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Joy of Thinking by Edward B. Burger

Joy of Thinking

The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

by Edward B. Burger

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Discover mathematics as an artistic and creative realm that contains some of the greatest ideas of human history. This course explores infinity, the fourth dimension, probability, chaos, fractals, and other fantastic themes.

Is it worth Bill Gatesís time to pick up a $100 bill if he sees it on the sidewalk? Amidst the frenzied screaming from the audience on televisionís Letís Make a Dealģ, is there sound advice to give the contestant trying to decide whether to switch his choice to Door Number 2? How can we see the fourth dimension in a Salvador Dali painting?

These certainly arenít the kinds of questions you would normally ask in typical lectures about mathematics. But then again, this isnít an ordinary math course.


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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: J002679
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