Item Details

Method and Madness [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Host Brian Cox celebrates Britain's pivotal role in creating modern science. From recreating Isaac Newton's iconic light experiment, to performing Henry Cavendish's hydrogen explosions, to visiting the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Professor Cox traces 300 years of British scientific history. Along the way, he introduces the obsessive, eccentric characters who brought science into the modern world and developed a powerful new framework by which to investigate nature - the scientific method. He reveals the essence of the scientific method, explores the mindset of those who practice it, and explains how it has helped us cultivate and evolve our understanding of the natural world. Method and Madness is the first episode in the popular BBC science series In Search of Science.
Release Date
2013
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 21, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
In Search of Science
Contents
  • Britain's Pivotal Role in Modern Science (3:21)
  • Isaac Newton (2:31)
  • Newton's Experiments with Light (2:35)
  • Newton's "Principia" (2:31)
  • Newton & Scientific Method (2:10)
  • WWII English Code-Breakers (5:13)
  • Role of the Individual in Science (3:23)
  • Characterizing the Scientific Mind (4:02)
  • Character vs. Hard Work (2:31)
  • Henry Cavendish's Hydrogen Experiments (3:52)
  • Importance of Measurement in Scientific Method (1:15)
  • London's Royal Institution (2:11)
  • First Scientific Journal (2:43)
  • Publishing & Scientific Progress (2:13)
  • Peer-Reviewed Journals (1:37)
  • Large Hadron Collider (3:44)
  • Higgs Boson Particle & Scientific Method (2:48)
  • Scientific Inquiry as British Priority (1:52)
  • Preview of Next Episode (0:24)
  • Credits: Method and Madness: In Search of Science (0:43)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2013.
Publisher no.
  • 55679s Films Media Group
  • 55680 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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