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Bayes in science and everyday life: Crash Course Statistics #25

Hi, I’m Adriene Hill, and Welcome back to Crash Course, Statistics. Bayesian Hypothesis Testing–or Bayesian Inference–is a great way to model the way we reason about things in everyday life. We collect evidence and experience and we use it to build our beliefs about the world. We collect information on whether certain facial expressions mean […]

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MIT FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Maxine Jonas, PhD, a Biological Engineering Instructor

Usually, when we think of professors, we think of people who are primarily researchers but also teach. Within the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, there are actually people who are primarily teachers but also do research. This is Maxine Jonas, a person who is an instructor in the department and is known throughout the entire […]

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Boolean Logic & Logic Gates: Crash Course Computer Science #3

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne and welcome to Crash Course Computer Science! Today we start our journey up the ladder of abstraction, where we leave behind the simplicity of being able to see every switch and gear, but gain the ability to assemble increasingly complex systems. INTRO Last episode, we talked about how computers evolved from […]

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Intro to Algorithms: Crash Course Computer Science #13

Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science! Over the past two episodes, we got our first taste of programming in a high-level language, like Python or Java. We talked about different types of programming language statements – like assignments, ifs, and loops – as well as putting statements into functions that perform […]

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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

Heliocentrism was central to revolution in European astronomy. We’ll follow this idea to its conclusion with Galileo. But before we get there, there are two critical links between Copernicus and Galileo. This is the story of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler… and a violent math duel. [INTRO MUSIC PLAYS] There are a lot of quirky […]

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