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Concepts in mathematics.

Title
Concepts in mathematics. Conic sections / producer, David Chamberlain.
Publication
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [1992], ©1992.

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videocassette 6Moving imageRequest in advance QA485 .C66 1992g videocassette 6Off-site
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Additional Authors
  • Chamberlain, David.
  • Perry, Susan.
  • Amadio, John.
  • Cunsolo, Joseph.
  • Lancaster, Ron.
  • Weiner, Jack.
  • Rawson, Corky.
  • TVOntario.
  • Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Description
6 videocassettes (60 min.) : sound, color; 1/2 in.
Summary
  • A short historical review of this subject mentions the Greek mathematician Euclid (fl. 300 B.C.), René Descartes (1637), Georg Riemann (1854), and C.F. Gauss (around 1900). The various geometric curves formed by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone at various angles are defined and their equations in a Cartesian plane derived.
  • The last videocassette discusses today's applications in sound and light reflections: telescopes, headlights of automobiles, the sonic boom of the jet plane, the trajectory in the space program, etc.
Alternative Title
Conic sections
Subject
Note
  • Originally produced by TVOntario, c1989.
  • "FFH3731-FFH3736"--Spines of containers.
Credits (note)
  • Producer, David Chamberlain; writers, Susan Perry, John Amadio; consultants, Joseph Cunsolo, Ron Lancaster, Jack Weiner.
System Details (note)
  • VHS format.
Contents
cassette [1] Slicing the cone -- cassette [2] The circle -- cassette [3] The ellipse -- cassette [4] The parabola -- cassette [5] The hyperbola --cassette [6] Applications of conic sections.
OCLC
  • 37911459
  • ocm37911459
  • SCSB-3510615
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries