Another little quiz.

Mathematical term | Hollywood movie | |
---|---|---|

The Killing Fields | ● | |

Killing Field | ● | |

The Levi-Civita Connection | ● | |

The Bourne Identity | ● | |

The Fredholm Alternative | ● | |

The Matrix | ● | ● |

Today is the start of the 2016 International Math Olympiad. Best of luck to all entrants!

Other fun candidates:

The X Effect (Butterfly – both!, Zero – movie)

The X Paradox (Plenty of math terms. Hollywood must have made a movie called “The [something] paradox” at some point)

Chaos X

“Justice_League: The Flashpoint Paradox” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_League:_The_Flashpoint_Paradox. Bit too niche for me to watch, but apparently it has a rotten tomato score of 100%.

And I’m surprised there’s no movie called “The Twin Paradox” (although that could be more physics than math). That could be anything from a wacky comedy to a techathriller.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5350248/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Add a column for “‘The Big Bang Theory’ Episode Name”

It’s mathematics, not physics.

The only ones that can be construed as math-like are “The Tangerine Factor”, “The Euclid Alternative” and “The Line Substitution Solution”.

This reminds me of You don’t know jack, that game series likes this setup.

Spiked Math has done a fun series of movie title identifications from mathematical things. For example, P(Monday intersect Tuesday) = P(Monday) P(Tuesday) for Independence Day.

Transcendence (both)

The Life of Pi (movie)

Fractals (both)

Element (both)

The Bell Curve (both)

Mean (mathematics)

Mean Girls (movie)

Power (mathematics)

Range (mathematics)

Power Rangers (movie)

Traverse (mathematics)

Brief Crossing (movie)

Proof (both)

Parameter Space (mathematics)

Lost in Space (movie)

Lost in Parameter Space (neither)

the matrix is questionable

The Matrix is real! If you take the blue pill. (Or is it the red pill?)

“The Ravenscar Profile” would also be a great thriller title (not mathematical in origin though; it’s a real-time optimized subset of Ada).

“The Monster Group” would also be a good film title.

Somehow, the first time I read “Best of luck to all errants!”