Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2011

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Psychology

Sociology

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*Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2011***.**

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an** **online authentications by AUID#.

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This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (www.catalog.wrlc.org)

**3-2-1 classroom contact**. 1993. 4 videocassettes. A combination of on-screen
scientists at work and hands-on classroom activities which make science
instruction engaging and accessible. Collect the data: To get accurate
information, you sometimes have to observe your subject in its natural
environment. When you do so it is essential to carefully record your
observations. To illustrate these points film introduces students to scientists
collecting data deep in the wood and deep underwater. -- Dig it up: Looks at
the work of anthropologists who study people - where they live, what they eat,
their customs and social relationships, and much more. Shows how archaeologists
learn about prehistoric people and what they ate by relying on preserved
evidence such as animal bones, shells, plant pollen, buried trash and even
fossilized feces. Experiment: Looks at the experiment as one way to find out
whether something is true. Shows how experiments must be designed so that only
one question can be studied at a time and the necessity for all factors that
might affect the experiment be considered and controlled. -- Make a model:
Demonstrates how making a model can be a good way to find out about things that
are very difficult to study firsthand, such as things that are very large, very
small, very far away, or that lived a long time ago. Uses a model of the
dinosaur to calculate its weight. VHS
5859

**Absolute
value**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 9*. 1 streaming video (20 min.). Program 9 defines this concept in
detail, enabling students to use absolute value in equations and inequalities.
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**Angles**. 1999. 1 streaming video (14 min.). What is a
vertex? And how does algebra figure into geometry? This program examines all
things angular, including acute, right, obtuse, straight, adjacent, complementary,
supplementary, and vertical angles. Four theorems are also introduced, along
with the reflexive, substitution, and transitive properties. A proof of the
congruency of vertical angles is performed as well. Streaming video

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**Applications of Quadratics**. 1992. 1 streaming video (10 min.). Several common
applications of quadratic equations are explained through real-world scenarios.
Newton's law for describing the path of a projectile is examined, along with
some static geometry problems that hinge on quadratics; in addition, a
quadratic equation for motion is introduced. Streaming video

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**Arithmetic
sequences and series**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 22*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 22 explores basic properties
and formulas, emphasizing sums of arithmetic series and developing concepts.
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**The birth of calculus**. 1986? *Topics
in the history of mathematics*.
1 videodisc (25 min.). Explores the concepts of Newton and Leibniz and their
influence on the development of calculus.
DVD 7474

**Bows, Arrows, and Aircraft
Carriers Moving: Bodies with Constant Mass**. 1999. 1 streaming video (59 min.). In this program,
geometry is combined with approximation to solve relatively complex problems
involving shooting an arrow and landing an airplane on the deck of an aircraft
carrier. Emphasizing the value of sketching as a visualization tool, the
program also explains how the solution of the archery problem, through
geometric inversion, can help solve the problem of a plane landing. Streaming
video

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**Circle
and parabola**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 11*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 11 using conic sections, takes
a detailed look at circles and parabolas. Terminology and formulas for
equations are discussed. Streaming video

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**Circular and Rotational Motion**. 1999. 1 streaming video (22 min.). This program
rounds out the subject of two-dimensional kinematics with a comprehensive
examination of circular and rotational motion. Topics include centripetal
force, centripetal acceleration, period, velocity, tangential acceleration, and
total acceleration; axis of rotation, rotating through an angle, radians,
angular velocity, and linear speed; and just a touch of geometry. Streaming
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**Clouds Are Not Spheres: The
Fractal Theory of Benoit Mandelbrot**. 2000.
1 streaming video (57 min.). Both elegant and sublime, fractal geometry
has taught mathematicians and scientists to see things differently while
quantifying a new level of order in the natural world. In this captivating
program, visionary mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot tells his life story as it
relates to his spatial approach to problem solving and his scientific
achievements. Supported by the insights of Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever and
others, the documentary unifies the disparate periods of Mandelbrot's life
around the recurring concept of iteration. Until fractal geometry became
organized, my life had followed a fractal orbit,quips Dr. Mandelbrot. Streaming
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**College
algebra in simplest terms**. 1991. 26 streaming videos (30 min. each). An
overview of algebra and its relation to modern life. Streaming video

