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Author: Joseph BlattGraham CheddSolomon A GarfunkelConsortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.)Annenberg/CPB Project.All authors
Publisher: [Santa Barbara, Calif.] : Annenberg/CPB Project, ©1985-1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A series which stresses the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society. Presents a great variety of problems that can be modeled and solved by quantitative means.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Blatt; Graham Chedd; Solomon A Garfunkel; Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.); Annenberg/CPB Project.; Chedd-Angier Production Company.
OCLC Number: 18764459
Notes: Each program lasts approximately 30 min.
Serial nos. FAPP101--FAPP126.
"A project of COMAP, The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, Inc."
Credits: Producer/director, Joseph Blatt ; writers, Joseph Blatt, Graham Chedd ; project director, Sol Garfunkel.
Performer(s): Sol Garfunkel.
Description: 15 videocassettes (VHS) (780 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: [A] Management science : 1. Overview. 2. Street smarts : street networks --
3. Trains, planes, and critical paths. 4. Juggling machines : scheduling problems --
5. Juicy problems : linear programming --
[B] Statistics : 6. Overview. 7. Behind the headlines : collecting data --8. Picture this : organizing data. 9. Place your bets : probability --
10. Confident conclusions : statistical inference --
C) Social choice : 11. Overview. 12. The impossible dream : election theory --
13. More equal than others : weighted voting. 14. Zero sum games : games of conflict --
15. Prisoner's dilemma : games of partial conflict --
[D] On size and shape : 16. Overview. 17. How big is too big : scale and form --
18. It grows and grows : populations. 19. Stand up conic : conic sections --
20. It started in Greece : measurement --
[E] Computer science : 21. Overview. 22. Rules of the game : algorithms --
23. Counting by twos : numerical representation. 24. Creating a code : encoding information --
25. Moving picture show : computer graphics. 26. Summing up.
Responsibility: a production of the Chedd-Angier Production Company.

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A series which stresses the connections between contemporary mathematics and modern society. Presents a great variety of problems that can be modeled and solved by quantitative means.

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