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Einstein’s Belief

Synopsis
Explains Einstein’s theory of relativity using animation to illustrate the basic concepts. Discusses the philosophical framework behind Einstein’s ideas - the theory that physical reality is independent of the observer and that fundamental concepts must be defined operationally.
Series
Science and Belief: From Darwin to Einstein, Course A381
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 23 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
1st-year courses in physics and mathematics.*
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
Einstein, Albert; relativity theory

Credits

Producer
David Jackson
Cast
Paul Clark 
Russell Stannard 

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
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