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**Complex
numbers**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 6.* 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 6 complex numbers and their use
in basic operations and quadratic equations are the focus of this program.
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**Composition
and inverse functions**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 14*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 14 uses graphics to introduce
composites and inverses of functions as applied to cost and production level.
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**Coordinates**. 1995. 1 streaming video (20 min.). This video
describes how to identify points, plot ordered pairs on a graph, use map coordinates
to find locations, and apply graphical break-even analysis to linear functions.
Dramatized segments and computer animations illustrate ways to describe
positions on a game board by using coordinates; program an industrial robot to
assemble TVs in a factory; use a road map while traveling; and evaluate the
impact of franchise costs and product prices on profit at a frozen yogurt bar
company. Streaming video

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**Curve Sketching**. 1999. 1 streaming video (23 min.). How does art
figure into calculus? This program illustrates applications of the derivative
through graphing. Ably assisted by the Voice of Common Sense, elements such as
critical points, points of inflection, extreme values, increasing and decreasing
curves, and concavity are all plotted out, with abundant sample problems.
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**Damping Simple Harmonic Motion**. 1999. 1 streaming video (44 min.). This program
investigates how the mathematical model of simple harmonic motion becomes more
complex through the introduction of damping. The application of simple modeling
techniques to create homogeneous linear second-order differential equations is illustrated.
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**Definite Integrals and Riemann
Sums**.
1999. 1 streaming video (34 min.). How
do definite and indefinite integrals differ? What do Riemann sums add up? And
how far will Cowpokechase his dream? This program tells all, beginning with a
thorough examination of definite integrals and Riemann sums. Then, the piece de
resistance-the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus-is unveiled. A study of the area
between two curves and the area between a curve and the x-axis rounds out the
program. Streaming video

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**Derivative Rules and Tangent
Lines**.
1999. 1 streaming video (24 min.). What
does an unemployed hardware salesman know about calculus? The answer to that
and other questions can be found in this program, which features rugged tools
for reducing the complexity of working with derivatives, including the Power
Rule, e Rule, Natural Logarithm Rule, Product Rule, and Quotient Rule. Finding
the equations of tangent lines and the Point-Slope Formula complete the
program. Streaming video

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**Drawing: Perspectives on Line and
Form**.
2003. 1 streaming video (27 min.). This
program concentrates on the importance of drawing to the different artistic
disciplines as it addresses ongoing debates surrounding the representation of
space. Drawing tools and materials are presented, and special attention is
given to the application of geometry, the principal science of image
construction. Classical and Renaissance theories of perspective are considered,
as is the progressive disintegration of these theories by artists of the 19th
and 20th centuries. Streaming video

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**Ellipse
and hyperbola**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 12*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 12 discusses the equations for
ellipses and hyperbolas, and demonstrates graphically how to develop the
equation from each definition. Streaming video

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**The emergence of Greek
mathematics**.
1987. *Topics in the history of mathematics*. 1 videodisc (25 min.). Traces mathematical
thought and discusses concepts developed in the classical Greek culture.
Presents the ideas of Euclid of Alexandria as well as other great
mathematicians of ancient times. DVD
7471

**Everything under the Sun:
Astronomy, Mathematics, and Islam**. 1999.
1 streaming video (26 min.). Picking up mathematics and astronomy from
where the ancient Greeks had left off, Arab scholars paved the way for the
Copernican revolution and the rebirth of science in Europe. This program
reveals the Empire of the Caliphate's role in developing the Indo-Arabic
decimal system, algebra, and algorithms and in refining the science of optics
and the Ptolemaic model of the solar system. The application of astronomy to
sacred ends, such as accurately fixing the time for prayers, the direction of
Mecca, and the start of Ramadan, is also considered. (Portions in French with
English subtitles). Streaming video

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**Exponential
functions. **1991.
*College algebra in simplest terms ; pt.
18*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 18 covers graphing and developing
the equation for an exponential function. Applications include bacteria growth,
population growth, and radioactive decay. Streaming video

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**Exponents
and radicals**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 3.* 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 11 using conic sections, takes
a detailed look at circles and parabolas. Terminology and formulas for
equations are discussed. Streaming video

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**Extrema and Max/Min Word Problems**. 1999. 1 streaming video (34 min.). Behind every
calculus problem, neatly packaged and ready to solve, is a word problem. But
before coming to terms with word problems, this program examines local extrema
and local maximums and minimums. Next, the first- and second-derivative tests
for local extrema are studied. Finally, max/min word problems-like how to make
packaging for Uncle Skippy's Premium Edible Dirt-are addressed, and the
five-step process for solving them is applied. Streaming video

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**Factoring
polynomials**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 4*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 12 discusses the equations for
ellipses and hyperbolas, and demonstrates graphically how to develop the
equation from each definition. Streaming video

