Over its storied and intriguing history, Hollywood has entertained us with many mathematical moments in film. During this webinar we will present a number of these examples, including those done capably, as well as questionable and downright “creative” treatments. For instance, have you ever wondered if the bus could really have jumped the gap in Speed? Or how Ben Campbell solved his professor’s challenge so easily in the movie 21? Or about the details of the Nash equilibrium that John Nash first developed in A Beautiful Mind? We’ve got the answers!
Anyone with an interest in mathematics will be entertained by this webinar, and these problems can be used as material to engage your students with examples familiar to them. At the end of the webinar you’ll be given the opportunity to download an application containing all of the examples that we demonstrate as well.