Whereupon We Rediscover The Glowing Jewels of Mathematical Education
May 23, 2013 7:23 AM Subscribe
The series of Project Mathematics tapes regularly brought the house down at the annual SIGGRAPH video show; these mathematical animations were glowing jewels among the over-produced, techy-commercial animations usually shown at SIGGRAPH. -- Edward Tufte via edwardtufte.comI wonder where these jewels might be found ...
All told there are 9 videos, animated by James F. Blinn and produced by Tom M. Apostol at the California Institute of Technology, even through the VHS haze of the 1980's these videos still glow with insight and clarity.
- Similarity eduondemand.org
- The Theorem of Pythagoras archive.org eduondemand.org
- The Story of Pi youtube.com eduondemand.org
- Sines and Cosines, Part I youtube.com eduondemand.org
- Sines and Cosines, Part II youtube.com eduondemand.org
- Sines and Cosines, Part III youtube.com eduondemand.org
- Polynomials eduondemand.org
- The Tunnel of Samos eduondemand.org
- Early History of Mathematic Unknown URL
"Now, there are a lot of Jim Blinn stories, and I'll tell you what mine is. It was at a session in the 1980's when he was explaining this bug that had ruined one frame in an animation sequence. So he showed us how to fix the bug by holding up the film and cutting out the frame with a pair of scissors." -- Walt Bradsford, SIGGRAPH 98 Keynote
This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments