Read e-book online Math Goes to the Movies PDF

Read e-book online Math Goes to the Movies PDF

By Burkard Polster, Marty Ross

Mel Gibson instructing Euclidean geometry, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins performing out Zeno's paradox, Michael Jackson proving in 3 alternative ways that 7 x thirteen = 28. those are only the various interesting mathematical snippets that take place in 1000s of flicks. Burkard Polster and Marty Ross pored during the cinematic calculus to create this thorough and unique survey of the quirky, enjoyable, and gorgeous arithmetic to be discovered at the vast screen.

Math is going to the Movies relies at the authors’ personal selection of greater than seven hundred mathematical videos and their a long time utilizing motion picture clips to inject moments of enjoyable into their classes. With greater than two hundred illustrations, lots of them screenshots from the flicks themselves, this e-book offers an inviting solution to discover math, that includes such videos as:

Good Will HuntingA appealing MindStand and DeliverPiDie HardThe replicate Has Faces

The authors use those iconic video clips to introduce and clarify vital and well-known mathematical rules: larger dimensions, the golden ratio, infinity, and masses extra. now not all math in videos is sensible, notwithstanding, and Polster and Ross speak about Hollywood’s such a lot absurd errors and outrageous mathematical scenes. Interviews with mathematical experts to videos around out this enticing trip into the world of cinematic mathematics.

This attention-grabbing behind-the-scenes examine motion picture math exhibits how enjoyable and illuminating equations will be.

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