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  1. Hamilton, Boole and Their Algebras (2015)

    Subject
    Mathematics

    This lecture by Professor Raymond Flood explores the legacies of William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) and George Boole (1815-1864). Hamilton discovered quaternions, a non-commutative algebraic system, and did...

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  2. Maths in a Box (15 Parts) (1999 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics; Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 21- 50 min. each, 1999 sale: £35.00 (+VAT +p&p) each part 1999 sale: £150.00 (+VAT +p&p) set of any 5 parts

    Series of video programmes on topics in mathematics. Each programme includes and event, a question and a solution. 1: A parachutist descends. A force decelerates the body (the parachute) while a force tries...

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  3. Direction Fields and Families of Curves (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Deals with the design of a parabolic reflector. From a physical attack on the problem, the viewer is taken through the steps of modelling the reflective property mathematically and thus finding the precise...

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  4. Fabulous Perfect Spring, The (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 23 min.

    Considers periodic solutions of second-order differential equations, focusing on the mathematical methods of solving them and the graphical interpretation of their solutions. The fabulous perfect spring is a...

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  5. Good Vibrations: Second-Order Differential Equations (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Considers periodic solutions of second-order differential equations, focusing on the mathematical methods of solving them and the graphical interpretation of their solutions. Introduces homogeneous and...

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  6. Hunting the Hump: Partial Differentiation (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Looks at where the peaks and troughs are to be found on a surface corresponding to a function of two variables. Explores the function f(x,y)=xy(1-x2-y2). The general shape of the surface can be observed, the...

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  7. Integrating by Numbers: Numerical Solutions of Differential Equations (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Reviews the Euler method and the trapezoidal method of numerical integration. Examines the way in which the graphs of y! and y interrelate. Considers two equations, with Euler’s methods working for both...

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  8. Models off the Record: Resonance and Damping (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

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  9. Two-Way Motion: Simultaneous Differential Equations (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    A ball bearing, released from the edge of a bowl will not roll down through the lowest point and up the other side if the bowl has a cross section designed to model two particular linerar second order...

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  10. Waves: Partial Differential Equations (1982 Video)

    Subject
    Mathematics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.

    Examines waves and the mathematics used to model them. Uses partial the differential wave equation to make predictions about a system that exhibits wave-like behaviour: a taut string driven by a vibrating arm.

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