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The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
Author: bdomgaard
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It

Scott Patterson, "The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It"
Random House Audio | February 2, 2010 | ASIN: B0036UZC54 | M4B 64kbps | 369 MB

In March 2006 the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament - with million-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the sharp-tongued, mercurial founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, chess "life master" and king of the credit-default swap. Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein were among the best and brightest of a new breed, the quants. Over the past 20 years, this species of math whiz had usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk takers who'd long been the alpha males of the world's largest casino. The quants believed that a cocktail of differential calculus, quantum physics, and advanced geometry held the key to reaping riches from the financial markets. And they helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Few realized that night, though, that in creating this extraordinary system, men like Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein had sown the seeds for history's greatest financial disaster.
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The Great Courses: Algebra II - Course No. 1002 (James A. Sellers Ph.D.)
Author: ParRus

The Great Courses: Algebra II - Course No. 1002
Professor James A. Sellers Ph.D. - The Pennsylvania State University
36xDVDRip | English | WMV | 640 x 480 | WMV3 ~1061 kbps | 29.970 fps
WMA | 128 kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | 36 lectures of 30 minutes | 10.43 GB
Genre: eLearning / Education lectures: Math

Algebra II is the fork in the road. Those who succeed in this second part of the algebra sequence are well on their way to precalculus, calculus, and higher mathematics, which open the door to careers in science, engineering, medicine, economics, information technology, and many other fields. And since algebraic thinking is found in almost every sphere of modern life, a thorough grounding in this abstract discipline is essential for many nontechnical careers as well, from law to business to graphic arts.
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Discrete Mathematics
Author: FenixN

Discrete Mathematics
24xDVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~655 kb/s | 640x480 | Duration: 18:41:28 | English: MP3, 128 kb/s (2 ch) | + JPG Guide | 4.52 GB
Genre: Mathematics

Welcome to Discrete Mathematics, a subject that is off the beaten track that most of us followed in school but that has vital applications in computer science, cryptography, engineering, and problem solving of all types. Most of the mathematics taught after elementary school is aimed at preparing students for one subject—calculus, which is the mathematics of how things grow and change continuously, like waves in the water or clouds in the sky. Discrete mathematics, on the other hand, deals with quantities that can be broken into neat little pieces, like pixels on a computer screen, the letters or numbers in a password, or directions on how to drive from one place to another.
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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Author: FenixN

Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0743225708 | 2002 | 272 pages | 0.4 MB / 0.3 MB / 0.4 MB

It's Friday night and you're on a red-eye to the city of sin. Strapped to your chest is half a million dollars; in your overnight bag is another twenty-five thousand in blackjack chips; and your wallet holds ten fake IDs. As soon as you land in Las Vegas, you are positive you are being investigated and followed. To top it all off, the IRS is auditing you, someone has been going through your mail -- and you have a multivariable calculus exam on Monday morning. Welcome to the world of an exclusive group of audacious MIT math geniuses who legally took the casinos for over three million dollars -- while still finding time for college keg parties, football games, and final exams.
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Learner - Algebra - In Simplest Terms
Author: groovebeat

Learner - Algebra - In Simplest Terms
DVD-Rip | WMV @ 300 Kbit/s | 320x240 | WMA Stereo @ 128 Kbit/s 44 KHz | 13 Hours | 2.81 GB
Genre: Mathematics, Algebra | Language: English

A video instructional series on algebra for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs! In this series, host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving real-world problems and clearly explains concepts that may baffle many students. Graphic illustrations and on-location examples help students connect mathematics to daily life. The series also has applications in geometry and calculus instruction. Algebra is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.
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Stanford University - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence [repost]
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Stanford University - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
WEBRip | English | MP4 + PDF Guide | 640 x 360 | AVC ~250 kbps | 30 fps
AAC | 123 Kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | ~24 hours | 4.42 GB
Genre: eLearning Video / Science, Cybernetics, Probability

Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence is based on Stanford CS221, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. This class introduces students to the basics of Artificial Intelligence, which includes machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, robotics, and natural language processing. The objective of this class is to teach you modern AI. You learn about the basic techniques and tricks of the trade, at the same level we teach our Stanford students. We also aspire to excite you about the field of AI. Whether you are a seasoned professional, a college student, or a curious high school student - everyone can participate. Details
Stanford University - Artificial Intelligence (lectures, homework, questions & answers) (2011)
Author: alexov85

Stanford University - Artificial Intelligence (lectures, homework, questions & answers) (2011)
eLearning | English | 640x360 | H264 ~250 kbps | MP4A ~128 Kbps | 4.42 GB
Mathematics, Probability

Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence is based on Stanford CS221, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. This class introduces students to the basics of Artificial Intelligence, which includes machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, robotics, and natural language processing.
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The Power of Mathematical Visualization
Author: FenixN

The Power of Mathematical Visualization
HDRips | MP4/AVC, ~640 kb/s | 856x480 | Duration: 12:22:05 | English: AAC, 164 kb/s (2 ch) | 4.11 GB
Genre: Mathematics

Many people believe they simply aren’t good at math—that their brains aren’t wired to think mathematically. But just as there are multiple paths to mastering the arts and humanities, there are also alternate approaches to understanding mathematics. One of the most effective methods by far is visualization. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then in mathematics a picture can spawn a thousand ideas.
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For Dummies Full Colection
Author: FenixN

For Dummies Full Colection
938 PDF books | 9.13 GB

With more than 250 million books in print and more than 1,800 titles, For Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Since 1991, For Dummies has helped millions make everything easier. Now, Dummies.com is bringing the how-to brand you know and trust online, where you'll find our proven experts presenting even the most complex subjects in plain English. Whether that means directions on how to hook up a home network, carve a turkey, knit your first scarf, or load your new iPod, you can trust Dummies.com to tell it like it is, without all the technical jargon.
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The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It [Repost]
Author: ChrisRedfield

Scott Patterson - The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
Published: 2010-02-02 | ISBN: 0307453375, 0307453383 | EPUB | 352 pages | 3.31 MB
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