Monday, January 18, 2010

Chaos (BBC4)

Roy Simpson writes:

I have just discovered that Prof. Jim Al-Khalili has been on BBC4 again with the Secret Life of Chaos. I have just watched in on the IPLAYER although it might be repeated, if you have BBC4 in Reading.

Yes, I watched watched it on Freeview here in Reading. I thought it was good but they still don't dare to make use of equations. It's a shame: they display an equation, state that through some magic it "exhibits chaos" and then don't put the numbers in to actually show the effect (so easy with graphics).

What a missed opportunity to make the point.