Math in Hollywood
Author: Dr. Sarah J. Greenwald
The Proof - A Nova video about Princeton University
Professor Andrew Wiles and his solution
of Fermat's Last Theorem. Available to Educators from PBS at ?
Right before this, we'll see Star Trek - Next Generation Episode
38 - The Royale - where
Captain Picard discusses Fermat's Last Theorem and the fact that it is
still unsolved in the 23rd century!
N is a Number - A documentary film about Paul Erdos.
Can be ordered from
MAA (800-331-1622) or from the producer
George Paul Csicsery (510-428-9284).
A Web page of Links
about Paul Erdos
Wavelets Making Waves in Math and Engineering - An
American Mathematical Society
Princeton University Professor
work, life and career. Available from AMS at 1-800-321-4AMS.
Geri's Game (winner of 1998 Oscar for
best animated short!) - A
video which shows what wavelets are doing to cartoons!
(Made by Pixar Animation Studios).
Geri's Game is not commercialy available yet, but Pixar kindly donated
a copy for use in our course.
Sites containing famous mathematicians:
History of Mathematics archive
Star Trek - Wolf in The Fold - Episode 36 (original airdate 12/22/67).
We'll watch part of this episode where
Spock uses the transcendence of
Pi to chase an evil spirit out of a computer.
math in The Simpsons
Geometry Center Videos
watch The Shape of Space.
The Math in the Movies
Web page - A Guide to Major Motion Pictures with Scenes of Real Mathematics