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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution [videorecording]: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists

The Teaching Company
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Examines the study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe in a series of 24 lectures each approximately 30 minutes.
Performers
Lecturer, Richard Wolfson.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
720 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • In two containers with 3 videocassettes and 1 booklet in each container.
  • Videocassette release of a 2000 production.
  • Each booklet contains bibliographical references.
Variant Title
Modern physics for non-scientists
Title on cassette spine label: Physics
Edition
2nd ed.
Series
Great Courses on Tape (Videorecording)
SuperStar Teachers
Contents
  • Part I. Time travel, tunneling, tennis and tea
  • Heaven and earth, place and motion
  • The clockwork universe
  • Let there be light!
  • Speed c relative to what
  • Earth and the ether : a crisis in physics
  • Einstein to the rescue
  • Uncommon sense : stretching time
  • Muons and time-traveling twins
  • Escaping contradiction : simultaneity is relative
  • Faster than light? past, future and elsewhere
  • What about e=mc², and is everything relative?
  • Part II. A problem of gravity
  • Curved spacetime
  • Black holes
  • Into the heart of the matter
  • Enter the quantum
  • Wave or particle? --Quantum uncertainty : farewell to determinism
  • Particle or wave?
  • Quantum weirdness and Schrödinger's cat
  • The particle zoo
  • Cosmic connections
  • Toward a theory of everything.
Credits
Producer, Andreas Burgstaller.
Published
[Springfield, Va.] : Teaching Company, c2000.
Description
6 videocassettes (720 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 2 booklets (ii, 71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm), (1, 71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm)
VHS format [NTSC]
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