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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

Synopsis
An enormous amount of our leisure time is spent interacting with the media, watching television and movies. Much of the space on our computers (and on the Internet) is taken up with static and moving images, and images are also extremely important in fields varying from medicine to crime protection. These images are stored as numbers, and mathematics can be used to create, manipulate and change them. Characters such as Shrek are actually a collection of triangles and other mathematical objects, demonstrating the role of mathematics in the creation of movies.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Film studies; Mathematics
Keywords
animation films; applied mathematics; computer animation; film technology

Online availability

URI
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/mathematics-goes-to-the-movies?mc_cid=9e86ab2bac&mc_eid=b523739953
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Contributor
Chris Budd

Distributor

Name

Gresham College

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