physics

Carter: International Energy

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  1. Pick a Country
  2. Find Articles
  3. Evaluate Sources
  4. Cite

Picking Your Country/Narrow Your Topic

Start by examining your assignment on Professor Carter's site.

Next, you'll want to examine the statistics on the IEA website. Pick "Energy Supply" for World and take a look at the chart that appears. Next, pick a country somewhere else in the world by typing that into the search box. Compare the statistics you find for your individual country with those from the rest of the world. Next, take a look at how your country's statistics have changed over time. What stands out about the data you're looking at?

Next, start to gather some context. A couple of options you can use to do so are:

  • Look for a short entry in the Encyclopedia of Energy on your country. Most entries are about 2-3 pages long, and include great summaries of a country's energy sources, the context of how they get the power they do, and future goals for energy source and production. REF TJ163.16 .E47 2013
  • A Google news search can give you headlines from around the world on topics like "Geothermal Energy Honduras."

Finding Articles in Databases

In order to find 3 longer articles, you should find good results in the following databases:

Academic Search Complete has a mixture of popular and scholarly articles on a variety of subjects. You'll want to be sure that you're using a source appropriate for class when searching. Make sure that you've picked a length of greater than 3 pages, and limit to full text.

Proquest National Newspapers Core has the full text of a number of major newspapers. There is no page limit in this search, so use your best judgement.

See the full list of science databases.


Evaluating Sources

While you're gathering articles to either narrow your topic or in order to dig up more information on certain subject, you want to be careful to decide if the information you find is trustworthy.

When it comes to science, nearly everyone has opinions: should we be labeling genetically modified food for consumer's awareness? What will fracking do for our economy or our groundwater supply? Your job is to evaluate the information you find, whether you find it through Google or through a library database.

Authorship: Who wrote this article? What is their background on the topic? Are they trustworthy?

Bias: Who published the article? What kind of articles does the magazine normally publish? Does that limit the facts they present or how the facts are presented? Is there an editorial board?

Date: How old is the information that is presented? Is it still accurate?

Questions? Check out the COD Library's guide to evaluating information.

Need an extra copy of the library worksheet? You can find it here.

Cite Your Sources

Find directions about how to cite your sources on the library citation guide.

Both Academic Search Complete and Newspaper Source will have a Cite link that you can also click to get article citations. The library citation guide (above) will give examples for how to cite the data that you use from IEA.

Finally, you are welcome to use NoodleTools if you'd like to use a program to create and organize your citations. You must "Create a New Folder" when you use NoodleBIB for the first time. Click on "I am citing a(n):," choose the type of item you are citing, and then fill in the online form. Your bibliography will be formatted for you.

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General Physics

PHYSICS, WHY BOTHER? c1994.
circa. 57 min. Explores the fundamental concepts of physics and how they influence human life. Episodes: Why bother -- May the forces be with you -- Quarks are as crazy as we are -- The magic castle.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 6 .P497 1995.

THE MAJESTIC CLOCKWORK c1974.
52 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Ascent of man. Focuses on the contributions of Newton and Einstein in the evolution of physics by exploring the revolution that ensued when Einstein's theory of relativity upset Newton's description of the universe.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General QC 7 .M3 1988.

WORLD WITHIN WORLD c1974.
52 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Ascent of man. Looks at the internal structure of the atom and traces the history of 20th-century physics.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General QC 7 .W6 1988x.

EINSTEIN REVEALED 2004 and 1996.
120 min. Nova. Traces Einstein's extraordinary rise from a student who flunked his engineering exams to the world's most renowned physicist.
FORMAT = DVD and VHS. LOCATION = General QC 16 .E5 E7 1996 and 2004

NEWTON'S DARK SECRETS [2006]
56 min. Originally broadcast in 2005 as a segment of: Nova. With vivid docudrama scenes, Nova recreates the unique climate of late 17th-century England, where a newfound fascination with science and mathematics coexisted with extreme views on religious doctrine. Unknown to most, Newton shared both obsessions.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 16. N7 N498 2006

THE TRIALS OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER 2009.
ca. 120 min. J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top-secret initiative -- the Manhattan Project. This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 16. O62 T753 2009.

THE GRAVITY-PACKED WORLD OF PHYSICS c1998.
2 VHS (215 min.) Standard Deviants video course review. A humorous, college level review of physics.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General QC 21.2 .G7 1998.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE-- AND BEYOND [2003].
2 parts (52 programs) on 12 DVDs (30 min. ea.) Originally broadcast in 1987 as a PBS television series. Part I. 1. Introduction to the mechanical universe -- 2. The law of falling bodies -- 3. Derivatives -- 4. Inertia -- 5. Vectors -- 6. Newton's laws -- 7. Integration -- 8. The apple and the moon -- 9. Moving in circles --10. The fundamental forces -- 11. Gravity, electricity, magnetism -- 12. The Millikan experiment -- 13. Conservation of energy -- 14. Potential energy --15. Conservation of momentum -- 16. Harmonic motion -- 17. Resonance -- 18. Waves -- 19. Angular momentum -- 20. Torques and gyroscopes -- 21. Kepler's three laws -- 22. The Kepler problem -- 23. Energy and eccentricity -- 24. Navigating in space-- 25. From Kepler to Einstein -- 26. Harmony of the spheres. Part II. 27. Beyond the mechanical universe -- 28. Making electricity -- 29. The electric field -- 30. Potential and capacitance -- 31. Voltage, energy and force-- 32. Electric battery -- 33. Electric circuits -- 34. Magnetism -- 35. The magnetic field -- 36. Vector fields and hydrodynamics -- 37. Electromagnetic induction -- 38. Alternating current -- 39. Maxwell's equations -- 40. Optics -- 41. Michelson-Morley experiment -42. Lorentz transformation -- 43. Velocity and time -- 44. Mass, momentum, energy -- 45. Temperature and gas laws -- 46. Engine of nature -- 47. Entropy -- 48. Low temperatures -- 49. Atom -- 50. Particles and waves -- 51. From atoms to quarks --52. The quantum mechanical universe. Contains introductory physics and traces the drama of scientific discovery using a mixture of archival footage and historical backdrops to introduce the great thinkers of the past from Copernicus to Einstein
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 21.2 .M42 2003.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QC 21.2 .M4 pt. 2 only
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THE PHYSICS OF HISTORY c2009
4 DVDs (720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: David J. Helfand, Columbia University. 24 lectures (30 min. each) Examines how scientists know what they do about the past. These lectures cover an astonishing range of cases in which physics has helped to redefine history--in astronomy, archaeology, geology, climatology, art history, and other fields. Episodes: Pt. 1. Vast reaches of time and space -- Fundamentally, what's the world made of? -- Energy in the atomic world -- The atomic basis of the senses -- Radioactivity: nature's imperturbable clock -- From detecting forgeries to the First Art -- Watching plaster dry-and dating it -- We are what we eat: the history of diet -- A plant is what it eats: tracing agriculture -- Tree rings: seasons of the past 12,000 years -- Ice cores: climate records for 800 millennia -- Ocean sediments reveal 5 million years. Pt. 2. A bad day in June: death of the dinosaurs -- The origin and early history of life -- The history of Earth's atmosphere -- The Age of the Solar System -- What happened before the Sun was born -- Atoms are star stuff: cooking up carbon -- The lives of big stars: cooking up big atoms -- Relativity: space and time become spacetime -- Almost everything is relative -- Matter vanishes; light speed is breached? -- The limits of vision-13.7 billion years ago -- The first few minutes: where it all began.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 21.3 .H454 2009

IMPOSSIBLE: PHYSICS BEYOND THE EDGE c2010.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Benjamin Schumacher, Kenyon College. Contents: Disc 1. Lecture 1. From principles to paradoxes and back again ; Lecture 2. Almost impossible ; Lecture 3. Perpetual motion ; Lecture 4. On sunshine and invisible particles ; Lecture 5. Reflections on the motive power of fire ; Lecture 6. Maxwell's demon -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Absolute zero ; Lecture 8. Predicting the future ; Lecture 9. Visiting the past ; Lecture 10. Thinking in space-time ; Lecture 11. Faster than light ; Lecture 12. Black holes and curved space-time Disc. 3. Lecture 13. A spinning universe, wormholes and such ; Lecture 14. What is symmetry? ; Lecture 15. Mirror worlds ; Lecture 16. Invasion of the giant insects ; Lecture 17. The curious quantum world ; Lecture 18. Impossible exactness -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Quantum tunneling ; Lecture 20. Whatever is not forbidden is compulsory ; Lecture 21. Entanglement and quantum cloning ; Lecture 22. Geometry and conservation ; Lecture 23. Symmetry, information, and probability ; Lecture 24. The future of the impossible.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 21.3 .I476 2010.

GREAT IDEAS OF CLASSICAL PHYSICS c2006
4 videodiscs + 2 course guidebooks. Professor Steven Pollock takes you step by step through the great ideas of classical physics, showing that landmark concepts such as Newton's laws of motion are intuitively understood by anyone who has ever ridden a bike, thrown a ball, slid across ice, or simply picked up an object and set it down. Contents: Pt. 1. Lecture 1. The great ideas of classical physics -- lecture 2. Describing motion - a break from Aristotle -- lecture 3. Describing ever more complex motion -- lecture 4. Astronomy as a bridge to modern physics -- lecture 5. Isaac Newton - The dawn of classical physics -- lecture 6. Newton quantified - force and acceleration -- lecture 7. Newton and the connections to astronomy -- lecture 8. Universal gravitation -- lecture 9. Newton's third law -- lecture 10. Conservation of momentum -- lecture 11. Beyond Newton - work and energy -- lecture 12. Power and the Newtonian synthesis -- Pt. 2. lecture 13. Further developments - static electricity -- lecture 14. Electricity, magnetism, and force fields -- lecture 15. Electrical currents and voltage -- lecture 16. The origin of electric and magnetic fields -- lecture 17. Unification 1 - Maxwell's equations -- lecture 18. Unification II - electromagnetism and light -- lecture 19. Vibrations and waves -- lecture 20. Sound waves and light waves -- lecture 21. The atomic hypothesis -- lecture 22. Energy in systems - heat and thermodynamics -- lecture 23. Heat and the second law of thermodynamics -- lecture 24. The grand picture of classical physics
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General QC 21.3 .P655 2006

PHYSICS IN YOUR LIFE c2004.
6 DVDs (ca. 1080 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics.Lecturer, Richard Wolfson. "This course introduces principles of physics through their application to everyday life"--Guidebook. Episodes pt. 1, disc 1, lecture 1 Realms of physics -- lecture 2 Amazing disc -- lecture 3 Wonderful wave -- lecture 4 Seeing the light -- lecture 5 Is seeing believing? -- lecture 6 Music to your ears -- pt. 1, disc 2, lecture 7 May the forces be with you -- lecture 8 Aristotle's revenge -- lecture 9 Going in circles -- lecture 10 Taking flight -- lecture 11 Into space -- lecture 12 Conservative streak -- pt. 2, disc 3, lecture 13 Electrical heart of matter -- lecture 14 Harnessing the electrical genie -- lecture 15 Magnetic personality -- lecture 16 Making electricity -- lecture 17 Credit card to powerplant -- lecture 18 Making waves -- pt. 2, disc 4, lecture 19 Miracle element -- lecture 20 Twentieth century's greatest inventions? -- lecture 21 Building the electronics revolution -- lecture 22 Circuits--so logical -- lecture 23 How's your memory? -- lecture 24 Atom to computer -- pt. 3, disc 5, lecture 25 Keeping warm -- lecture 26 Life in the greenhouse -- lecture 27 Tip of the iceberg -- lecture 28 Physics in the kitchen -- lecture 29 like a work of Shakespeare -- lecture 30 Energy in your life -- pt. 3, disc 6, lecture 31 Your place on Earth -- lecture 32 Dance and spin --lecture 33 Light fantastic -- lecture 34 Nuclear matters -- lecture 35 Physics in your body -- lecture 36 Your place in the universe.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 21.3 .W65 2004 pt.3

MAKING WAVES [1986].
56 min. Originally broadcast in 1985 as part of the PBS television series: The day the universe changed. Deals with the new era of scientific inquiry that started around 1800 with the study of the properties of electricity. Reviews advances in the study of magnetism and its relation to electricity, light, and subatomic particles. Also discusses the confusion between science and technology and the layman's essentially commonsense Newtonian view of the world while the scientific world is actually relative and uncertain.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 23 .M355 1986.

PHYSICS FOR THE 21st CENTURY 2010.
11 streaming video programs [330 min.] Dark matter, string theory, particle accelerators, and other big topics in modern physics come together in this 11-part multimedia course for high school phsics teachers, undergraduate students, and all adults who are fascinated by physics and cosmology. The course covers a broad scale, from sub-atomic particle physics, through atomic and molecular physics, to cosmology. The 11 video programs feature 22 case studies of researchers from leading research labs and universities who are breaking new ground in their fields. Contents: Basic building bocks of matter -- Fundamental interactions -- Gravity -- String theory and extra dimensions --Quantum world -- Macroscopic quantum mechanics -- Manipulating light -- Emergent behavior in quantum matter -- Biophysics -- Dark energy -- Dark matter.
FORMAT = Link to streaming video. LOCATION = QC30.

PHYSICS DEMONSTRATIONS: A SOURCEBOOK FOR TEACHERS OF PHYSICS. c2006.
Book + 2 DVDs . Accompanying DVDs include 85 physics demonstrations.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General QC 33 .S675 2006

THE VIDEO ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHYSICS DEMONSTRATIONS c2000
26 DVDs A videodisc survey of physics demonstrations referenced to the appropriate chapter and section of 12 physics textbooks. Link to website with complete list of demonstrations Disc 1. Units and vectors, linear kinematics, linear dynamics -- Disc 2. Motion in a plane, inertia, action and reaction -- Disc 3. Friction, work, energy and power, center of mass -- Disc 4. Statics -- Disc 5. Collisions, rotational kinematics -- Disc 6. Rotational acceleration and energy -- Disc 7. Conservation of angular momentum, precession, rotational phenomena, gravitation -- Disc 8. Elasticity, ocillations -- Disc 9. Resonance, mechanical waves, standing waves -- Disc 10. Sound production, properties of sound -- Disc 11. Standing sound waves, gas pressure -- Disc 12. Fluid pressure, buoyancy -- Disc 13. Fluid dynamics, surface tension -- Disc 14. Viscosity, thermal phenemona, heat transfer -- Disc 15. Laws of thermodynamics, phase changes -- Disc 16. Kinetic theory, crystals and low temperatures, thermoelectrity, electric charges -- Disc 17. Elecrostatic induction, electric fields, resistance and DC circuits -- Disc 18. Voltage drops and 12R losses, Non-ohmic resistance, electrochemical effects, capacitance and RC circuits -- Disc 19. Magnetism and magnetic fields, magnetic fields from currents -- Disc 20. Magnetic forces on currents, electromagnetic induction, eddy currents, hysteresis -- Disc 21. Inductance and lr circuits, LRC circuits, electromagnetic waves, plane mirrors -- Disc 22. Curved mirrors, refraction and internal reflection, lenses -- Disc 23. Diffraction, interference, spectra and color -- Disc 24. Polarization, optical activity, quantum physics -- Disc 25. Atomic physics, nuclear physics -- [Disc 26.] Index
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 33 .V534 2000.

EINSTEIN'S BIG IDEA c2005.
111 min. Originally aired on PBS as a segment of the television program Nova. Based on book, E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation, by David Bodanis. Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom. FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 73.8 .C6 B633 2005

SCI FI SCIENCE. SEASONS 1 & 2: PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE c2011.
3 videodiscs (ca. 571 min.) Pits scientists, engineers and particle physicists against the most bizarre tabloid accounts of the supernatural to learn the real science behind the headlines and unreal stories. Contents: Disc 1. How to explore the universe ; How to travel to a parallel universe ; How to blow up a planet ; How to teleport ; How to become invisible ; How to travel through time ; How to build a starship ; How to build a light saber ; How to build a sci fi robot ; How to become a superhero -- Disc 2. How to build a flying saucer ; How to build a force field ; Earth 2.0 ; Galactic colonization ; Deep impact ; A new solar system ; Alien invasion ; First contact ; Destroy the death star ; Black hole odyssey -- Disc 3. Cyborg army ; A.I. uprising ; Holodeck ; Shapeshifting transformer ; Bonus: cheat sheet--mysteries of the universe.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 75 .S357 2011.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE Quad I, Physics on earth and in the heavens c1985.
1 VHS. Excerpted from the college television course: The Mechanical universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Explains Newton's three laws with emphasis on the effect of gravity on earth and on the moon, and on spacecraft and navigation; also includes an explanation of harmonic motion as "nature's response to twanging any stable system." Episodes: Newton's laws (15:45) -- The apple and the moon (12:45) -- Harmonic motion (12:21) -- Navigating in space (18:04). Library has 4 titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate cassettes in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt. 1.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE: Quad II, Conservation laws and fundamental forces c1985.
55 min. Excerpted from the college television course: The Mechanical universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Explains and presents the principles of conservation of energy and conservation of momentum, demonstrates Kepler's second law of angular momentum, and discusses the four fundamental forces: the strong and the weak nuclear forces, and the electrical and gravitational forces. Episodes: Conservation of energy (15:06) -- Conservation of momentum (8:20) -- Angular momentum (15:34) -- The fundamental forces (16:18). Library has titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate cassettes in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt. 2.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE: Quad III, Kinematics and scientific methods c1985.
55 min. Excerpted from the college television course: The Mechanical universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Explains Galileo's law of falling bodies and inertia and his contribution to modern physics. Describes how a body in uniform circular motion has constant speed and acceleration and presents Millikan's oil drop experiment. Episodes: The law of falling bodies (13:49) -- Inertia (18:11) -- Moving in circles (7:00) -- The Millikan experiment (15:06). Library has 4 titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate cassettes in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt. 3.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE: Quad IV, From Kepler to Einstein c1986.
55 min. Excerpted from the college television course: The Mechanical universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Episodes: Kepler's laws (14:52) -- Introduction to waves (10:20) -- Temperature and the gas laws (16:42) -- Curved space and black holes (12:36). Library has 4 titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate cassettes in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt.4.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE: Quad V, Electricity c1987.
54 min. Excerpted from the college television course: The Mechanical Universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Presents a visualization of electrical fields using a model devised by Michael Faraday. Explains the nature of the forces experienced by charges placed in the vicinity of other charges. Episodes: Electric fields and forces -- Potential difference and capacitance -- Equipotentials and fields -- Simple DC circuits. Library has 4 titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate titles in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt.5.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE: Quad VI, Magnetism and beyond c1987.
51 min. Excerpted from the college television course: The Mechanical Universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Presents an excellent introduction to magnetism, including discussions on properties of magnets and magnetic lines of flux. Highlights contributions of noted scientists: William Gilbert, Dane, Hans Christian Oersted, and Andre Marie Ampere. Emphasizes the discovery of the earth's magnetism, the aurora, and the Van Allen belts. Episodes: Magnetic fields -- Electromagnetic induction -- Alternating current -- The Michelson-Morley experiment. Library has 4 titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate cassettes in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt.6.

THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE: Quad VII, Modern physics c1990.
77 min. Excerpted from the college television course: The mechanical universe. Non-calculus (algebra) version. Episodes: The wave nature of light (19:42) -- Wave-particle duality (18:38) – Models of the atom (19:15) -- Special relativity (20:49). Library has 4 titles on 1 cassette at Circulation Desk and as 4 separate cassettes in General.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General QC 125.2 .M4 pt. 7.

NEWTON'S LAWS. 2008.
17 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 1. Describes Newton's great work of completing Galileo's kinematics with dynamics (a theory of the causes of motion).
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.1.

THE APPLE AND THE MOON. 2008.
15 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 2. Explores how the universal law of gravitation emerged from Newton's efforts to reconcile Galileo's new kinematics with Kepler's new astronomy.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.2.

HARMONIC MOTION. 2008.
15 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 3. Provides a model to illustrate the scientific process of extracting simple, underlying physical principles from the complex behavior of systems.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.3.

NAVIGATING IN SPACE. 2008.
20 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 4.. Applies the celestial mechanics of Kepler and Newton to interplanetary travel.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.4.

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. 2008.
17 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 5. Explains how kinetic energy, heat energy, and the concept of work weave together in the law of conservation of energy.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.5.

CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM. 2008.
17 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 6. Illustrates how Newton's laws of motion lead to the fundamental law of conservation of momentum.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.6.

ANGULAR MOMENTUM. 2008.
11 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 7. Develops the ideas of angular momentum and torque through applications to planetary motion, whirlpools, tornadoes, and spinning ice skaters.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.7.

FUNDAMENTAL FORCES. 2008.
11 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 8. Demonstrates how all forces are manifestations of nature's fundamental forces such as gravity and electricity.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.8.

LAW OF FALLING BODIES. 2008.
15 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 9. Reviews Galileo's investigation of the law of falling bodies and emphasizes scientific methods.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.9.

LAW OF INERTIA. 2008.
28 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 10. Looks at the methods Galileo used to arrive at the law of inertia and its immediate consequence, the relativity of motion.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.10.

MOVING IN CIRCLES. 2008.
10 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 11. Demonstrates the kinematics of circular motion, and the relationships among radius, velocity and acceleration.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.11.

MILLIKAN EXPERIMENT. 2008.
17 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 12. Conveys the spirit of scientific discovery through Millikan's work in determining the charge of the electron.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.12.

KEPLER'S LAWS. 2008.
18 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 13. Depicts the momentous effort Kepler made to find a mathematical description for the motion of planets, particularly Mars.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.13.

INTRODUCTION TO WAVES. 2008.
14 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 14. Explores the generation and characteristics of mechanical waves.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.14.

TEMPERATURE AND GAS LAWS. 2008.
20 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 15. Ties the observable properties of gas, such as temperature and pressure, to microscopic events, such as gas molecules striking container walls.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.15.

CURVED SPACE AND BLACK HOLES. 2008.
16 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 16. Analyzes Einstein's principle of equivalence and its consequences-- curved space and black holes.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.16.

ELECTRIC FIELDS AND FORCES. 2008.
17 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 17. Describes electric force and Faraday's concept of electric fields.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.17.

POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE AND CAPACITANCE. 2008.
18 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 18. Recaptures Franklin's experiments in electricity, which support an understanding of modern capacitors and how they work.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.18.

EQUIPOTENTIALS AND FIELDS. 2008.
14 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 19. Uses contour lines to illustrate the relationships between electric potentials and electric fields.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.19.

SIMPLE DC CURRENTS. 2008.
17 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 20. Explains Ohm's law regarding current, voltage and resistance. A water flow metaphor is used to illustrate electric current.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.20.

MAGNETIC FIELDS. 2008.
19 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 21. Examines the contributions of Gilbert, Oersted and Ampere in explaining the interaction between the magnetic field and a moving charge.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.21.

ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION. 2008.
12 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 22. Addresses Faraday's law related to induced electric fields and changing magnetic flux.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.22.

ALTERNATING CURRENT. 2008.
13 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 23. Explores alternating current and how the rationale was developed to use it for electric power transmission. Program includes the history of the transformer and the contributions of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.23.

THE MICHELSON-MORLEY EXPERIMENT. 2008.
19 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 24. Portrays two American scientists' experiment to detect aether, and the implications of their results.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.24.

THE WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT. 2008.
23 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 25. Considers the properties that light shares with other kinds of waves, the unique characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the fundamental nature of the interaction between light and matter.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.25.

WAVE-PARTICLE DUALITY. 2008.
23 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 26. Examines the wave-particle duality of light and matter.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.26.

MODELS OF THE ATOM. 2008.
16 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 27. Follows the development of various models of the atom, starting with Dalton's chemically-combining spheres, and continuing to the Bohr model and the current electron cloud model.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.27.

SPECIAL RELATIVITY. 2008.
24 min. The mechanical universe high school adaptation ; 28. Illustrates the postulates of special relativity and how they lead to the failure of simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, and relativistic mass.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = General QC 125.2 .M424 2008 v.28.

EINSTEIN'S RELATIVITY AND THE QUANTUM REVOLUTION: MODERN PHYSICS FOR NON-SCIENTISTS 2000.
3 videodiscs (720 min.) Richard Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's special theory of relativity, discussing the laws of physics, gravity, and the principle of equivalence. Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1 Time travel, tunneling, tennis and tea ; Lecture 2 Heaven and earth, place and motion ; Lecture 3 The clockwork universe ; Lecture 4 Let there be light! ; Lecture 5 Speed "c" relative to what? ; Lecture 6 Earth and the ether: A crisis in physics -- Disc 2. Lecture 7 Einstein to the rescue ; Lecture 8 Uncommon sense: Stretching time ; Lecture 9 Muons and time-traveling twins ; Lecture 10 Escaping contradiction: Simultaneity is relative ; Lecture 11 Faster than light? Past, future, and elsewhere ; Lecture 12 What about E=Mc², and is everything relative? Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13. A problem of gravity ; Lecture 14 Curved spacetime ; Lecture 15 Black holes ; Lecture 16 Into the heart of matter ; Lecture 17 Enter the quantum ; Lecture 18 Wave or particle? -- Disc 4. Lecture 19 Quantum uncertainty: Farewell to determinism ; Lecture 20 Particle or wave? ; Lecture 21 Quantum weirdness and Schrödinger's cat ; Lecture 22 The particle zoo ; Lecture 23 Cosmic connections ; Lecture 24 Toward a theory of everything. Great courses series.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General QC 173.55 .E562 2001.

THE PARTICLE MODEL. c1992.
10 min. Wave-particle duality ; Tape 1. This program looks at the early explanations of the source and behavior of light, from the ancient Greeks to Isaac Newton's development of the particle model, and illustrates how this model explained geometric reflection, refraction, and dispersion.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 476 .W38 W38 1992 Tape 1.

THE WAVE MODEL c1992.
10 min. Wave-particle duality ; Tape 2. This program examines the development of Christiaan Huygens' wave model of light behavior, which eventually superseded Newton's particle model. It also illustrates how energy is transmitted through a medium, and demonstrates both Thomas Young's theory of light interference and Jean Foucault's observations on the speed of light.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 476 .W38 W38 1992 Tape 2.

THE ELECTROMAGNETIC MODEL c1992.
10 min. Wave-particle duality ; Tape 3. This program illustrates James Maxwell's prediction of the existence of electromagnetic waves, and Heinrich Hertz's verification of their existence-- a point in time at which the particle model was abandoned and the wave model of light behavior totally accepted.
FORMAT =VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 476 .W38 W38 1992 Tape 3.

THE QUANTUM IDEA c1992.
10 min. Wave-particle duality ; Tape 4. Looks at Max Planck's theory of energy emission as bundles, and Albert Einstein's explanation of the photoelectric effect.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 476 .W38 W38 1992 Tape 4.

PHOTONS c1992.
10 min. Wave-particle duality ; Tape 5. This program illustrates the roles of both the particle and the wave models in explaining the behavior of light. Demonstrations show how the work of Arthur Compton and Geoffrey Taylor reinforced each of these models.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 476 .W38 W38 1992 Tape 5.

MATTER WAVES c1992.
10 min. Wave-particle duality ; Tape 6. This program looks at Louis de Broglie's prediction that particles sometimes behave like waves and the conditions under which this occurs. It further shows the difference between photons and electrons, and illustrates why both the wave and particle models are necessary to explain the behavior of electromagnetic radiation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 476 .W38 W38 1992 Tape 6.

