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cka at mathsci.math.admu.edu.ph
Tue Feb 3 11:25:51 PHT 2004
Ateneo de Manila University
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
You are invited to attend
a presentation by
CHAMBERLAIN FONG
(Ateneo Physics-CE student SY 1991-1992)
Hollywood Special Effects Engineer
on
MATHEMATICAL SPECIAL EFFECTS
IN HOLLYWOOD
or,
What does calculus have to do with Peter Pan,
Captain Hook, and the croc?
February 9, 2004 (Monday)
Tentative* Venue
SEC B, Lecture Hall 2
(*The Math Dept is trying to get a larger hall.)
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
PART I: Mathematical Special Effects in Hollywood
What does calculus have to do with Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the Croc? Why
are complex numbers important in a certain Nike commercial? What equations
were used in the making of the movie “Titanic”? Find out how Hollywood is
using mathematics to make dazzling special effects for the big screen.
Recommended mathematical background for the audience: High school algebra and
geometry.
10-minute break (5:30 – 5:40)
5:40 – 6:40 p.m.
PART II: Partial Differential Equations for Movie Special Effects
This talk will discuss the mathematical details of the first talk. See how
PDE’s like Poisson’s equation and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation over implicit
surfaces relate to the upcoming movie “Peter Pan”. Rediscover the div, grad,
and Laplacian operators of Vector Calculus from a different perspective.
Recommended mathematical background for the audience: Calculus on the Math 101
track
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