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Transformations [electronic resource]

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The Texas Titan roller coaster hurtles riders along at a speed of 90 mph, 255 feet up in the air. And like all objects that move, its cars undergo a series of mathematical changes as they shift position. This program explores transformations, the principles that underlie the movement of a shape from one place to another. Three-dimensional transformations are made clear using containers on cargo ships as an example-the containers are efficiently stacked and unloaded by an automated system based on 3-D geometry. In addition, rotations, reflections, and symmetry are illustrated by Hawaii's Gemini Observatory as its telescope revolves to study the night sky.
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30 min.
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6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 09, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Geometry Applications
Geometry applications (New York, N.Y.)
  • Translations and Rotations (2:31)
  • Geometric Transformation of an Object (2:48)
  • How to Move an Object on the TI-Nspire (1:24)
  • Displacement and Translation (2:11)
  • Hill and Valley Shapes on TI-Nspire (1:58)
  • Displacement and Rotation (2:23)
  • Translations and Roller Coaster Cars (2:03)
  • Translations in Three Dimensions: Loading and Unloading Cargo Ship (2:28)
  • Translations in Three Dimensions: Container Arrangement (2:53)
  • Translations in Three Dimensions: TI-Nspire Spreadsheet (2:59)
  • Translations in Three Dimensions: Secondary Sort (3:05)
  • Rotations, Reflections, and Symmetry (2:19)
  • Rotation of Observatories (2:54)
  • Night Sky (0:56)
  • Rotation of the Big Dipper (3:05)
  • Credits: Transformations (0:10)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
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  • 44695s Films Media Group
  • 44705 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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