The Resource The Math Code : Prediction, Open University, (electronic resource)

The Math Code : Prediction, Open University, (electronic resource)

Label
The Math Code : Prediction
Title
The Math Code
Title remainder
Prediction
Statement of responsibility
Open University
Title variation
Prediction
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For a few weeks every year starlings migrate, creating shifting, synchronized formations of nearly a million birds that flow across the sky like a well-choreographed dance. How does each bird anticipate where its neighbor will fly? Studying data from Google allows analysts to predict flu outbreaks-so why can't weather be forecast more than a few days in advance? And if winning a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors depends on random chance, how is it that some people continually beat the odds? In this program Professor Marcus de Sautoy discusses mathematical models that help predict outcomes, touching on game theory, chaos theory, and the butterfly effect
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
7 and up
Runtime
60
Series statement
The Math Code
Technique
live action
Label
The Math Code : Prediction, Open University, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on January 16, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Film Introduction: The Math Code: Prediction (1:37) -- Patterns in Everything (1:11) -- Lunar Eclipses (3:28) -- Mathematics of Trajectories (3:16) -- Synchronization of Birds (4:47) -- Rules of Group Behavior (4:24) -- Rock/Paper/Scissors Game (3:28) -- Mathematics: To Catch a Serial Killer (4:02) -- Geographic Profiling (3:14) -- Code of Chaos (4:03) -- Lemming Population Chaos (3:45) -- Weather Predictions (3:44) -- Butterfly Effect (1:49) -- Collective Correctness: The Wisdom of the Crowd (3:47) -- Google and the Power of the Code (3:33) -- Code: At the Heart of Everything (5:55) -- Credits: The Math Code: Prediction (0:34)
Control code
100047385
Extent
1 streaming video file (60 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
The Math Code : Prediction, Open University, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on January 16, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Film Introduction: The Math Code: Prediction (1:37) -- Patterns in Everything (1:11) -- Lunar Eclipses (3:28) -- Mathematics of Trajectories (3:16) -- Synchronization of Birds (4:47) -- Rules of Group Behavior (4:24) -- Rock/Paper/Scissors Game (3:28) -- Mathematics: To Catch a Serial Killer (4:02) -- Geographic Profiling (3:14) -- Code of Chaos (4:03) -- Lemming Population Chaos (3:45) -- Weather Predictions (3:44) -- Butterfly Effect (1:49) -- Collective Correctness: The Wisdom of the Crowd (3:47) -- Google and the Power of the Code (3:33) -- Code: At the Heart of Everything (5:55) -- Credits: The Math Code: Prediction (0:34)
Control code
100047385
Extent
1 streaming video file (60 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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