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  1. Pushed to the Limit (1980 Video)

    Producer
    Andrew Crilly; Ian Rosenbloom
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min.

    Newton’s synthesis of terrestrial and celestial mechanics was so successful that it seemed that all of physics - and perhaps all of life - was deterministic. Newton’scheme allows for infinite speeds. In...

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  2. As Surely As Columbus Saw America (1980 Video)

    Producer
    Ian Rosenbloom
    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 28 min.

    Describes how Newton’s laws of motion were based on Kepler’s work. Discusses their greatest classical application - the discovery of Neptune - and the use of celestial mechanics in current space...

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  3. Mr Galileo was Correct (1980 Video)

    Subject
    Astronomy; Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Discusses the Aristotelian earth-centred world system and its development into the Ptolemaic system. Looks at the scientific renaissance which followed Copernicus’ theory of a sun-centred system. Explains...

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