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Why Study Logic?

Episode 1 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Episode 1 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Influential philosophers throughout history have argued that humans are purely rational beings. But cognitive studies show we are wired to accept false beliefs. Review some of our built-in biases, and discover that logic is the perfect corrective. Then survey what…

Math in Your Head!

Episode 1 of Secrets of Mental Math

Episode 1 of Secrets of Mental Math

Dive right into the joys of mental math. First, learn the fundamental strategies of mental arithmetic (including the value of adding from left to right, unlike what you do on paper). Then, discover how a variety of shortcuts hold the…

Introduction to Logical Concepts

Episode 2 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Episode 2 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Practice finding the logical arguments hidden in statements by looking for indicator words that either appear explicitly or are implied--such as "therefore" and "because." Then see how to identify the structure of an argument, focusing on whether it is deductive…

An Introduction to Formal Logic

Logic is intellectual self-defense against such assaults on reason and also a method of quality control for checking the validity of your own views. But beyond these very practical benefits, informal logic--the kind we apply in daily life--is the gateway…

24 videos

N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdos was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Born in Hungary in 1913, Erdos wrote and co-authored over 1,500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. At the age…

Big Dream - Young Women Entering STEM Fields

This film follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering (STEM) fields. Through video diaries and verite moments, each of these girls…

Top Secret Rosies

In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for…

The Joy of Math - The Big Picture

Episode 1 of The Joy of Mathematics

Episode 1 of The Joy of Mathematics

Professor Benjamin introduces the ABCs of math appreciation: The field can be loved for its applications, its beauty and structure, and its certainty. Most of all, mathematics is a source of endless delight through creative play with numbers.

Informal Logic and Fallacies

Episode 3 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Episode 3 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Explore four common logical fallacies. Circular reasoning uses a conclusion as a premise. Begging the question invokes the connotative power of language as a substitute for evidence. Equivocation changes the meaning of terms in the middle of an argument. And…

Arithmetic

The 8 videos in this collection focus on all aspects of Arithmetic, from fractions to percentages and ratios. Clip #1: "Fractions - Basic Ideas" -
Clip #2: "Fractions: Adding and Subtracting" -
Clip #3: "Fractions: Multiplying and Dividing" -
Clip…

8 videos

Fallacies of Faulty Authority

Episode 4 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Episode 4 of An Introduction to Formal Logic

Deepen your understanding of the fallacies of informal logic by examining five additional reasoning errors: appeal to authority, appeal to common opinion, appeal to tradition, fallacy of novelty, and arguing by analogy. Then test yourself with a series of examples,…

The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles - From Cards to Sudoku Series

Whether it's chess, poker, or Sudoku, most games have this in common: Everything you need to win is rooted in mathematics. Now, using nothing more than a simple grasp of math, you can discover optimal ways to win games and…

12 videos

I Want To Be A Mathematician - A Conversation with Paul Halmos

A 44-minute interview with mathematician Paul Halmos that touches on the Moore Method, becoming a mathematician, great teachers, designing a course, writing, and the state of education in the United States. The interview conducted in 1999 by Peter Renz and…

Integration

The 11 videos in this collection focus on all aspects of Integration, from integration as summation to integration leading to log functions. Clip #1: "Integration as Summation" -
Clip #2: "Integration as the Reverse of Differentiation" -
Clip #3: "Integration…

11 videos

The Joy of Algebra

Episode 6 of The Joy of Mathematics

Episode 6 of The Joy of Mathematics

Arguably the most important area of mathematics, algebra introduces the powerful idea of using an abstract variable to represent an unknown quantity. This lecture demonstrates algebra's golden rule: Do unto one side of an equation as you do unto the…

Mental Addition and Subtraction

Episode 2 of Secrets of Mental Math

Episode 2 of Secrets of Mental Math

Professor Benjamin demonstrates how easily you can mentally add and subtract one-, two-, and three-digit numbers. He also shows you shortcuts using the complement of a number (its distance from 100 or 1000) and demonstrates the uses of mental addition…

The Joy of Higher Algebra

Episode 7 of The Joy of Mathematics

Episode 7 of The Joy of Mathematics

This lecture shows how to solve quadratic (second-degree) equations from the technique of completing the square and the quadratic formula. The quadratic formula reveals the connection between Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio.

The Joy of Numbers

Episode 2 of The Joy of Mathematics

Episode 2 of The Joy of Mathematics

How do you add all the numbers from 1 to 100--instantly? What makes a square number square and a triangular number triangular? Why do the rules of arithmetic really work, and how do you calculate in bases other than 10?

Mastering Rubik’s Cube

Episode 9 of The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles

Episode 9 of The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles

It's one of the most famous puzzles ever invented. But Professor Benjamin has an easy-to-learn, eight-step method for solving this mind-bending puzzle quickly and accurately--every time. After examining the mathematics behind the cube, you'll follow him step-by-step through an algorithm…

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