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Modern Physics and Cosmology: An Introduction to Quantum Physics, Relativity and the Origins of the Universe

Synopsis
Explains how quantum theory and relativity have transformed our understanding of the sub-atomic world, light, gravity and the origins of the universe. The video is divided into sections dealing with the following topics: 1) the crisis of classical physics; 2) quantum mechanics - how the uncertainty principle was used to explain the unpredictable behaviour of electrons, and quantum mechanics developed to understand sub-atomic physics; the 3 types of sub-atomic particlcles (quarks, leptons and bosons) and their significance; 3) Einstein and the theory of relativity; 4) cosmology - how physicists and astromomers gained an understanding of the expanding universe; 5) the Big Bang; 6) physics and its controversies - the theoretical evidence for black holes and the possible future of the universe.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2003
Uses
A-level students
Subjects
Physics
Keywords
big bang theory; black holes; cosmology; quantum mechanics; relativity theory

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
20 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

Video Education Australasia c/o ClickView

Email
info@clickview.com.au
Web
http://www.vea.com.au/ External site opens in new window
Address
Suite 125, Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont
NSW 2009
Australia
Notes
UK agents: Boulton Hawker. VEA owned by ClickView.

Distributor

Name

Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd

Email
sales@boultonhawker.co.uk
Web
http://www.boultonhawker.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01449 616 200
Fax
01449 677 600
Address
Combs Tannery
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
Notes
Distributor of over 400 DVDs and videos for use in teaching at GCSE level and above. Particularly strong in science-based subjects which the company used to produce themselves, but now sources from the USA, Canada and Australasia. Titles cover the subject areas of biology, business studies, careers, chemistry, child development & the family, citizenship, design & technology/food technology, English, geography/ecology, home economics, ICT, maths, media studies, PE/sport studies, physics and PSHE. Sale with free preview.

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