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The Mechanical universe-- and beyond. / Part II, Beyond the mechanical universe, programs 49-50

Author: David L Goodstein; California Institute of Technology.; Southern California Consortium for Community College Television.; Intellimation, Inc.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Intellimation, 1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : Beta : VHS tape : Partial animation : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program 49 explores the history of the atom from the ancient Greeks to the early twentieth century. Includes the discoveries of J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford and their impact on the field of physics. Program 50 focuses on the discovery that light can sometimes act like a particle and from this discovery the development of the new physics, quantum mechanics. Uses computer animation sequences, historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: J J Thomson; Ernest Rutherford; Ernest Rutherford; J J Thomson
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David L Goodstein; California Institute of Technology.; Southern California Consortium for Community College Television.; Intellimation, Inc.
OCLC Number: 20631504
Notes: Cataloged from contributor's data.
An Annenberg/CPB project.
Pt. of a two-semester television course.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Animated graphics, Jim Blinn ; story editor, Jack Arnold ; consultants, Dave A. Campbell, Judith Goodstein.
Performer(s): Host, David Goodstein.
Target Audience: College students and adults.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col.
Contents: The atom (30 min.) --
Particles and waves (30 min.)
Other Titles: Beyond the mechanical universe.
Atom.
Particles and waves.
Responsibility: California Institute of Technology and the Southern California Consortium ; producer and director, Peter Buffa.

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Program 49 explores the history of the atom from the ancient Greeks to the early twentieth century. Includes the discoveries of J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford and their impact on the field of physics. Program 50 focuses on the discovery that light can sometimes act like a particle and from this discovery the development of the new physics, quantum mechanics. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments.

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