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**The films of Charles & Ray
Eames**.
2000. 1 videodisc (46 min.). Powers of
ten illustrates a picnic in Chicago and then begins moving ten times farther
out every ten seconds, until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of
light. Then, we move inward into the hand of a sleeping picnicker with ten
times more magnification every ten seconds. A rough sketch is an earlier
version of the same concept illustrated in Powers of ten. 901 : after 45 years
of working examines the Office of Charles and Ray Eames as it is being
dismantled and cleaned out. DVD 4281

**Forces and Motion**. 2010. 1 streaming video (24 min.). In New York
City, there are many ways to travel. Of course, it's a lot easier if you're a
bird. Using the Big Apple as a living laboratory, this program addresses speed
and distance using a pigeon, a taxi, and a tour boat. Additional situations
such as the deployment of a Mars rover, a zero-G flight in NASA's Weightless
Wonder, a walk on a conveyor belt and a cruising aircraft carrier, and juggling
on the Earth and around the Solar System provide opportunities to study the
mechanics of velocity and acceleration as well as contact forces and forces
that act at a distance. Vector algebra is demonstrated throughout. A
viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Films for the
Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series Physics in Action.
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**Formulas**. 1992. 1
streaming video (15 min.). Statistics gathered from a fitness test are used by
Ron Lancaster to illustrate how to work with formulas. He introduces a formula
to calculate ideal weight, and then uses another formula that solves for
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**Formulas**. 1995. 1
streaming video (20 min.). This video describes how to construct formulas and
equations, solve equations with one variable, and use formulas in basic
computer spreadsheets. Dramatized segments and computer animations demonstrate
ways to predict future sales and costs of cordless phones at an electronics
store by using spreadsheets; select an economical rental car by devising a
formula to compare competing rates; and determine a small airplane’s gross
weight before take-off. Streaming video

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**Fractals: An Animated Discussion**. 1990. 1 streaming video (63 min.). Dazzling
computer animation combined with the genius of Benoit Mandelbrot and Edward
Lorenz present a captivating discussion of fractals and the fundamental
concepts of fractal geometry-self-similarity and chaos. Mandelbrot uses a
simple head of broccoli to demonstrate the complexity of fractals. Narrating
over the three-dimensional animations, Mandelbrot discusses how fractals serve
as an excellent model of irregular natural forms, such as coastlines, and how they
relieve the scientist of the necessity of describing nature with simple
geometric forms-clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones. The world of
fractals is revealed, from the depths of the Mandelbrot set, to the Lorenz
attractor. Streaming video

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**Fractals: The Colors of Infinity**. 1994. 1 streaming video (52 min.). The Mandelbrot
set-someone has called it the thumbprint of God-is one of the most beautiful
and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics. With Arthur C.
Clarke as narrator and interviews with a number of notable mathematicians,
including Benoit Mandelbrot, this program graphically illustrates how simple
formulas can lead to complicated results: it explains the set, what it means,
its internal consistency, and the revolutions in thought resulting from its
discovery. Asked if the real universe goes on forever, Stephen Hawking defines
its limit of smallness; the Mandelbrot set, on the other hand, may go on
forever. Streaming video

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**Fractions**. 1995. 1 streaming video (20 min.). This video
describes the meaning of fractions and how to solve problems involving sums and
products. Dramatized segments and computer animations focus on adjusting
ingredient amounts to vary the yield of recipes at a bakery; deciding whether
to hire an untrained worker at a bike shop by projecting overtime wages and
short-term productivity loss; and learning to read musical notation including
fractional measures. Streaming video

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**The Frontiers of Space
Mathematics: During the Scientific Revolution**. 2008. 1 streaming video (59 min.). By the
Scientific Revolution, great strides had been made in understanding the
geometry of objects fixed in time and space; the race was now on to discover
the mathematics of objects in motion. In this program, Professor Marcus du
Sautoy investigates mathematical progress during the 17th, 18th, and 19th
centuries in Europe. Topics include the linking of algebra and geometry by Rene
Descartes; the properties of prime numbers, discovered by Pierre Fermat; Isaac
Newton's development of calculus; Leonhard Euler's development of topology; the
modular arithmetic of Carl Friedrich Gauss; and the insights of Bernhard
Riemann into the properties of objects. Original Open University title: The
Frontiers of Space. A part of the series The Story of Math. Streaming video

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**Functions.** 1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ; pt. 13.*
1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 13 defines a function, develops an
equation from real situations, and discusses domain and range. Streaming video