MAGNETIC STORM 2003.
60 min. On March 13, 1989, the lights went out across Canada and the eastern seaboard of the United States. One of the most serious power grid failures in American history was caused by a magnetic storm. Nova explores one of the most serious threats to life.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 754.2 .M3 M34 2003.

THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE 2003.
2 DVDs (180 min.) OR 1 VHS (180 min.) Originally broadcast as 3 episodes of the television program: Nova. Based on the book by Brian Greene. Presents the major concepts of physics including gravity, electromagnetism, and relativity. Discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics, which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. Considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search. Episodes: disc 1: pt. 1. Einstein's dream. pt. 2. String's the thing -- disc 2: pt. 3. Welcome to the 11th dimension. Special features. Special features (disc 2) include the video "How the special effects were created" and an excerpt from The elegant universe book. DVD-ROM features (also on disc 2) include: "The making of elegant universe"; multidimensional math (interactive); teaching materials (pdf file); access to the Elegant universe Web site.
FORMAT = both DVD and VHS versions LOCATION = Circulation Desk DVD: QC 794.6 .S85 G75 2003a. VHS: General QC 794.6.S85 G75 2003.

SUPERSTRING THEORY: THE DNA OF REALITY c2006.
4 DVDs (ca. 720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. 24 lectures (30 minutes each) delivered by Professor S. James Gates, Jr., University of Maryland at College Park. Examines the field of superstring theory, the concept that all matter is composed of inconceivably tiny filaments of vibrating energy. Episodes: Part 1. disc 1. lecture 1. The macro/micro/mathematical connection -- lecture 2. Who is afraid of music? -- lecture 3. Apropos Einstein's perfect brainstorm year -- lecture 4. Honey, I shrunk to the quantum world--part I -- lecutre 5. Honey, I shrunk to the quantum world--part II -- lecture 5. Dr. Hawking's dilemma -- disc 2. lecture 7. I'd like to see a cosmos sing in perfect harmony -- lecture 8. Einstein's hypotenuse and strings--part I -- lecture 9. Einstein's hypotenuse and strings-- part II -- lecture 10. Tying up the Tachyon monster with spinning strings -- lecture 11. The invasion of the anti-consummuting numbers -- lecture 12. It's a bird--a plane--no, it's superstring! -- Part 2. disc 3. lecture 13. Gauge theory--a brief return to the real world -- lecture 14. Princeton String Quartet concerti-- part I -- lecture 15. Princeton String Quartet concerti--part II -- lecture 16. Extra dimensions--ether-like or quark-like? -- lecture 17. The fundamental forces strung out -- lecture 18. Do-see-do and swing your superpartner--part I -- disc 4. lecture 19. Do-see-do and swing your superpartner--part II -- lecture 20. A superpartner for Dr. Einstein's graviton -- lecture 21. Can 4D forces (without gravity) love strings? -- lecture 22. If you knew SUSY -- lecture 23. Can I have that extra dimension in the window? -- lecture 24. Is string theory the theory of our universe?
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 794.6 .S85 G384 2006

LANDSLIDE: GRAVITY KILLS c2001.
53 min. Experts from U.S. Geological Survey examine the causes of landslides and discuss new ways of predicting their occurrence. Includes action footage, and interviews. Uses experiments and computer graphics for illustration.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 599 .A2 L363 2001.

Atomic Theory and History

EINSTEIN REVEALED c1996.
111 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Albert Einstein is known as the sprightly old sage with unruly hair. But now from the pages of his private notebooks and letters, a surprising new picture emerges, a portrait of the physicist as a passionate young man.
FORMAT = DVD and VHS. LOCATION = General QC 16 .E5 E7 2004 and 1996.

THE BEST MIND SINCE EINSTEIN c1993.
54 min. Originally broadcast on the PBS television series: Nova. Nova presents a profile of the late Richard Feynman - atomic bomb pioneer, Nobel prize-winning physicist, acclaimed teacher and all-around eccentric.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 16 .F49 B47 1993.

THE DAY AFTER TRINITY : J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE ATOMIC BOMB c1995.
DVD. Documentary film with commentary, background information, and still photos. Presents a documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 16 .O62 D3 1995.

THE ATOM c2003.
42 min. Part one traces the history of the atom from ancient Greek times to the present day. Part two presents an outline picture of late twentieth-century concepts of the atom. Episodes: pt. 1. How we know about atoms (22) -- pt. 2. What is an atom? (20).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 171 .A86 2003.

ATOMIC THEORY AND CHEMISTRY 1985.
20 min. Observes the invisible world of atoms and molecules in order to understand, and thus predict, the behavior of matter in the visible world.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 173 .A85 1985x.

RELATIVE MASS 1992.
10 min. The mole concept ; [1]. Explains how to compare the masses of atoms in order to understand differences and calculate the relative masses.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 173 .R4 1992.

WHAT EINSTEIN NEVER KNEW 1985.
58 min. Originally broadcast on the television program: Nova. Examines the work of physicists who are attempting to develop a theory that unifies gravity and electromagnetism.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 173.7 .W45 1985x.

THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE c1990.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Smithsonian world. Explains the world of quantum physics as seen through the eyes of scientists and artists. Includes a visit to the high-energy particle physics facility at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for a look at the latest tools in physics, and interviews with Nobel Laureates Sheldon Glashow and Burton Richter.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 174.12 .Q7 1990x.

BOHR'S MODEL OF THE ATOM. c2006.
26 min. Description: This program focuses on Niels Bohr, who worked with some of the best physicists of the 20th century to devise his atomic model. Students will gain an understanding of the historical developments in atomic theories up to Bohr, a brief outline of Bohr's life. Bohr's first and second postulates, and his influence on contemporary society Contents: Historical development of atomic theories -- Brief outline of Bohr's life -- Bohr's model in detail 1 -- Bohr's model in detail 2 -- Beyond Bohr
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 174.12 .B647 2006

ABSOLUTE ZERO [2008]
ca. 109 min. Based on the book: Absolute zero and the conquest of cold / by Tom Shachtman. Originally broadcast in 2007 as an episode of: Nova. Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of coldopens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are and whether they are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Shows how the experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. The race for absolute zero dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. Shows how the quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of -459.67° F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill. Episodes: The conquest of cold. A malevolent force ; Quantifying cold ; The ice trade ; Cold engines ; The cold resource -- The race for absolute zero. The holy grail ; A temperature cascade ; Superconductivity ; A new state of matter ; Applications.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION General QC 278 .S482 2008

PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR NON-PHYSICISTS. PART I: A TOUR OF THE MICROCOSMOS c2003.
2 DVDs (360 min.) Great courses. 12 lectures (30 minutes each). Instructor: Steven Pollock. DISC 1. Lecture 1. The nature of physics -- lecture 2. The standard model of particle physics -- lecture 3. The pre-history of particle physics -- lecture 4. The birth of modern physics -- lecture 5. Quantum mechanics gets serious -- lecture 6. New particles and new technologies -- DISC 2. lecture 7. Weak interactions and the neutrino -- lecture 8. Accelerators and the particle explosion -- lecture 9. The particle "zoo" -- lecture 10. Fields and forces -- lecture 11. Three quarks for muster mark -- lecture 12. From quarks to QCD. This course will offer a tour of the particle zoo and the ideas and phenomena involved in qualitatively understanding current concepts of modern physics with no math involved. Part 1 focuses on the nature of physics and history of particle physics, including quarks.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 721 .P655 2003.

PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR NON-PHYSICISTS. PART II: A TOUR OF THE MICROCOSMOS c2003.
2 DVDs. Great courses. 12 lectures (30 minutes each). Instructor: Steven Pollock. DISC 3. lecture 13. Symmetry and conservation laws -- lecture 14. Broken symmetry, shattered mirrors -- lecture 15. The November revolution of 1974 -- lecture 16. A new generation -- lecture 17. Weak forces and the standard model -- lecture 18. The greatest success story in physics -- DISC 4. lecture 19. The Higgs particle -- lecture 20. The solar neutrino puzzle -- lecture 21. Back to the future 1: experiments to come -- lecture 22. Back to the future 2: puzzles and progress -- lecture 23. Really big stuff : the origin of the universe -- lecture 24. Looking back and looking forward. This course will offer a tour of the particle zoo and the ideas and phenomena involved in qualitatively understanding current concepts of modern physics with no math involved. Part 2 focuses on symmetry, the Higgs particle, solar neutrino, and the origin of the universe.
FORMAT =DVD. LOCATION = General QC 721 .P6552 2003.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECT 2005.
ca. 50 min. The scientists and engineers who helped build the world's first nuclear weapon reflect on their accomplishments and legacy.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = QC 773.3 .U5 M364 2005

THE ATOM SMASHERS 2008.
ca. 73 min. Examines fifteen months at Fermilab as scientists scour the subatomic world for a particle so important that it has been dubbed the "god particle" and the "holy grail" of physics. Special features: The Fermilab Tango Club; Barnstormers (The Fermilab model airplane club); The Drug Sniffing Dogs (the Fermilab rock band); The Superconducting supercollider (SSC); Science, culture and politics.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 787 .P3 A866 2008

THE GHOST PARTICLE 2006.
56 min. The cosmos has a secret ingredient: a swarm of invisible particles that fill every cubic inch of space. Trillions of them zip through our bodies but we don't notice a thing. Nova tells the 70-year struggle of scientists to understand neutrinos.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General QC 793.5 .N42 G46 2006

Measurement / Instrumentation / Data Analysis

THE FILMS OF CHARLES AND RAY EAMES: POWERS OF TEN c2000.
46 min. Powers of ten was originally produced as a motion picture in 1977. Powers of ten illustrates a picnic in Chicago and then begins moving ten times farther out every ten seconds, until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light. Then, we move inward into the hand of a sleeping picnicker with ten times more magnification every ten seconds.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION General QA 161 .E95 F556 2000

TIME: MEASUREMENT AND MEANING 1974.
26 min. Reviews means by which man recorded time in the past and introduces modern methods of measurement.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 210.A1 T5 1974x.

COSMIC VOYAGE c1996.
35 min. Originally released as a motion picture filmed in IMAX format. A dynamic journey, combining live action with state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery, shows us where humans fit in our ever-expanding universe. A "cosmic zoom," based on the powers of 10, extends from the surface of the Earth to the largest observable structures of the universe, and then back down into the sub-nuclear realm--a guided tour across 42 orders of magnitude. Explore some of the greatest existing scientific theories, some of which have never before been visualized on film, from the birth of the cosmos and solar system to the nature of black holes and exploding supernovas.
FORMAT =VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 982 .C6 1996.

THE METRIC SYSTEM released between 1992 and 1994.
19 min. Presents basic units of metric measurement. Explains meter, liter, gram, and the use of prefixes to indicate larger and smaller quantities of these units.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 93 .M45 1992.

RELATIVE ATOMIC MASS 1992.
10 min. The mole concept ; [5]. Introduces the mass spectrometer, the modern method of measuring atomic mass.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 454 .M3 R4 1992.

APPLIED VIBRATION ANALYSIS c1997.
9 VHS videocassettes (214 min.) Designed to meet the need for vibration analysis training which is practical, understandable and immediately useful to industrial technicians. Intended to help trainees learn to diagnose developing equipment problems by analyzing the vibration spectrum. Episodes: no. 1. Introduction (26 min.) -- no. 2. Collecting spectral data (23 min.) -- No. 3. Analyzing spectral data (23 min.) -- no. 4. Analyzing bearing vibrations (25 min.) -- no. 5. Analyzing gear vibrations (27 min.) -- no. 6. Analyzing fan vibrations (26 min.) -- no. 7. Analyzing pump vibrations (27 min.) -- no. 8. Analyzing motor vibrations (18 min.) -- no. 9. Analyzing turbine-generator vibrations (19 min.).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TA 355 .A6 1997.

MECHANICAL TESTING OF MATERIALS 2002.
26 min. Training video explaining the concept of mechanical testing, how it determines mechanical properties and suitability for engineering applications, and its use in research and development and quality control. Also covers how mechanical testing is performed, including standardized test procedures.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION: Circulation Desk TA 410 .M434 2002

VIBRATION ANALYSIS c1995.
7 VHS videocassettes (113 min.) Provides a fundamental understanding of machine vibration and the process involved in predicting the health of rotating equipment. v. 1. Predictive maintenance and machine vibration (13:56) -- v. 2. Machine Vibration. Basic theory, part 1 (15:42) -- v. 3. Machine vibration. Basic theory, part II (13:14) -- v. 4. Preparing for data collection (17:32) -- v. 5. The data processing system (15:20) -- v. 6. Data collection (15:05) -- v. 7. Data analysis (21:28).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION General TJ 177 .V52 1995.

MEASURING TOOLS ; MICROMETERS AND GAGES ; THE VERNIER CALIPER AND VERNIER PROTRACTOR ; USE OF LAYOUT TOOLS c1978.
58 min. Machine technology. Discusses the names and uses of measuring tools in a machine shop, how to read them, and how to take care of them (1st-3rd works : 11 min.; 17 min.; 13 min.). Shows some of the tools and instruments for laying out work for machine operations (4th work : 17 min.).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TJ 1160 .M3 v. 2.

BLUEPRINT READING. PULLEY BAR BLUEPRINT READING. WHEEL PULLER ; BLUEPRINT READING. TOOLMAKER'S VISE 1980.
59 min. Machine technology. Discusses techniques used by the machine designer to specify dimensions and other pertinent characteristics of the part to be produced. Shows how to identify, sequence, and perform machining steps to produce a pulley bar (1st work : 12 min.). Shows how to determine correct machining operations for work on the contour bandsaw, milling machine, and precision surface grinder (2nd work : 14 min.). Discusses how to examine an assembly drawing, identify the dimensions and characteristics of the parts, and machine and assemble a toolmaker's vise (3rd work : 16 min.). Describes tools and methods used to machine shoulders and corners (4th work : 17 min.).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TJ 1160 .M3 v. 4.

