Mathematics

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Mathematics Support Material by Course

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Mathematics 0451, 0452 and 0460 (Essentials of Arithmetic I and II, College Arithmetic)

Basic College Mathematics. 8th ed. (Lial/Salzman/Hestwood) (6 DVDs)
LOCATION = General QA39.2 .B37 2010
One FREE CHECK-OUT set in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
Mathematics 0452 (Essentials of Arithmetic II)

Basic College Mathematics. 3rd ed. (Martin-Gay Developmental Math Series) (4 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk QA39.3 .M378 2006
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Mathematics 0470 (Elementary Plane Geometry)

Video Instruction to Accompany Elementary Geometry for College Students. 5th ed. (5 DVDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA453 .A442 2011
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
TWO FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
Math 0481 and 0482 (Foundations for College Mathematics, I and II)

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra. 2nd ed. by Sherri Messersmith (5 DVDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 152.3 .M472 2009
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Six FREE CHECK-OUT sets at Circulation Desk
Mathematics 1100 (Business Mathematics)

The following set supports the classroom Mathematics 1100. Mathematics for Business 9th ed. 1 CD
LOCATION = General HF 5691 .S262 2011
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Online at http://www.interactmath.com
Press Enter and choose textbook (Salzman Mathematics for Business. 9th ed.) to see exercises.
The following sets support the telecourse Mathematics 1100 By the Numbers (26 programs stacked two to four programs on seven tapes)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk HF 5691 .M465
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Business Mathematics for Math 1100 (20 lessons stacked on 6 CDs)
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets at Circulation Desk
Mathematics 1102 (Mathematics for Health Sciences)

Statistics: Decisions Through Data (5 tapes)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk QA 276.12 .S73 1992
Two LIBRARY USE ONLY sets at Circulation Desk
Seven FREE CHECK-OUT sets at Circulation Desk
The 21 programs in Statistics: Decisions Through Data are also available as Streaming Media from http://www.cod.edu/it/streamingmedia/ To bring up the desired title, choose: 1. Connection speed 2. Academic Media; 3. Math Presentations: pick title
Math 1108 (Perspectives of Mathematics)

Video Lectures on CD to Accompany Mathematical Ideas 11th ed, and expanded 11th edition Miller/Heeren/Hornsby. (6 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA39.2 .M55 2008
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
One FREE CHECK-OUT set in General
Mathematics 1218 (General Education Mathematics)

Thinking Mathematically. 5th ed. (1 DVD)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA39.2 .B592 2011
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan

Mathematics 1220 (Quantitative Literacy)

Video Lectures on CD to Accompany Using and Understanding Mathematics: a Quantitative Reasoning Approach. 4th ed. (6 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA39.3 .B462 2008
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
Mathematics 1428 (College Algebra with Applications)

College Algebra: Graphs and Models (4 DVDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 152.3 .B372 2009
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Three FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
TI-83 Basics with Sally Fischbeck (1 tapes)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 75 .T5 1997
Two LIBRARY USE ONLY sets at Circulation Desk
One FREE CHECK-OUT set in General
Mathematics 1431 (Precalculus I)

Video Lectures on CD to Accompany College Algebra, 10th ed. (9 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 154.3 .L5382 2009
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
One FREE CHECK-OUT set in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
In addition, College of DuPage math instructor Keith Kuchar has prepared a number of tapes on specific topics related to College Algebra for the Mathematics 1431 classes. College of DuPage Math Video Library Series
LOCATION = various QA 157 numbers. See each title linked above.
One ROOM USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
One CHECK-OUT set in General
Also available as Streaming Media from http://www.cod.edu/it/streamingmedia/ To bring up the desired title, choose: 1. Connection speed 2. Academic Media; 3. Math Presentations: pick title
Mathematics 1432 (Precalculus II: Trigonometry)

Trigonometry, 9th ed. Lial, Hornsby, Schneider (6 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 531 .T7 2009
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
Mathematics 1533 (Finite Mathematics)

Classroom sections are supported by the CD that accompanies the text Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences. 9th ed. by Tan. Students should have personal copy when they purchase text. No copies in the Library. Telecourse students may use if they wish.
Mathematics 1635 (Statistics)

