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Clouds are not spheres : the life and work of a maverick mathematician

Author: Benoit B Mandelbrot; Martin Shaw; Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon; Gordon Films UK.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : 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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Named Person: Benoit B Mandelbrot; Benoit B Mandelbrot
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Benoit B Mandelbrot; Martin Shaw; Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon; Gordon Films UK.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 46416474
Credits: Cameraman, Jo Zafar; editor, Gabriel Lesmoir-Gordon; music, James Watson, Charles Wuorinen.
Performer(s): Presenter: Martin Shaw.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: 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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