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Science for Materials 2

Synopsis
1: A chemistry tutorial on reaction kinetics and thermochemistry. Shows several experiments and includes reinforcement of diagrams used in the course text.
2: Looks at the supply of electrical power from the power station to the domestic consumer, in terms of electro-magnetic interaction. Explains the workings of an alternator and a transformer.
3: A case study of materials failure, showing the techniques used by a materials engineer to investigate the sudden failure of a set of bearings from a rolling mill. Various optical, chemical and electronic analyses are demonstrated before the mystery is finally solved.
Series
Materials: Engineering and Science, Course T203
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 57 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Documentation
Accompanying notes.
Subjects
Chemistry; Engineering; Physics
Keywords
electrical power; electromagnetism; materials testing; reaction kinetics; thermochemistry

Credits

Producer
Ian Spratley
Cast
Adrian Hopgood 
Andrew Greasley 
Chris Conway 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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