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NOVA - Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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
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Special Features

Printable materials for educators; Described video for the visually impaired
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • UPC: 783421427594
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,157

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Bill Jersey Director, Producer
Michael Schwarz Director, Producer
Ed Gray Co-producer
John Haptas Editor
John Haptas Editor
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Scene Index

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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Disc #1 -- NOVA: Fractals - Hunting the Hidden Dimension
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Future

    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.

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