Games That Solve Problems

Synopsis
Recording of a lecture given by Professor W.A. Hodges as part of the London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lecture Series. Mathematicians don’t just solve problems; they also find methods for solving new kinds of problems. This lecture looks at how they do this, concentrating one one recent approach based on a kind of ‘spot the difference’ game. Simple examples are given.
Series
Popular Lecture Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1987
Uses
6th-form and undergraduate mathematics.
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
game theory

Credits

Writer
W A Hodges
Cast
W A Hodges 

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£5.00
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
55 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Sponsor

Name

London Mathematical Society

Distributor (Hire)

Name

London Mathematical Society

Email
lms@lms.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7637 3686
Fax
020 7323 3655
Address
De Morgan House
57-58 Russell Square
London
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Notes
Video recordings of twice-yearly LMS Popular Lectures, which aim to present exciting topics and interesting applications to anyone with a serious interest in mathematics such as sixth form and university students. Recent lectures are for sale on DVD and older ones for hire on video.

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