Subject(s) 
Mathematics


Algebra


Fibonacci numbers


Geometry


Pi


Trigonometry


Series, Infinite


Differential calculus


Calculus, Integral


Probabilities


Educational films

Physical Description 
4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 173 p. ; 19 cm.) 
Note  System Details 
DVD 
Performer/Participant 
Twentyfour lectures of thirty minutes each by Arthur T. Benjamin, Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College 
Credits 
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 
Note 
Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, glossary, and bibliography 
Summary 
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 connectedhow 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 
Incomplete Contents 
[v.1.] DVD  [v.2.] text 
Contents 
Disc 1. The joy of math: the big picture [videorecording]  The joy of numbers [videorecording]  The joy of primes [videorecording]  The joy of counting [videorecording]  The joy of Fibonacci numbers [videorecording]  The joy of algebra [videorecording] 

Disc 2. The joy of higher algebra [videorecording]  The joy of algebra made visual [videorecording]  The joy of 9 [videorecording]  The joy of proofs [videorecording]  The joy of geometry [videorecording]  The joy of pi [videorecording] 

Disc 3. The joy of trigonometry [videorecording]  The joy of the imaginary number i [videorecording]  The joy of the number e [videorecording]  The joy of infinity [videorecording]  The joy of infinite series [videorecording]  The joy of differential calculus [videorecording] 

Disc 4. The joy of approximating with calculus [videorecording]  The joy of integral calculus [videorecording]  The joy of Pascal's triangle [videorecording]  The joy of probability [videorecording]  The joy of mathematical games [videorecording]  The joy of mathematical magic [videorecording] 
Series 
Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics

Alternate Author 
Benjamin, Arthur


Leven, Jon


Allen, Jim


Teaching Company

