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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross

**Real Genius (1985)**

25:00—28:00

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.

25:51

26:58 27:28

37:55

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

43:30

1:23:50

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