FUNDAMENTAL MANUFACTURING PROCESSES. COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL 2002.
24 min. Provides an introduction to the basic principles of computer numerical control (CNC), a process widely used in the manufacturing industry. Features segments on the rectangular coordinate system, program zero, axes of motion, point-to-point positioning, contouring, interpolation, and program command lines, as well as manual programming and computer-aided design and manufacturing.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TJ 1189 .F86 2002.

MULTIMETERS EXPLAINED 1987.
3 videocassettes (ca. 15 min. each) Covers the functions and practical operations of the analog and digital multimeters. 1. An introduction -- 2. Continuity and resistance -- 3. Voltage and current.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 275 .M8 1987.

THE ABCS OF DMM SAFETY c1998.
14:07 min. Proper use of DMMs can reduce personal injury and damage to equipment. Industrial settings and clear descriptions show common safety practices used to reduce the potential for injury. Safety standards -- Measurement hazards -- Does your meter measure up? -- Safety testing of meters -- Safe work practices.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 7878.4 .A2 1998.

DIGITAL MULTIMETER PRINCIPLES c1998.
29 min. Depicts step-by-step procedures for using digital multimeters. The easy-to-follow format aids comprehension and simplifies instruction. Meter abbreviations -- Electrical prefixes -- Converting units -- Digital displays -- Bar graph -- Ghost voltages -- Measuring AC voltage -- Measuring DC voltage -- Resistance -- Measuring resistance -- Measuring current -- Ohm's Law -- Power formula -- Testing diodes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 7878.4 .D5 1998.

USING DUAL TRACE OSCILLOSCOPES 1990.
6 videocassettes (ca. 15 min. each) Explains the parts and operation of a precision dual trace oscilloscope. 1. Safety and initial set-up -- 2. Basic operation -- 3. Measuring voltage -- 4. Coupling and triggering -- 5. Vertical mode controls -- 6. Using your scope.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 7878.7 .U7 1990.

INSTRUMENTATION, DISCRETE AND SENSORY 1995.
2 videocassettes (ca 30. min.) pt. 1. Discrete instrumentation sensing and position devices ; Limit, photoelectric and proximity switch position sensing -- pt. 2. Discrete process sensing control devices : pressure flow, level and temperature sensors ; Discrete solenoid operated control valve operations and application : 2-way, 3-way, 4-way, and 4 & 5 ports ; How to properly read solenoid valve schematics ; Troubleshooting solenoid control valves.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 7881.2 .I6 1995.

GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING : TRAINING PROGRAM c1995.
16 videocassettes (756 min.) :"This program is based on: American National Standard, ASME Y14.5M, 1994, Dimensioning and tolerancing, and ASME Y14.5.1M, 1995, Mathematical definitions, with excerpts from International ISO Standards. "Intended as training for anyone who interprets engineering drawings for manufacturing including manufacturing engineers, part designers, quality assurance inspectors and shop floor personnel. unit 1. Introduction, symbols, and terms (45 min.) -- unit 2. How the geometric system works (56 min.) -- unit 3. Position tolerance verification (37 min.) -- unit 4. Limits of size (36 min.) -- unit 5. Datum reference frame, theory (48 min.) -- unit 6. Datum modifiers (48 min.) -- unit 7. Datum reference frame, selection and qualification exercises (69 min.) -- unit 8. Datum reference frame, applications I (27 min.) -- unit 9. Datum reference frame, applications II (57 min.) -- unit 10. Form tolerances (38 min.) -- unit 11. Orientation tolerances (46 min.) -- unit 12. Profile tolerances (60 min.) -- unit 13. Position tolerances (51 min.) -- unit 14. Coaxial and non-cylindrical controls (48 min.) -- unit 15. Fastener formulas and screw threads (41 min.) -- unit 16. IB and OB stack-up calculations (49 min.).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TS 172 .G4 1995.

THERMOGRAPHY c1996.
3 VHS videocassettes. Predictive maintenance training series. Presents fundamental knowledge of the instrumentation needed to start an effective predictive maintenance program using infrared thermography. lesson 1. Basic operations (22:48) -- lesson 2. Operating procedures and implementation (22:27) -- lesson 3. Practical applications (24:55).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TS 192 .T4 1996

Fluid Mechanics / Hydraulics / Water

TURBULENCE 1990?.
29 min. Fluid mechanics films. Illustrates aspects of turbulence, including the effect of Reynolds number on inception and on turbulent flows, increased pressure drop in pipe-flow, efficient mixing, turbulent transport of momentum and solar properties, Reynolds stress, and effects of buoyancy.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General QA 913 .T8 1990x
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MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS 199? c1965.
26 min. Fluid mechanics films. Describes and illustrates interactions between electromagnetic and velocity fields which are central to magnetohydrodynamics. Discusses changes in pressure fields and changes of vorticity.
'FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QA 920 .M3 1985x
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DEFORMATION OF CONTINUOUS MEDIA [198-?], c1963.
38 min. Fluid mechanics films. Explains deformation and its resolution into component motions. Presents an analysis of deforming patterns, marked on a shear flow in a stationary reference frame and in a reference frame rotating with the pattern.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 151 .D4 1985x.
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EULERIAN AND LAGRANGIAN DESCRIPTIONS IN FLUID MECHANICS [198-?], c1968.
27 min. Fluid mechanics films. Uses a computer-animated film to illustrate the two principal ways of describing fluid motion. Shows displacement, velocity, and acceleration fields, steady and unsteady Eulerian velocity fields, and the substantial derivative.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 151 .E8 1985x.
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PRESSURE FIELDS AND FLUID ACCELERATION [198-?], c1963.
31 min. Ascher H. Shapiro uses experiments to show the connection between the accelerations associated with the velocity field and the pressure gradient of a steady flow. Explains that viscous stresses and body forces are unimportant compared with inertial forces.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 151 .P7 1988x.
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SECONDARY FLOW [198-?], c1964.
30 min. Fluid mechanics films. Demonstrates secondary flows caused by the imposition of primary-flow pressure gradients on low-momentum fluid in sheer layers.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 151 .S4 1985x.
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CHANNEL FLOW OF A COMPRESSIBLE FLUID [198-?], c1965.
29 min. Fluid mechanics films. Schlieren flow visualization and simultaneous display of the pressure distribution along a channel of varying area demonstrate the phenomena of choking, blocking and starting. Shows supersonic flow, Mach waves, normal shock waves and supersonic compression.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 152.5 .C45 1985x.
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FUNDAMENTALS OF BOUNDARY LAYERS [198-?], c1968. >br/> 24 min. Fluid mechanics films. Illustrates boundary layer concepts and phenomena using demonstration- experiments in water and glycerine.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 154 .F8 1985x.
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FLOW VISUALIZATION [198-?], c1963.
31 min. Fluid mechanics films. Stephen J. Kline demonstrates the use of flow visualization in solving engineering problems and establishing mathematical models for analysis of flow fields. Explains the kinematic concepts linking visual observations to the velocity field in steady and unsteady flow.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 155.5 .F5 1985x.
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LOW REYNOLDS NUMBER FLOWS [198-?], c1966.
33 min. Fluid mechanics films. Sir Geoffrey I. Taylor describes and discusses characteristics of the motion of fluids using a variety of models, and demonstrates how in low Reynolds number flows a rough estimate is provided by the Reynolds number scale of the relative importance of inertia and viscosity.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 155.5 .L6 1985x.
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STANDING WAVES AND THE PRINCIPLE OF SUPERPOSITION 1971. 11 min. Introduces, defines, and illustrates standing waves and the principle of superposition. Demonstrates what happens when waves meet and how a standing wave is formed by the superposition of identical traveling waves in opposite directions.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 157 .S78 1974x.

STRATIFIED FLOW [198-?], c1968.
26 min. Presents demonstration-experiments showing interface waves between fluids of different densities and internal waves and lee waves in continuously-stratified fluids flowing over various obstacles. Discusses relevance to channel flows, oceanography, and meteorology.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 157 .S8 1985x.
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WAVES AND ENERGY [198-?], c1961.
11 min. Basic physical science series. Explains that there are many kinds of waves, including water, sound, light, and radio waves. Uses illustrations and experiments to show how waves carry energy from one place to another. Describes the relationships between frequency and wave length and explains how radio waves carry information.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 157 .W38 1988x.

WAVES IN FLUIDS [198-?], c1964.
33 min. Fluid mechanics films. Visualizes some of the basic phenomena of wave motion in fluids.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 157 .W39 1985x.
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ROTATING FLOWS [198-?], c1969.
29 min. Fluid mechanics films. Illustrates the phenomena associated with rotation of homogeneous fluids, including horizontal trajectories in surface gravity waves, low and high-Rossby-number flows around a sphere, Taylor walls, normal modes of oscillation, and Rossby waves in a cylindrical annulus.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 159 .V67 1985x.
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VORTICITY [198-?].
2 videocassettes 44 min. Fluid mechanics films. Ascher H. Shapiro presents experimental demonstrations of phenomena relating to vorticity, to circulation, and to the theorems of Crocco, Kelvin, and Helmholtz.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 159 .R6 1985x.
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SURFACE TENSION IN FLUID MECHANICS [198-?], c1963.
29 min. Fluid mechanics films. Presents a series of experiments to show that surfaces exert forces. Defines the fundamental boundary conditions governing the effects of these forces. Includes illustrations of nucleation, "wine tears," swimming bubbles, and high speed pictures of the breakup of water sheets and soap films.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 183 .S85 1985x.
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RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF FLUIDS [198-?], c1964.
22 min. Fluid mechanics films. Illustrates the rheological behavior of fluids which do not obey the Navier-Stokes equations. Demonstrates non-Newtonian properties by non-linear steady flows and by the time-dependent visco-elastic behavior of such materials. Contrasts the non-Newtonian behavior with Newtonial fluid behavior in similar experiments.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 189.5 .R4 1985x
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RAREFIED GAS DYNAMICS [198-?], c1967.
33 min. Fluid mechanics series. Shows the evolution of flow fields as density is varied from continuum levels to the rarefied levels of free-molecule flow. Demonstrates the interaction of free-molecular flows with solid surfaces and portrays the role of the molecular mean-free path.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 168.86 .R3 1985x.
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AERODYNAMIC GENERATION OF SOUND [198-?], c1969.
44 min. Fluid mechanics films. Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow. Discusses quadropoles in detail and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 225.15 .A38 1985x.
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INTRODUCTION TO FLUID POWER c1992.
19 min. Explains the principals of fluid power. Guide leaflet provides discussion topics and a quiz.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TA 357 .I58 1992.

CAVITATION [198-?], c1968.
31 min. Fluid mechanics films. Shows examples of cavitation on hydrofoils, marine propellers, pumps, turbines & dam spillways. Varies flow speed, hydrofoil incidence, ambient pressure & propeller rpm to demonstrate their effects on the strength and extent of the cavitating region.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TA 357.5 .C38 C3 1985x.
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FLOW INSTABILITIES [198-?], c1968.
27 min. Fluid mechanics films. Shows surface waves generated by wind in a water channel to illustrate the general features of flow instability.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TA 357.5 .U57 F5 1985x.
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HYDRAULICS c1998.
7 videocassettes (215 min.) Discusses fluid characteristics and how fluids exert pressure to support loads and flow to move loads. no. 1. Harnessing hydraulic power (18:00) -- no. 2. Hydraulic circuit (32:00) -- no. 3. Pumps and actuators (34:00) -- no. 4. Control valves (32:00) -- no. 5. Hydraulic fluid (33:57) -- no. 6. Hydraulic systems: safety & maintenance (40:00) -- no. 7. Troubleshooting (25:00).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TC 160 .H9 1998.

HYDRAULICS 2004.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Modern marvels. Explores how hydraulics power industry, keep planes flying, and make that 3-point-turn a U-turn. Discusses how Blaise Pascal uncovered the essential fact that makes modern hydraulics possible, and examines the myriad machines that have put his principles to work for mankind, from automobile brakes to dump trucks to the space shuttle and beyond.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TC 160 .H937 2004.

FLUID QUANTITY AND FLOW 1995.
42 min. Measurement series. Provides an introduction to the measurement of fluid quantity using fluid level sensors (float, optical, ultrasonic and capacitive techniques), mass sensing, accounting methods, rotating cup anemometers, pressure based flow sensors (pitot and venturi systems), cooling based flow sensors, hot wire sensors, turbine sensors, paddlewheel sensors, ultrasonic flow sensors, and vortex shedding flow sensors.
FORMAT = Streaming video. LOCATION = TC 177

THIRSTY PLANET: WATERS OF DISCORD 2004.
27 min. Almost half the world gets its drinking water from rivers that cross national boundaries. Analysts predict that more wars will be fought over water than oil. This program surveys a number of active or potential hot spots: Israel and the river Jordan; the Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey and its effects on Syria and Iraq; Egypt's Toshka Canal and the Nile Basin Initiative; and the Tehri dam in India. The program also looks at the effects of the Hoover dam on the Colorado River delta in Mexico and the success of Lesotho's Katse dam.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TC 405 .W386 2004

THE POWER OF WATER [1997?], c1993.
54 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as: A National Geographic special. A presentation of man's relationship to fresh water and an examination of the controversy over whose needs determine water use in the United States. Provides examples of wetland, river, and non-renewable water supplies to show how water becomes power. The dammed Columbia -- Industrial legacy : [Great Lakes contamination] -- Dying of thirst : [Everglades of Florida] -- The well runneth dry : [Ogalala Aquifer] -- Land of little rain : [the arid West and the Colorado River].
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TD 223 .P6 1997.

