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Math goes to the movies, Burkard Polster, Marty Ross

Label
Math goes to the movies
Title
Math goes to the movies
Statement of responsibility
Burkard Polster, Marty Ross
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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
Instantiates
Publication
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 -- Money-back 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
Publication
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 -- Money-back 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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