Episode 006 – Top “n” List: Category Theory and Bonobo Sex
Feb05

Episode 006 – Top “n” List: Category Theory and Bonobo Sex

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/006--TOP-N-LIST--CATEGORIES.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:10 — 34.0MB) In This Podcast What is a Category, and why do I care? Did cave men use the word “the”? Getting funky with “functors”. The WORST George Clinton impersonation of ALL TIME Sets vs Groups vs Vector Spaces vs Graphs Do movies...

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Episode 005: 12-Gauge Theory – OR – How the Delorean Can Save Economics
Jan29

Episode 005: 12-Gauge Theory – OR – How the Delorean Can Save Economics

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/005--GAUGE-THEORY.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:59 — 37.5MB) In This Podcast What’s wrong with economics? Is mathematics an appropriate tool for social science? Vector bundles The Delorean and it’s role in understanding typewriters. The 12-Gauge shotgun approach to fixing economics! References Eric...

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Episode 004 – What Makes A Good Teacher? A Good Clint Eastwood Impression
Jan22

Episode 004 – What Makes A Good Teacher? A Good Clint Eastwood Impression

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/004--GOOD-TEACHER.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:36 — 24.4MB) In this Episode: What does a good Clint Eastwood impression have to do with being a good teacher? How Teach For America is revolutionizing the teaching scene Can you teach good teaching? What’s up with Texas and their maniacal standards for...

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Episode 003 – Quantum Lizards, Quantum Games, and Captain Picard
Jan10

Episode 003 – Quantum Lizards, Quantum Games, and Captain Picard

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/003--QUANTUM-LIZARDS.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:04 — 27.5MB) In this episode: The sexy habits of Side Blotched Lizards Quantum Game Theory Basics Q vs Captain Picard – who’s better at coin flipping? And, Can you smell what The Rock, paper, scissors is cooking? References Side-Blotched lizzards David...

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Episode 002: Why Campaigns Go Negative: An Intro to Game Theory

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/002-GAME-THEORY-WHY-CAMPAIGNS-GO-NEGATIVE.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:59 — 22.9MB) In this podcast we discuss: What a ‘Game’ is, mathematically Some areas where games apply to real life (most of them!) How game theory is applied in biology The Prisoners Dilemma game, and Why all political campaigns go...

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