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
Through the process of defining key terms like 'power', 'work', and even 'energy' itself, this program uses a roller coaster, a harmless train wreck, ice-skaters, a boulder, a human canonball, night-vision goggles, and a supernova to introduce students to kinetic and potential energy, electrical energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy, and conduction, convection, and radiation of heat.
Beginning with the history of astronomy, this program considers the mathematics of motion, Newton's laws, gravity, properties of stars, relativity, and the large-scale structure of the universe.
This program takes a simulated subatomic look at a glass of water to better understand the nature of matter ... the behavior of matter under the effects of gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces; the process of scientific experimentation; specifics of atomic structure; the organization of matter via the periodic table; ionic, covalent, and hydrogen bonding; the process of radioactive decay; and the death of fusion-fueled
stars are scrutinized as well
The Earth is like a living, breathing organism. From its molten core to the upper reaches of the atmosphere, nothing is still. How was the planet formed, and what are the forces that continue to sculpt it? Uses animated topographical maps, a broken pane of glass, a fortune in diamonds, a floor-sanding machine, stalactites, flowing glaciers, a merry-go-round, a greenhouse, and more to help students visualize the structure and composition of the Earth.
Demonstrates typical mechanics situations common to many physics courses, such as circular motion, projectile motion, straight line motion & inclined plane motion. Describing these motions in terms of forces & energy transfers, the video examines the topic of motion using a series of large-scale, real-world examples. Deals with issues such as uncontrolled variables of nonuniform friction & subsequent energy loss
All matter in the observable universe--from a single blade of grass to a planet in a faraway galaxy--is made up of atoms, molecules, and compounds. This program introduces these minuscule building blocks in five sections: 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)
(52 programs on 12 discs)
Pt I, Prg 1-12. 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 -- Pt .1, Prg 13-26. 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.
Pt II, Prg 27-38. 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 -- Pt II, Prg 39-52. 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
Isaac 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.
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.
This program 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 for expressing the metric system