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Course consists of 24 lectures in 2 parts. Each part consists of 2 videodiscs and each videodisc consists of six lectures. Each course guidebook covers the 12 lectures contained in 2 videodiscs in one part.
"Course No. 177"--Disc label.
Contents:
pt. 1, disc 1. Two ideas, vast implications ; Stop sign crime : the first idea of calculus: the derivative ; Another car, another crime : the second idea of calculus: the integral ; The fundamental theorem of calculus ; Visualizing the derivative: slopes ; Derivatives the easy way: symbol pushing
pt. 1, disc. 2. Abstracting the derivative: circles and belts ; Circles, Pyramids, cones, and spheres ; Archimedes and the Tractrix ; The integral and the fundamental theorem ; Abstracting the integral: pyramids and dams ; Buffon's needle or [pi] from breadsticks
pt. 2, disc 3. Achilles, tortoises, limits, and continuity ; Calculators and approximations ; The best of all possible worlds: optimization ; Economics and architecture ; Galileo, Newton, and baseball ; Getting off the line: motion in space
pt. 2, disc 4. Mountain slopes and tangent planes ; Several variables: volumes galore ; The fundamental theorem extended ; Fields of arrows: differential equations ; Owls, rats, waves, and guitars ; Calculus everywhere.
Participant:
Lecturer: Michael Starbird.
Summary:
Professor Michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin, covers the concepts of Calculus.