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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., ©2000.
Series: SuperStar teachers.; Great courses on tape (Videorecording)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Examines the 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 in a series of 24 lectures each approximately 30 minutes.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Educational videos
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wolfson; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565853997 9781565853997
OCLC Number: 46240028
Notes: In two containers with 3 videocassettes and 1 guidebook in each container.
Credits: Producer, Andreas Burgstaller.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Richard Wolfson.
Description: 6 videocassettes (720 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 2 course guidebooks (ii, 71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. each guidebook)
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. 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! --
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: SuperStar teachers.; Great courses on tape (Videorecording)
Other Titles: Modern physics for non-scientists
Physics
Responsibility: the Teaching Company.

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Examines the 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 in a series of 24 lectures each approximately 30 minutes.

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