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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
Ivy (By Request)
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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)
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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)
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Robert Frost

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The life of the poet Robert Frost, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Emily Dickinson

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The life of the poetess Emily Dickinson, with recitations from her poetry and letters.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Ezra Pound: American Odyssey

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Situations from the life of Ezra Pound, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Langston Hughes

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Situations from the life of Langston Hughes, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Walt Whitman

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Situations from the life of Walt Whitman, with recitations from his poetry.
VHS
1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Hart Crane

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