Item Details

Computing [electronic resource]: Ancient Discoveries

Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Basic computing functions make automatic calculations and are the epitome of the modern age. The first electrical computers only emerged in the Second World War and the first mechanical ones barely a century before that. This film looks at machines in ancient Greece from more than 2,000 years ago that did exactly the same thing.
Release Date
2002
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
PK-9
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 24, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Ancient Discoveries
Related Title
Ancient discoveries (Television program)
Series
Ancient Discoveries
Contents
  • Ancient Technology (1:47)
  • Remnants from an Ancient Shipwreck (5:33)
  • Byzantine Sundial Calender (3:12)
  • Archimedes (2:06)
  • Alexandria, Egypt (2:57)
  • Ancient Time Keeping (2:00)
  • Clepsydra Water Clock (2:45)
  • World's First Mechanical Clock (1:39)
  • Invention of Hydraulics (2:32)
  • World's First Automated Chiming Clock (1:31)
  • The Tower of the Winds (2:49)
  • Ancient Computer Calendar (4:23)
  • "Gears from the Greeks" (2:24)
  • Recreation of Complex Gears (2:10)
  • Ancient Odometer (5:06)
  • Mechanical Model of the Greek Universe (3:01)
  • Advanced Ancient World (3:13)
  • Credits: Computing: Ancient Discoveries (1:03)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2002.
Publisher no.
  • 55088s Films Media Group
  • 55089 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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