Clouds Are Not Spheres

Clouds Are Not Spheres

The Introduction of Fractal Geometry

Streaming Video - 2012
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Until recently geometry was incapable of describing the irregular shape of a cloud, the slope of a mountain, or the beauty of the human body. With fractal geometry, however, Benoit Mandelbrot introduced a language able to describe our natural world. In this captivating documentary, he explains this groundbreaking discovery. When his thesis "The Fractal Geometry of Nature" was published, his mathematical language was quickly adopted. Fractals are now used in medical imaging and hold the promise for building better roads and safer ships. "After reading that book you don't see the clouds as you saw them before," says fellow mathematician Peitgen. Punctuated by stunning images and a beautiful soundtrack, Clouds Are Not Spheres is sure to have the same effect.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col

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