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The Resource Math goes to the movies, Burkard Polster, Marty Ross
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 Summary
 Mel Gibson teaching Euclidean geometry, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins acting out Zeno's paradox, Michael Jackson proving in three different ways that 7 x 13 = 28. These are just a few of the intriguing mathematical snippets that occur in hundreds of movies. Burkard Polster and Marty Ross have pored through the cinematic calculus and here offer a thorough and entertaining survey of the quirky, fun, and beautiful mathematics to be found on the big screen. 'Math Goes to the Movies' is based on the authors' own collection of more than 700 mathematical movies and their many years using movie clips to inject moments of fun into their courses. With more than 200 illustrations, many of them screenshots from the movies themselves, this book provides an inviting way to explore math, featuring such movies as: 'Good Will Hunting'; 'A Beautiful Mind'; 'Stand and Deliver'; 'Pi'; 'Die Hard''; and, 'The Mirror Has Two Faces'
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xiv, 286 p.
 Contents

 Pt. 1. Movies. Good math hunting
 The clever hand behind A beautiful mind
 Escalante stands and delivers
 The annotated Pi files
 Nitpicking in mathemagic land
 Escape from the cube
 The incredible shrinking room
 Murder in the hot house
 A word problem for die hards
 7 x 13 = 28
 One mirror has two faces, two mirrors have...
 It's my turn for some serious mathematics
 pt. 2. Mathematics. Beautiful math, or better off dead
 Pythagoras and Fermat at the movies
 Survival in the fourth dimension
 To infinity and beyond!
 Problem corner
 Moneyback bloopers
 The funny files
 pt. 3. Lists. People lists
 Topics lists
 Movie index
 Isbn
 9781421404844
 Label
 Math goes to the movies
 Title
 Math goes to the movies
 Statement of responsibility
 Burkard Polster, Marty Ross
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Mel Gibson teaching Euclidean geometry, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins acting out Zeno's paradox, Michael Jackson proving in three different ways that 7 x 13 = 28. These are just a few of the intriguing mathematical snippets that occur in hundreds of movies. Burkard Polster and Marty Ross have pored through the cinematic calculus and here offer a thorough and entertaining survey of the quirky, fun, and beautiful mathematics to be found on the big screen. 'Math Goes to the Movies' is based on the authors' own collection of more than 700 mathematical movies and their many years using movie clips to inject moments of fun into their courses. With more than 200 illustrations, many of them screenshots from the movies themselves, this book provides an inviting way to explore math, featuring such movies as: 'Good Will Hunting'; 'A Beautiful Mind'; 'Stand and Deliver'; 'Pi'; 'Die Hard''; and, 'The Mirror Has Two Faces'
 Cataloging source
 OPV
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Polster, Burkard
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 PN1995.9.M395
 LC item number
 P65 2012
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
 1959
 http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
 Ross, Marty
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
 Mathematics in motion pictures
 Label
 Math goes to the movies, Burkard Polster, Marty Ross
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Contents
 Pt. 1. Movies. Good math hunting  The clever hand behind A beautiful mind  Escalante stands and delivers  The annotated Pi files  Nitpicking in mathemagic land  Escape from the cube  The incredible shrinking room  Murder in the hot house  A word problem for die hards  7 x 13 = 28  One mirror has two faces, two mirrors have...  It's my turn for some serious mathematics  pt. 2. Mathematics. Beautiful math, or better off dead  Pythagoras and Fermat at the movies  Survival in the fourth dimension  To infinity and beyond!  Problem corner  Moneyback bloopers  The funny files  pt. 3. Lists. People lists  Topics lists  Movie index
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xiv, 286 p.
 Isbn
 9781421404844
 Isbn Type
 (pbk)
 Lccn
 ^^2011943465
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number

 (OCoLC)805585902
 (OCoLC)ocn805585902
 Label
 Math goes to the movies, Burkard Polster, Marty Ross
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Contents
 Pt. 1. Movies. Good math hunting  The clever hand behind A beautiful mind  Escalante stands and delivers  The annotated Pi files  Nitpicking in mathemagic land  Escape from the cube  The incredible shrinking room  Murder in the hot house  A word problem for die hards  7 x 13 = 28  One mirror has two faces, two mirrors have...  It's my turn for some serious mathematics  pt. 2. Mathematics. Beautiful math, or better off dead  Pythagoras and Fermat at the movies  Survival in the fourth dimension  To infinity and beyond!  Problem corner  Moneyback bloopers  The funny files  pt. 3. Lists. People lists  Topics lists  Movie index
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xiv, 286 p.
 Isbn
 9781421404844
 Isbn Type
 (pbk)
 Lccn
 ^^2011943465
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number

 (OCoLC)805585902
 (OCoLC)ocn805585902
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