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FQXi FORUM
September 17, 2021

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Mathematical Model of the Heart by Robert Shaw [refresh]
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chris deane shaw wrote on Aug. 26, 2014 @ 16:40 GMT
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Video URL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oQ_OHZFxwQ



Video Description

A poetic and musical exploration of mathematical models for the human heart

Video Creator Bio

Robert Shaw is a physicist and a musician.

Chris Shaw, an artist and filmmaker.

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Member Kevin H Knuth wrote on Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:14 GMT
This is a wonderful video. I have always been a great fan of research in nonlinear dynamics and this video is an excellent visual depiction of these interesting phenomena.

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Emily Spencer wrote on Aug. 29, 2014 @ 02:24 GMT
I thought this video was really well done and the topic very interesting. The images are a very cool way of depicting the variations. I would have benefited from some narration, but thats just a personal preference. Very well done overall.

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:21 GMT
Robert,

Thank you for a very interesting video that blends mathematics, physics, biology and procedural art! Very beautiful and intriguing. Are there any other publicly available resources on this aspect of your research?

I hope your video does well in this competition!

Marc

P.S. If you have a chance to view, comment and vote on my trilogy of videos entitled "This Is Physics" --- where I try to convey the "fun of physics" by focusing on some of the greatest moments of its history --- it would be quite appreciated!

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Gino Knodel wrote on Sep. 1, 2014 @ 20:19 GMT
I really enjoyed the nice visual effects in your video.

I'd be curious to learn more about the limit cycles you are discussing. I understand that they describe a periodic oscillation, but what exactly does the curve you are showing represent?

I was also wondering why you are using the word "metaphor" when referring to limit cycles. I was under the impression that they are in fact an accurate mathematical description of biological oscillators, such as the heart. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this.

Take a look at our video if you have the time: http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2221

--Gino

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Henri Vonn De Roule wrote on Sep. 2, 2014 @ 18:06 GMT
Very interesting use of art to demonstrate heart rhythm. My wife has a-fib and I will be showing this to her. I do feel that it could have concentrated more on the physics of the biology however.

Take a look please at my video at http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2257 and comment.

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Cristinel Stoica wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 09:43 GMT
I am amazed about this, I never knew how the heart really beats! If you have time, I would appreciate if you will watch and rate my videos The puzzle of quantum reality and Can a black hole keep a secret?.

Best regards,

Cristi

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Raghottam Manoj Sattigeri wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 18:17 GMT
good job, Shaw brothers...

its really amazing to see how we can see and solve the problems in nature by physics. may it be in the field of medicine, chemistry etc...

physics is everywhere, this is also i want to convey through my video - physics the odyssey...

do see it and rate it if you find it interesting. positive criticism is welcomed.

overall its a great job by you guys...keep it!!!!

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Neil Sardesai wrote on Sep. 10, 2014 @ 21:52 GMT
Interesting choices of visuals. The music was perfect and gave the video a sort of enigmatic and other-worldy feel. However, I think adding some narration would've helped instead of the captions, but that's just me.

If you have time, would you consider rating and reviewing my video? http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2148

Thanks!

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Michael muteru wrote on Sep. 14, 2014 @ 14:07 GMT
hi robert

wouldnt say anything short of this -fantanstic video,you have my vote all the best Kindly take your time to view and vote for my simple video here detailing the overall geometry of the universe decoding why events happen in cycles and uncertainities.here-

http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2223

all the best thanks

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David Goehring wrote on Sep. 25, 2014 @ 13:52 GMT
Woah. This blows my mind. What an awesome video.

I learned a lot. Just rated you 5 stars.

If you'd like, please check out my video Tons of Fun (physics rap) and vote for it. We just need 2 more votes! Thank you.

David G

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