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The Resource The mathematics of games and puzzles : from cards to sudoku, Arthur T. Benjamin ; senior producer Zachary H. Rhoads ; academic content supervisory Jay Tate, Susan Dyer ; producer Chris DeRoche; managing writer Nancy Eskridge ; director Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, Sal Rodriguez

The mathematics of games and puzzles : from cards to sudoku, Arthur T. Benjamin ; senior producer Zachary H. Rhoads ; academic content supervisory Jay Tate, Susan Dyer ; producer Chris DeRoche; managing writer Nancy Eskridge ; director Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, Sal Rodriguez

Label
The mathematics of games and puzzles : from cards to sudoku
Title
The mathematics of games and puzzles
Title remainder
from cards to sudoku
Statement of responsibility
Arthur T. Benjamin ; senior producer Zachary H. Rhoads ; academic content supervisory Jay Tate, Susan Dyer ; producer Chris DeRoche; managing writer Nancy Eskridge ; director Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, Sal Rodriguez
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This course takes a mathematical approach to playing games and solving puzzles. In this course, you will be introduced to all kinds of games, from games of pure strategy (like chess) to games of pure luck (like many casino games) to games that mix strategy and luck (like blackjack, backgammon, and poker). You will analyze puzzles that have stumped people for centuries to modern favorites like sudoku and Rubik's Cube. You will improve your ability to play these games and solve these puzzles, but you will also learn some interesting mathematics along the way
Member of
Cataloging source
VYR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Tom Krzywicki, Sarah Quindlen
Dewey number
519.27
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benjamin, Arthur
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
540
Series statement
Great courses. Science & mathematics Mathematics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Games of chance (Mathematics)
  • Probabilities
Technique
live action
Label
The mathematics of games and puzzles : from cards to sudoku, Arthur T. Benjamin ; senior producer Zachary H. Rhoads ; academic content supervisory Jay Tate, Susan Dyer ; producer Chris DeRoche; managing writer Nancy Eskridge ; director Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, Sal Rodriguez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 1401
  • Program contains twelve lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 45 min
  • Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-130) in course guidebook
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 2. Lecture 5.
  • Practical poker probabilities ;
  • Lecture 6.
  • Expert backgammon ;
  • Lecture 7.
  • Games you can't lose and sneaky puzzles ;
  • Lecture 8.
  • Solving "impossible" puzzles
  • Disc 3. Lecture 9.
  • Mastering Rubik's Cube ;
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1.
  • Lecture 10.
  • Solving Sudoku ;
  • Lecture 11.
  • Mathematics and chess ;
  • Lecture 12.
  • Winning ways: it's your move!
  • Let the games begin! ;
  • Lecture 2.
  • Games of chance and winning wagers ;
  • Lecture 3.
  • Optimal blackjack and simple card counting ;
  • Lecture 4.
  • Mixed strategies and the art of bluffing
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 540 minutes)
Isbn
9781598039610
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1401A-01
  • PB1401A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852401706
  • (OCoLC)852401706
  • (Pol)1987087
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The mathematics of games and puzzles : from cards to sudoku, Arthur T. Benjamin ; senior producer Zachary H. Rhoads ; academic content supervisory Jay Tate, Susan Dyer ; producer Chris DeRoche; managing writer Nancy Eskridge ; director Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, Sal Rodriguez
Publication
Note
  • Course no. 1401
  • Program contains twelve lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 45 min
  • Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 130 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-130) in course guidebook
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 2. Lecture 5.
  • Practical poker probabilities ;
  • Lecture 6.
  • Expert backgammon ;
  • Lecture 7.
  • Games you can't lose and sneaky puzzles ;
  • Lecture 8.
  • Solving "impossible" puzzles
  • Disc 3. Lecture 9.
  • Mastering Rubik's Cube ;
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1.
  • Lecture 10.
  • Solving Sudoku ;
  • Lecture 11.
  • Mathematics and chess ;
  • Lecture 12.
  • Winning ways: it's your move!
  • Let the games begin! ;
  • Lecture 2.
  • Games of chance and winning wagers ;
  • Lecture 3.
  • Optimal blackjack and simple card counting ;
  • Lecture 4.
  • Mixed strategies and the art of bluffing
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 540 minutes)
Isbn
9781598039610
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1401A-01
  • PB1401A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852401706
  • (OCoLC)852401706
  • (Pol)1987087
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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