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The Best of All Possible Worlds—Optimization

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

The Best of All Possible Worlds—Optimization

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Calculus is useful in many branches of mathematics. The 18th-century French scientist Georges Louis Leclerc Compte de Buffon used calculus and breadsticks to perform an experiment in probability. His experiment showed how random events can ultimately lead to an exact number.

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