Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension [Blu-ray]
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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.
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If you do not personally apply the information at least you will be fractal literate. Me, I am going to buy some of Benoit Mandelbrot's books. The first one mentioned in the DVD is out of print (rare). Then I was surprised to see that fractals were applied to woven fabrics. I wonder if there is a pattern book or if I will have to make my own drafts?
I only saw the Blu-ray version so I cannot compare. The pictures are crisp but not over enhanced. The rare, very few to nil, extras on the DVD as it is a direct copied of the NOVA program, including the sponsors.
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Fractals are the graphed-solution to the equation (-1)^1/2 (square root of -1). There is no "correct" 3rd-dimensional answer to this question; there is no square root of any negative number. The Mandelbrot Set is the graphed set of potential solutions (black=nearness to 0, color=nearness to 1 or -1).
That fractals have any correlation to reality at all is PROOF of a 4th (or higher) dimension. D'uh. PBS just wasn't brave enough to show it or say it.
Otherwise, neat to see, but I wouldn't call what they do "hunting for"; it is more like "hinting at".
<<caveat - I haven't discussed fractals in 20 years, so might be better to do your own research>>
y(x) = (3x^2) + (1/x) - 23
y(x) = (3.032x^2) + 0.757