Mathematics from the Visual World, taught by veteran Teaching Company Professor Michael Starbird of The University of Texas at Austin, takes Plato's dictum to heart and introduces you to the terms, concepts, and astonishing power of geometry. In 24 richly illustrated lectures, you learn that geometry is everywhere. It is the key to scientific disciplines from cosmology to chemistry. It is central to art and architecture. It provides deep insights into algebra, calculus, and other mathematical fields. And it is stunning to contemplate in its beauty.
01.Seeing with Our Eyes, Seeing with Our Minds 02.Congruence, Similarity, and Pythagoras 03.The Circle 04.Centers of Triangles 05.Surprising Complexity of Simple Triangles 06.Clever Constructions 07.Impossible Geometry—Squaring the Circle 08.Classic Conics 09.Amazing Areas 10.Guarding Art Galleries 11.Illusive Perspective 12.Planes in Space 13.Cooling Towers and Hyperboloids 14.A Non-Euclidean Spherical World 15.Hyperbolic Geometry 16.The Dark Night Sky Paradox 17.The Shape of the Universe 18.The Fourth Dimension 19.Patterns of Patterns 20.Aperiodic Tilings and Chaotic Order 21.The Mandelbrot and Julia Sets 22.Pathways to Graphs 23.A Rubber-Sheet World 24.The Shape of Geometry