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    QC 7 .C6746 2007

    Core Physics

    Contents: 1814 : Light reveals spectral lines -- 1820 : Electromagnetism is discovered -- 1824 : First laws of thermodynamics -- 1831 : Faraday produces electricity from magnetism -- 1842 : Doppler effect -- 1864 : Maxwell's equations unify electricity and magnetism -- 1895-6 : X-rays and radioactivity are discovered.

    QC 16 .E5 E367 2004

    Einstein Revealed

    With the help of some whimsical computer animation, visualize experiments only Einstein could imagine

    QC 21.2 .P49 1999 Part 2


    (Standard Deviants)

    Part 2: Work and energy -- Gravitation -- Harmonic motion -- Waves -- Heat -- Thermodynamics.

    QC 21.2 .P497 2010



    Physics for the 21st Century


    11 programs on 3 discs


    Features 22 case studies of researchers from leading research labs and universities who are breaking new ground in their fields. Disc 1. Basic building blocks of matter -- Fundamental interactions -- Gravity -- String theory and extra dimensions -- Disc 2. Quantum world -- Macroscopic quantum mechanics -- Manipulating light -- Emergent behavior in quantum matter -- Disc 3. Biophysics -- Dark energy -- Dark matter -- Series extras (2:30 to 4:00 min.) : Tabletop Cavendish Experiment -- NIST atomic clocks -- Meissner effect -- Cyclotron -- Pencil beam scanning.

    QC 21.3 .P48556 2009


    Physics in Action


    5-disc series

    Vol. 1 : Energy; Vol. 2 : Forces & Motion; Vol. 3 : Planets, Stars & Galaxies; Vol. 4 : Processes that Shape the Earth; Vol. 5 : The Nature of Matter

    QC 23 .M433 2003



    Mechanical Universe and Beyond


    52 programs on 12 discs

    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 -- 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.

    QC 23 .N48 2003

    Newton’s Laws of Motion

    Newton's three Laws of Motion are clearly described. A number of key physical science terms are introduced and defined: motion, inertia, friction, force, mass, acceleration and resistance. There's also a brief introduction to Isaac Newton and his contributions to our understanding of motion

    QC 30 .C67 2007

    Core Physics : Modern Physics

    History of physics : 1897 : First subatomic particle found: the electron -- 1900 : Principles of quantum physics -- 1903 : Chaos theory -- 1905 : Einstein's theories of special and general relativity -- 1925 : Wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle -- 1942 : First self-sustaining chain reaction -- 1964 : Quarks.

    QC 33 .M345 1997bx

    Magnetism & Static Electricity

    Includes: Magnetic field, poles, and lines of force ; Curie temperature ; Electromagnets ; Static electricity ; Thompson's water droplet experiment ; Like and unlike charges.

    QC 39 .R42 2004

    Reading a Ruler

    Covers the basics of using rulers in both the English (i.e., standard American) and metric measurement systems

    QC 73.4 .R65 2004

    Roller Coaster Physics

    Discusses friction, potential energy, gravity, and acceleration and how these forces are applied to the physics of roller coasters.

    QC 93 .U55 2004

    Understanding the Metric System

    Explains basic metric units, as well as how to convert from one metric unit to another. Also, conversion from English units to metric units, and proper notation

    QC 133 .P741 2008

    Principles and Laws of Motion

    Demonstrates typical mechanics situations, such as circular motion, projectile motion, straight line motion, and inclined plane motion. Describes these motions in terms of forces and energy transfers, using a series of large-scale, real-world examples. Also deals with issues such as uncontrolled variables of non-uniform friction and subsequent energy loss

    QC 173 .A8667 2010

    Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds

    Introduces: The Nucleus (protons and neutrons, energy shells, binding energy, fission and fusion); The Electrons (quantum numbers, spdf orbitals); The Elements (periodic table, valence electrons, ions and ionization energy, electronegativity, covalent and ionic bonds); The Energy of Atoms (exothermic and endothermic reactions, spontaneous reactions, Gibbs free energy, activation energy, catalysts); and Common Compounds (properties of sodium chloride and water, polarity).

    QC 173.6 .N68 2005

    Einstein’s Big Idea


    Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centuries helped lead to E=mc2, and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.

    QC 242 .S53 2007

    Side Scan Sonar and Magnetometer Surveys

    Teaches survey principles and include chapters on data collection and interpretation, towing, search patterns and potential survey problems.

