3Blue1Brown

is creating videos animating math

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patrons
Tiers
Early access
$1 per month
Reward
See new videos several days to a week before they go live.


Sidenote: Did you know that for small payments online, the lower the amount, the higher the percentage that goes to processing fees?  I'm endlessly grateful to anyone willing to contribute, at whatever level, but as you've come this far I'd be remiss not to mention there's more bang for your buck at higher tiers.
Double the love, half-off the store
$2 per month
Reward

On top of early access, you get 50% off pricing on anything in the 3b1b store (plushie pi creature, shirts, math socks, etc.)


The thought is that Patrons are already supporting the channel in one way, so we're happy to take lower-to-negative margins on any channel souvenirs you'd fancy as a token of thanks.

Animation previews
$4 per month
Reward

For all you lovely Fourers (Fouriers?), while I'm working on a new video I'll give you sneak peeks of the animations I'm making.   And of course, you get the early access and discount rewards as well.

Transformed name animation
$8 per month
Reward

In addition to previous rewards, if you want, I'll animate the text of your name in some 3b1b-style mathy way.

Description credits
$16 per month
Reward

Thank you!  You are not kidding around when it comes to supporting more math videos for the world.  In addition to all previous rewards, I'll include your name (or rather, Patreon user name) in a wall of thanks linked in the description of the videos you support, like this.

On-screen credits
$31 per month
Reward

Aha!  You thought it was powers of 2, didn't you?  Looks like someone never saw that early video I did on circle division.

For your seriousness about this project, I'll include your name on the screen at the end of all videos that you support.

Grothendieck prime
$57 per month
Reward
While there are no new rewards at this level, you will get to feel a certain connection with one of the greatest mathematicians in recent history, Alexander Grothendieck.


From this biographical article: 


In a mathematical conversation, someone suggested to Grothendieck that they should consider a particular prime number. “You mean an actual number?” Grothendieck asked. The other person replied, yes, an actual prime number. Grothendieck suggested, “All right, take 57.”


Let's just say that he was more on the abstract side of things.

Einsteinium
$99 per month
Reward
Up in this sublime realm where rewards no longer motivate the pledges, perhaps your relationship with math is a bit more applied in spirit than Grothendiek's; a little more motivated by connections to the physical universe.


Well, my friend, perhaps you'd prefer to relate to Einstein.  You see, the next number in our sequence (which is http://oeis.org/A000127, by the way), not only has the privilege of being a Kaprekar number, and the sum of three consecutive cubes, it is also the atomic number of Einsteinium.

Prime-generator
$163 per month
Reward

Okay, I'll admit it, the only reason I keep adding tiers here is because of an itch to round off to the final power of 2 in the sequence.


Fun fact, look at the polynomial n^2 - n + 41.  Despite the relative simplicity of this polynomial (it's only quadratic!), it will produce prime numbers for n = 1...40.  It almost feels like magic.


The reason underlying this has to do with the fact that 163 is a Heegner number, the largest one in fact.

GigaGalactic computer
$256 per month
Reward
And there we are.  Incidentally, can any of you find a nice proof that this is the last power of 2 in the sequence?

Also, please enjoy this video on how big 2^256 is.

Posts

Tiers
Early access
$1 per month
Reward
See new videos several days to a week before they go live.


Sidenote: Did you know that for small payments online, the lower the amount, the higher the percentage that goes to processing fees?  I'm endlessly grateful to anyone willing to contribute, at whatever level, but as you've come this far I'd be remiss not to mention there's more bang for your buck at higher tiers.
Double the love, half-off the store
$2 per month
Reward

On top of early access, you get 50% off pricing on anything in the 3b1b store (plushie pi creature, shirts, math socks, etc.)


The thought is that Patrons are already supporting the channel in one way, so we're happy to take lower-to-negative margins on any channel souvenirs you'd fancy as a token of thanks.

Animation previews
$4 per month
Reward

For all you lovely Fourers (Fouriers?), while I'm working on a new video I'll give you sneak peeks of the animations I'm making.   And of course, you get the early access and discount rewards as well.

Transformed name animation
$8 per month
Reward

In addition to previous rewards, if you want, I'll animate the text of your name in some 3b1b-style mathy way.

Description credits
$16 per month
Reward

Thank you!  You are not kidding around when it comes to supporting more math videos for the world.  In addition to all previous rewards, I'll include your name (or rather, Patreon user name) in a wall of thanks linked in the description of the videos you support, like this.

On-screen credits
$31 per month
Reward

Aha!  You thought it was powers of 2, didn't you?  Looks like someone never saw that early video I did on circle division.

For your seriousness about this project, I'll include your name on the screen at the end of all videos that you support.

Grothendieck prime
$57 per month
Reward
While there are no new rewards at this level, you will get to feel a certain connection with one of the greatest mathematicians in recent history, Alexander Grothendieck.


From this biographical article: 


In a mathematical conversation, someone suggested to Grothendieck that they should consider a particular prime number. “You mean an actual number?” Grothendieck asked. The other person replied, yes, an actual prime number. Grothendieck suggested, “All right, take 57.”


Let's just say that he was more on the abstract side of things.

Einsteinium
$99 per month
Reward
Up in this sublime realm where rewards no longer motivate the pledges, perhaps your relationship with math is a bit more applied in spirit than Grothendiek's; a little more motivated by connections to the physical universe.


Well, my friend, perhaps you'd prefer to relate to Einstein.  You see, the next number in our sequence (which is http://oeis.org/A000127, by the way), not only has the privilege of being a Kaprekar number, and the sum of three consecutive cubes, it is also the atomic number of Einsteinium.

Prime-generator
$163 per month
Reward

Okay, I'll admit it, the only reason I keep adding tiers here is because of an itch to round off to the final power of 2 in the sequence.


Fun fact, look at the polynomial n^2 - n + 41.  Despite the relative simplicity of this polynomial (it's only quadratic!), it will produce prime numbers for n = 1...40.  It almost feels like magic.


The reason underlying this has to do with the fact that 163 is a Heegner number, the largest one in fact.

GigaGalactic computer
$256 per month
Reward
And there we are.  Incidentally, can any of you find a nice proof that this is the last power of 2 in the sequence?

Also, please enjoy this video on how big 2^256 is.