It is easy to get the impression when writing articles for this blog that the average reader fully understands the mathematical ramblings I present. Then I am brought back to earth by E-mails and comments like this one I received a few weeks back:

Our dept has been tasked with reading your site on Hole-Carding Three Card Poker.  What do your notes on the 3CP Hole-Card Combinatorics-Full Cycle stand for.  (Win)   (N), (Out), (p), (p*Win)?

In order to answer the question above, I created a power point presentation and then created a video where I explain the power point. 

The power point presentation is given here, in pdf format. You are welcome to freely distribute the pdf  for educational purposes.

A Brief Tutorial on Combinatorial Analysis (pdf, 1M)

The movie version of this is about 18 minutes in length. I apologize in advance for the number of times I say the word "so." Now that I brought your attention to it, you will probably have a hard time focusing on the content of the video. I also apologize for bring your attention to this verbal tick. Also, in the final minute or so, you will hear my dog "Rosie" barking at the trash man. She is a sweet lab/pit mix, but definitely considers the trash man to be a monster of some sort.

Received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 1983. Eliot has been a Professor of both Mathematics and Computer Science. Eliot retired from academia in 2009. Eliot Jacobson