NOVA: Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension DVD

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What do movie special effects, the stock market, and heart attacks have in common? They are connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. Meet the mathematicians who developed fractals from a mere curiosity to an approach that ... More
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What do movie special effects, the stock market, and heart attacks have in common? They are connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. Meet the mathematicians who developed fractals from a mere curiosity to an approach that touches nearly every branch of understanding, including the fate of our universe.

Producer: NOVA
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2008
Narrator: Neil Ross
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Robert
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5.0 star rating
07/23/22
One of the most positive
Review by Robert on 07/23/22 review stating One of the most positive
One of the most positive thought-provoking programs I have ever encountered in my 85 years. I share it whenever an opportunity occurs. Thank You!!!
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Melanio J.
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11/02/21
I Love this video. It
Review by Melanio J. on 11/02/21 review stating I Love this video. It
I Love this video. It is SO Beautiful and inspiring!!
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Daffodil
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5.0 star rating
07/23/21
Fantastic Program on Fractals!
Review by Daffodil on 07/23/21 review stating Fantastic Program on Fractals!
Saw the program last night on TV, and enjoyed it immensely! Ive been doing fractal art for between three and four years now, and this program helped me understand things Id not figured out before, as well as reinforcing things I already did know! Id recommend this program to anyone!
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Vince
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3.0 star rating
01/31/21
NOVA: Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimen
Review by Vince on 01/31/21 review stating NOVA: Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimen
I was disappointed in its content. I expected a more scientific presentation on the dynamics of fractals including mathematical and graphical properties. Instead the DVD somewhat hinted towards the applications aspect.
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Judy
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5.0 star rating
08/21/20
Blu-Ray
Review by Judy on 08/21/20 review stating Blu-Ray
The program is excellent. Our problem was we didnt know it would be Blu-Ray. It was a gift to a family without a Blu-Ray player.
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Sam1267
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Outstanding
Review by Sam1267 on 07/17/20 review stating Outstanding
I watched this documentary on SBS2 in Australia. I am a high school Maths (we put an s on math over here) Head Teacher and would love to show it to my students as the content is absolutely perfect for engaging students in thinking about how mathematics impacts their lives even if they dont realise it. Major complaint however, we cannot order the DVD over here except online from US and then it will be the wrong zone!
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Base C.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
This NOVA is my favorite!
Review by Base C. on 07/17/20 review stating This NOVA is my favorite!
This is a great program. Thanks for providing such great science-related programs! Lisa Potts
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Jgs
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wow !!
Review by Jgs on 07/17/20 review stating Wow !!
Im a high school math teacher (talented and gifted), and this program is amazing! I cant wait until its released so I can show it to my students. It will knock their socks off ! Ive studied fractals for about 10 years, but its so hard to share my passion via book or lecture... this video is exactly what will excite my students.
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Suzanne D.
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07/17/20
Terrifically interesting and fun
Review by Suzanne D. on 07/17/20 review stating Terrifically interesting and fun
Couldnt wait to buy it. Explains so much about the world we live in. Great educational inspiratioin for all ages - especially youth.
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Innermost P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The revolution captured on video
Review by Innermost P. on 07/17/20 review stating The revolution captured on video
This is an amazing and enthralling documentary on fractals and their very real uses. It seems that fractals were an 80s/90s fad--but some folks kept up the torch and showed some great insights into things as diverse as human motion, forest growth--and even antennas! Easily on my top ten of science videos.
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Pam
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
More proof that ALL IS ONLY ONE
Review by Pam on 07/17/20 review stating More proof that ALL IS ONLY ONE
Great for anyone interested in: how science works, how quantum mechanics and religion come together, or what yogis teach us that we really are.
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Ole
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fractals
Review by Ole on 07/17/20 review stating Fractals
I would hope there will be a second edition, with more research projects using fractals. I obviously is a paradigm in technology.
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Lisbeth
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fractals: Hunting the Hiddden Dimension
Review by Lisbeth on 07/17/20 review stating Fractals: Hunting the Hiddden Dimension
Thank you for prompt delivery and excellent comunication along the way regarding expectations as to timeframe of the delivery.
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Twtbob
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3.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Simplified Explanation of Fractals
Review by Twtbob on 07/17/20 review stating A Simplified Explanation of Fractals
This is a simplified discussion of Fractals. I already knew all of this and had hoped for more detailed discussion.
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Nicole T.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great addition to the classroom.
Review by Nicole T. on 07/17/20 review stating Great addition to the classroom.
Really like the easy to follow presentation, but it also lends itself to just showing clips in a high school math classroom.
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Darkpassenger2
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Mindblowing
Review by Darkpassenger2 on 07/17/20 review stating Mindblowing
This video is one of the most fascinating and mind blowing videos I have seen. It will open you eyes to looking at shapes and every day objects in a whole new way. well worth the buy.
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Non P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Math made interesting
Review by Non P. on 07/17/20 review stating Math made interesting
Beautifully done movie. The many pictures of fractals are interesting in themselves. Math is not my interest but this was interesting all the way through. Explanation of sciences was good and very easy to comprehend.A laymans way to new understandings.Good for technical and non technical audiences.
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Anne
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
This is not as it appears!
Review by Anne on 07/17/20 review stating This is not as it appears!
Seeing this has given me a brand new perspective on things that I see every day. Facinating!! I am giving it to my son-in-law, who is finishing his Engineering degree and loves math!! Thanks!!
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Funskymcdoogle
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Proving there is order in the Universe
Review by Funskymcdoogle on 07/17/20 review stating Proving there is order in the Universe
Only flaw is that the obvious conclusion is ignored and great credit given to Evolution? Chaos does not congeal into order by itself, no matter how much time you give it. IF SO, please come to my house and fix my car, its always breaking down, where is evolution when I need it to be able to fly over the mountains? Science means knowledge, not opinions, still one of the best vids I have ever seen!
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Sunny S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Beautiful Mathematics
Review by Sunny S. on 07/17/20 review stating Beautiful Mathematics
Who knew that math could be so beautiful? Thats what I keep asking myself as I watched this captivating production. It was almost impossible to not see fractals all around after learning about this amazing mathematical concept. I love that math can be conceptualized in pictures.


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