The Joy of Mathematics

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Combining entertaining number tricks with the deeper properties of mathematics, Fibonacci numbers, Professor Benjamin introduces you to prime numbers, and infinite series. You'll investigate the powerful techniques for manipulating numbers using algebra, calculus, trigonometry, geometry, and probability in lectures that may hark back to subjects you studied in high school and college.

Benjamin shows how the beautiful and often imposing edifice that has given us algebra, calculus, probability, trigonometry, geometry, and so much else is based on nothing more than fooling around with numbers. But also prepare to sharpen your wits in ways you never thought possible. Lifetime manufacturer warranty.

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And you'll find these lectures both a useful refresher and a bird's-eye view of the most important areas of mathematics. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Secrets of Mental Math

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. Mental mathematics also is valuable in your everyday life, such as when shopping for groceries or figuring out how much to tip at a restaurant. Benjamin of harvey mudd college, one of the most engaging and entertaining members of The Great Courses faculty. Mental math, according to Professor Benjamin, is not as daunting as it may seem.

And perhaps the best part? learning how to do mental math can be fun - especially when you're learning in the company of Professor Arthur T. Solving basic math problems in your head offers lifelong benefits, including a competitive edge at work, a sharper and more active mind, and improved performance on standardized tests.

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One key to expanding your math potential - whether you're a corporate executive or a high school student - lies in the power to perform mental math calculations.

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Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

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The Great Courses #ad - You will be able to apply these powerful insights to any situation that changes over time: economics, astronomy, and even baseball. By the end of the course, you will be seeing calculus everywhere you look and finally feel confident that you have gained an appreciation of this powerful mathematical subject.

Award-winning professor of mathematics michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin is your able guide, committed to opening the door to this powerful subject and making its concepts accessible to all. You will begin with a discussion of a car driving down a road, discussing its speed and position and their relationship to each other.

This simple example begins your exploration of a fascinating and not at all intimidating mathematical subject that will keep you spellbound. But it doesn't have to be daunting or inaccessible, even if you aren't a "math person. The 24 lessons of this course will teach you to grasp the power and beauty of calculus, even if you only have a basic understanding of algebra and geometry.

Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition #ad - In fact, 300-page calculus textbook contains 1, a 1, 298 pages of examples of these two concepts. The word has the power to strike fear in the hearts of many people. While calculus has made it possible for humans to build bridges across miles of river, and predict the patterns of population change around the world, take spaceships to the moon, it can be boiled down to just two ideas - the derivative and the integral - both of which arise from simple analysis of motion.

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The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

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The Teaching Company #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Discover mathematics as an artistic and creative realm that contains some of the greatest ideas of human history. This course explores infinity, chaos, the fourth dimension, probability, fractals, and other fantastic themes. It is as much about learning to think abstractly as it is about what we traditionally think of as mathematics.

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What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor michael starbird of the university of Texas at Austin knows the secret of making numbers come alive to non-mathematicians: he picks intriguing, useful, and entertaining examples. Probability comes to the rescue to describe what we should expect from the randomness of life.

These 12 fascinating half-hour lectures help you understand the random factors that lurk behind almost everything. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Used book in Good Condition. Every time you buy a stock, play poker, or make plans based on a weather forecast, you are consigning your fate to probability.

What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear #ad - Take hold of this powerful tool and you can dispel uncertainty and understand the true odds in the game of life. Here are some that you will explore in your investigation of probability as a reasoning tool: When did the most recent common ancestor of all humans live? How much should you pay for a stock option? What do you do on third down with long yardage? After an introduction to the key concepts of probability, you will delve into the wealth of applications, from biology to physics to finance to war.

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Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe

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Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Each image is the focus of its own lecture, which uses the iconic picture as a jumping-off point for exploring different aspects of the cosmos that Hubble has revealed in startling new detail. For two decades, the hubble space telescope has been amassing discoveries that rival those of history's greatest scientists and explorers, making it the most important and productive scientific instrument ever built.

Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe #ad - Professor david meyer, scientific impact, who directs the Dearborn Observatory and has collaborated in 20 research projects with Hubble, has selected 10 iconic Hubble images based on their visual beauty, and breadth of subject matter. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

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With its passionate approach to writing and reading and its indulgence in the sheer joy of language, this journey gives you unique insights into the nature of great writing-and also teaches you how you can achieve some of this greatness yourself. Reviving the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing, Professor Landon provides a greater context for what makes sentences great - and how you can apply these methods to your own writing.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors? How can you craft sentences that reflect your unique outlook on the world? This lively, 24-lecture course introduces you to the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences.

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Recognizing and appreciating these and other eye-opening aspects of sentences helps you understand the work that goes into creating an effective, novels, which can make you more aware of why particular lines, pleasurable sentence, or phrases in the poems, passages, or articles you read so enchant you.

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Mathematics from the Visual World

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. These 24 lectures introduce you to the terms, concepts, and astonishing power of geometry. Geometry has long been recognized as a gateway to the highest realms of human thought. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Now there is professor starbird's road, which is a delightful and invigorating journey through one of the most glorious inventions of the human mind. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Used book in Good Condition.

. All of geometry's many applications make use of the bedrock concepts of axioms, theorems, and proofs. You'll consider intriguing applications of geometry, including conic sections the shapes produced by the intersection of a plane and a cone, non-Euclidean geometries which accurately reflect phenomena in physics and other disciplines, and topology the branch of mathematics that deals with shapes that retain their identity after twisting and stretching.

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Scientific Secrets to a Powerful Memory

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The Great Courses #ad - And the better your memory, the more information you'll have at your immediate disposal and the better your thinking will be. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. By linking your past and your future to each other, to perceive, memory gives you the power to plan, to reason, and to understand.

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In just six engaging and interactive lectures, you'll explore the real research not the fads on how memory functions - and then apply these findings to help you make better use of the memory abilities you have. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Yet while all of us have an amazing capacity for memory, there are plenty of times when it seems to fail us.

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Why does this happen? and how can you fix it? This insight lies at the heart of this captivating course, Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory. Memory is, without a doubt, the most powerful and practical tool of everyday life.

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Understanding Complexity

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Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. These include tipping points, the idea that new properties, the argument that certain types of groups harness information and make decisions in more effective ways than individuals; six degrees of separation, the sociological term used to describe moments when unique or rare phenomena become more commonplace; the wisdom of crowds, processes, the idea that it takes no more than six steps to find some form of connection between two random individuals; and emergence, and structures can emerge unexpectedly from complex systems.

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Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

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