Math Goes to the Movies

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 pored through the cinematic calculus to create this 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 than 700 mathematical movies and their many years using movie clips to inject moments of fun into their courses With 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 The Mirror Has Two FacesThe authors use these iconic movies to introduce and explain important and famous mathematical ideas higher dimensions, the golden ratio, infinity, and much Not all math in movies makes sense, however, and Polster and Ross talk about Hollywood s most absurd blunders and outrageous mathematical scenes Interviews with mathematical consultants to movies round out this engaging journey into the realm of cinematic mathematics.This fascinating behind the scenes look at movie math shows how fun and illuminating equations can be. Read Math Goes to the Movies by Burkard Polster – Goes to the Movies

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Math Goes to the Movies
  • Burkard Polster
  • English
  • 11 September 2017
  • 1421404842

10 thoughts on “Math Goes to the Movies

  1. says:

    I was afraid this was going to be a dry catalog of references to math in movies, and or a pedantic analysis of the math in some math heavy movies There was, in fact, a bit of both of those things, as well as a fair...

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