As we all know, there is an amazing connection of mathematics with the universe all around us. For instance, hat do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks, and the rings of Saturn have in common? They all consist of things called fractals — irregular repeating shapes. These shapes can be analysed mathematically, which is invaluable in both the world of science and our everyday world. NOVA: Fractals- Hunting the Hidden Dimension offers the basic understanding of this interesting subject, which is delivered in a professional and easy-to-understand way.
The documentary aims at explaining the subject of fractals to everyday viewers and it really accomplishes this task well. NOVA teams tells the story of fractals in a similar way that other famous documentaries like “The Story of Math” did it. It is clear, quite simple to understand in most cases and has some entertainment as well.
The more experienced viewers will also find this documentary interesting as it offers a view at the future of the field of fractals and their use in modern technology and science. NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design.
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- Directors: Bill Jersey
- Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region A/1 (UK users click here)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
- DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
- Run Time: 56 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B001PQT39M
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,819 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Category: Physics & Science Documentaries