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Electrons at play : century of electrifying discoveries

Author: F E CloseBryson GoreSusie GrantAndy WalkerJeffrey VicarioliAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2004, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how the discovery of electrons by J.J. Thomson has impacted everyday life and scientific innovation. Illustrates the principles of electrostatics and electromagnetism. Examines the workings of the cathode-ray tube and flat-screen TV. Discusses origin of the universe.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Filmed lectures
Named Person: J J Thomson; J J Thomson
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close; Bryson Gore; Susie Grant; Andy Walker; Jeffrey Vicarioli; Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.; Institution of Electrical Engineers.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Rapier Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
ISBN: 0736531602 9780736531603
OCLC Number: 55230652
Notes: "Lecture produced by Rapier Productions"--End credits.
Originally broadcast as a "special" of the television program Science in focus.
Credits: Executive producer, Norman Burrows ; camera, Mike Howarth ; editor, Sharon Goodman; music, Matthew Faddy ; graphics, Gus Henry ; sound, Marie Howarth.
Performer(s): Presenters, Frank Close, Bryson Gore ; narrator, Susie Grant.
Event notes: Recorded at the Barbican Hall, London, 1998.
Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Century of electrifying discoveries
Faraday lecture
Bright sparks of the universe : the Faraday lecture
Science in focus.
Responsibility: produced by SPE Ltd. in association with the Institution of Electrical Engineers ; an SPE production in association with Channel 4 ; director, Andy Walker ; producer, Jeffrey Vicarioli.

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Examines how the discovery of electrons by J.J. Thomson has impacted everyday life and scientific innovation. Illustrates the principles of electrostatics and electromagnetism. Examines the workings of the cathode-ray tube and flat-screen TV. Discusses origin of the universe.

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