Tuesday, December 12, 2006

[TIPS] Math and Physics animations

Another three-fer today. All sites courtesy of del.icio.us' Math tag.

First, two more interesting math sites. The first, http://www.qbyte.org/puzzles/puzzle01.html is a collection of 160 math puzzles. They're not easy, so this will be for your higher level math students.

The second, http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/AnimatedGIFs.html, is a repeat from a couple of years ago, I believe. But, it's worth mentioning again. Lots of animated gifs representing math concepts. Note the links on the left, as well.

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Bonus: A recent post to the Long Tail blog of Chris Anderson had this little piece of trivia regarding Pixar's Toy Story and their recent movie, Cars. It took two hours to render an average frame of Toy Story back in 1995. (Can you believe it was that long ago?) Guess how long it took to render a frame of their recent movie, Cars. Go ahead. Guess. Find the answer here: http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2006/12/pixar_quiz.html There is some white space below the pictures. Highlight the invisible text there to see the answer. Amazing, is it not?

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