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Exploring the Art and Science of Stopping Time

Synopsis
A CD-ROM based on the life and work of Harold E ‘Doc’ Edgerton, the chief developer of the electronic strobe. In three sections: Biography covers biography and the impulses behind his work, Archives his visual work and how it was created, and Strobe Alley contains Edgerton’s own explanatory videos and texts together with experiments looking at physical phenomena such as the dynamics of flowing water, bursting balloons, bouncing balls and rotating fans.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Dual format PC Windows/Apple Macintosh.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 2001 sale: £25.95 (inclusive)
Documentation
Teacher’s manual available at http://mitpress.mit.edu/edgerton-tm.doc
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
biographies; Edgerton, Harold E; electrical and electronic engineering; high-speed photography; photography; stroboscopic photography

Credits

Producer
James Sheldon

Production Company

Name

MIT Press

Distributor

Name

MIT Press Ltd, Fitzroy House, 11 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EY, tel 020 7306 0603, fax 020 7306 0604, http://mitpress.mit.edu

Web
http://mitpress.mit.edu External site opens in new window

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