In Sync (#112)
Systems of synchronization occur throughout the animate and inanimate world. The beating of the human heart, the swaying and near collapse of the Millennium Bridge, the simultaneous flashing of fireflies in Southeast Asia: these phenomena all share the property of spontaneous synchronization. This unit shows how synchronization can be analyzed, studied, and modeled via the mathematics of differential equations and the application of these ideas toward understanding the workings of the heart. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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Series Description: Mathematics Illuminated explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.
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