Sunday, May 15, 2005

Watching Numb3rs

Ok, I'll confess. I've been watching Numb3rs lately. It's a story about an FBI agent with his brother, a math professor. The thing that I like is how they try to integrate math into the problem at hand.

I am not a math expert. In fact, during my undergrad years, I hated math. Schrodinger and Maxwell equations gave me nightmares! I did poorly in math. I did love math (and numbers) since I was a kid though. I am not sure what happened in those undergrad years. My grad years brought back the interest in math to me. So, now I am interested in math.

Another thing I like about this TV show is that it introduces scientist to laymen (although, I am not sure who the viewers of the series are). We use to see lawyers, doctors, and military personnels. Now, it's time for scientists. But, not the kind of absent minded professors. The "regular" scientists.

In the future, perhaps, engineers?

5 comments:

ryosaeba said...

where did u watch it?

Benny said...
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Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Gbt,

I realy, realy hate math and numbers. It took me more than ten minutes just to find the result of 1024*800. I wonder why peoples always said that numbers is the "core" of programming ... So if that TV Show make number sounds more interesting...i thing i'll watch it.

-rino said...

this is something I wanted to watch for sometime now. pity don't have cable TV, so got to wait for the dvds :-(

anyway, I recommend The Math in the Movies Page if you want to see other movies and shows with math.

zakiakhmad said...

I am not a math expert. In fact, during my undergrad years, I hated math. Schrodinger and Maxwell equations gave me nightmares! I did poorly in math. I did love math (and numbers) since I was a kid though. I am not sure what happened in those undergrad years. My grad years brought back the interest in math to me. So, now I am interested in math.

Can i take a conclusion from here? We (Indonesia) don't have a good system to teach math, while they (in Pak Budi's case: Canada) have a great system in teaching math. Can I blame the system? Or it's just me the one who lazy to study math.

But somehow, I'll try to love math. There's interesting experience while I study Probability and Statistics. I understand this subject when i read Larry Gonick's popular book about Probability and Statistics. And I don't understand the concept when reading the textbook. :D