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Derivatives ; Inertia

Author: David L GoodsteinPeter F BuffaCalifornia Institute of Technology.Corporation for Community College Television.Intellimation, Inc.All authors
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : Annenberg/CPB Collection ; Santa Barbara, CA : Intellimation, [1987], ©1985.
Series: Mechanical universe-- and beyond., Pt. 1 ;, no. 3-4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program 3, Derivatives, deals with the function of mathematics in physical science and the derivative as a practical tool. Program 4, Inertia, deals with Galileo's efforts to answer questions about the nature of the universe, the development of his law of inertia, and the risks that he took in challenging accepted knowledge of the period. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David L Goodstein; Peter F Buffa; California Institute of Technology.; Corporation for Community College Television.; Intellimation, Inc.; Annenberg/CPB Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 0897768671 9780897768672
OCLC Number: 968802568
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: "The Annenberg/CPB Project."
Part of a two-semester television course.
Originally broadcast on the television program: The mechanical universe.
Each program ca. 30 min.
Credits: Camera, Patrick Allen ; computer animation, James F. Blinn ; animation and graphics, Michael Shaw ; narrator, Aaron Fletcher ; executive producer, Sally V. Beaty.
Performer(s): Creator and host, David L. Goodstein.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Mechanical universe-- and beyond., Pt. 1 ;, no. 3-4.
Other Titles: Inertia.
Derivatives ; Inertia
Mechanical universe (Television program)
Responsibility: a co-production of the California Institute of Technology and the Corporation for Community College Television ; producer, Peter F. Buffa.

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Program 3, Derivatives, deals with the function of mathematics in physical science and the derivative as a practical tool. Program 4, Inertia, deals with Galileo's efforts to answer questions about the nature of the universe, the development of his law of inertia, and the risks that he took in challenging accepted knowledge of the period. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments.

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