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Author: Silvio LevyDelle MaxwellTamara MunznerWilliam P ThurstonDavid Ben-ZviAll authors
Publisher: Wellesley, MA : A.K. Peters ; [United States] : CRC Press : Taylor & Francis Group, Wellesley, MA : Distributed by A.K. Peters [2009] ©1991-1994
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This package includes a DVD of two award-winning computer animations of mathematical concepts and theorems, as well as supplementary material. Not Knot: This animation is a guided tour into computer-animated hyperbolic space. It proceeds from the world of knots to its complementary space, what's not a knot. Profound theorems show that most knot complements carry the structure of hyperbolic geometry. The video shows  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Silvio Levy; Delle Maxwell; Tamara Munzner; William P Thurston; David Ben-Zvi; Matt Headrick; Charlie Gunn; Audrey Robinson; Jerry Lasko; Karen McNenny; Paul de Cordova; Chery Hays; David Epstein; University of Minnesota. Geometry Center,; Geometry Supercomputer Project,; AK Peters, Ltd.,; Lamb & Company,; RenderMan Pixar, Inc.; Softimage.; KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.),; National Science Foundation,; United States. Department of Energy,
ISBN: 9781568814537 1568814534 1568810423 9781568810423 1568810431 9781568810430 1568810466 9781568810461 1568810490 9781568810492
OCLC Number: 873616799
Notes: Title from title screen.
"DVD + two booklets" released date "2009" from
Originally produced copyright dates 1994 and 1991.
Accompanied by two booklets, printed guides and supplement.
Credits: For Outside in: writers, David Ben-Zvi, Matt Headrick, Silvio Levy, Delle Maxwell, Tamara Munzner, Bill Thurston ; master illusionist, Nathaniel Thurston ; technical shepherd, Stuart Levy ; animation, David Ben-Zvi, Daeron Meyer ; additional animation, Adam Deaton, Dan Krech, Matt Headrick, Mark Phillips ; concept, Bill Thurston ; technical contributions, Celeste Fowler and four others ; software, RenderMan Pixar, Inc. and four others ; audio post-production sound design & mix, Hudson-Forrester Studios, Inc. ; video post-production, Lamb & Company ; editing, Audrey Robinson ; funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Technology, Inc.
For Not knot: Writers, David Epstein and eight others ; technical director, Charlie Gunn ; artistic director, Delle Maxwell ; modelling, animation and rendering, Tobias Orloff, Delle Maxwell, Stuart Levy, Charlie Gunn, Scott Kim ; software, Softimage and three others ; animation recording & segment editing, Robert Patterson ; post-production, KTCA, St. Paul, MN ; video editor, Jerry Lasko ; audio, Joe Demko ; funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota.
Performer(s): For Outside in: narrators, Karen McNenny, Paul de Cordova.
For Not knot: narrator, Chery Hays.
Description: 1 videodisc (37 min., 44 sec.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 accompanying guide (47 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm) + 1 supplement (48 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
Details: DVD format; NTSC.
Contents: Disc. Not knot & Outside in (DVD, vodeo/audio) --
[booklet 1]. Making waves : a guide to the ideas behind Outside in / Silvio Levy ; with an article by Bill Thurston ; afterword by Albert Marden --
[booklet 2]. Supplement to Not knot / David Epstein, Charlie Gunn.
Other Titles: Making waves : a guide to the ideas behind Outside in.
Supplement to Not knot.
Not knot & Outside in
Not knot ; Outside in : DVD and supplements
Not knot
Responsibility: the Geometry Center presents, University of Minnesota ; direction and animation, Silvio Levy, Delle Maxwell, Tamara Munzner. Not knot / Geometry Supercomputer Project presents ; technical director, Charlie Gunn ; artistic director, Delle Maxwell.


This is a video of a film that uses animation graphics to elucidate difficult mathematical concepts. It tackles the discovery, made by Steven Smale in 1957, that it is theoretically possible to turn  Read more...
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