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Clouds are not spheres : the fractal theory of Benoit Mandelbrot

Author: Benoit B MandelbrotMartin ShawNigel Lesmoir-GordonGordon Films UK.Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both elegant and sublime, fractal geometry has taught mathematicians and scientists to see things differently while quantifying a new level of order in the natural world. In this program, Benoit Mandelbrot tells his life story as it relates to his spatial approach to problem solving and his scientific achievements. Supported by the insights of Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever and others, the documentary unifies the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Clouds are not spheres.
(OCoLC)46416474
Named Person: Benoit B Mandelbrot; Benoit B Mandelbrot
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Partial animation, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benoit B Mandelbrot; Martin Shaw; Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon; Gordon Films UK.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 309913423
Notes: Title from Films on Demand website (viewed Jan. 9, 2009).
Alternate title from opening frames: Clouds are not spheres: Life and work of a maverick mathematician.
Originally released by Gordon Films U.K. with subtitle: the life and work of a maverick mathematician.
Credits: Cameraman, Jo Zafar ; editor, Gabriel Lesmoir-Gordon ; music, James Watson, Charles Wuorinen.
Performer(s): Presenter: Martin Shaw.
Details: System Requirements: Windows Media or Quicktime software.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: Clouds are not spheres :
Life and work of a maverick mathematician
Fractal theory of Benoit Mandelbrot
Responsibility: written by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, John Tate, Bill Rood ; produced and directed by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon ; a Gordon Films production.

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Both elegant and sublime, fractal geometry has taught mathematicians and scientists to see things differently while quantifying a new level of order in the natural world. In this program, Benoit Mandelbrot tells his life story as it relates to his spatial approach to problem solving and his scientific achievements. Supported by the insights of Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever and others, the documentary unifies the disparate periods of Mandelbrot's life around the recurring concept of iteration.

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