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NOVA - Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension
     

NOVA - Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension

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Fractals -- that is, irregular geometric patterns -- are found virtually everywhere, from stalks of broccoli and cauliflower, to jagged mountain peaks. This phenomenon has long been considered beyond traditional mathematical understanding; however, a group of "maverick" mathematicians are determined to discover the mathematical laws that result in these strange

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Fractals -- that is, irregular geometric patterns -- are found virtually everywhere, from stalks of broccoli and cauliflower, to jagged mountain peaks. This phenomenon has long been considered beyond traditional mathematical understanding; however, a group of "maverick" mathematicians are determined to discover the mathematical laws that result in these strange patterns. Their findings have the potential for great scientific progress in a variety of areas, particularly in the field of medicine, where an understanding of fractal geometry could lead to improved treatment of cardiovascular illnesses. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2009
UPC:
0783421427594
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Wgbh
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
88,732

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Printable materials for educators; Described video for the visually impaired

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Disc #1 -- NOVA: Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension
1. Introduction [2:35]
2. Fractal Basics [11:22]
3. The Mandelbrot Set [10:01]
4. On the Defense [10:38]
5. Fractals in the Body [10:16]
6. Nature's Fractal Nature [7:45]
7. Credits [1:42]

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NOVA - Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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toadRB More than 1 year ago
This should be in every home and classroom. It is our future, and we have yet to see where science and others will take this.