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Hunting the Hidden Dimension

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Hunting the Hidden Dimension
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"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container.
Title: Hunting the hidden dimension
[videorecording]
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (54 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Quest Productions and Kikim Media production for Nova ; in association with the Catticus Corporation ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; senior series producer, Melanie Wallace ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey
Notes: Special features: Materials and activities for educators ; Nova web link
Originally broadcast on PBS in 2008 as an episode of Nova
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Fractal basics
The Mandelbrot set
On the defense
Fractals in the body
Nature's fractal nature
Summary: "Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container.
ISBN: 9781593758523
1593758529
Branch Call Number: DVD 514.742 HUNTING
Credits: Editor, John Haptas ; director of photography, John Chater ; sound, Doug Dunderdale ; music, Christopher Rife.
Performers: Narrator, Neil Ross.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC
Computer with DVD-ROM drive required to access teacher's guide ; Adobe Acrobat Reader software required to open and print teacher's guide
Other Language: Optional English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired ; optional English descriptions for the vision impaired
Subject Headings: Fractals Fractals in art Geometry Mathematics
Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Fractals
Fractals in art
Geometry
Mathematics
Publisher No: WG42759 WGBH
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Takes viewers on an amazing quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Yes, I know that sounds incredibly dull to many of you. I promise it's not. It is visually stunning and your brain will thank you for it.


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Oct 27, 2013
  • nparrish rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very fascinating, i felt like this could have been 2 discs long. Does a good job of relating things to our everyday lives.

Aug 06, 2012
  • DellaV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I despise math and patterns, but was amazed at this video-maybe hate math a bit less. Got for my homeschooled son, and he also loved it-we looked for fractals everywhere for weeks afterward! Very cool!

May 26, 2011
  • 8217549 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

for anyone who loves mathematics and patterns. i was surprised and intrigued. well done. kids teens stile

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