THIRSTY PLANET: WATER FOR PROFIT 2004.
27 min. When demand outpaces supply, water becomes a commodity to be traded on the global market. But who owns water and how can a price be set on water? In this program the pros and cons of privatization are assessed in a number of water management situations around the world: Aguas Argentinas in Buenos Aires; the Bechtel Corporation in Cochabamba, Bolivia; Thames Water Company in Jakarta and a public/private test partnership in Albania.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General TD 365 .W374 2004

ARE WE TAPPED OUT? [1999].
62 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; Nov. 1999.Based on the book: Tapped out / Paul Simon. Recorded in the Arts Center Mainstage at the College of DuPage on November 17, 1999 as part of the College Lecture Series. Paul Simon delivers a lecture on the coming worldwide water shortage.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk, General TD 388 .S556 1999.

ASIA'S WATER CRISIS : THE STRUGGLE WITHIN EACH DROP c1997.
min., 43 sec. Profiles Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the People's Republic of China and looks toward solutions to Asia's growing water crisis.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TD 424.4 .A85 A8 1997.

FIT TO DRINK c1987.
20 min. Chemistry in action. Traces the water cycle from the collection of rain water, through purification in a water treatment plant, to places where water is used. Describes how water is treated and shows the treatment facilities in a modern British plant.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TD 430 .F58 1987.

INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS 2000, 1985.
3 videocassettes (71 min.) Provides an introduction to hydraulic power concepts and circuits, including hydraulic pumps, conductors, accessories, valves, and procedures for maintenance, safety and troubleshooting industrial hydraulic systems.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TJ 840 .I538 2000.

CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS 2000.
5 videocassettes (121 min.) LIBRARY HAS: v. 1, 4, 5. pt. 1. Design and function (24 min.) -- pt. 2. System characteristics and selection (20 min.) -- pt. 3. Operation and maintenance (20 min.) -- pt. 4.Troubleshooting & disassembly (28:30 min.) -- pt. 5. Reassembly & installation (28:30 min.). Teaches the proper procedures for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting centrifugal pumps. Discusses pump basics and terminology, mechanical seals, bearing failure, cavitation, entrainment, pump performance curves, and disassembly and repair.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TJ919 .C468 2000.

THE FLUID MECHANICS OF DRAG [198-?], c1960.
4 videocassettes 114 min. pt. 1. Some curious experiments -- pt. 2. Fundamental concepts -- pt. 3. The laws of drag in fluids of high and low viscosity -- pt. 4. How to reduce drag. A four-part instructional series which utilizes film clips and classroom presentations to illustrate the fluid mechanics of drag.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 574 .D7 F5 1983x.
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Physics of Gasses / Pneumatics

AVOGADRO'S HYPOTHESIS 1992.
10 min. The mole concept ; [4]. Examines Avogadro's hypothesis and the assertion that each particle of gas contains no fewer than two atoms.
"FORMAT": VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 161 .A8 1992.

COMBINING GAS VOLUMES 1992.
10 min. The mole concept ; [3]. Explains how a single-atom particle should behave and compares the results to Gay-Lussac's observations and law of combining gas volumes.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 161 .C6 1992.

GAS VOLUMES 1992.
10 min. The mole concept ; [2]. Explains gas volume as a possible container for measuring the mass of atoms.
FORMAT :VHS: LOCATION= Circulation Desk. QC 161 .G3 1992.

THE MOLE 1992.
10 min. The Mole concept ; [6]. Introduces the mole, its use to standardize gas volume comparisons, and Avogadro's number.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 161 .M6 1992.

RAREFIED GAS DYNAMICS [198-?], c1967.
33 min. Fluid mechanics series. Shows the evolution of flow fields as density is varied from continuum levels to the rarefied levels of free-molecule flow. Demonstrates the interaction of free-molecular flows with solid surfaces and portrays the role of the molecular mean-free path.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General. QC 168.86 .R3 1985x.
Link to Streaming video

PNEUMATICS c1989 and 2010.
8 videocassettes or DVDs. (173 min.) An introduction to the transfer, control and use of energy contained in compressed and flowing air. pt. 1. The power of compressed air (22 min. VHS) -- pt. 2. The pneumatic circuit (27 min. DVD) -- pt. 3. Processing air (23 min. DVD) -- pt. 4. Using compressed air (23 min. DVD) -- pt. 5. Pneumatic valves (22 min. VHS) -- pt. 6. Working safely with pneumatic systems (17 min. DVD) -- pt. 7. Maintaining pneumatic systems (20 min. VHS -- pt. 8. Troubleshooting pneumatic systems (19 min. VHS).
FORMAT = VHS parts 1, 5, 7, and 8 and DVD parts 2, 3, 4, 6 LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TJ 950 .P6 1989 and 2010.

Acoustics / Sound

AERODYNAMIC GENERATION OF SOUND [198-?], c1969.
44 min. Fluid mechanics films. Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow. Discusses quadropoles in detail and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General QC 225.15 .A38 1985x
Link to Streaming video

ANIMATIONS FOR INTRODUCTION TO SOUND 1995.
65 min. Created to show, in slow motion, events in acoustics that occur rapidly over time. Episodes: 1-2. Vibrating tuning fork -- 1-3. Movement of air particles -- 1-4. Disturbance of the air masses -- 1-8. A spring-mass system -- 1-9 a-d. Pendulum -- 1-10 a-b. Transverse wave motion on a string -- 1-11, 1-3. Longitudinal wave motion on a spring-mass system -- 2-3. A ferris wheel illustrates simple harmonic motion -- 2-4 a-b. Projection of simple harmonic motion -- 2-5, 2-8. Sine wave -- 2-9. Simple harmonic motion and sound waves -- 8-3, 8-5 a-b. "Reflection" of a ball -- 8-4. Reflection of sound by a wall --8-6 a-b. Reflection by convex and concave surfaces -- 8-7 a-c, 8-7. Standing waves -- 8-12 a-d. Sound travel with and against wind -- 8-13 a-b. Sound travel early in the morning and at midday.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 225.15 .S642 1999.

Cosmology

GALILEO'S BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS. c2002.
(1 hr., 54 min) Based on the book Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel. Originally broadcast in the television series Nova. Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION= General QB 36 .G2 S65 2002.

TIMOTHY FERRIS [2002].
90 min. Based on the book: Seeing in the dark / Timothy Ferris. Recorded on October 23, 2002 in the McAninch Arts Center, as part of the College Lecture Series. Timothy Ferris delivers a lecture on cosmology and presents readings from his book. He provides a real sense of the vastness of the universe.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = General Reserve and Archives. QB 43 .F471 2002.

TIME TRAVEL 1999.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 209 .T56 1999.

MY FAVORITE UNIVERSE 2003.
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lectures by Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson based on essays written by him for Natural History magazine. Clear introductions to essential principles of physics support these lectures, including density, quantum theory, gravity, and the General Theory of Relativity. Also includes forays into disciplines such as chemistry and biology as needed to explain events in astronomy. DISC 1. lecture 1. On being round -- lecture 2. On being rarefied -- lecture 3. On being dense -- lecture 4. Death by black hole -- lecture 5. Ends of the world -- lecture 6. Coming attractions -- DISC 2. lecture 7. Onward to the edge -- lecture 8. In defense of the big bang -- lecture 9. The greatest story ever told -- lecture 10. Forged in the stars -- lecture 11. The search for planets -- lecture 12. The search for life in the universe.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB461.3 .T976 2003.

DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE 2004
60 min. "New discoveries about dark matter and dark energy have astronomers wondering if ours is but one of an infinity of universes."--Www.pbs.org
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 791.3 .D375 2004

DARK MATTER, DARK ENERGY: THE DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE 2007.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Dr. Sean Carroll explains the subject of dark matter and dark energy in 24 lectures. He explains why scientists believe we live in a smooth, expanding universe that originated in a hot, dense state called the Big Bang. He describes the features of the infant universe that led to the large-scale structure we observe today. He takes you through the standard model of particle physics and shows how it provides the framework for understanding the interaction of all matter and radiation. And, he helps you understand why dark matter and dark energy are logical consequences of a wide range of scientific theories and observations and how together they complete a grand picture of the universe that has emerged over the last century. Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. Fundamental building blocks ; Lecture 2. The smooth, expanding universe ; Lecture 3. Space, time and gravity ; Lecture 4. Cosmology in Einstein's universe ; Lecture 5. Galaxies and clusters ; Lecture 6. Gravitational lensing -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Atoms and particles ; Lecture 8. The standard model of particle physics ; Lecture 9. Relic particles from the Big Bang ; Lecture 10. Primordial nucleosynthesis ; Lecture 11. The cosmis microwave background ; Lecture 12. Dark stars and black holes -- Pt. 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. WIMPs and supersymmetry ; Lecture 14. The accelerating universe ; Lecture 15. The geometry of space ; Lecture 16. Smooth tension and acceleration ; Lecture 17. Vacuum energy ; Lecture 18. Quintessence -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Was Einstein right? ; Lecture 20. Inflation. ; Lecture 21. Strings and extra dimensions ; Lecture 22. Beyond the observable universe ; Lecture 23. Future experiments ; Lecture 24. The past and future of the dark side.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 791.3 .D37 2007

MONSTER OF THE MILKY WAY 2007.
54 min. Nova. Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 843 .B55 M667 2007

BLACK HOLES EXPLAINED 2009.
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Professor Alex Filippenko examines the true nature of black holes and their implications for our universe. Contents Disc 1. Lecture 1. A general introduction to black holes ; Lecture 2. The violent deaths of massive stars ; Lecture 3. Gamma-ray bursts: the birth of black holes ; Lecture 4. Searching for stellar-mass black holes ; Lecture 5. Monster of the Milky Way and other galaxies ; Lecture 6. Quasars: feasting supermassive black holes -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Gravitational waves: ripples in space-time ; Lecture 8. The wildest ride in the universe ; Lecture 9. Shortcuts through the universe and beyond? ; Lecture 10. Stephen Hawking and black hole evaporation ; Lecture 11. Black holes and the holographic universe -- Lecture 12. Black holes and the Large Hadron Collider.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 843 .B55 F555 2009

COSMOS 2000 or 1989.
7 videodiscs or videocassettes (120 min. each) Carl Sagan discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe. Disc 1. I. The shores of the cosmic ocean -- Disc 2. II. One voice in the cosmic fugue ; III. The harmony of the worlds -- Disc 3. IV. Heaven and hell ; V. Blues for a red planet -- Disc 4. VI. Travellers' tales ; VII. The backbone of night -- Disc 5. VIII. Travels in space and time ; IX. The lives of the stars -- Disc 6. X. The edge of forever ; XI. The persistence of memory -- Disc 7. XII. Encyclopaedia galactica ; XIII. Who speaks for Earth?
FORMAT : DVD and VHS. LOCATION: DVD: General QB 981 .C85 2000. VHS: Circulation Desk QB981 .C85 1989x

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME 1993.
84 min. Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 981 .H377 B7 1993.

STEPHEN HAWKING'S UNIVERSE c1997.
3 videodiscs (120 min. each) Treats viewers to the latest and loftiest advances in cosmological thought in true down-to-earth Hawking fashion. Share his excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see. v. 1. The big bang: program 1. Seeing is believing. program 2. The big bang-- v. 2. On the dark side: program 3. Cosmic alchemy. program 4. On the dark side -- v. 3. Black holes and beyond: program 5. Black holes and beyond. program 6. An answer to everything.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .S846 2000.

ORIGINS: FOURTEEN BILLION YEARS OF COSMIC EVOLUTION 2004.
2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) Originally broadcast as a segment of: NOVA. Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. disc 1. Earth is born ; How life began -- disc 2. Where are the aliens? ; Back to the beginning.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .T962 2004.

COSMOLOGY: THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF OUR UNIVERSE 2008.
6 videodiscs (180 min. each) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Professor Mark Whittle discusses the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1:The journey ahead ; Lecture 2: Denizens of the universe ; Lecture 3: Overall cosmic properties ; Lecture 4: The stuff of the universe ; Lecture 5: The sweep of cosmic history ; Lecture 6: Measuring distances -- Disc 2. Lecture 7: Expansion and age ; Lecture 8: Distances, appearances, and horizons ; Lecture 9: Dark matter and dark energy--96%! ; Lecture 11: Cosmic expansion--keeping track of energy ; Lecture 12: Cosmic acceleration--falling outward. Pt. 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13: The cosmic microwave background ; Lecture 14: Conditions during the first million years ; Lecture 15: Primordial sound--big bang acoustics ; Lecture 16: Using sound as cosmic diagnostic ; Lecture 17: Primordial roughness--seeding structure ; Lecture 18: The Dark Age--from sound to the first stars -- Disc 4. Lecture 19: Infant galaxies ; Lecture 20: From child to maturity--galaxy evolution ; Lecture 21: Giant Black Holes--construction and carnage ; Lecture 22: The galaxy web--a relic of primordial sound ; Lecture 23: Atom factories--stellar interiors ; Lecture 24: Understanding element abundances -- Pt. 3. Disc 5. Lecture 25: Light elements--made in the Big Bang ; Lecture 26: Putting it together--the Concordance Model Lecture 27: Physics at ultrahigh temperatures ; Lecture 28: Back to a microsecond--the particle cascade ; Lecture 29: Back to the GUT--matter and forces emerge ; Lecture 30: Puzzling problems remain -- Disc 6. Lecture 31: Inflation provides the solution ; Lecture 32: The quantum origin of all structure ; Lecture 33: Inflation's stunning creativity ; Lecture 34: Fine tuning and anthropic arguments ; Lecture 35: What's next for cosmology? ; Lecture 36: A comprehensible universe?
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .W458 2008

THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS 2011.
2 DVD (223 min.) Originally broadcast in 2011 on the PBS television series Nova. Based on the book The fabric of the cosmos by Brian Greene. Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory. Contents: [Disc 1]: What is space? ca. 56 min. -- The illusion of time ca. 56 min. ; [Disc 2]: Quantum leap ca. 55 min. -- Universe or multiverse? ca. 56 min.
THE BIG BANG 1999.
52 min. Originally released as an episode of the television program: The expanding universe. Scientists believe than an immense explosion about 12 million years ago gave rise to the universe. "Learn how images from the Hubble Space Telescope have contributed to our knowledge of those first moments of the cosmos.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 991.B54 B54 1999.

