The Resource The shape of nature, [taught by] Satyan L. Devadoss ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades, (videorecording)

The shape of nature, [taught by] Satyan L. Devadoss ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades, (videorecording)

Label
The shape of nature
Title
The shape of nature
Statement of responsibility
[taught by] Satyan L. Devadoss ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An authoritative guide to the mathematical shapes around us: how they're formed, how they're studied, and how they're applied to our everyday lives. With these lectures presented in three parts you will discover the intricate relationship between mathematics and nature, get a pointed introduction to the language mathematicians use to study shapes and dimensions, and learn how to finally make sense of this abstract intriguing subject
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Cataloging source
HNK
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
516/.15
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Satyan L. Devadoss, Williams College
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Devadoss, Satyan L.
  • Rhoades, Zachary
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
The great courses. Science & Mathematics
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  • Science
  • Mathematics in nature
  • Mathematics in art
  • Pattern perception
  • Geometry in nature
  • Symmetry (Mathematics)
  • Form perception
  • Art
  • Form perception
  • Geometry in nature
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics in nature
  • Pattern perception
  • Science
  • Symmetry (Mathematics)
Technique
live action
Label
The shape of nature, [taught by] Satyan L. Devadoss ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Course no. 1460"--Disc label
  • 3 parts with 36 lectures
  • Each lecture ca. 30 min
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1. Understanding nature ; Lecture 2. The language of shapes ; Lecture 3. Knots and strings ; Lecture 4. Creating new knots from old ; Lecture 5. DNA entanglement ; Lecture 6. The Jones revolution -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Symmetries of molecules ; Lecture 8. The messy business of tangles and mutations ; Lecture 9. Braids and the language of groups ; Lecture 10. Platonic solids and Euler's masterpiece ; Lecture 11. Surfaces and a new notion of equivalence ; Lecture 12. Reaching boundaries and losing orientations --
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. Knots and surfaces -- 14. Wind flows and currents -- 15. Curvature and Gauss's geometric gem -- 16. Playing with scissors and polygons -- 17. Bending chains and folding origami -- 18. Cauchy's rigidity and Connelly's flexibility -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Mountain terrains and surface reconstruction -- 20. Voronoi's regions of influence -- 21. Convex hulls and computational complexity -- 22. Patterns and colors -- 23. Orange stackings and bubble partitions -- 24. The topology of the universe --
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25. Tetrahedra and mathematical surgery -- 26. The fundamental group -- 27. Poincare's question and Perelman's answer -- 28. The geometry of the universe -- 29. Visualizing in higher dimensions -- 30. Polyhedra in higher dimensions -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Particle motions -- 32. Particle collisions -- 33. Evolutionary trees -- 34. Chaos and fractals -- 35. Reclaiming Leonardo da Vinci -- 36. Pushing the forefront
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598036497
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1460
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647685008
  • (OCoLC)ocn647685008
System details
  • DVD
  • NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The shape of nature, [taught by] Satyan L. Devadoss ; producer, Zachary H. Rhoades, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Course no. 1460"--Disc label
  • 3 parts with 36 lectures
  • Each lecture ca. 30 min
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Disc 1. Lecture 1. Understanding nature ; Lecture 2. The language of shapes ; Lecture 3. Knots and strings ; Lecture 4. Creating new knots from old ; Lecture 5. DNA entanglement ; Lecture 6. The Jones revolution -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Symmetries of molecules ; Lecture 8. The messy business of tangles and mutations ; Lecture 9. Braids and the language of groups ; Lecture 10. Platonic solids and Euler's masterpiece ; Lecture 11. Surfaces and a new notion of equivalence ; Lecture 12. Reaching boundaries and losing orientations --
  • Disc 3. Lecture 13. Knots and surfaces -- 14. Wind flows and currents -- 15. Curvature and Gauss's geometric gem -- 16. Playing with scissors and polygons -- 17. Bending chains and folding origami -- 18. Cauchy's rigidity and Connelly's flexibility -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Mountain terrains and surface reconstruction -- 20. Voronoi's regions of influence -- 21. Convex hulls and computational complexity -- 22. Patterns and colors -- 23. Orange stackings and bubble partitions -- 24. The topology of the universe --
  • Disc 5. Lecture 25. Tetrahedra and mathematical surgery -- 26. The fundamental group -- 27. Poincare's question and Perelman's answer -- 28. The geometry of the universe -- 29. Visualizing in higher dimensions -- 30. Polyhedra in higher dimensions -- Disc 6. Lecture 31. Particle motions -- 32. Particle collisions -- 33. Evolutionary trees -- 34. Chaos and fractals -- 35. Reclaiming Leonardo da Vinci -- 36. Pushing the forefront
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.)
Isbn
9781598036497
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1460
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647685008
  • (OCoLC)ocn647685008
System details
  • DVD
  • NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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