Professor Donald G. Saari, Ph.D.

Professor Donald G. Saari
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Purdue University
There is a power of transferability in mathematics—a tremendous transferability of ideas from one discipline to another. This is one of the powerful aspects of mathematical reasoning.
Dr. Donald G. Saari is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics and the Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan Technological University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. Before joining the faculty at UCI, Dr. Saari spent three decades teaching at Northwestern University, where he became the first Pancoe Professor of Mathematics. Professor Saari's early research focused on dynamical issues such as the evolution of the universe, but his interests later broadened into the social sciences. As a result, he also became a member of Northwestern's Department of Economics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Science, and the Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics. Professor Saari was twice named Most Influential Professor by students at Northwestern University, among his many other teaching awards. He is also the recipient of honorary doctorates from several prestigious universities, including Purdue. Dr. Saari was Chief Editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow and the chair of the U.S. National Committee of Mathematics.
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  1. Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy

    Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy

    Donald G. Saari
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    One of the secret powers of math is its ability to provide insights into situations that may not even seem like math problems. In 24 lectures, The Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy gives you vivid lessons in the extraordinary reach of applied mathematics. Join noted mathematician and Professor Donald G. Saari on this dynamic exploration of how math is used to solve...
  2. (Set) Power of Mathematical Thinking & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Power of Mathematical Thinking & Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $429.90 $429.90$429.90
    Learn how to apply mathematics to essential parts of your daily life with this two-course set on the practical nature of math and the secrets of game theory. The Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton's Laws to Elections and the Economy is a dynamic exploration of how math is used to solve important problems in astronomy, economics, politics, and other vital fields. In Games People Play: Game Theory in Life,...
  3. (Set) The Power of Mathematics & Understanding Complexity Set

    (Set) The Power of Mathematics & Understanding Complexity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $384.90 $384.90$384.90
  4. (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 $534.90 $534.90$534.90