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Professor Judith V. Grabiner, Ph.D.

Professor Judith V. Grabiner
  • Pitzer College
  • Harvard University
Mathematics is a unique human creation. It proves its claims by logic and reason, and it applies to all subjects. I hope to help listeners appreciate its beauty and to use it to become more empowered citizens in a free society.
Dr. Judith V. Grabiner is the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor of Mathematics at Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges in California, where she has taught since 1985. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics, with General Honors, from the University of Chicago. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard University. Professor Grabiner has numerous achievements and honors in her field. In 2012 she was named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2003 she won the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA's) Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, one of the most prestigious mathematics awards in the country. She also won the Distinguished Teaching Award of the Southern California Section of the MAA, and the Outstanding Professor Award from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In addition, she is a four-time winner of the MAA's Lester R. Ford Award, given for excellence in scholarship. Professor Grabiner has published widely in her field, the history of mathematics, and she has long taught courses to non-mathematicians with the goal of helping them see that mathematics is fun, fascinating, and useful. In turn, her students have taught her much, directing her to mathematical applications in their own specialties-from Leibniz's philosophy and forensic science to quilting and baseball.
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"Professor Judith V. Grabiner is such a good lecturer that she could read aloud from an electronics manual and find a way to make the information both intelligible and interesting. There is a refreshing down-to-earth quality in her lecturing."

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7 Courses and Sets

  1. Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

    Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

    Judith V. Grabiner
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    Throughout history, mathematics has consistently helped determine the course of Western philosophical thought. Views about human nature, religion, truth, space, time, and more have been shaped by the ideas and practices of this vital scientific field. Award-winning Professor Judith V. Grabiner shows you how mathematics has shaped human thought in profound and exciting ways with Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real...
  2. (Set) Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear & Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" Set

    (Set) Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear & Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  3. (Set) How Music and Math Relate & Math, Phil & Real World Set

    (Set) How Music and Math Relate & Math, Phil & Real World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $519.90 Starting at $519.90 $594.90 $519.90$594.90
    Explore how math intersects with two somewhat unexpected disciplines in this illuminating two-course set. How Music and Mathematics Relate examines the connections between music and math, and helps you start to hear the world around you in exciting new ways. Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" reveals just how indebted the field of philosophy is to mathematics, and the vast influence math has had over the...
  4. (Set) Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" & Physics Set

    (Set) Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" & Physics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Join two engaging professors as they guide you through the intriguing ways that mathematics and physics have been used to better understand our world. Professor Judith V. Grabiner shows you how mathematics has shaped human thought in profound and exciting ways with Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World," which explores mathematical concepts as they apply to a fascinating range of philosophical and real-world...
  5. (Set) The Power of Mathematics & Math, Philosophy, and the Real World Set

    (Set) The Power of Mathematics & Math, Philosophy, and the Real World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  6. (Set) Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" & Mathematics from the Visual World  Set

    (Set) Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" & Mathematics from the Visual World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Embark on two dynamic explorations of how probability, statistics, and geometry have had profound implications on our world with this captivating course set. Start your journey with Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World," which reveals how, throughout history, mathematics has consistently helped determine the course of Western philosophical thought. Then, continue with a fascinating introduction to the terms,...
  7. (Set) Redefining Reality & Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" Set

    (Set) Redefining Reality & Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    For truly deep thinkers, Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" covers a number of fascinating topics, including probability, statistics, and geometry, along with Euclidean space, Plato’s Cave, and more. But to get to the heart of this subject, it’s also important to define what the “real world” is. Pair this course with Redefining Reality to fully understand the intellectual implications and nature...