Mathematics


Behind the Statistics 20 min.

Statistical data is rightly seen as a central feature of much psychological research, but students need to understand the important methodological processes underpinning the production of such data. In this film, we go Behind the Statistics to look at the various factors -- from sampling techniques, through ideas about correlation and causation to experimental design -- that can influence the reli...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Joy Of Data 60 min.

This high-tech romp reveals exactly what data is and how it is captured, stored, shared, and made sense of. Meet Dr. Hannah Fry who sees data as the essential bridge between two universes; Claude Shannon, who devised a way to digitize all information and launched the ‘information age’; and Donald Davies, the inventor of packet switching. Along the way the film reveals the connection between Scrabb...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Mathematical Shapes—Full Proof: Scientific Experiments Outdoors 14 min.

Idil lives in Istanbul and loves to draw. She visits the mosque near her home very often, always to paint it. She wonders what makes the mosque so beautiful. Idil discovers that the beauty of the mosque has everything to do with mathematics. She uses mathematical rules and shapes to make beautiful things herself: a kaleidoscope, symmetrical paper snowflakes and a sidewalk chalk drawing with her ow...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms 59 min.

In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy lifts the veil on algorithms that touch our lives every day; most of us are unaware of their extraordinary impact. The expansion in the use of algorithms has coincided with the computer age and the collation of big data. We focus on the most interesting and surprising examples which represent different categories of algorithms and look into the historica...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

How to Read a Financial Statement: Business Finance Essentials 20 min.

In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they’re doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement—or simply “the financials.” The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you’re doing right, what you need to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Ratio Analysis: Business Finance Essentials 19 min.

You can’t build a house without the right measuring tools to ensure that the structure is sound and won’t collapse: tape measures, protractors and levels are used to tell construction workers and architects how much material is needed and where everything goes. In the business world, the measuring tools are called financial ratios, and they help you evaluate a financial statement. By learning how...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

The Secret Life of Chaos 60 min.

Chaos theory has a bad name. It conjures up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes, and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question humankind has asked for millennia... How did we get here? In this breathtaking program, Professor Jim Al-Khalili reveals...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

Brainwave: Mind Over Matter 391 min.

What happens in our brains when we attempt to overcome adversity, survive tests of endurance, and stay focused under pressure? This was the subject of the seventh annual “Brainwave,” a series of on-stage conversations, films, and experiences. The 2014 edition of “Brainwave” featured a diverse array of actors, musicians, artists, and neuroscientists. Among these personalities were Isabella Rossell...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

Poker Player 43 min.

How do you deal with being dealt a bad hand? Personality psychologist John D. Mayer gets some tips from star poker player Vanessa Selbst about how to avoid a bad read, limping in, and when to bluff the pot. And above all: how to maintain focus without appearing that you are.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014

Mapping the Future: The Power of Algorithms 52 min.

In the last few years, the data stream flowing through the internet has turned into a tsunami: Ninety percent of the information sitting on the world’s servers was created in the last two years. This total digitization opens up completely new possibilities. Suddenly, our entire lives can be modelled mathematically - and become predictable. We show how predictive analytics is being used today and a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014