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, comte de; Galileo Galilei; Isaac Newton; Zeno, of Elea.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Starbird; Noreen Bizzarri; Tom Dunton; Teaching Company,
ISBN: 1565855515 9781565855519 1565856139 9781565856134
OCLC Number: 50997584
Notes: Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Credits: Producer, Noreen Bizzarri ; director, Thomas Dunton ; cameras Lorita Kimble, Jon Leven, Jack Dierkin, Damion Smith ; editor, Sal Rodriguez ; content supervisor, Ann Waigand.
Cast: Twenty-four lectures of thirty minutes each by Michael Starbird, Professor of Mathematics and Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin.
Description: 4 videodiscs (755 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + part 1 transcript book (iv, 188 pages ; 21 cm) + part 1 guidebook (iv, 56 pages ; 22 cm) + part 2 transcript book (iv, 192 pages ; 21 cm) + part 2 guidebook (iv, 56 pages ; 22 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1: Part 1. Lecture 1. Two ideas, vast implications ; Lecture 2. Stop sign crime: The first idea of calculus ; Lecture 3. Another car, another crime: The second idea of calculus ; Lecture 4. The fundamental theorem of calculus ; Lecture 5. Visualizing the derivative ; Lecture 6. Abstracting the derivative: Circles, spheres and belts. Disc 2: Part 1. Lecture 7. Derivatives the easy way ; Lecture 8. Galileo, Newton, and baseball ; Lecture 9. The best of all possible worlds: Optimization ; Lecture 10. Circles, pyramids, cones and spheres ; Lecture 11. Archimedes and onions ; Lecture 12. The integral: A process of summing. Disc 3: Part 2. Lecture 13. Abstracting the integral: Areas, volumes, and dams ; Lecture 14. The fundamental theorem at work ; Lecture 15. Buffon's needle: Pi from breadsticks ; Lecture 16. Zeno's arrow: The concept of limit ; Lecture 17. Real numbers & predictability of the continuous ; Lecture 18. Zeno, calculators, and infinite series. Disc 4: Part 2. Lecture 19. Mountain slopes and tangent planes ; Lecture 20. Getting off the line: Motion in space ; Lecture 21. Physics, music, and the planets ; Lecture 22. Business and economics: Getting rich and going broke ; Lecture 23. Palpitations, population, perch, and pachyderms ; Lecture 24. Calculus everywhere.
Series Title: SuperStar teachers.; Great courses (DVD)
Other Titles: Calculus made clear
Responsibility: the Teaching Company.

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One of the greatest achievements of the human mind is calculus, deserving a place in the pantheon of monumental human accomplishments. Calculus, separately invented by Newton and Leibniz, is one of the most fruitful strategies ever devised for analyzing the world. Yet for all its computational power, calculus is the exploration of just two ideas--the derivative and the integral--both of which arise from a commonsense analysis of motion. For those of us who didn't continue in mathematics, this great achievement remains a closed door. In these lectures, Professor Starbird opens the door and makes calculus accessible.

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