Elementary Statistics, Eleventh ed. and the Triola Statistics Series (6 DVDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 276.12 .T762 2010
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
One FREE CHECK-OUT set in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan
Mathematics 2231, 2232, 2233 and 2235 (Calculus and Analytic Geometry)

Calculus DVD Program (12 DVDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA 303 .L328 2010
One LIBRARY ROOM USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
General Mathematics

For All Practical Purposes: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics 1994.
26 videocassettes (ca. 900 min.) Management science. 1. Overview -- 2. Street smarts -- 3. Trains, planes, and critical paths -- 4. Juggling machines -- 5. Juicy problems -- Statistics. 6. Overview -- 7. Behind the headlines -- 8. Picture this -- 9. Place your bets -- 10. Confident conclusions -- Social choice. 11. Overview -- 12. The impossible dream -- 13. More equal than others -- 14. Zero sum games -- 15. Prisoner's dilemma -- On size and shape. 16. Overview -- 17. How big is too big -- 18. It grows and grows --19. Stand up conic -- 20. It started in Greece. Computer science. 21. Overview -- 22. Rules of the game -- 23. Counting by twos -- 24. Creating a code -- 25. Moving picture show -- 26. Conclusion : summing up. Shows how mathematics is applied in a variety of settings and disciplines. Free access to set as Video on Demand at FORMAT = Videorecording and Streaming Video (Video on Demand) FORMAT= VHS and Streaming video. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QA 7 .F682 1994

Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematics Ideas c2003.
6 videocassettes (ca. 720 min.) Great courses. Lecturers: Dr. Edward B. Burger of Williams College and Michael Starbird of University of Texas at Austin. 24 lectures (30 min. each) Discover classical mathematics as an artistic and creative realm that contains some of the greatest ideas of human history, ideas that have shaped cultures. Explore the fourth dimension, coincidences, fractals, the allure of number and geometry in understandable terms. No formulas, problems, equations, techniques and drills that remind us of school, but thinking that opens doors and minds and become an endless frontier of ideas to explore. PT. 1. TAPE 1: lecture 1. Great ideas that bring our world into focus. ; lecture 2. How many? Counting surprises ; lecture 3. Fermat's last theorem and the allure of number ; lecture 4. Pining for natures numbers. -- PT. 1. TAPE 2: lecture 5. Sizing up the Fibonacci numbers. ; lecture 6. Sexiest rectangle. ; Lecture 7. Hidden beauty of the golden rectangle. ; lecture 8. Pythagorean theorem and geometry of ellipses -- PT. 1. TAPE 3: lecture 9. Not-so-platonic relationships in platonic solids. ; lecture 10. Hunting for a sixth platonic solid. ; lecture 11. Is there a fourth dimension? Can we see it? ; lecture 12. Invisible art of the fourth dimension. PT. 2. TAPE 1: lecture 13. A twisted idea--the Mobius band. ; lecture 14. One-sided, sealed surface--the Klein bottle ; lecture 15. Ordinary origami--creating beautiful patterns. ; lecture 16. Unfolding paper to reveal a fiery fractal -- PT. 2. TAPE 2: lecture 17. Fractals--infinitely complex creations. ; lecture 18. Fractal frauds of nature. ; lecture 19. Chance surprises--measuring uncertainty ; lecture 20. Door number two or door number three? -- PT. 2. TAPE 3: lecture 21. Great expectations--weighing the uncertain future ; lecture 22. Random thoughts--randomness in our world. ; lecture 23. How surprising are surprising coincidences? ; lecture 24. Life lessons learned from mathematical thinking.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 7 .B87 2003.

Math!: a Four Letter Word 1990.
20 min. Explores ways to identify psychological obstacles to math learning and ways to encourage positive feelings about math.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 11 .S35 1990a.

