# Discrete mathematics [videorecording] / The Teaching Company

- Published:
- Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Company, [2009]
- Copyright Date:
- ©2009
- Physical Description:
- 4 videodiscs (720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 148 pages ; 19 cm).
- Additional Creators:
- Benjamin, Arthur

Teaching Company

- Series:
- Science & mathematics
- Contents:
- Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1. What is discrete mathematics? ; Lecture 2. Basic concepts of combinatorics ; Lecture 3. The 12-fold way of combinatorics ; Lecture 4. Pascal's triangle and the binomial theorem ; Lecture 5. Advanced combinatorics: Multichoosing ; Lecture 6. The principle of inclusion-exclusion -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Proofs: Inductive, geometric, combinatorial ; Lecture 8. Linear recurrences and Fibonacci Numbers ; Lecture 9. Gateway to number theory: Divisibility ; Lecture 10. The structure of numbers ; Lecture 11. Two principles: Pigeonholes and parity ; 12. Modular arithmetic: The math of remainders.

Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13. Enormous exponents and card shuffling ; Lecture 14. Fermat's "little" theorem and prime testing ; Lecture 15. Open secrets: Public key cryptography ; Lecture 16. The birth of graph theory ; Lecture 17. Ways to walk: Matrices and Markov chains ; Lecture 18. Social networks and stable marriages -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Tournaments and King Chickens ; Lecture 20. Weighted graphs and minimum spanning trees ; Lecture 21. Planarity: When can a graph be untangled? ; Lecture 22. Coloring graphs and maps ; Lecture 23. Shortest paths and algorithm complexity ; Lecture 24. The magic of discrete mathematics. - Summary:
- Discrete mathematics is a subject that--while off the beaten track--has vital applications in computer science, cryptography, engineering, and problem solving of all types. Discrete mathematics deals with quantities that can be broken into neat little pieces, like pixels on a computer screen, the letters or numbers in a password, or directions on how to drive from one place to another. Like a digital watch, discrete mathematics is that in which numbers proceed one at a time, resulting in fascinating mathematical results using relatively simple means, such as counting. This course delves into three of Discrete Mathematics most important fields: Combinatorics (the mathematics of counting), Number theory (the study of the whole numbers), and Graph theory (the relationship between objects in the most abstract sense). Professor Benjamin presents a generous selection of problems, proofs, and applications for the wide range of subjects and foci that are Discrete Mathematics.
- Subject(s):
- ISBN:
- 1598035738 (DVDs and set)

9781598035735 (DVDs and set) - Bibliography Note:
- Course workbook includes professor biography, acknowledgments, statement of course scope, lecture outline with suggested readings and questions to consider, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Twenty-four thirty minute lectures by Dr. Arthur T. Benjamin, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
- Technical Details:
- DVD.

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