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**Functions and Limits**. 1999. 1 streaming video (24 min.). What is
calculus, anyway, and how is it used? Answers to these and other questions can
be found in section one of this program, along with a concise review of
graphing and functions. Section two posits the intuitive definition of limits
and follows up with numerous examples to demonstrate how to find a limit
through substitution, factoring, and using conjugates. Streaming video

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**The Genius of the East:
Mathematics During the Middle Ages**. 2008.
1 streaming video (58 min.). During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics
flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du
Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world,
and early-Renaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal
place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's
contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as
well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative
numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of
algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge
to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci. Original Open
University title: The Genius of the East. A part of the series The Story of
Math. Streaming video

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**Geometric
sequences and series**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 23.* 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 23 focuses on these concepts
and determining the sum of their functions. Determining the size of retirement
savings illustrates their use. Streaming video

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**Geometry Basics**. 1999. 1 streaming video (19 min.). This program
presents the building blocks that every student of geometry needs to
understand. Topics addressed include inductive and deductive reasoning;
terminology such as points, lines, planes, and space; six core postulates; five
essential theorems; and how to express theorems in their statement, converse,
inverse, contrapositive, and biconditional forms. Streaming video

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**A Gift for Math**. 2000. 1 streaming video (52 min.). Endowed with an
elementary representation mechanism, the human brain is naturally predisposed
toward mathematics. This program seeks to understand the biological basis of
humankind's gift for math-and why, beyond that baseline computational ability,
some people are capable of scaling the highest peaks of mathematical
comprehension. Experiments with animals, studies of very young children, cases
involving patients with brain injuries, and analysis of brain imaging data are
included. Streaming video

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**Graphs**. 1995. 1 streaming video (20 min.). This video
describes how to read, interpret, and evaluate data displayed in bar graphs,
line graphs, and pie charts. Dramatized segments and computer animations
illustrate ways to determine the financial advantages of a staggered breeding
schedule at a dairy farm; allocate rack space in a CD store, based on regional
and local sales figures; and decide whether an athlete's physical
characteristics indicate competition as a sprinter or as a distance runner. Streaming
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**High Anxieties: The Mathematics
of Chaos**.
2008. 1 streaming video (59 min.). For
centuries, Western society drew sustenance from Newtonian physics, classical
economics, and other orderly systems of thought. But today's intellectual
climate offers no such comforts, focusing instead on concepts like tipping
points and global volatility. What created such a stark transformation? This
program explores the history of chaos theory, shedding light on mathematical,
philosophical, and real-world dynamics which have upended long-held notions of
cosmic equilibrium. Delving into scientific and political history, the film
invokes the research of Henri Poincare, Aleksandr Lyapunov, and Edward Lorenz
while studying the clash between chaos and order in warfare, manufacturing,
financial depressions, and digital technology. Distributed under license from
BBC Worldwide. Streaming video

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**I. M. Pei and the Mathematics of
Architecture**.
1997. 1 streaming video (54 min.). The
common link joining I. M. Pei's diverse creations is his use of simple
mathematical concepts. Students of architecture, engineering, urban planning,
and applied mathematics can all benefit from this engaging program in which the
enthusiastic architect addresses the pyramid as a structural form, explains the
impact of geometry and technology on building design, shares innovative
solutions to space and ratio challenges, and defines the dynamic interplay
between form and function. Signature buildings from around the world plus
archival material illustrate Pei's reliance on mathematics to define his vision
of public spaces. Streaming video

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**Inequalities.** 1991. *College algebra in simplest
terms ; pt. 8*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 8 develops the basic
properties and examines how to solve inequalities using polynomial and rational
expressions. Streaming video

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**Inside Information: The Brain and
How It Works**.
1990. 1 streaming video (58 min.). This
program explains research on the brain's processes: how individual parts of the
brain work, how the brain uses pattern recognition rather than logic to
interpret reality, which experiments with computer analogs have been successful
and which have failed, and why. The program also provides interviews with some
of the foremost researchers in the field, including neuroscientist John
Hopfield, vision scientist V. S. Ramachandran, and physicist Carver Mead, who
has a computer chip that can see. Streaming video

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**Introduction
in ten parts**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 1.* 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 1 introduces several
mathematical themes and emphasizes why college algebra is important in today’s
world. Streaming video

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**Introduction to Math in
Technology**.
1998. 1 streaming video (12 min.).
Introduction to Math in Technology is an eleven-minute video which is part of
the series, Math in Technology. But why do I need math?Now, using this series,
give students a clear, definitive, and logical answer. Math is necessary to get
the job done in most technical fields, including auto mechanics,
electricity/electronics, and the building trades. Each video shows real-life
problem situations solved by using practical math and actual computations on
the screen. Use Introduction to Math in Technology as an overview and then
progress to specific topics. At last...a program to help your students succeed
in the world of technical math. A Meridian Production. Streaming video

