Nova Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 10, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Audio Material: Described Video for the Visually Impaired
  • Interactive Features:
    • Additional Interactive Features:
      1. Link to the NOVA Website
      2. Materials and Activities for Educators

Product Description:

The ultimate adventure in scientific inquiry (think Indiana Jones in the math lab), this fascinating program follows the exploits of a small group of pioneering mathematicians who discovered a whole area of study that is revolutionizing all branches of understanding in the world: fractal geometry.

Description by WGBH Boston Video:

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks, and the rings of Saturn have in common' They all consist of fractals, irregular repeating shapes that are found in cloud formations and tree limbs, in stalks of broccoli and craggy mountain ranges, and even in the rhythm of the human heart. NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Math | Nova (PBS Series)

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 119,413
  • UPC: 783421427594
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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