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For All Practical Purposes. Social Choice: #15 Prisoner's Dilemma

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Program 15 discusses the human problem of making decisions, such as in business and politics. Partial conflict results in these situations and cooperation for mutual benefit is shown to be the best solution for these games of partial conflict.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. On Size and Shape: #16 Overview ; For All Practical Purposes. On Size and Shape #17 Scale and Form

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Program 16 presents an overview of how mathematical models of linear and exponential growth can help us to understand and control our physical world. Program 17 discusses the problem of scale and a basic but powerful idea of geometry called similarity. Shows how mathematics is fundamental to our understanding of scale growth and patterns.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. On Size and Shape: #18 Populations ; For All Practical Purposes. On Size and Shape #19 Conic Sections

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Program 18 discusses population growth and the importance of knowing it's rate of growth. Examples of growth rate are given from the banking industry (compound interest) and fishing industry (fish population). Program 19 explains conic sections, giving their history in terms of discovery and applications. Shows how various forms of a circle can be derived by a cone and a plane.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Computer Science: #21 Overview ; For All Practical Purposes. Computer Science #22 Agorithms

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Program 21 is an overview of the relationship between mathematics and computer science. Discusses the role mathematics has played in the development of computers and gives a short history of famous mathemeticians who also contributed to this field. Program 22 explains the characteristics of algorithms and how a computer uses them. Shows how the advance in computer speed is due in large part to new methods of calculations, or algorithms.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. On Size and Shape: #20 Measurement

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Program 20 presents the geometry of ancient Greece and how they used this branch of mathematics along with trigonometry and algebra in city planning. Also shows the measuring of spacial relationships and how triangles are used in problems of measurement.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Computer Science: #23 Numerical Representation ; For All Practical Purposes. Computer Science #24 Encoding Information

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Program 23 explains the computer's use of the binary code by using various illustrations from real life situations. Gives the history and development of the code and shows how numbers can be written in base 2. Program 24 explains how words are input into a computer by the use of the binary code and also shows how the computer code ASCII is used. Computer art is also shown to be generated by the use of codes.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Management Science: #1 Overview #2 Street Smarts

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Program 1 demonstrates the scope of applicability of management science concepts to algorithms. Program 2 explains the use of graphs in solving routing problems.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Management Science: #3 Trains, Planes & Critical Paths #4 Scheduling Problems

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Program 3 shows how graphs can be used to solve routing problems faced by governments or businesses. Program 4 shows the advantages of making mathematical models and spelling out assumptions when trying to solve problems involving the scheduling of machines and people.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Statistics: #6 Overview #7 Collecting Data

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Program 6 introduces the major themes of statistics, collecting data, organizing and picturing data and drawing conclusions from data. Program 7 looks at data collection and explores how surveys and public opinion polls actually work. Discusses the difference between a survey and an experiment and considers why and how chance is used in random sampling to make our confidence in our findings more certain.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Statistics: #8 Organizing Data #9 Probability

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Program 8 focuses on exploratory data analysis, emphasizing that the human eye and brain are the best known devices to see and recognize patterns. Introduces histograms, medians, quartiles, scatterplots and boxplots. Program 9 analyzes how we can predict long-term patterns of chance events by looking at the operation of a gambling casino. Introduces elementary probability concepts along with an analysis of normal curves, standard deviation and expected value.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Social Choice: #11 Overview ; For All Practical Purposes. Social Choice #12 Election Theory

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Program 11 is an overview of how we can use mathematics in various decision making processes by turning values into numbers. Fair division is also discussed. Program 12 explains different voting methods and the part mathematics plays in characterizing and comparing them.
VHS
1986
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For All Practical Purposes. Social Choice: #13 Weighted Voting #14 Zero Sum Games

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Program 13 demonstrates fair division. Shows how weighted voting takes place in business and government by allowing persons more power (or votes) according to the amount of stock owned or in the latter case, population represented. Program 14 presents game theory and how this theory can be applied to sports, diplomacy, law, etc. Discusses methods of selecting the best strategies in a variety of situations.
VHS
1986
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics

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Presents the why as well as the how of statistics using computer animation, colorful on-screen computations, and documentary segments.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
14.

William Carlos Williams

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Situations from the life of William Carlos Williams, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
15.

Marianne Moore: In Her Own Image

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Situations from the life of Marianne Moore, with recitations from her poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Elizabeth Bishop: One Art

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Situations from the life of Elizabeth Bishop, with recitations from her poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
17.

T.S. Eliot

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Situations from the life of T.S. Eliot, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Wallace Stevens: Man Made Out of Words

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Situations from the life of Wallace Stevens, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
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Sylvia Plath

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Situations from the life of Sylvia Plath, with recitations from her poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Robert Lowell: A Mania for Phrases

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Situations from the life of Robert Lowell, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)