The Joy of Mathematics. Part 1 c1999.
3 videocassettes. SuperStar teachers. Great courses. A series of 12 lectures by Professor Murray Siegel discusses basic number theory all the way through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, fractals, calculus and more. Tape 1. Lecture 1. An introduction and the counting numbers -- Lecture 2. Patterns with counting numbers -- Lecture 3. Rational numbers -- Lecture 4. Numbers that are not rational -- Tape 2. Lecture 5. Imaginary and complex numbers -- Lecture 6. Algebra -- Generalizing arithmetic -- Lecture 7. The linear function -- Lecture 8. Quadratic and cubic functions -- Tape 3. Lecture 9. The power of exponentials -- Lecture 10. Calculus-- the derivative -- Lecture 11. Calculus--the integral and power series -- Lecture 12. Fractals.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 37.2 .J69

The Joy of Mathematics. Part 2 c1999.
3 videocassettes. SuperStar teachers. Great courses. A series of 12 lectures by Professor Murray Siegel discusses basic number theory all the way through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, fractals, calculus and more. Tape 1. Lecture 13. Geometry in history -- Lecture 14. Geometric relations: area, volume, and polygons -- Lecture 15. -- Triangles and trigonometry -- Tape 2. Lecture 16. Conic sections -- Lecture 17. Introduction to probability -- Lecture 18. Binomial and normal probability -- Lecture 19. Probability and simulation -- Lecture 20. Data displays and numerical statistics -- Tape 3. Lecture 21. Regression analysis and correlation -- Lecture 22. The central limit theorem and hypothesis testing -- Lecture 23. Surveys and confidence intervals -- Lecture 24. A summing up.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 37.2 .J69 pt.2 1999.

Math, Who Needs It?! c1991.
58 min. Beginning in Jaime Escalante's East Los Angeles classroom, shows how math is used in real life. With guest appearences by Bill Cosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Teri Garr, Joe Piscopo, Marla Gibbs, Paul Rodriguez, Jeff Altman, Rosana DeSoto, Paula Poundstone, Charles Fleischer, D.L. Hughley, world class professionals, engineers and designers, viewers are shown the applications of math from skateboard design to fashion, sports and music.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIOn = General QA 37.2 .M37 1991.

Donald in Mathmagic Land 1988.
27 min. Walt Disney mini classics. Originally released in 1959 as motion picture. Donald Duck learns of the importance of mathematics from the time of the early Greeks and the relationship of mathematical principles of music, art, architecture, mechanics, sports, and other phases of our daily lives.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk and General QA 40.5 .D6 1988.

Mathematical Patterning in the World of Poker and Word Games 2005.
50 min. Science and its application mini lecture series. Gerald Krusinski discusses mathematical problem solving using poker and word game examples.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION =General and Archives QA 63 .M384 2005a QA93 .I55 1992.

Innumeracy & Beyond: Ruminations of a Numbers Man 1992.
60 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Author, author. John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy and Beyond numeracy, discusses his books, as well as his philosophy of mathematics and approach to teaching. He shares his thoughts on numeracy and understanding the thinking behind the solution to mathematical problems.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION =Circulation Desk QA 93 .I55 1992.

The Joy of Mathematics c2007.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Arthur T. Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College. 24 lectures (30 minutes each) Professor Benjamin celebrates the joy of math. Shows how everything in math is connected. Pt. 1. Lecture 1. The joy of math : the big picture -- lecture 2. The joy of numbers -- lecture 3. The joy of primes -- lecture 4. The joy of counting -- lecture 5. The joy of Fibonacci numbers -- lecture 6. The joy of algebra -- lecture 7. The joy of higher algebra -- lecture 8. The joy of algebra made visual -- lecture 9. The joy of 9 -- lecture 10. The joy of proofs -- lecture 11. The joy of geometry -- lecture 12. The joy of pi -- Pt. 2. lecture 13. The joy of trigonometry -- lecture 14. The joy of the imaginary number i -- lecture 15. The joy of the number e -- lecture 16. The joy of infinity -- lecture 17. The joy of infinite series -- lecture 18. The joy of differential calculus -- lecture 19. The joy of approximating with calculus -- lecture 20. The joy of integral calculus -- lecture 21. The joy of Pascal's triangle -- lecture 22. The joy of probability -- lecture 23. The joy of mathematical games -- lecture 24. The joy of mathematical magic.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION= General QA 93 .B465 2007

Life By the Numbers 2006.
7 videodiscs (399 min.) Originally broadcast on television in 1998. Relates the concept of life and everyday occurrences to mathematics. Reveals the range of creative and powerful ways in which scientists, artists, athletes, medical researchers, and many others are using mathematics to explore our world and to enhance our lives. 1. Seeing is believing: special effects -- 2. The numbers game: sports -- 3. Patterns of nature: biology -- 4. Chances of a lifetime: probability -- 5. Shape of the world: exploration -- 6. A new age: information age -- 7. Making a difference : education.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 93 .L544 2006.

