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The Mechanical universe ... and beyond

Author: David L GoodsteinJack ArnoldPeter F BuffaAaron FletcherCalifornia Institute of Technology.All authors
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : Annenberg/CPB Project, [2003?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains introductory physics and traces the drama of scientific discovery using a mixture of archival footage and historical backdrops to introduce the great thinkers of the past from Copernicus to Einstein.
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David L Goodstein; Jack Arnold; Peter F Buffa; Aaron Fletcher; California Institute of Technology.; Southern California Consortium for Community College Television.; Annenberg/CPB Project.; CitiCam Digital.
ISBN: 1576806863 9781576806869 1576806936 9781576806937
OCLC Number: 52960514
Credits: Producer and director, Peter Buffa ; animated graphics, Jim Blinn ; story editor, Jack Arnold ; consultants, Dave A. Campbell, Judith Goodstein.
DVD produced by Annenberg/CPB and CitiCam Digital, producer, Bob Schapiro.
Performer(s): Host, David Goodstein.
Target Audience: High school and college students.
Description: 2 parts (52 programs) on 12 videodiscs (780 min.) : sd., color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part I. 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. The 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. From Kepler to Einstein --
26. Harmony of the spheres. Part II. 27. Beyond the mechanical universe --
28. Making 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. Michelson-Morley experiment --
42. Lorentz transformation --
43. Velocity and time --
44. Mass, momentum, energy --
45. Temperature and gas laws --
46. Engine of nature --
47. Entropy --
48. Low temperatures --
49. Atom --
50. Particles and waves --
51. From atoms to quarks --52. The quantum mechanical universe.
Other Titles: Mechanical universe
Annenberg/CPB collection.
Responsibility: produced by California Institute of Technology and the Southern California Consortium.

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Contains introductory physics and traces the drama of scientific discovery using a mixture of archival footage and historical backdrops to introduce the great thinkers of the past from Copernicus to Einstein.

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