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Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists. [Part I]

Author: Richard Wolfson; Teaching Company.
Publisher: [Springfield, Va.] : Teaching Co., 2000.
Series: Great courses on tape.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Topics include the basic ideas of modern physics; motion, space and time; Newton's laws of motion and gravity; electromagnetism vs. the study of motion; the "ether" and the earth's motion; Einstein's special theory of relativity; the principle of relativity and time dilation; the speed of light; muons and time travel; the relativity of simultaneity; Einstein's theory of relativity.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wolfson; Teaching Company.
OCLC Number: 53380032
Notes: Course guide includes bibliographical references, an outline of each lecture, diagrams used in the lectures, biographical notes, glossary, and time line.
Credits: Producer, Andreas Burgstaller ; editor, Sal Rodriguez ; content supervisor, Robert Cosgriff ; image research and acquisition, Liz Edgar.
Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 course guide (ii, 71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.)
Details: DVD format.
Contents: Lecture 1. Time travel, tunneling, tennis and tea --
Lecture 2. Heaven and earth, place and motion --
Lecture 3. The clockwork universe --
Lecture 4. Let there be light! --
Lecture 5. Speed c relative to what --
Lecture 6. Earth and the ether: a crisis in physics --
Lecture 7. Einstein to the rescue --
Lecture 8. Uncommon sense : stretching time --
Lecture 9. Muons and time-traveling twins --
Lecture 10. Escaping contradiction : simultaneity is relative --
Lecture 11. Faster than light? past, future and elsewhere --
Lecture 12. What about E=mc², and is everything relative?
Series Title: Great courses on tape.
Other Titles: Modern physics for non-scientists.
Responsibility: the Teaching Company ; Richard Wolfson.

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Topics include the basic ideas of modern physics; motion, space and time; Newton's laws of motion and gravity; electromagnetism vs. the study of motion; the "ether" and the earth's motion; Einstein's special theory of relativity; the principle of relativity and time dilation; the speed of light; muons and time travel; the relativity of simultaneity; Einstein's theory of relativity.

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