If any movie has a scene that discusses your field of work, you immediately develop an interest in that scene. Appreciating this, a Harvard mathematics professor, Oliver Knill, has developed a website called Mathematics in Movies that shows movie clips that include math discussions.
There are no restrictions on the movie or scene type or the type of mathematics being discussed. The site offers these clips to any visitor who clicks on them. Next to each scene, a description is given and you have the choice to either stream the clip in Flash format or download it as a Quicktime file with the M4V format. The M4V format will help any iOS device owners browsing the site with their device looking for math-involving movie clips.
If you find a clip interesting, you can click on the movie title to be taken to its IMDb page for more information.
- A user-friendly web service.
- Offers movie clips that involve math discussions.
- Includes all types of clips and math.
- Offers clips in Flash and M4V.
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Check out Mathematics in Movies @ www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/index.html