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Einstein's relativity and the quantum revolution : modern physics for non-scientists

Author: Richard Wolfson; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., ©1999.
Series: Great courses on tape (Audiocassette)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Takes the viewer from the early study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe.
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Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wolfson; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565850068 9781565850064
OCLC Number: 43768889
Notes: Title from container.
In 2 containers.
Performer(s): 24 lectures delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College.
Description: 12 audiocassettes (approximately 720 min.) : analog, Dolby processed + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm).
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? --lecture 13. A problem of gravity --
lecture 14. Curved spacetime --
lecture 15. Black holes --
lecture 16. Into the heart of matter --
lecture 17. Enter the quantum --
lecture 18. Wave or particle? --
lecture 19. Quantum uncertainty- Farewell to determinism --
lecture 20. Particle or wave? --
lecture 21. Quantum weirdness and Schrödinger's cat --
lecture 22. The particle zoo --
lecture 23. Cosmic connections --
lecture 24. Toward a theory of everything.
Series Title: Great courses on tape (Audiocassette)
Responsibility: Richard Wolfson.

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Takes the viewer from the early study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe.

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