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The mathematics of games and puzzles: from cards to sudoku / Arthur T. Benjamin ; senior producer Zachary H. Rhoads ; academic content supervisory Jay Tate, Susan Dyer ; producer Chris DeRoche; managing writer Nancy Eskridge ; director Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen, Sal Rodriguez.

Benjamin, Arthur, (Teacher,, Speaker.).
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Great courses (DVD).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (12 video files (approximately 360 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2013.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 5 Practical Poker Probabilities Episode 6 Expert Backgammon Episode 7 Games You Can't Lose and Sneaky Puzzles Episode 8 Solving "Impossible" Puzzles Episode 9 Mastering Rubik's Cube Episode 12 Winning Ways-It's Your Move! Episode 1 Let the Games Begin! Episode 2 Games of Chance and Winning Wagers Episode 4 Mixed Strategies and the Art of Bluffing Episode 11 Mathematics and Chess Episode 3 Optimal Blackjack and Simple Card Counting Episode 10 Solving Sudoku.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College.
Summary, etc.:
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 solve puzzles with the speed and accuracy of professional players. These 12 lessons will teach you a rewarding set of skills you can apply to countless games and puzzles.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Games > Mathematics.
Puzzles > Mathematics.
Mathematics.
Games of chance (Mathematics)
Probabilities.

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