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The Joy of Counting

Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Joy of Mathematics

The Joy of Counting

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Combinatorics is the study of counting questions such as: How many outfits are possible if you own 8 shirts, 5 pairs of pants, and 10 ties? A trickier question: How many ways are there to arrange 10 books on a shelf? Combinatorics can also be used to analyze numbering systems, such as ZIP Codes or license plates, as well as games of chance.

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z********m
January 16, 2019
Uhm, well. that seems about right

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s********m
January 1, 2019
Arthur Benjamin is always great with his lectures. Breaking down math concepts into applicable examples. Wish the Great Courses had something like this for physics or mechanics.

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j********m
December 21, 2017

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