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Using math in real world situations to give the student the appreciation of why one needs to know this stuff. Includes beginning algegra, intermediate algebra, math for liberal arts majors, trigonometry, precalculus, college algebra, statistics, and calculus.
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01 Math in Your World - beginning algebra: sea world animal diet
Herring is the "Double Cheeseburger" of the whale world. Nanook, the whale, goes on a diet based on weighted formula. Even Zoo Keepers need to know algebra.
02 Math in Your World - beginning algebra: bicycle gear ratios
Algebra only hurts if you get you toes caught in the spokes. Dan, the math man, counted all the teeth on his sprocket. (ISH) Dan's bicycle has 21 gears and a very, narrow, hard seat.
03 Math in Your World - beginning algebra: JPEG image compression
Somewhere in here is a joke about image compression and a congressman. Discrete Cosine Transform is the math behind your smartphone picture. Remember: What happens on the Internet - stays on the Internet.
04 Math in Your World - beginning algebra: shortcut in totaling numbers
What is the sum total of all numbers from 1 to 100? Gauss is reported to be able to calculate this sum in 30 seconds when he was 10 years old. For this Germany, put Gauss on the 10 mark bill. Go figure!
05 Math in Your World - intermediate algebra 1: tire size & speedometers
In a past life, I put very oversized tires on a British Sports Car (Triumph Spitfire). It actually threw the speedometer off. Try to use this math to get out of a speeding ticket. (It did not work for me)
06 Math in Your World - intermediate algebra 1: the pythagorean theorem
Did you every wonder how they got this formula? Graphic Artist gives the answer. Actually, formulas are lot easier to member if you see the proof!
07 Math in Your World - intermediate algebra 1: math in brewing beer
If you want to make your own beer, this is Must See TV! When you get into a college sorority or fraternity, this equation will make a lot more sense. Warning! I put a "Beer-In-A-Bag" home brewing kit in the garage. We never saw the dog again.
08 Math in Your World - intermediate algebra 2: flying sailplanes
If your center of gravity it too far forward, you can't get your tail down. If your center of gravity is too far back, you can't get your tail up. If your center of gravity is just right, your tail will be covered. (Old Zen Saying)
09 Math in Your World - intermediate algebra 2: wastewater treatment
Math Man Dan goes to where San Diego gets it's sh** together. Sewage In does not equal sewage out. The clean water formula is 2 pounds of bacteria for 1 pound of sh**.
10 Math in Your World - math for liberal arts 1: television screen size
Wide Screen TV makers measure the screen diagonally to inflate the perceived size. The old style TV has the aspect ration of 4:3 while wide screens are 16:9 What else could be measured diagonally to inflate the perceived size?
11 Math in Your World - math for liberal arts 1: betting at the horse races
Race track betting is a "Zero Sum Game" Every dollar you win is clawed from the bloody hands of the losers. The race track makes a fixed % no matter who wins or loses. (So do stockbrokers. Go )
12 Math in Your World - math for liberal arts 1: art of M.C. Escher
Infinite Loop optical illusion (Mobius Strip) and Infinite Stair Case. A recap of "Let's Make A Deal". Search "Monte Hall' on Google. Always switch your bets if the odds change.
13 Math in Your World - math for liberal arts 2: burning calories
It takes till Christmas to walk off Thanksgiving Dinner. Goof Alert: 3 miles per hour is a 20 minute mile. Dan says a 3 minute mile. Always check your work. Maybe everyone was asleep after dinner.
14 Math in Your World - math for liberal arts 2: march madness tournament
If you chose all 63 winners of the basketball tournament, you win Ten Million Dollars. However, the odds of getting hit by a meteorite are better. The super ball lottery, internet dating, and organized religion have the same odds.
15 Math in Your World - trigonometry: math in aeronautics
Always calculate if you have enough runway before you take off. (Old Zen Saying) Example of a circular paper calculator. (We have an App for that now) However, you have turn you Iphone to air plane mode.
16 Math in Your World - trigonometry: sculptures based on equations
Every math is beautiful in its own way. Just Google "Boye Surface". My head hurts. (Old Monty Python saying.)
17 Math in Your World - trigonometry: estimating lake surface area
Math Man Dan at the lake with not a swimsuit in sight. Google Maps can be used to estimate area by grid overlay. Simpson's Rule (Dan thinks it is Homer Simpson) for calculating area..
18 Math in Your World - precalculus: tree height from shadow
Using sun and shadows, Dan measures the height of a tree. Using smoke and mirrors, we measure the National Debt. Maybe we should use sun and shadows
19 Math in Your World - precalculus: phases of the moon
Mathematics for a full moon using Oreo Cookies. What do you call a Vampire Mathematician? Sine Wave function describes alternating current that comes from a wall outlet.
20 Math in Your World - precalculus: daylight savings time
Daylight saying time may somehow be linked to vampires. Math Man Dan using a Number 2 lead pencil to kill vampires. Sine waves are movement around a circle (Old Dan Saying)
21 Math in Your World - precalculus: targeting with an arrow
Dan discusses Valentine's Day marketing statistics. Roses cost more during holidays. Arrows travel in a parabola curve defined by a mathematical equation. Do you think Robin Hood took precalculus?
22 Math in Your World - college algebra, statistics, calculus 1: markov chains
Can you buy a Markov Chain at a jewelry store? A matrix is a grid of numbers. A transition matrix measure change in populaton.
23 Math in Your World - college algebra, statistics, calculus 1: credt card numbers
Dan the math man wipes out his credit card. The last digit on your credit card checks that your number sequence is valid. The credit card validation formula is explained.
24 Math in Your World - college algebra, statistics, calculus 1: Northrop Grumman
Old fighter pilots become development managers at the military industrial complex. Drones are designed by engineers who pass math and calculus courses. Engineers get high paying jobs. Philosophy majors do NOT get high paying jobs. If you are going to invest in college, treat it as an investment.