Lecture 1: The "Game" of Mathematics


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Video Description: Herb Gross introduces Calculus Revisited II — Functions of Several Variables — and discusses the over-arching theme "The Game of Mathematics". A game has objectives, rules, and definitions as well as strategies (logical plans) for meeting the objectives of the game. A mathematical structure is identical with the objective being to model real-world experience.

Instructor/speaker: Prof. Herbert Gross

Study Guide for Lecture 1: The "Game" of Mathematics

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