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 Title Math Alive
 Author(s) Ingrid Daubechies, Shannon Hughes
 Publisher: Princeton University (2008)
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 Language: English
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How is life different from 25 or even 10 years ago? Mathematics has profoundly changed our world, from banking & computers to listening to music. This course is designed for those who haven't had college mathematics but would like to understand some of the mathematical concepts behind important modern applications.
Topics:
 Cryptography
 Error correction & compression
 Probability & Statistics
 Birth, Growth, Death & Chaos
 Graph Theory
 Voting & Social Choice
 Ingrid Daubechies is a Belgian physicist and mathematician. She is best known for her work with wavelets in image compression. Currently, she is a James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
 Popular, Recreational, and Miscellaneous Mathematics
 Applied Mathematics
 Discrete Mathematics
 Mathematical Logic  Set Theory, Model Theory, Proof Theory, Computability, etc.
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