Powers of Ten: The Films of Charles & Ray Eames. Vol. 1 2000.
46 min. Powers of ten was originally produced as a motion picture in 1977, A rough sketch in 1968, and 901 : after 45 years of working in 1989. 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. Powers of ten / made by the Office of Charles and Ray Eames for IBM -- A rough sketch / production, Antti Pantero, Tadas Zilius, Ted Organ ; made for the Commission on College Physics by the Office of Charles Eames -- 901 : after 45 years of working / produced by Eames Demetrios and Lucia Eames Demetrios ; written, directed, photographed, and edited by Eames Demetrios.
FORMAT DVD. LOCATION = General QA 161.E95 F556 2000.

Mathematics Illuminated 2008.
13 programs (30 min. each) Mathematics Illuminated is a 13-part multimedia learning resource for adult learners and high school teachers in math and other disciplines. The series explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe. Rather than a series of problems to be solved, mathematics is presented as play we engage in to answer deep questions that are relevant in our world today. Mathematics also provides us with a powerful language for uncovering and describing phenomena in the world around us. Contents: 1. The primes -- 2. Combinatorics counts -- 3. How big is infinity? -- 4. Topology's twists and turns -- 5. Other dimensions -- 6. The beauty of symmetry -- 7. Making sense of randomness -- 8. Geometries beyond Euclid -- 9. Game theory -- 10. Harmonious math -- 11. Connecting with networks -- 12. In sync -- 13. The concepts of chaos.
FORMAT = Streaming video LOCATION = QA 93

An Introduction to Number Theory 2008.
4 videodiscs (12 hrs.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Taught by: Professor Edward B. Burger, Williams College. 24 lectures (30 minutes. each) pt. 1. Lecture 1. Number theory and mathematical research -- lecture 2. Natural numbers and their personalities -- lecture 3. Triangular numbers and their progressions -- lecture 4. Geometric progressions, exponential growth -- lecture 5. Recurrence sequences -- lecture 6. The Binet formula and towers of Hanoi -- lecture 7. The classical theory of prime numbers -- lecture 8. Euler's product formula and divisibility -- lecture 9. The prime number theorem and Riemann -- lecture 10. Division algorithm and modular arithmetic -- lecture 11. Cryptography and Fermat's little theorem -- lecture 12. The RSA encryption scheme -- Pt. 2. Lecture 13. Fermat's method of ascent -- lecture 14. Fermat's last theorem -- lecture 15. Factorization and algebraic number theory -- lecture 16. Pythagorean triples -- lecture 17. An introduction to algebraic geometry -- lecture 18. The complex structure of elliptic curves -- lecture 19. The abundance of irrational numbers -- lecture 20. Transcending the algebraic numbers -- lecture 21. Diophantine approximation -- lecture 22. Writing real numbers as continued fractions -- lecture 23. Applications involving continued fractions -- lecture 24. A Journey's end and the journey ahead.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION General QA 241 .B874 2008.

The Proof c1997.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: Nova. Describes mathematician Andrew-Wiles' quest to prove Fermat's Last Theorem and shows complex mathematical concepts with the help of computer animation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION =General QA 244 .P7 1997.

