Description 
xiv, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Contents 
pt. 1. Movies. Good math hunting  The clever hand behind A beautiful mind  Escalante stands and delivers  The annotated Pi files  Nitpicking in mathemagic land  Escape from the cube  The incredible shrinking room  Murder in the hot house  A word problem for die hards  7 x 13 = 28  One mirror has tow faces, two mirrors have...  It's my turn for some serious mathematics  pt. 2. Mathematics. Beautiful math, or better off dead  Pythagoras and Fermat at the movies  Survival in the fourth dimension  To infinity and beyond!  Problem corner  Moneyback bloopers  The funny files  pt. 3. Lists. People lists  Topics lists  Movie index. 
Summary 
Mel Gibson teaching Euclidean geometry, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins acting out Zeno's paradox, Michael Jackson proving in three different ways that 7 x 13 = 28. These are just a few of the intriguing mathematical snippets that occur in hundreds of movies. Burkard Polster and Marty Ross have pored through the cinematic calculus and here offer a thorough and entertaining survey of the quirky, fun, and beautiful mathematics to be found on the big screen. 'Math Goes to the Movies' is based on the authors' own collection of more than 700 mathematical movies and their many years using movie clips to inject moments of fun into their courses. With more than 200 illustrations, many of them screenshots from the movies themselves, this book provides an inviting way to explore math, featuring such movies as: 'Good Will Hunting'; 'A Beautiful Mind'; 'Stand and Deliver'; 'Pi'; 'Die Hard''; and, 'The Mirror Has Two Faces'. 
Subject 
Mathematics in motion pictures.

Related Names 
Ross, Marty, 1959

ISBN 
9781421404844 (pbk) 

1421404842 (pbk) 

9781421404837 (hc) 

1421404834 (hc) 
OCLC number 
805585902 
