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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


Real Genius (1985)

Three blackboards with math on them
1st one: Volume elements/Surface elements on left side Gradient on right side
2nd one: Power Series solution for the case of a regular singular point y(x)=\sum
3rd one:
Thus obtain Bessel functions of the first kind of order v
y(x,v) = on the right side
on the left side
\Gamma(n)=n! if n is an integer \gamma(n)= \int_{n}^{\infty}e^{-t}t^{-n}dt
less and less people and more and more recording devices as less and less people understand what is going on.

26:58 27:28

One of the fellow geniuses is wearing a math T-Shirt.


Hero seems to say: This little polynomial should keep the computer so busy it/they won’t even know we are here.