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Core Physics Classical Physics/Modern Physics Actor: None Director: Ron Meyer Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary 2007 1hr 5min Physics is the study of the elemental constituents of the universe. It deals with matter energy, forces, space and time. In the long history of physics, a series of discoveries and laws laid the foundation for how the univ... more »  
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Movie ReviewsPhysics quickies bernie  Arlington, Texas  03/21/2010 (3 out of 5 stars) "A classical physics overview quickie
This film that can be viewed on any DVD player is really designed for a computer to be able to retrieve items like the timeline below. Seeing the term classical, you would expect Greek or Egyptian concepts of physics or maybe even earth wind and fire. However, you will be disappointed as it is only the nineteenth century. Core Physics: Classical Physics Timeline 1589  1899 1589  Pisa University mathematics instructor Galileo Galilei studies the motion of objects and begins to write his unfinished book  On Motion 1602  Galileo observes that the period of a swinging pendulum is independent of the amplitude of the swinging pendulum 1609  Galileo makes his first telescope 1632  Galileo publishes Dialogue concerning the two greatest world systems, which argues convincingly for the Copernican view that the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun 1665  Isaac Newton begins study of calculus 1684  Leibniz publishes the beginning of his work on differential and integral calculus. 1687  Newton publishes Principia Mechanica 1738  Daniel Bernoulli writes Hydrodynamics 1770  Hyperbolic trigonometry is developed 1772  Henry Cavendish discovers that the electrostatic force is described by an inverse square law similar to gravity 1789  CharlesAugustin de Coulomb recreates Cavendish's experiment 1799  PierreSimon Laplace publishes Treatise on Celestial Mechanics 1807  Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier writes On the Propagation of Heat in Solid Bodie. 1820  Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted shows that an electric current in a wire can move the magnetic needle of a compass, suggesting electricity and magnetism are related 1826  Andre Marie Ampere develops Ampere's Law, showing the magnetic force between two parallel wires with electric current 1827  Frederich Ohm publishes Ohm's Law of electrical resistance 1831  Michael Faraday discovers magnetic induction, now known as Faraday's Law 1842  Austrian mathematician and physicist Christian Doppler publishes his work on the Doppler Effect 1873  James Clerk Maxwell publishes a set of equations from which all of the observed laws of electromagnetism can be derived through mathematics 1884  Heinrich Hertz creates the first radio waves 1884  Ludwig Boltzmann makes a theoretical derivation of black body radiation using Maxwell's equations and thermodynamics 1895  Wilhelm Rontgen discovers Xrays and gamma radiation 1897  Electron discovered by J.J. Thompson A modern physics overview quickie This film that can be viewed on any DVD player is really designed for a computer to be able to retrieve items like the timeline below. It is a cursive overview and even the most nonphysics mind like those that read Gary Zukav can get an insight as to what physics really is and where we stand today (2007) that is. Math is very little to nil. Playtime about 30 minutes. This is still a good addition to your library. Core Physics: Modern Physics Timeline 1900  Present 1901  Max Planck makes his quantum hypothesis, called Planck's Law  energy is carried by indistinguishable units called quanta, rather than flowing in a pure continuum 1905  Albert Einstein proposes Planck's quantum hypothesis as the physics underlying the photoelectric effect, developing quantum theory, one of the two most important developments in 20th century physics 1905  Einstein publishes his Special Theory of Relativity 1915  Emmy Noether publishes Noether's Theorem, discovering the relationship between symmetries and conserved currents that will later be crucial to the development of quantum gauge field theory and string theory 1915  Einstein publishes his General Theory of Relativity 1924  Louis duc de Broglie proposes the particlewave duality of the electron in his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne 1926  Erwin Schrodinger develops his wave equation version of quantum mechanics 1927  Werner Heisenberg discovers the Uncertainty Principle 1928  Paul Dirac predicts the discovery of the positron 1929  Edwin Hubble observes the redshift of distant galaxies and concludes that the Universe is expanding 1931  Einstein stops using the cosmological constant to keep the Universe from expanding. 1933  Astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky infers existence of dark matter 1935  Physicist Subramahnyan Chandrasekhar predicts black holes 1953  Murray GellMann lays foundation for the quark 1964  Cambridge mathematician Roger Penrose proves that a black hole space/time must contain behind the black hole event horizon a singularity where space/time physics ceases to make good sense 1964  Murray GellMann proposes fundamental particles that GellMann names "quarks" 1968  Gabriele Veneziano founds modern string theory 1970  Yoichiro Nambu, Leonard Susskind, and Holger Nielsen independently discover that the dual resonance model devised by Veneziano is based on the quantum mechanics of relativistic vibrating strings, and string theory begins 1973  Predictions of Great Attractor are made 1974  Stephen Hawking combines quantum field theory with classical general relativity and predicts that black holes radiate through particle emission 1974  Joel Scherk and John Schwarz propose string theory as a theory of quantum gravity, an idea that takes ten years to be widely appreciated 1975  Vera Rubin announces the existence of dark matter 1980  Alan Guth puts forward the idea of an inflationary phase of the early Universe, before the Big Bang 1981  Michael Green and John Schwarz develop superstring theory 1986  Location of Great Attractor is found 2006  Dark matter observed separate from ordinary matter " 