RUNAWAY UNIVERSE 2000.
60 min. Beyond the big bang, see the future of the universe. Originally shown on the television program: Nova.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 991.B54 R8 2000.

FROM HERE TO INFINITY 2003.
50 min. The presenters discuss how their landmark study of supernovas is helping to overturn the Big Crunch theory. Their observations reveal that the universe is still expanding with an unidentified force which is causing the expansion to accelerate.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 991 .E94 F766 2003

Aerodynamics

AERODYNAMIC GENERATION OF SOUND [198-?], c1969.
44 min. Fluid mechanics films. Describes the mechanism of sound generation by turbulence resulting from an instability of steady flow. Discusses quadropoles in detail and illustrates the fundamentals of jet noise generation.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. QC 225.15 .A38 1985x.

THE WRIGHT STUFF c1996.
ca. 60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: The American experience. Presents the story of the Wright brothers and the invention of the airplane.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 540 .W7 W75 1996.

THE FLUID MECHANICS OF DRAG [198-?], c1960.
4 videocassettes 114 min. pt. 1. Some curious experiments -- pt. 2. Fundamental concepts -- pt. 3. The laws of drag in fluids of high and low viscosity -- pt. 4. How to reduce drag. A four-part instructional series which utilizes film clips and classroom presentations to illustrate the fluid mechanics of drag.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 574 .D7 F5 1983x.

MISSION TO MIR 2001
39 min Originally produced as an IMAX film in 1997. Shows how American and Russian astronauts train for life aboard the Russian space station Mir and, in film taken by the American astronauts in space, shows how the astronauts live, work, and entertain in a zero-gravity environment. Includes a brief review of the history of manned space flight. Features American astronaut Shannon Lucid.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .R92 M577 2001

DESTINY IN SPACE 2001.
40 min. A presentation of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and Lockheed Corporation in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; filmed in space by the astronauts"--Container. Originally produced as an IMAX film in 1994. Board a satellite in space to look back upon the shuttle as it orbits the Earth. Be part of the crew, working alongside the astronauts as they deploy and repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Travel millions of miles beyond Earth to soar above the remarkable contours of Venus and Mars.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TL 789.8 .U5 D47 2001.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON c1998.
6 videocassettes (ca. 639 min.) or 4 videodiscs (ca. 639 min.) Produced with the cooperation of NASA, the miniseries follows the experiences of the Apollo astronauts in their mission to place a man on the moon. pt. 1. Can we do this? ; pt. 2. Apollo 1 -- pt. 3. We have cleared the tower ; pt. 4. 1968 -- pt. 5. Spider ; pt. 6. Mare Tranquilitatis -- pt. 7.That's all there is ; pt. 8. We interrupt this program -- pt. 9. For miles & miles ; pt. 10. Galileo was right -- pt. 11. The original wives club ; pt. 12. Le voyage dans la lune.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 A539 1998.

THE MOON RACE US VS USSR 1998.
21 min. Using extensive archival footage and contemporary interviews, this program reveals how the race to be first on the moon was part of the Cold War competition. Looking back, July 20, 1969 was a U.S. triumph resulting from the Soviets' political and technical problems, as well as from American know-how.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TL 789.8 .U6 A5817 1998.

TO THE MOON 1999.
120 min. VHS and DVD Originally seen on the television program Nova in 1999. Presents the story behind the Apollo space program, including the historic walk on the moon in 1969.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 A5998 1999/2000

THE FOUR DAYS OF GEMINI 4 1989.
130 min. NASA film library ; v. 18. Presents a documentary account in chronological sequence of the second manned Gemini flight and America's first space walk which was performed by Col. Edward White.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TL 789.8 .U6 G37 1989.

ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN : A RETROSPECT OF THE APOLLO SPACE MISSION c1984?
approx. 57 min. Presents highlights of the flight of Apollo 11, from the launching of the Saturn V-Apollo vehicle, throughout the exploration of the lunar surface, to the safe return of astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to earth. Uses motion pictures, still pictures, and television transmissions to show the actual exploration of the moon. Eagle has landed, the flight of Apollo 11 (28 1/2 min.) -- The time of Apollo (28 min.).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 O6 1984.

SKYLAB, SECOND MANNED MISSION : A SCIENTIFIC HARVEST 1989.
30 min. NASA film library : v. 25. Includes highlights of over 1,000 experiment hours and 3 space walks.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 S554 1989.

VOYAGE TO THE PLANETS AND BEYOND [2005]
120 min. Incredible computer-generated special effects reveal the danger and spectacle of what it would be like for astronauts to land on and explore other planets in the solar system.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TL 793.5 .V693 2005.

ASTRONAUTS [1997]
90 min. Follows the Endeavor crew of Space Shuttle Flight STS-72, from their selection through the year to their flight and landing.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .A78 1997.

THE DREAM IS ALIVE [2001].
36 min. VHS and DVD Release of the c1985 IMAX motion picture. Takes you into space alongside the astronauts on the space shuttle. Share with them the delights of zero gravity while working, eating and sleeping in orbit around the Earth. Witness firsthand a tension-filled satellite capture and repair and the historic first spacewalk by an American woman.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .D743 2001.

HAIL COLUMBIA [2001]
36 min. Originally produced as an IMAX film in 1982. Behind the scenes with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen as they prepare for the voyage of the world's first space
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .H35 2001

SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION PHOTO AND TV ANALYSIS TEAM REPORT [1987?]
31 min. Provides a concise, technical explanation of the cause of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident on January 28, 1986.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .S6 1987.

LAUNCH AND RETRIEVAL OF SATELLITES, 1984 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 29. Demonstrates the historic retrieval of two errant satellites, using the astronaut maneuvering backpack.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 796 .L3 1989.

MARS; DEAD OR ALIVE c2004.
ca. 60 min. Original broadcast of the PBS television program Nova. In January 2004, two spacecraft (named Spirit and Opportunity) carrying identical robotic explorers touched down on the surface of Mars. Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the design, testing, and launch of the mission, then join the quest for signs of life on the red planet.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General TL 799 .M3 M37 2004

APOLLO 17 : ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 2. Details the final lunar mission of the Apollo program.
FORMAT' = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TL 799 .M6 A6 1989.

MAN ON THE MOON c1981.
80 min. Walter Cronkite. Covers the history of the space flight program, from the bare beginnings to July 20, 1969 - a Man on the Moon.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 799 .M6 M36 1981.

A NEW LOOK AT THE OLD MOON 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 14. Summarizes the Apollo missions and the laboratory techniques used to develop a new understanding of lunar history.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 799 .M6 N4 1989.

SATELLITE REPAIRS IN SPACE 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 30. Depicts the 1985 milestone mission, planned and executed in only four months. The crew retrieves, repairs and returns an inoperative satellite to its proper orbit.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General. TL 915 .S3 1989.

Optics / Fiber Optics

INDUSTRIAL COLOR TECHNOLOGY THEORY & APPLICATIONS [199-?]
5 videocassettes (168 min.) Designed to complement the company's color technology seminars which focus on practical problem solving in industrial applications. 1. Spectral curves : clues for solving color problems (22 min.) -- 2. The observing situation : the link between the computer and the eye (37 min.) -- 3. Color difference calculations (34 min.) -- 4. Industrial color formulation (30 min.) -- 5. Industrial color problems (45 min.).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 495 .I52 1995.

UNDERSTANDING COLOR-- COLOR BY ADDITION [1990?].
14 min. Uses dramatic and artistic scenes to introduce the subject of color. Explains step by step how different hues of colored light are produced using the three primary colors, how white light is formed, and how the principle of color by addition is applied in television.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 495 .U6 1990x.

INTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS 1991.
25 min. FiberOptic training videos. Title on container: Introduction to fiber optic theory & fiber structure.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TA 1800 .F5 no. 1 1991.
br/> FIBER CABLES AND PREPARATION 1992.
40 min. FiberOptic training videos. Title on container: Fiber optic cable, preparation & installation.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TA 1800 .F5 no. 2 1992.

FIBER SPLICING AND CONNECTORIZATION 1992.
25 min. FiberOptic training videos.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TA 1800 .F5 no. 3 1992.

FIBER TESTING, TROUBLESHOOTING AND DOCUMENTATION 1993.
35 min. FiberOptic training videos.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TA 1800 .F5 no. 4 1993.

FIBER OPTIC APPLICATIONS 1993.
40 min. FiberOptic training videos.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TA 1800 .F5 no. 5 1993.

FIBER OPTIC SAFETY 1993.
25 min. FiberOptic training videos.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TA 1800 .F5 no. 8 1993.

FIBER OPTICS EXPLAINED c1995.
4 videocassettes (72 min.) Discusses the evolution and uses of fiber optics. 1. The communication process (14 min.) -- 2. Making light talk (20 min.) -- 3. Putting light to work (19 min.) -- 4. Using fiber optics (19 min.).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TA 1800 .F534 1995.

THE ED 500 SERIES IN LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS c1985.
2 videocassettes (80 min.) Lighting fundamentals I ; Lighting fundamentals II ; Lighting fundamentals III (60 min). -- Lighting fundamentals IV. Lamp and luminaires (20 min.). Discusses the qualitative aspects of light, the measurable aspects of lighting fixtures, and two methods of predicting the illumination required for effective visibility (1st cassette). Also discusses the features of three kinds of electric lights, various luminaires, and guidelines for their application in an office environment (2nd cassette).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk.TK 4175 .L5 1985x.

FIBER OPTICS, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS. UPDATE ON THE STATE OF THE BUSINESS c1994.
2 videocassettes (143 min.) Stewart D. Personick presents a lecture on fiber optics. Topics include fiber in the loop; local area networking; SONET; high speed, long repeaterless span systems; and optical networking trends.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 5103.59 .F5 1994.

Electricity / Electronics / Electrical Engineering / Communications

BASIC ELECTRICITY–DIRECT CURRENT 1987.
4 videocassettes (ca. 15 min. each) 1. Electron flow – 2. Symbols, diagrams, and circuits – 3. Ammeters and voltmeters – 4. Ohm’s law in action.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. QC 521 .B3 1987.

ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES 2006
1 streaming video (18 min.) viewed on demand. Introduces the basics of electricity with coverage of atoms, conductors, and other electrical principles.
FORMAT = Streaming video QC 523 (check catalog)

ELECTRICITY AND HOW IT IS MADE 1964.
15 min. Illustrates the principal ways electricity is produced. Explains how electricity is used to provide light, heat, sound and power.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 527 .E43 1964x.

ELECTROMAGNETS : HOW THEY WORK [198-?], c1960.
11 min. Shows through laboratory experiments how an electromagnet is used, how it is constructed and how its strength can be increased.
FORMAT: VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 760 .E54 1960x.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY c1998.
7 videocassettes (117 min.) 1. Basic principles (22:25) -- 2. Alternating current (16:52) -- 3. Conductors (15:10) -- 4. Wiring (15:20) -- 5. Installation, distribution & lighting (16:32) -- 6. Generators and motors (16:30) -- 7. AC motor control & current measurement (14:03). Explains the basics of electricity and industrial lighting, including wiring, installation and distribution, and AC motor control.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 145 .I648 1998.

BASIC ELECTRICITY AND DC CIRCUITS. LESSON 1-LESSON 14 c1976.
14 videocassettes (ca. 29 min. each) 1. An introduction to electricity -- 2. Voltage, current, and resistance --3. Scientific notation and metric prefixes -- 4. Ohm's law and power -- 5. Series circuits -- 6. Introduction to parallel circuits -- 7. Parallel circuits analysis -- 8. Parallel-series circuits -- 9. Series-parallel circuits -- 10. Voltage dividers and power -- 11. An introduction to Kirchhoff's laws -- 12. Advanced methods of DC circuit analysis -- 13. Capacitors and the RC time constant -- 14. Inductors and the L/R time constant.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 146 .B37 1976.

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS c2006.
3 streaming videos viewed on demand. Describes the construction, design, and operation of basic electrical devices including resistors, capacitors, and transformers. Contents pt. 1. Resistors, batteries, and switches (22 min.) -- pt. 2. Capacitors, fuses, flashers, and coils (14 min.) -- pt. 3. Transformers, relays, and motors (15 min.)
FORMAT = Streaming Video TK 146 (check catalog)

ELECTRICAL SAFETY 1992.
1 streaming video (21 min.) viewed on demand. Summarizes the types of accidents that can occur when working with electric and electronic devices in a manufacturing atmosphere or in a shop classroom.
FORMAT = Streaming Video TK 146 (check catalog)

ELECTRICAL SAFETY c2005. >br/> 1 videodisc (30 min.) Gives a basic explanation of electricity, what it is and how it affects us. Also covers the color coding of wire and what each color means, the role of circuits and circuit breakers, and fuses and how to replace them. Examines insulation and how it works, the various hand tools used in electrical work, and what gauge wire to use in certain applications. Covers preventing electrical shock and how to treat a person who has received an electrical shock.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk. TK 146 .E443 2004

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF DC THEORY. LABORATORY EXERCISE NO. 1-14c1974-c1976.
15 videocassettes [Basic electricity series]. [0] Laboratory safety (25:30) -- 1. The ohmmeter and its use (19:50) -- 2. Interpreting the resistor color code (10:06) -- 3. The voltmeter and its use (15:45) -- 4. The ammeter and its use (13:45) -- 5. Ohm's law and series circuits (18:00) -- 6. Parallel resistances (10:33) -- 7. Parallel circuit laws (14:00) -- 8. Mechanical switches (15:10) -- 9. Series-parallel circuits (11:45) -- 10. Voltage dividers (14:35) -- 11. Network analysis with multiple voltage sources (14:45) -- 12. The Wheatstone bridge(14:50) -- 13. RC time constant (16:50) -- 14. Inductance & L/R time constants (12:20).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 146 .P7 1976.

ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS : YOU CAN DO IT! 1986.
12 min. Defines two types of electricity, static and current, and demonstrates each type. Identifies the components of an electrical circuit and discusses the characteristics of good and bad conductors. Also identifies various major sources of electrical power and shows how each operates.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 148 .E34 1986x.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY 2011.br /> 18 min. Details electricity-related safety procedures to follow for these hazards as well as protection of electrical instruments and solid-state devices.
FORMAT = Streaming video LOCATION = TK 152 (check catalog)

ELECTRICAL SAFETY BASICS 2004.
20 min. Gives a graphic depiction of actual electrical hazards and how to avoid them.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION Circulation Desk. TK 152 .E543 2004.

MOTORS c1993.
90 min. Tom Henry performs motor calculations for full load current, overload protection, branch circuit conductor size, overcurrent devices, feeder conductor size, and feeder overcurrent protection. Intended as preparation for examinations on the National electrical code.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 168 .M6 1993.

SINGLE-PHASE TRANSFORMERS c1993.
ca. 88 min. Tom Henry performs calculations required in examinations on the National Electrical Code.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 168 .S5 1993.

THREE-PHASE TRANSFORMERS c1993.
92 min. Tom Henry performs calculations required in examinations on the National Electrical Code.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 168 .T4 1993.

ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING 2006.
1 streaming video (20 min.) viewed on demand. Teaches and demonstrates a systematic approach to locating electrical problems.
FORMAT = Streaming video TK 453 (check catalog)

BASIC ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS : REACTIVE CIRCUITS c1981.
7 videocassettes (93 min.) 1. Vectors and vector analysis (13:00) -- 2. Rotating vectors (12:15) -- 3.Series LC circuits (13:30) -- 4. Series LCR circuits (12:11) -- 5. ParallelLC and LCR circuits (12:51) -- 6. Series resonance (17:04) -- 7. Parallel resonance (12:02).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 454 .B3 1981.

SINGLE PHASE TRANSFORMERS & ELECTRICAL MACHINES c2003.
4 videocassettes (68 minutes) v. 1. Transformers (19:56 minutes) -- v. 2. DC machines (19:37 minutes) -- v. 3. Single phase motors, pt. 1 (14:35 minutes) -- v. 4. Single phase motors, pt. 2 (13:19 minutes) Uses animated circuit drawings to explain the construction and operation of single-phase machines used in building transformers, motors, and alternators, and shows how to properly connect them to a circuit. These tapes correlate directly to Delmar's standard textbook of electricity, by Stephen L. Herman.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 454 .H472 2003

THREE PHASE CIRCUITS & ELECTRICAL MACHINEST, c2003.
4 videocassettes (69 minutes) v. 1. Three phase circuits (14:23 minutes) -- v. 2. Three phase transformers (18.29 minutes) -- v. 3. Three phase motors, pt. 1 (19:45 minutes) -- v. 4. Three phase motors, pt. 2 (16:06 minutes) Uses animated circuit drawings to explain the construction and operation of three-phase machines used in building transformers, motors, and alternators and demonstrates how to properly connect them to a circuit. These tapes correlate directly to Delmar's standard textbook of electricity, by Stephen L. Herman.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 454 .H473 2003

UNDERSTANDING HARMONICS IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS c1992.
17 min. Provides a basic understanding of power system current harmonics. Includes numerous diagrams and formulas and presents a straight forward approach to harmonics troubleshooting.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. TK 454 .U6 1992.

ADVANCED AC CIRCUITS c1993.
5 videocassettes . 1. Time constants -- pt. 2. Phasors and AC phase relationships -- pt. 3. The RC circuit -- pt. 4. The RL circuit -- pt. 5. The RLC circuit.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TK 454.15.A48 A4 1993.

BASIC AC CIRCUITS. LESSON 1[-LESSON 14]1981.
15 videocassettes (ca. 30 min. each) [Basic electricity series]. Introduces the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of analyzing AC circuits. 1. An introduction to alternating current -- 2. AC and the sine wave -- 3. The oscilloscope and its use -- 4. The sine wave and phase -- 5. Resistive circuits -- 6. Capacitance -- 7. RC circuit analysis -- 8. Inductance and transformers -- 9. RL circuit analysis -- 10. RC and RL time constants -- 11. RLC circuit analysis -- 12. Phasor algebra -- 13. Complex RLC circuit analysis -- 14. Resonance -- 15. Overview.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 454.15 .A48 B3 1981.

BASIC AC CIRCUITS. LAB 1[-LAB 15] c1981.
15 videocassettes Helps students to gain experience in practical applications of AC circuit theory and measurements and analysis through "hands-on" laboratory experiments. 1. Oscilloscope calibration and use (17:53) -- 2. Oscilloscope input coupling and waveform analysis (29:30) -- 3. Oscilloscope triggering (13:53) -- 4. Resistive circuit analysis (17:32) -- no. 5. Series RC circuits (17:28) -- 6. Parallel RC circuits (16:13) -- 7. Transformers (11:50) -- 8.Series RL circuits (12:55) -- 9. Parallel RL circuits (9:44) -- 10. RC time constants (15:05) -- 11. RL time constants (14:05) -- 12. Series resistive and reactive circuits (14:52) -- 13. Parallel resistive and reactive circuits (13:15) -- 14. Resonance (11:36) -- 15. Introduction to safety in the lab (25:30).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TK 454.15 .A48 B32 1981.

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS c1993.
5 videocassettes (ca. 25 min. each) no. 1. Magnetism and electromagnetism -- no. 2. Electrical generators and motors -- no. 3. Measuring AC -- no. 4. Capacitors, inductors, and transformers -- no. 5. Reactance and electrical power.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TK 2711 .A54 1993. .

MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS c1996.
7 videocassettes (108 min) LIBRARY HAS: v. 1, 2, 4, 6. Using schematics to illustrate the operation of mechanical control systems, demonstrates how to trace problems, make necessary changes in control systems and design new controls to perform special functions. Shows how to use off-the-shelf components such as switches, timers and relays to design controls, as well as the use of electronic controls, or "black boxes" in control. 1. Introduction to schematics (15 min.) -- 2. Creating schematics (17 min.) -- 3. Electrical lockout (12 min.) -- 4. Design and troubleshooting (16 min.) -- 5. Energy management (15 min.) -- 6. Electronic controls (16 min.) -- Responsive systems (17 min.).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 2851 .M434 1996. .

INSTALLING SERVICES c1999.
51 min. NEC expert. 1999 ; 3. Covers Article 230 of the NEC. Details overhead and underground services, service entrance conductors and service equipment, including services over 600V. Discusses location and number of disconnects, overcurrent and ground fault protection, services for multiple buildings, and more.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 3226 .I6 1999.

REMOTE CONTROL AND SIGNALING CIRCUITS c1999.
40 min.NEC expert. 1999 ; 5. Discusses NEC requirements for Class 1, 2, and 3 power limited and non-power limited circuits as found in Article 725. Covers cable types, voltage parameters, power limitations, and installation criteria including overcurrent protection, grounding, conductor types and sizes.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 3226 .R4 1999 .

GROUNDED SYSTEMS c1999.
56 min.) NEC expert. 1999 ; 1. Explains Article 250 of the NEC. Details why and how these systems are installed. Covers grounding and bonding of conductors, services and equipment with specific examples of systems in residential, commercial and industrial locations.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 3227 .G7 1999.

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION OF CONDUCTORS c2002.
45 min. Starting with the basics of ampacity, fuses and circuit breakers, this program reveals what experts know about Article 240 of the Code. Covers which conductors must be protected, when to use higher or lower ratings, and how to correctly protect taps, feeders, and transformer secondaries.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 3301 .O9 2002.

ELECTRICITY AT WORK c1987.
25 min. Basic electricity for HVAC. Examines electrical wiring and electrical troubleshooting; shows how electrical power comes into a home or commercial building; tells how line voltage gets to the HVAC equipment; introduces different types of wiring diagrams, and how to read them; and, lists the major symbols used in wiring diagrams.
FORMAT = ViHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 E44 1987.

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 1, INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRICAL CURRENTS 1993.
30 min. Tech training service ; GTE2-1. Still frame format; videocassette and accompanying material have same content. Introduces fundamentals of electricity and electrical circuits.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993 no.1

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 2, ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND THEIR SYMBOLS 1993.
26 min. Tech training service ; GTE2-2. Still frame format; videocassette and accompanying material have same content. Describes electrical components used in air conditioning systems and their representation on circuit diagrams.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035.A35 G43 1993 no.2

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 3, WIRING DIAGRAMS 1993.
24 min. Tech training service ; GTE2-3. Still frame format; videocassette and accompanying material have same content. Covers the reading of different types of electric wiring diagrams and discusses safety practices.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993 no.3

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 4, WIRING DIAGRAM EXERCISES 1993.
26 min.Tech training service ; GTE2-4. Still frame format; videocassette and accompanying material have same content. Demonstrates the building of a simplified schematic diagram for a packaged heat pump.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993, no.4

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 5, ELECTRIC METERS AND THEIR USES 1993.
32 min. Tech training service ; GTE2-5. Still frame format; videocassette and accompanying material have same content. Describes the various meters used to troubleshoot electrical circuits.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993, no.5

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 6, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS 1993.
29 min. Tech training service ; GTE2-6. Introduces AC circuit components, such as capacitors and motors, and discusses how electric power is generated and distributed to homes, offices, and factories.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993 no.6

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 7, MOTOR FUNDAMENTALS AND MOTOR PROTECTION 1993.
36 min. Tech training service; GTE2-7. Shows how an AC electric motor works and how it is protected from damage.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993 no.7

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 8, ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS 1993.
41 min. Tech training service ; GTE2-8. Describes the applications of electronic circuits in air conditioning and heating systems.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993 no.8

GENERAL TRAINING ELECTRICITY II. MODULE 9, ELECTRICAL TROUBLE SHOOTING 1993.
36 min. Discusses troubleshooting techniques that will help diagnose and correct electrical problems.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 4035 .A35 G43 1993, no.9

SATELLITE ANTENNAS AND EARTH STATIONS [2005].
2 hr., 16 min. Examines the earth-based portion of the satellite signal in vivid detail. Discusses Antennnas (Types, Structures, Materials), Uplink & Downlink, Mounts, Actuators, Drives, Feeds, Mobile Antennas & SNG, Beamwidth, Frequency converters, HPAs, Shaped Beams, Footprints and Satellite Spacing, Gain and Figure of Merit (G/T Ratio), Polarization, Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (ElRP), Atmospheric Effect on the Signal, Rain Attenuation, Noise, Measure of Signal Strength, Space Loss, LNAs & LNBs, Waveguides and Cables, Terrestrial Interference, S/N Ratio, C/N Link Calculation, Solar Outages, SCPC, Sat & Data Protocols, Delay & Echo, Error Correction Devices, Buffers and Storage, VSAT Systems, STAR and MESH Networks, Emerging Trends.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 5104 .S384 2005.

ESSENTIAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS [2005]
60 min. Presents the core program for an understanding of the complete satellite circuit. Includes Satellite Circuit; Signal Delay; Satellite Orbits:GEO, MEO, LEO, HEO; Spacecraft Design as related to the satellite circuit; Bent Pipe & Processing Satellites; Satellite frequency bands (P, L, S, C, X, Ku, Ku [dbs] Ka,), Microwaves and why they are used in satellite transmissions; Antenna Types; Antenna Size & Signal Frequency; Earth Station Components; Frequency Reuse and Coding, Frequency Polarization; ITU Sat Freqs. & Apps.; Transponders & Bandwidth; TDMA, CDMA, FDMA, ATM; Information Flow, Bandwidth, and Noise Reduction as related to Power Levels in the satellite circuit; C/R Carrier to Noise Ratio; Atmospheric Effect; SNR & BER; Rain Attenuation; Channel Capacity; Digital Technology: DSP, TDMA-DAMA, FDMA-DAMA,MPEG, BPSK, QPSK; TV and Transmission Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, HDTV; Future Technological Advances in Satellite Communications.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 5104 .E774 2005.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS c1992.
10 min. The Machine that changed the world. Examines computerized communication and its impact. Examples include students communicating with senior citizens via electronic mail and abandonment of the floor of the London Stock Exchange.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 5105.5 .T4 1992

THE TELEPHONE 2005.
50 min. Originally released in 2004 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Examines the history of the invention of the telephone.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 6015 .T454 2005.

RADIO: OUT OF THIN AIR c1997.
50 min. A telling of the story of the dawn of the electronics age, when the wireless was a stunning phenomenon. The viewer is introduced to the men who took the work that had been done on the telegraph to the next step, the radio. Several original broadcasts are included. Late 20th century radio personalities Casey Kasem and Larry King explore the unique qualities of the medium, and reflect on its current renaissance. Historians explore the dramatic and lasting changes that the coming of the radio made on society.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TK 6547 .R335 1997

TELEVISION HISTORY c1998.
28 min. Story of film, TV and media.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK6637 .T45 1998

TELEVISION: WINDOW TO THE WORLD 2005. 50 min. Originally released in 1996 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Chronicles the incredible story of television, from the vision of Philo Farnsworth, a Utah farmboy who developed the first working system in 1925, to the latest technological breakthroughs that are transforming the medium. Interviews with media moguls and TV personalities, including legendary anchorman, Walter Cronkite provide an insider's look at the huge industry TV has become. Broadcast pioneers recall the patent battles and competing systems that defined the early years of television.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 6637 .T454 2005.

