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Author: Tom M Apostol; California Institute of Technology.; Project Mathematics!
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : California Institute of Technology, ©1991.
Series: Project mathematics.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Secondary (senior high) school   Visual material   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Animations show how the Cartesian equation changes if the graph of a polynomial is translated or subjected to a vertical change of scale. Zeros, local extrema, and points of inflection are discussed. Real-life examples include parabolic trajectories and the use of cubic splines in designing sailboats and computer-generated teapots.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Nonfiction films
Animated films
Short films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Aides audiovisuelles
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom M Apostol; California Institute of Technology.; Project Mathematics!
OCLC Number: 23237750
Language Note: English with closed captions.
Credits: Story editor, Tom M. Apostol ; computer animation, James F. Blinn ; Narrator, Al Hibbs.
Performer(s): Al Hibbs, narrator.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Review of prerequisites --
Polynomials in real life --
Linear polynomials --
Quadratic polynomials --
Intersections of lines and parabolas --
Cubic polynomials --
Polynomials of higher degree --
Recap.
Series Title: Project mathematics.
Responsibility: California Institute of Technology ; producer/director Tom M. Apostol.

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Animations show how the Cartesian equation changes if the graph of a polynomial is translated or subjected to a vertical change of scale. Zeros, local extrema, and points of inflection are discussed. Real-life examples include parabolic trajectories and the use of cubic splines in designing sailboats and computer-generated teapots.

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