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**Is God a Number? Maths that Mimic
the Mind**.
1998. 1 streaming video (53 min.). If
mathematics underpins the elegant precision of the macroscopic and microscopic
worlds, is there a Master Mathematician as well? This fascinating program
examines the computational paradigms being used to model human consciousness
and to quantify reality, from Euclidean geometry to fractal transform
algorithms. Oxford mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, quantum physicist Reverend
John Polkinghorne, compression technology expert Michael Barnsley, and
physiologist Horace Barlow seek to understand how the brain functions-and grope
for evidence of a guiding force. Outstanding computer graphics enhance this
exploration of inner and outer space. Streaming video

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**Julia Robinson and Hilbert's
tenth problem**.
2008. 1 videodisc (54 min.). "Julia
Robinson was the first woman elected to the mathematical section of the National
Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to become president of the American
Mathematical Society. While tracing Robinson's contribution to the solution of
Hilbert's tenth problem, the film illuminates how her work led to an unusual
friendship between Russian and American colleagues at the height of the Cold
War." -container. DVD 4066

**Kites: Modeling with Vectors**. 1999. 1 streaming video (28 min.). After defining
the basic concepts of vectors, this program uses algebra to determine how the
resultant of numerous forces acting on a body can be obtained and then equated
to the product of mass and acceleration. Kites are employed to exemplify both
equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions. Streaming video

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**Language
of algebra**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 2*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 2 examines the vocabulary of
mathematics, properties of the real number system, and basic axioms and
theorems of college algebra. Streaming video

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**The liberation of algebra**. 1987. *Topics
in the history of mathematics*.
1 videodisc (25 min.). Tells how discoveries in the nineteenth century
led to re-examination of basic concepts of algebra. Discusses the work of
William Hamilton, applied mathematician, and George Boole, who established the
science of logic. DVD 7475

**Linear
equations.**
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 5.* 1 streaming video (30 min.). Program 5 covers how solutions are
obtained, what they mean, and how to check them using one unknown. Streaming
video

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**Linear Functions: An Introduction**. 2009. 1 streaming video (21 min.). Linear functions
are routinely used to model data, approximate change, and find the rate of
change of a curve. In this program, Sharpie the Pencil shows students how to
plot and sketch a linear graph from a linear equation and then how to derive a
linear equation from a linear graph. In the process, the slope-intercept form
of linear equation is illustrated, and the y-intercept and the gradient m are
underscored as key ideas in determining the equation of a line. A part of the
series Math. Streaming video

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**Linear Momentum and Newton's Laws
of Motion**.
1999. 1 streaming video (24 min.). In
section one of this program, colliding basketball players demonstrate the
Principle of Conservation of Momentum, while section two debuts all three of
Newton's Laws of Motion, as illustrated by moving a large bookcase, hanging
from a rope, and pushing against a wall. Newtonian concepts of inertia, force,
mass, weight, equilibrium, tension, and momentum, plus free-body diagramming,
are also covered. Live the laws, love the laws, be one with the laws. Streaming
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**Linear
relations**.
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 10*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). In Program 10 linear equations are
used to develop and give information about two quantities. Their applications
to the slope of a line are also shown. Streaming video

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**Logarithmic
functions.**
1991. *College algebra in simplest terms ;
pt. 19*. 1 streaming video (30 min.). In Program 19 understanding the
logarithmic relationship, the use of logarithmic properties, and the handling
of a scientific calculator are addressed. How radiocarbon dating and the
Richter scale depend on the properties of logarithms is explained. Streaming
video

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**Logic: The Structure of Reason**. 2004. 1 streaming video (43 min.). As a tool for
characterizing rational thought, logic cuts across many philosophical
disciplines and lies at the core of mathematics and computer science. Drawing
on Aristotle's Organon, Russell's Principia Mathematica, and other central
works, this program tracks the evolution of logic, beginning with the basic
syllogism. A sampling of subsequent topics includes propositional and predicate
logic, Bayesian confirmation theory, Boolean logic, Frege's use of variables
and quantifiers, Godel's work with meta-mathematics, the Vienna Circle's
logical positivism, and the Turing machine. Commentary by Hilary Putnam, of
Harvard University; NYU's Kit Fine; and Colin McGinn, of Rutgers University, is
featured. Streaming video

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