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Einstein's Letter

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1996.
Series: 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.; Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On July 16, 1939, Albert Einstein, the world's most famous scientist and an ardent pacifist, signed a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging him to explore the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. Six years later, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. This program addresses the birth of the atomic age and how, in a flash, the science of physics became the a province of the government.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
A & E Television Networks, LLC, 1996
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 878699679
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 14, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: The Atomic Bomb (1:02) --
Hungarian Physicists Seek Out Einstein (1:52) --
E=Mc2: Splitting the Atom (2:04) --
Leó Szilárd 's Chain Reaction (1:23) --
Leó Szilárd's Childhood (2:19) --
Leó Szilárd's Influence on Einstein (2:13) --
Specter of War in Europe (2:15) --
Turning Physics to the Cause of War (2:39) --
Germany's Uranium Club (2:06) --
Einstein's Letter (4:01) --
Advisory Committee on Uranium (1:56) --
Fermi & Szilárd Get to Work (2:23) --
Einstein's Second Letter (2:23) --
U.S. Enters World War II (1:47) --
Manhattan Project (3:22) --
Einstein's Third Letter (2:22) --
Trans formative Moment in Science History (2:48) --
Little Glory (3:11) --
Credits: Einstein's Letter (0:29).
Series Title: 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.; Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.
Responsibility: A & E Television Networks, LLC.

Abstract:

On July 16, 1939, Albert Einstein, the world's most famous scientist and an ardent pacifist, signed a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging him to explore the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. Six years later, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. This program addresses the birth of the atomic age and how, in a flash, the science of physics became the a province of the government.

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