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Topic: should students watch this video series?: Dimensions (originally in French)
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kirby urner

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should students watch this video series?: Dimensions (originally in French)
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 6:04 PM
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Of course my answer is "yes", and I was just again watching it over pizza,
no beer (this was my lunch break).

The series is Made in France but was translated / dubbed into Brit
English. Portland Cable TV, bless its little heart, broadcast the whole
series and one of my neighbors ordered the DVD, which is why I got to
rewatch some of it today on break:

http://www.dimensions-math.org/Dim_E.htm

Screen shots:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kirbyurner/14849621149/in/photostream/
(Hyperdimensional Polytope on Portland TV)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kirbyurner/15013312266/in/photostream/ (Lunch
Break)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kirbyurner/14849879707/in/photostream/
(Voodoo Donut)

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What is Spiraling?

Robert Hansen recently questioned whether I know what I mean by spiraling,
which I think John Saxon knew a lot about. [1]

Watching the video series above, even if not really up on a lot of math, is
worthwhile just to limber up and feel some interest in what adult
mathematicians have been doing with their time.

That's my resolution, up for debate. I.E. some languid classroom day, just
project these movies, and allow candy consumption at the same time (or
don't, if eating in your classroom is verboten).

No need to wait for some "college or university" to goad you into taking
these in. They're accessible to laymen (meant as a gender-neutral term).

Then watch them again at a later date, maybe after you've programmed the
Mandelbrot Set using Python.

OK, back to work.

Kirby

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