The Shape of Nature c2010.
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Professor Satyan L. Devadoss, Williams College. An authoriative guide to the mathematical shapes around us: how they're formed, how they're studied, and how they're applied to our everyday lives. With these lectures presented in three parts you will discover the intricate relationship between mathematics and nature, get a pointed introduction to the language mathematicians use to study shapes and dimensions, and learn how to finally make sense of this abstract intriguing subject. Contents: Disc 1. Lecture 1. Understanding nature ; Lecture 2. The language of shapes ; Lecture 3. Knots and strings ; Lecture 4. Creating new knots from old ; Lecture 5. DNA entanglement ; Lecture 6. The Jones revolution -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Symmetries of molecules ; Lecture 8. The messy business of tangles and mutations ; Lecture 9. Braids and the language of groups ; Lecture 10. Platonic solids and Euler's masterpiece ; Lecture 11. Surfaces and a new notion of equivalence ; Lecture 12. Reaching boundaries and losing orientations -- Disc 3. Lecture 13. Knots and surfaces -- 14. Wind flows and currents -- 15. Curvature and Gauss's geometric gem -- 16. Playing with scissors and polygons -- 17. Bending chains and folding origami -- 18. Cauchy's rigidity and Connelly's flexibility -- Disc 4. Lecture19. Mountain terrains and surface reconstruction -- 20. Voronoi's regions of influence -- 21. Convex hulls and computational conplexity -- 22. Patterns and colors -- 23. Orange stackings and bubble partitions -- 24. The topology of the universe -- Disc 5. Lecture 25. Tetrahedra and mathematical surgery -- 26. The fundamental group -- 27. Poincare's question and Perelman's answer -- 28. The geometry of the universe -- 29. Visualizing in higher dimensions -- 30. Polyhedra in higher dimensions -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Particle motions -- 32. Particle collisions -- 33. Evolutionary trees -- 34. Chaos and fractals -- 35. Reclaiming Leonardo da Vinci -- 36. Pushing the forefront.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 401 .S457 2010.

Mathematics of the Honeycomb c1977.
13 min. The elegance of the honeycomb was not fully appreciated until modern mathematical methods were applied. Through a historical and analytical approach to the honeycomb problem, the student is led to appreciate the importance of mathematics in science and engineering.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION =Circulation Desk QA 447 .M38 1977.

Math 1108 (Perspectives of Mathematics)
Video Lectures on CD to Accompany Mathematical Ideas 11th ed, and expanded 11th edition Miller/Heeren/Hornsby. (6 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA39.2 .M55 2008
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
One FREE CHECK-OUT set in General

Mathematics 1218 (General Education Mathematics)
Thinking Mathematically. 5th ed. (1 DVD)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA39.2 .B592 2011
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan

Mathematics 1220 (Quantitative Literacy)
Video Lectures on CD to Accompany Using and Understanding Mathematics: a Quantitative Reasoning Approach. 4th ed. (6 CDs)
LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QA39.3 .B462 2008
One LIBRARY USE ONLY set at Circulation Desk
Two FREE CHECK-OUT sets in General
Multiple HOME CHECK-OUT sets available at Circulation Desk of Library for Semester Loan

Mathematics History

Early History of Mathematics c2000.
30 min. The recorded history of mathematics spans several millennia. The development of calculus in the seventeenth century A.D. forms a dividing line between ancient mathematics and the dawn of modern mathematics. This program focuses on some of the landmark contributions that led to the birth of calculus. Also contains some genuine mathematics presented through the powerful and engaging medium of computer animation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 21 .E275 2000.

Great Thinkers, Great Theorems c2010.
4 videodiscs (720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: William Dunham, Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College. Contents: Disc 1. Lecture 1. Theorems as Masterpieces ; Lecture 2. Mathematics before Euclid ; Lecture 3. The Greatest Mathematics Book of All ; Lecture 4. Euclid's Elements--Triangles and Polygons ; Lecture 5. Number Theory in Euclid ; Lecture 6. The Life and Works of Archimedes -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Archimedes's Determination of Circular Area ; Lecture 8. Heron's Formula for Triangular Area ; Lecture 9. Al-Khw¯arizm¯i and Islamic Mathematics ; Lecture 10. A Horatio Algebra Story ; Lecture 11. To the Cubic and Beyond ; Lecture 12. The Heroic Century Disc 3. Lecture 13. The Legacy of Newton ; Lecture 14. Newton's Infinite Series ; Lecture 15. Newton's Proof of Heron's Formula ; Lecture 16. The Legacy of Leibniz ; Lecture 17. The Bernoullis and the Calculus Wars ; Lecture 18. Euler, the Master -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Euler's Extraordinary Sum ; Lecture 20. Euler and the Partitioning of Numbers ; Lecture 21. Gauss--The Prince of Mathematicians ; Lecture 22. The 19th Century--Rigor and Liberation ; Lecture 23. Cantor and the Infinite ; Lecture 24. Beyond the Infinite.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 21 .G743 2010.

The Music of the Spheres [1988?], c1974.
52 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Ascent of man. Traces the evolution of mathematics and explores the relationship of numbers to musical harmony, early astronomy, and perspective in painting.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 21 .M8 1988.

The Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics c2008.
4 videodiscs (720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Dr. David M. Bressoud, Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macalester College. Contents: Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1. What is mathematics? ; Lecture 2. Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics ; Lecture 3. Greek mathematics: Thales to Euclid ; Lecture 4. Greek mathematics: Archimedes to Hypatia ; Lecture 5. Astronomy and the origins of trigonometry ; Lecture 6. Indian mathematics: Trigonometry blossoms -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Chinese mathematics: Advances in computation ; Lecture 8. Islamic mathematics: The creation of algebra ; Lecture 9. Italian algebraists solve the cube ; Lecture 10. Napier and the natural logarithm ; Lecture 11. Galileo and the mathematics of motion ; Lecture 12. Fermat, Descartes, and analytic geometry Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. Newton: Modeling the universe ; Lecture 14. Leibniz and the emergence of calculus ; Lecture 15. Euler: Calculus proves its promise ; Lecture 16. Geometry: From Alhambra to Escher ; Lecture 17. Gauss: Invention of differential geometry ; Lecture 18. Algebra becomes the science of symmetry -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Modern analysis: Fourier to Carleson ; Lecture 20. Riemann sets new directions for analysis ; Lecture 21. Sylvester and Ramanujan: Different worlds ; Lecture 22. Fermat's last theorem: The final triumph ; Lecture 23. Mathematics: The ultimate physical reality ; Lecture 24. Problems and prospects for the 21st century.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 21 .Q844 2008.

The Story of Math 2009.
3 videodiscs (ca. 310 min.) Examines the development of key mathematical ideas and shows how, in a multitude of surprising ways, mathematical ideas underpin the science, technology, and culture that shape our world. Includes bonus documentary: The music of the primes. disc 1. Episode 1: The language of the universe ; Episode 2: The genius of the East -- disc 2. Episode 3: The frontiers of space ; Episode 4: To infinity and beyond -- bonus disc. The music of the primes (2005) Special features: Mathematician biographies.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 21 .S767 2009.

Infinite Secrets c2003, c2002.
60 min. Originally broadcast on the PBS television program, Nova. Explores the discovery of Archimedes' treatise, The method, and how scholarly work revealed the mathematicians original concepts, ideas, and theories.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 29.A7 I65 2003.

Mathematics! Project Mathematics c2005.
3 videodiscs (230 min.) Explores basic topics in high school mathematics using computer animation, live action, music, special effects and humor. DVD 1: Similarity ; The theorem of Pythagoras ; The story of [pi] (67 min.) -- DVD 2: Sines and cosines. Parts I-III (81 min.) -- DVD 3: Polynomials ; The tunnel of Samos ; Early history (82 min.)
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 39.3 .M384 2005.

Zero to Infinity: a History of Numbers 2007.
4 videodiscs Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Edward B. Burger, Williams College. 24 lectures (30 minutes each) Part 1. Lecture 1. The ever-evolving notion of number -- Lecture 2. The dawn of numbers -- Lecture 3. Speaking the language of numbers -- Lecture 4. The dramatic digits, the power of zero -- Lecture 5. The magical and spiritual allure of numbers -- Lecture 6. Nature's numbers, patterns without people -- Lecture 7. Numbers of prime importance -- Lecture 8. Challenging the rationality of numbers -- Lecture 9. Walk the (number) line -- Lecture 10. The commonplace chaos among real numbers -- Lecture 11. A beautiful dusting of zeroes and twos -- Lecture 12. An intuitive sojourn into arithmetic -- Part 2. Lecture 13. The story of [pi] -- Lecture 14. The story of Euler's e -- Lecture 15. Transcendental numbers -- Lecture 16. An algebraic approach to numbers -- Lecture 17. The five most important numbers -- Lecture 18. An analytic approach to numbers -- Lecture 19. A new breed of numbers -- Lecture 20. The notion of transfinite numbers -- Lecture 21. Collections too infinite to count -- Lecture 22. In and out, the road to a third infinity -- Lecture 23. Infinity, what we know and what we don't -- Lecture 24. The endless frontier of number.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QA 141.2 .B874 2007.

Math 0460: Ziermann

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You'll need a College of DuPage Library card in order to use most of the resources below from off campus. If your card is not working, it may need to be reactivated.

