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The shape of space

Author: Jeffrey R WeeksTamara MunzerDelle MaxwellJoe SeamansRobert StrengthAll authors
Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Key Curriculum Press [distributor, 1998?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the use of computer graphics and non-technical language, author Jeffrey Weeks explains the idea of topology, an area of mathematics important for theorizing about the shape of the universe. A glimpse of non-Euclidean geometry is provided by showing how a two-dimensional space a "fundamental domain", may be considered to be the surface of a torus, with properties different from those of a different plane. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Television program excerpts
Animated films
Short films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Interviews
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Named Person: Jeffrey R Weeks; Jeffrey R Weeks
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey R Weeks; Tamara Munzer; Delle Maxwell; Joe Seamans; Robert Strength; Danny Glover; University of Minnesota. Geometry Center.; WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
ISBN: 1559534680 9781559534680
OCLC Number: 48189528
Language Note: [2nd title] Closed captioned.
Notes: [1st title] Based on the book by Jeffrey Weeks, "The shape of space: how to visualize surfaces and three-dimensional manifolds", c1985.
[2nd title] excerpt from the episode Shape Of The World, from the 1995 television series Life by the numbers.
Credits: Narrators, Robert Strength (Shape of space), Danny Glover (Life by the numbers).
Performer(s): Narrator, Robert Strength (Shape of space), Danny Glover (Life by the numbers).
Description: 1 videocassette (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: The shape of space / the Geometry Center ; directors, Tamara Munzer, Delle Maxwell ; script, Jeff Weeks ... [et al.] (1995, 10:38) --
An interview with Jeff Weeks / WQED Pittsburgh ; [producer and writer, Joseph Seamans] (1998, 9:04).
Other Titles: Interview with Jeff Weeks
Shape of space and an interview with Jeff Weeks
Shape of space and interview with Jeff Weeks
Life by the numbers (Television program)
Responsibility: by the Geometry Center, University of Minnesota. Interview with Jeff Weeks, from Life by the numbers / WQED, Pittsburgh.

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With the use of computer graphics and non-technical language, author Jeffrey Weeks explains the idea of topology, an area of mathematics important for theorizing about the shape of the universe. A glimpse of non-Euclidean geometry is provided by showing how a two-dimensional space a "fundamental domain", may be considered to be the surface of a torus, with properties different from those of a different plane. The analogy is extended by showing a cube as a fundamental domain. Also included is an interview with Jeffrey Weeks.

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