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The mechanical universe--and beyond

Author: California Institute of Technology.; Corporation for Community College Television.; Annenberg/CPB Project.
Publisher: S. Burlington, VT : Annenberg/CPB Collection : Learner [distributor], 1985,1987.
Series: Annenberg/CPB collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics. The second semester of a college-level telecourse in physics. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: California Institute of Technology.; Corporation for Community College Television.; Annenberg/CPB Project.
OCLC Number: 37382145
Notes: Combines two productions, "the Mechanical Universe" [Part I] and "the Mechanical Universe ... and beyond" [Part II], into a 14 videocassette package. Each videocassette contains two or more programs, each program is 30 minutes in length.
Credits: Creator and host, Dr. David L. Goodstein ; producer, Peter T. Buffa ; associate producer, Mark Rothschild ; narrator Aaron Fletcher.
Performer(s): Creator and host, David L. Goodstein.
Description: 14 videocassettes (1560 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: 1. Introduction to the mechanical universe --
2. The law of falling bodies --
3. Derivatives --
4. Inertia --
5. Vectors --
6. Newton's laws --
7. Integration --
8. The apple and the moon --
9. Moving in circles --
10. Fundamental forces --
11. Gravity, electricity, magnetism --
12. The Millikan experiment --
13. Conservation of energy --
14. Potential energy --
15. Conservation of momentum --
16. Harmonic motion --
17. Resonance --
18. Waves --
19. Angular momentum --
20. Torques and gyroscopes --
21. Kepler's three laws --
22. The Kepler problem --
23. Energy and eccentricity --
24. Navigating in space --
25. Kepler to Einstein --
26. Harmony of the spheres --
27. Beyond the mechanical universe --
28. Static electricity --
29. The electric field --
30. Potential and capacitance --
31. Voltage, energy and force --
32. Electric battery --
33. Electric circuits --
34. Magnetism --
35. The magnetic field --
36. Vector fields and hydrodynamics --
37. Electromagnetic induction --
38. Alternating current --
39. Maxwell's equations --
40. Optics --
41. The Michelson-Morley experiment --
42. The Lorentz transformation --
43. Velocity and time --
44. Mass, momentum, energy --
45. Temperature and gas laws --
46. The engine of nature --
47. Entropy --
48. Low temperatures --
49. The atom --
50. Particles and waves --
51. From atoms to quarks --
52. The quantum mechanical universe.
Series Title: Annenberg/CPB collection.
Responsibility: produced by the California Institute of Technology and the Corporation for Community College Television.

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An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics. The second semester of a college-level telecourse in physics. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments.

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