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The joy of mathematics

Author: Arthur BenjaminJaimée M AigretZachary RhoadesJon LevenJim M AllenAll authors
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2007.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This course celebrates the sheer joy of mathematics, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and other venues. Although racing a calculator to solve a difficult problem may seem like a superhuman achievement, Professor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Lectures
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Benjamin; Jaimée M Aigret; Zachary Rhoades; Jon Leven; Jim M Allen; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598033107 9781598033106
OCLC Number: 129924164
Notes: 24 lectures, 30 min. each (6 per disc).
Course no. 1411.
Credits: Producers, Jaimee Aigret, Zachary H. Rhoades ; directors, Jon Leven, Jim Allen.
Producers, Jaimee Aigret, Zachary H. Rhoades ; academic content supervisors, Jay Tate, Joan Burton ; directors, Jon Leven, Jim Allen ; camera operators, Jim Allen, Alexis Doty, Jared Bourgeois, Jack Dierken.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (ii, 72 pages, ii, 73 pages ; 22 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 1. Lecture 1. The joy of math : the big picture ; lecture 2. The joy of numbers ; lecture 3. The joy of primes ; lecture 4. The joy of counting ; lecture 5. The joy of Fibonacci numbers ; lecture 6. The joy of algebra ; lecture 7. The joy of higher algebra ; lecture 8. The joy of algebra made visual ; lecture 9. The joy of 9 ; lecture 10. The joy of proofs ; lecture 11. The joy of geometry ; lecture 12. The joy of pi --
Part 2. Lecture 13. The joy of trigonometry ; lecture 14. The joy of the imaginary number i ; lecture 15. The joy of the number e ; lecture 16. The joy of infinity ; lecture 17. The joy of infinite series ; lecture 18. The joy of differential calculus ; lecture 19. The joy of approximating with calculus ; lecture 20. The joy of integral calculus ; lecture 21. The joy of Pascal's triangle ; lecture 22. The joy of probability ; lecture 23. The joy of mathematical games ; lecture 24. The joy of mathematical magic.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Responsibility: taught by Arthur T. Benjamin.

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"This course celebrates the sheer joy of mathematics, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin of Harvey Mudd College is renowned for his feats of mental calculation performed before audiences at schools, theaters, museums, conferences, and other venues. Although racing a calculator to solve a difficult problem may seem like a superhuman achievement, Professor Benjamin shows that there are simple tricks that allow anyone to look like a math magician. Professor Benjamin has another goal in this course: 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"--Publisher's web site.

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