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Books to Study With

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Want to study on a day when you don't have math class or don't want to lug the book around? We have a copy of Lial's Basic College Mathematics at the circulation desk. You can check the book out for up to two hours at a time for in-library use.

The Library has a number of books you can use to study when you'd like something in addition to your textbook. Some helpful books that you can check out include:

We also have the DVD Basic Math, Parts 1, 2, and 3 (PE1127.M3 S544 1997) with a workbook, if you'd prefer to study that way.

Online Videos/Practice

Learning Express Library 3.0: Learning Express Library offers a number of helpful tools. Click on Adult Learning Center and then Build Your Math Skills to get to the math study aids. Notice that in the menu on the left you can select practice sets, read ebooks, or watch tutorials. You'll be prompted to create an account in order to use the materials.

Other really helpful websites include the following:

Khan Academy has free video tutorials online. You'll have to sign up for an account and take a practice test in order to watch. Tutorials tend to focus on one concept (such as solving simple linear equations) and be fairly short.

GCF LearnFree Math also has some great tutorials. You can watch videos and practice different sets of problems with feedback.

Saddleback College's PreAlgebra class covers basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as decimals and fractions, and other helpful concepts. The site, put together by Professor Perez at Saddleback College, has notes, videos, worksheets, homework, quizzes, and web tools available. Navigate using the menu on the left.

Other Help

You can also contact the Learning Commons to request tutoring help.

Mathematics

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Click on a tab below to find books, videos, articles, and websites for use in mathematics classes.

You'll need a College of DuPage Library card in order to use most of the resources below from off campus. If your card is not working, it may need to be reactivated.

If you need additional help, use my contact information at the right or contact a reference librarian.

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Mathematics Reference Books

Use reference sources to discover background information on a topic. This will help you to refine your search in the catalog and databases (as well as your thesis!).

Check out the reference works by topic below. If you're not sure about where to get started, the Gale Virtual Reference Library has great online encyclopedias that will get you started.

Looking for an obscure or confusing topic? Reference Universe is another good resource that will pull up entries in both our online and print encyclopedias.

General Math Reference

Specialized Math Reference

Reference Works about Mathematicians

Study for Class

Looking to get a little extra study time in or brush up on a former class before diving into the new one? The library has many options for you.

First, we have several current mathematics textbooks on reserve. Browse by our Math course reserves list or by book title to see what may be available for you.

One of the easiest ways to study online is to use the Learning Express Library, which offers online practice quizzes in a variety of math subjects, practice problems (with explanations), and ebooks. To use, click College Center and then Math Skills. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to select a subject and study option. You'll need to create a personal account to take the practice quizzes.

We also have a wide range of print study guides, including the "... For Dummies" series, Schaum's Outlines, and visual guides to a variety of math subjects. See below:

  • Basic Math: QA 101- QA 145
  • Algebra: QA 150- QA 272.5
  • Geometry: QA 440-...
  • Trigonometry: QA 531
  • Probability/Statistics: QA 273- QA 280
  • Calculus: QA 303-...

Finding Mathematics Books

Looking for information on a specific topic? Mathematics books can be found in the QA section of the library. Feel free to head to the shelves and browse or ask for help in finding the right book.

You can also discover what books we own by searching the catalog. Search using two terms if possible (such as statistics and sample size) to get topics that are helpful.

You can also search the catalog to see if we have a textbook for your particular course.

Videos

The Library owns many Mathematics films in DVD, VHS and streaming formats. Lists of course-support video material is included. Check the list of titles:

Using Databases

The Library subscribes to databases that provide access to thousands of popular and scholarly journals. Request copies of articles that are not available in the databases through Interlibrary Loan for free.

Best Bets: Articles
  • Academic Search Complete
    This database covers a wide variety of mathematical topics, including including popular and scholarly articles. Find current events and academic research.
  • Academic OneFile
    Academic OneFile also covers popular and scholarly topics in mathematics.
  • Science Direct
    Full-text of hundreds of scientific journals from the publisher Elsevier. Be sure to select "Subscribed Journals" from the Source drop-down menu.
  • JSTOR has access to some current and historical mathematical journals, which you can search.
Best Bets: Data for Statistics

Looking for some raw data to manipulate? Check out the following sources:

You can also check our Statistics Databases page, look for the "supplemental materials" link in published articles to see if you can retrieve datasets, or contact me.