    QC 242 .S534 2007

    Side Scan Image Interpretation

    Provides an in depth analysis of how to review and interpret side scan sonar images.

    Sonar Record Analysis; Range and Resolution; Basic UW Acoustics; Noise and Interference; Anomalies; Terminology

    QC 527.5 .U534 2003

    Understanding Electricity

    Experts discuss wide-ranging electricity uses, from the physics of motors & neon lights to the output of the Hoover Dam. Computer graphics are used to explain voltage, amps & watts.

    QC 794.6 .S85 G75 2003

    Elegant Universe (NOVA)

    Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.

    QC 861.2 .A86 2006

    Atmosphere, Climate and Weather

    The weather report -- Weather ingredients -- The heat is on -- Forecast for the future.

    QC 861.3 .C67 2008



    Core Meteorology


    3-disc series

    [Vol. 1] Atmosphere. Atmosphere in the solar system -- Composition of the earth's atmosphere -- The structure of earth's atmosphere -- Atmosphere & solar radiation -- Atmospheric conduction & convection -- Atmospheric balancing -- Hydrological cycle -- The carbon cycle -- The atmosphere & climate change. [Vol. 2] Climate. What are climates -- Climates & people -- Measuring global temperatures and precipitation -- Climates and weather extremes -- Climate types -- Climates & biomes -- Climate change and biomes -- Climate change & people. [Vol. 3] Weather. Introduction: what is weather -- Measuring weather variables -- What causes weather -- Moisture -- Weather forecasting -- Hazardous weather -- Global warming & weather.

    QC 861.3 .S59 2008

    Six Degrees Could Change the World

    Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer.

    QC 903 .G56 2005

    Global Warming

    Brief examination of the effect of rising temperatures on earth with its foreseeable disastrous consequences

    QC 903.2 .S43 2009

    Sea Change

    Documents how the pH balance has changed dramatically since the beginning of the industrial revolution: a 30% increase in acidification...Experts predict that over the next century, steady increases in carbon dioxide emissions and the continued rise in the acidity of the oceans will cause most of the world's fisheries to experience a total bottom-up collapse -- a state that could last for millions of years.

    QC 941 .W575 2003

    World Almanac Video’s Guide to Extreme Weather

    Explores the many effects of extreme weather, from inhospitable locations to killer storms. It also discusses how meteorologists use increasingly sophisticated technology to track approaching storms and issue life-saving warnings before nature takes its course.

    QC - Physics continued

    QC 944 .H87 2005

    Hurricane Katrina : The Storm that Drowned a City

    Featuring eyewitness testimony, NOVA takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast.

    QC 945 .J66 2007

    Perfect Storm

    The Andrea Gail is a sword fishing boat out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Billy Tyne is her captain, looking to bring back one big score so he and his crew will have the money to stay ashore during the coming winter. So out they go, and they hit it big, hauling in what the crew estimates is a quarter-million-dollars worth of fish. Unfortunately, they haven't paid attention to the weather forecasts or the radio, and the boat is right in the path of what will become one of the most terrifying storms of the century. Based on a true story.

    QC 981.8 .C53 F85 2009


    Full Force Nature


    12 episodes on 2 discs

    Captures extreme weather in all its terrible beauty, and the stories of those who survived it.

    QC 981.8 .G56 A38 2010

    The Age of Stupid

    Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance.

    QC 981.8 .G56 C66 2011

    Cool It

    From the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist comes this practical guide to solving our environmental problems and cooling the 'green' hysteria that's gripping the planet. Based on the controversial book by political scientist Bjorn Lomborg.

    QC 981.8 .G56 G5838 2005

    Global Warming : The Signs & the Science

    Documentary profiles people who are living with the grave consequences of a changing climate, as well as the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future. Filmed across the U.S., Asia and South America, this program offers viewers a variety of ways to make a difference in their own communities.

    QC 981.8 .G56 G585 2008

    What’s Up with the Weather

    Examines both sides of the global warming debate.  Contents : What does science know? -- Forensic climatology -- How the greenhouse effect works -- The role of CO2 -- Forecasting a century of change -- America's relationship with energy -- The developing world and the Kyoto Protocol -- Energy alternatives -- The politics of Global warming

    QC 981.8 .G56 I533 2006x

    An Inconvenient Truth

    Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.