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Buffa, Peter F.

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The Mechanical universe ... and beyond ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
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
The Mechanical universe -- and beyond ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
"A visually splendid introductory physics course, [this series] combines computer graphics and reenactments of the history of science with introductory lectures by David L. Goodstein of Caltech. This adventure of the mind traces the interaction of ideas from Aristotle to Einstein to explain the theories of Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton."--Container
The mechanical universe--and beyond by David L Goodstein( visu )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A survey of introductory college physics
Styles of leadership ( visu )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Discusses different leadership styles in management
Continental margins ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
An indepth look is provided on the geological structure and historical background of the ocean's continental shelf. The effect of the continental shelf on marine life and future evolutionary changes are also discussed
Angular momentum ; Torques and gyroscopes by David L Goodstein( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Program 1. Angular momentum: Angular momentum is a twist on momentum - the cross product of the radius vector and momentum ; Program 2. Torques and gyroscopes: When a torque acts on a spinning object the angular momentum changes but the object only precesses - why a spinning top doesn't topple
Ocean currents ( visu )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at the world's ocean currents. Climatic and geographic aspects of the currents are discussed. The influence of these ocean rivers on the ecology and marine life is also studied
Electromagnetic induction by David L Goodstein( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Discusses the importance of the discovery of electromagnetic induction - magnetism's and electric currents' mutual ability to create each other
The Ebb and flow ( visu )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The subject of the rise and fall of the tides is studied. Tidal analysis and its cosmic implications are discussed. The characteristics of specific tidal phenomena are also considered
Wind waves & water dynamics ( visu )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Explains how waves move, what causes the movement, and what effect it has on the deep surface environment
Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
David L. Goldstein of the California Institute of Technology explains and demonstrates integration in calculus
Vectors ; Newton's laws by David L Goodstein( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Newton's laws describes Newton's great work of completing Galileo's kinematics with dynamics (a theory of the causes of motion)
The mechanical universe-- and beyond ( visu )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Introduces students to the study of physics in an engrossing, challenging fashion. Presents the basic ideas of physics, including the history of how these ideas are derived and the spirit and methods by which science operates
The mechanical universe-- and beyond, Part 1 ( visu )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Program 17 explores the phenomenon of resonance and discusses how this phenomenon can be used to explain why a swaying bridge can collapse in a mild wind or why a wineglass can be shattered by a human voice. Program 18 discusses Newton's application of the simple harmonic motion concept to the propagation of sound. Program 19 discusses angular motion as a twist on momentum, that is, the cross product of the radius vector and momentum. The program goes on to demonstrate that when no torque acts on a system, the angular motion of the system is conserved. Program 20 explains that when a torque acts on a spinning object, the angular momentum changes, but the object only precesses. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Clean water : what's it worth? ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Part 1 examines the history of the Clean Water Act of 1972 with case studies of some key U.S. waterbodies (Cuyahoga River, Tampa Bay, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay) whose poor conditions led to the passage of the Act. Part 2 focuses on the future of the nation's rivers, lakes and coastlines and what it will take to keep them fishable, swimmable and livable for both nearby residences and businesses
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion by David L Goodstein( visu )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Harmonic motion provides a model to illustrate the scientific process of extracting simple, underlying physical principles from complex behavior
The Atom by David L Goodstein( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Explores the history of the atom from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th-century, when discoveries by J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford created a new crisis for the world of physics
The Mechanical universe and beyond ( visu )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A survey of introductory college physics
Mass, momentum, energy by David L Goodstein( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Deals with the formulation of a new mechanics based on Einstein's concept of space and time. Covers relativistic momentum, and the relation between mass and energy
The Mechanical universe ( visu )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Presents excerpts from the PBS television series containing segments appropriate for high school instruction in physics
 
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