Don't see what you're looking for here? Try the full list of math and science databases.

Struggling to read the articles once you've found them? You can use Credo or Gale reference collections to look up certain words. Also take a look at this guide to reading a research article.

Interlibrary Loan

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See the words Find This underneath an article citation rather than a PDF or HTML link? Click on Find This to launch a new tab that will tell you if the article is in another database. If you see "Full Text is Available" on the next screen, click on "View Full Text" to launch one more tab that with the article.

If you see the words "Online Resource Not Found", then click the "Request this Item" link in the upper right of the screen to ask that the library get you a copy. You should get a PDF copy of the article emailed to you in about a week.

See Request this Item Link

Don't see the Find It! on the article link, or getting citations from an article? First check our journal locator to see what journals we have access to.

Can't find the journal you're looking for? Use one of our forms to request an article or a book.


Practice/Study Mathematics

  • Khan Academy
    Links to over 4,000 streaming videos, explanations of concepts in basic to advanced math plus physics, finance and many other fields. Practice exercises check learning.
  • Interact Math
    Tutorial exercises to accompany Pearson (Addison Wesley and Prentice-Hall) textbooks. Choose your text (or one in the math field you are studying) and work through exercises on topics desired.
  • Math Reference Tables
    Useful tables ranging from addition/multiplication to Fourier series. Helpful links to other math websites.
  • MathTV.com
    Learn how to solve problems in algebra, calculus, trigonometry and basic math by watching short videos by students and teachers.
  • Mathvids.com
    Steaming video lessons checked for accuracy, presented by instructors whose methods match many different learning styles. Middle school through college level instruction.
  • Mathworld
    Mathematics encyclopedia explaining hundreds of mathematical terms, sometimes with animations to make the description more clear.
  • Wolfram Functions Site
    From Wolfram Research, a compendium of over 300,000 formulas and 10,000 visualizations of functions.


Fractals & Chaos


History of Mathematics


Statistics Sources

  • Data.gov contains a variety of federal datasets and statistics from fields as diverse as energy, safety, government, business, agriculture, and more.
  • You can also look at census statistics.
  • Check out the University of Michigan's Guide to Statistical Sources on the Internet

Cite Sources

Find directions about how to cite your sources on the library citation guide.

Finally, you are welcome to use NoodleBib if you'd like to use a program to create and organize your citations. You must "Create a New Folder" when you use NoodleBIB for the first time. Click on "I am citing a(n):," choose the type of item you are citing, and then fill in the online form. Your bibliography will be formatted for you.

Further questions about MLA or APA style? Check out Purdue OWL, which has APA and MLA citation style guides.

Worried About Patchwriting and/or Plagiarism?

Check out the Paraphrasing or Patchwriting guide.

Springer E-book Collection

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com
Description: 

SpringerLink is a collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The COD Library provides access to titles published between 2005-2010. Recent materials on these subjects can be located using the COD library catalog.
Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
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Knovel Library

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://app.knovel.com

To view Knovel books, be sure that you are using the most current version of your web browser and that you have a current version of Flash. Need help? Contact Denise Cote at 630-942-2092 or email cotede@cod.edu

Description: 

This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
Note: 

Customer ID C000053284
Requester/Client ID: 3b5efa68d2680dd5bc5e2ea7e7d4f3cda50c9fa1
SUSHI Server URL - https://commander.knovel.com/sushi

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Academic OneFile

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cod_lrc?db=AONE
Description: 

Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of current events, physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
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Science Direct

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MiamiSearchURL&_method=requestForm&_temp=search.tmpl&Subscribed=1&_acct=C000053284&_version=1&_urlVersion=1&_userid=1528763&md5=a556a5d524a618b6b2a03382febb0dd8
Description: 

Indexing and full-text of 175 journals in science, chemistry, earth science, biology and other related disciplines.

Coverage: 
1995 - present
Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
Note: 

SUSHI Server URL - https://commander.knovel.com/sushi
Requestor ID: SUSHI-LIBINSIGHT
Customer's ID: SD/C000053284

This is a trial: 
No
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Academic Search Complete

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=a9h
Description: 

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

Usage Limit: 
None
Coverage: 
1984 - present
Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
Note: 

Test note

This is a trial: 
No
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