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS 2006.
3 streaming videos viewed on demand. Discusses the construction, design, and operation of basic electronic devices including semi-conductor materials, transistor types, diodes, thyristors, Hall-effect chips, liquid crystal displays, and more pt. 1. Semiconductors, transistors, and diodes (18 Min.) -- pt. 2. Operation--transistors and diodes (20 min.) -- pt. 3. Thyristors, piezo crystals, solar cells, and fiber optics (22 min.)
FORMAT = Streaming video TK 7815 (check catalog)

MATH IN ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY 1998.
1 streaming video (11 min.) viewed on demand. Uses real-life situations to illustrate how mathematics are an important part in electronics.
FORMAT = Streaming video TK 7864 (check catalog)

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT REPAIR 2006.
1 streaming video (23 min.) viewed on demand. Demonstrates how to find and correct electronic faults. Demonstrates how to evaluate permanent, intermittent, parameter, and logic faults.
FORMAT = Streaming video TK 7867 (check catalog)

UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 1987.
4 videocassettes (ca. 13 min. each Studies the design and operations of digital electronics in order to explain how digital devices work and what their limitations are. 1. And gates -- 2. Or gates/not gates -- 3. Nand/nor gates -- 4. Xor/xnor gates.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 7868 .D5 U6 1987

UNDERSTANDING ELECTRICAL DIAGRAMS AND CONTROL CIRCUITS c1995.
2 videocassettes (ca. 30 min. each) Discusses electrical control circuits and the diagrams by which these circuits are represented.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 7868 .L6 U6 1995

OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS EXPLAINED c1992
4 videocassettes (10 min. ea.) Describes the linear operational amplifier and shows its uses. pt. 1. General amplifier concepts -- pt. 2. Architecture, packaging & characteristics -- pt. 3. Negative feedback and the inverting amplifier -- pt. 4. The non-inverting amplifier.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 7871.2 .O6 1992

AC/DC ELECTRONICS. PART 14, TUNED CIRCUITS c1986.
20 min. Explains how tuned circuits work and how they can be applied to achieve such results as setting frequencies for oscillators and amplifiers, and filtering unwanted noise and signals.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 7871.58 .T8 A33 1986

SEMICONDUCTORS EXPLAINED c1993.
4 videocassettes (84 min.) 1. Basic theory (21 min.) -- 2. Diode operation (21 min.) -- 3. Diode applications (20 min.) -- 4. Transistors and IC's (22 min.).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 7871.85 .S4 1993

SEMICONDUCTORS c1987.
16 videocassettes (393 min.) 1. Introduction to semiconductors (21 min.) -- 2. Semiconductor diodes (30 min.) -- 3. The zener diode (27 min.) -- 4. Special diodes (28 min.) -- 5. Bipolar transistor operations (25 min.) -- 6. Bipolar transistor circuits (24 min.) -- 7. Bipolar transistor characteristics (21 min.) -- 8. Bipolar transistor testing (21 min.) -- 9. Field effect transistors (19 min.) -- 10. Insulated gate FETS (28 min.) -- 11. Thyristor: SCR and TRIACs (27 min.) -- 12. Thyristor: DIACs and UJTs (29 min.) -- 13. Integrated circuits (23 min.) -- 14. Integrated circuits, packages & applications (18 min.) -- 15. Optoelectronic devices, pt. 1 (25 min.) -- 16. Optoelectronic devices, pt. 2 (27 min.).
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK7871.85 .S465 1987

SILICON RUN c1986.
30 min. Explains how integrated circuits work. Takes the viewer through the integrated circuit manufacturing process.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TK 7874 .S55 1986

Nuclear & Particle Physics / Nuclear Energy

THE TRIALS OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER 2009.
ca 120 min. Broadcast on the PBS television series American Experience in 2008. J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top-secret initiative - the Manhattan Project. This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists. Contents: Introduction -- A threat to national security -- Early years -- Coming into his own -- "A tumultuous relationship" -- Leading the laboratory -- A shadow of suspicion -- Setbacks and success.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 16 .O62 T753 2009.

EINSTEIN'S RELATIVITY AND THE QUANTUM REVOLUTION: MODERN PHYSICS FOR NON-SCIENTISTS 2000.
3 videodiscs (720 min.) Richard Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's special theory of relativity, discussing the laws of physics, gravity, and the principle of equivalence. Part 1: Disc 1. Lecture 1 Time travel, tunneling, tennis and tea ; Lecture 2 Heaven and earth, place and motion ; Lecture 3 The clockwork universe ; Lecture 4 Let there be light! ; Lecture 5 Speed "c" relative to what? ; Lecture 6 Earth and the ether: A crisis in physics -- Disc 2. Lecture 7 Einstein to the rescue ; Lecture 8 Uncommon sense: Stretching time ; Lecture 9 Muons and time-traveling twins ; Lecture 10 Escaping contradiction: Simultaneity is relative ; Lecture 11 Faster than light? Past, future, and elsewhere ; Lecture 12 What about E=Mc², and is everything relative? Part 2: Disc 3. Lecture 13. A problem of gravity ; Lecture 14 Curved spacetime ; Lecture 15 Black holes ; Lecture 16 Into the heart of matter ; Lecture 17 Enter the quantum ; Lecture 18 Wave or particle? -- Disc 4. Lecture 19 Quantum uncertainty: Farewell to determinism ; Lecture 20 Particle or wave? ; Lecture 21 Quantum weirdness and Schrödinger's cat ; Lecture 22 The particle zoo ; Lecture 23 Cosmic connections ; Lecture 24 Toward a theory of everything. Great courses series.
FORMAT =DVD LOCATION = General QC 173.55 .E562 2001.

BOHR'S MODEL OF THE ATOM c2006.
26 min. This program focuses on Niels Bohr, who worked with some of the best physicists of the 20th century to devise his atomic model. Students will gain an understanding of the historical developments in atomic theories up to Bohr, a brief outline of Bohr's life. Bohr's first and second postulates, and his influence on contemporary society. Contents: Historical development of atomic theories -- Brief outline of Bohr's life -- Bohr's model in detail 1 -- Bohr's model in detail 2 -- Beyond Bohr
FORMAT =DVD LOCATION = General QC 174.12 .B647 2006

RADIATION, ENERGY ON THE MOVE 1986.
18 min. Defines radiation and shows how different types of radiation are graphed by wavelength on an electromagnetic scale. Describes the uses of different types of radiation. Graphically depicts an atom's structure and discusses how atoms are used to produce nuclear radiation.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk. QC 475 .R3 1986.

PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR NON-PHYSICISTS. PART I : A TOUR OF THE MICROCOSMOS c2003.
2 videodiscs (360 min.) DISC 1. Lecture 1. The nature of physics -- lecture 2. The standard model of particle physics -- lecture 3. The pre-history of particle physics -- lecture 4. The birth of modern physics -- lecture 5. Quantum mechanics gets serious -- lecture 6. New particles and new technologies -- DISC 2. lecture 7. Weak interactions and the neutrino -- lecture 8. Accelerators and the particle explosion -- lecture 9. The particle "zoo" -- lecture 10. Fields and forces -- lecture 11. Three quarks for muster mark -- lecture 12. From quarks to QCD. Steven Pollock offers a tour of the particle zoo and the ideas and phenomena involved in qualitatively understanding current concepts of modern physics with no math involved. Part 1 focuses on the nature of physics and history of particle physics, including quarks. Great courses series.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 721 .P655 2003.

PARTICLE PHYSICS FOR NON-PHYSICISTS. PART II : A TOUR OF THE MICROCOSMOS c2003.
2 videodiscs (360 min.) DISC 3. lecture 13. Symmetry and conservation laws -- lecture 14. Broken symmetry, shattered mirrors -- lecture 15. The November revolution of 1974 -- lecture 16. A new generation -- lecture 17. Weak forces and the standard model -- lecture 18. The greatest success story in physics -- DISC 4. lecture 19. The Higgs particle -- lecture 20. The solar neutrino puzzle -- lecture 21. Back to the future 1: experiments to come -- lecture 22. Back to the future 2: puzzles and progress -- lecture 23. Really big stuff : the origin of the universe -- lecture 24. Looking back and looking forward. Part 2 focuses on symmetry, the Higgs particle, solar neutrino, and the origin of the universe. Great courses series.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 721 .P6552 2003.

TRINITY AND BEYOND; THE ATOMIC BOMB MOVIE 2006.
92 min. Chronicles the top secret, strange and visually compelling history of the design, production and testing of atomic and hydrogen bombs by the U.S.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC QC 773 .A1 T756 2006.

NUCLEAR THEORY AND ENERGY 1985.
24 min.) Describes atomic nucleus reactions which release energy and thereby change the structure of matter itself. Tells how the radioactivity, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion which arise from these reactions educate, benefit, and endanger humankind.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 776 .N8 1985x.

WELCOME TO FERMILAB 1992?.
25 min. Provides a general introduction to the research goals of Fermilab.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 787 .P3 W4 1992.

NUCLEAR FUSION, ENERGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 1983.
25 min. Explains the principles of nuclear fusion and how it differs from nuclear fission. Tells how Culham Laboratory in Oxfordshire has been the United Kingdom's center for research into fusion power for over twenty years and that Britain and eleven other European countries are working on the joint European torus. Includes animation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 791 .N8 1983x.

PRINCIPLES OF FISSION 1982.
11 min. Introduces the principles of nuclear fission as applied to conventional thermal nuclear reactors and fast reactors.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 791 .P7 1982x.

BOTTLING THE SUN c2002.
30 min. "As fossil fuels near depletion, nuclear fusion promises unlimited power supplies. This program looks at recent developments in the quest to turn the mechanism of the sun into a viable energy source ..."--Container box.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 791.4 .B688 2002

CONFUSION IN A JAR 1991, c1990.
58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television program: Nova. Follows the adventure of scientists trying to verify the discovery of "coldfusion," a process that could provide the world with unlimited, cheap, and pollution free energy. In addition to highlighting the cold fusion controversy, this program shows the interaction of politics, business, science and the press and also addresses the factors that promote or impede scientific research.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION= General QC 791.73 .C66 1991.

NUCLEAR SPIN-OFF 1984.
25 min. Shows how nuclear technology has been transferred to industry, agriculture, medicine, and other areas in the United Kingdom, creating considerable material benefit.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 792 .N8 1984x.

THE GOD PARTICLE : HOW DOES THE UNIVERSE WORK? / GUEST SPEAKER, LEON LEDERMAN 1993.
1 videocassette (Host: Adenuga Atewologun. A lecture given at the College of DuPage on November 10, 1993, as part of the Honors lecture series. Based on Lederman's book of the same title proper. Discusses the history of particle physics from its beginning in Greece in 650 B.C. to the results of current research into the physical nature of matter and energy at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and other research centers.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 793.16 .L4 1993.

ALL AROUND US : RADIATION 1983.
25 min. Explains radiation which is around us naturally, telling how it was discovered, what it is, and how it is measured. Examines its application and possible effects on health and shows how radiation is used in industry, medicine, and research. Includes animation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 795 .A55 1983x.

USING RADIOACTIVITY 1980.
22 min. Tells how radioactivity has always been part of our world with cosmic radiation from space and radioactive materials occurring naturally in the earth. Focuses on man's efforts to utilize radioactivity to his material advantage.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 795 .U7 1980x.

THE MANAGEMENT OF NUCLEAR WASTE 1982.
24 min. Points out that the management and disposal of radioactive wastes which arise from the use of nuclear power in Britain are matters of great public interest affecting present and future generations. Explains how radioactive wastes arise and how they are treated so as to ensure negligible effects on man and the environment.
FORMAT=: VHS. LOCATION = General TD 812.4 .G7 M3 1982.

SIXTY MINUTES TO MELTDOWN c1983.
2 videocassettes (VHS) (89 min.) Nova. Contents: pt. 1. Crisis at Three Mile Island -- pt. 2. After the crisis. Presents a dramatization chronicling the minute-by-minute sequence of malfunctions and mistakes made at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. Follows with an examination of the issues raised by the accident and the critical economic and safety questions involved in the use of nuclear power.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TJ 163.2 .E486 1983x.

THE ENERGY PROBLEM, THE NUCLEAR SOLUTION 1983.
15 min. Examines the world's energy situation, including the renewable sources of energy: solar, wind, and wave power, and existing resources of coal, oil, and gas. Explains the contribution nuclear energy can make now and in the future.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 1344 .P4 S59 1983x.

MELTDOWN c1997.
25 min. Originally broadcast in 1996 as an episode of: Disaster. At Chernobyl, the world came as close as it ever has to nuclear disaster. In this program, experts explore the technical causes behind three major nuclear accidents-- Windscale in Britain, Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, and Chernobyl-- and trace the path of human error leading up to them.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk TK 1362 .U38 M4 1997.

NUCLEAR ENERGY: THE ISSUES 2009.
30 min. Presents arguments for and against nuclear energy while exploring the scientific concepts behind it. Topics include the disposal and storage of nuclear waste, likelihood and potential consequences of a nuclear power plant accident today, threat of terror attacks on nuclear power plants and the link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons. Contents: Nuclear energy and radioactivity -- The Three-Mile-Island accident -- The Chernobyl accident -- Security -- Nuclear power and nuclear weapons -- Missing nuclear fuel and waste -- Nuclear energy and global warming. Extras: How much does it cost? -- How a nuclear power station works -- Chernobyl 20 years on: photo essay.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 9145 .N834 2009.

NUCLEAR TECH 2004.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Modern marvels. Explores the development and application of nuclear technology from the Manhattan Project through NASA space craft design, nuclear power, detection of radiation, everyday applications including irradiation, medicine, and research on fusion.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 9145 .N835 2004.

ACCIDENT TESTING: PREDICTING AND VERIFYING THE ABILITY OF NUCLEAR FUEL SHIPPING CASKS TO SURVIVE EXTREME ACCIDENTS 1983.
12 min. Shows a variety of tests which simulate accident conditions for containers used to ship radioactive materials.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 9152 .A3 1983x.

THE MAGIC METAL URANIUM 1985.
15 min. Discusses uranium as a fuel source and describes how an atom's energy is released. Identifies the major parts of a nuclear reactor and how they are used to produce electricity.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 9360 .M3 1985.

THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE 1981?.
22 min. Describes the detection of uranium deposits, mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication and use in commercial reactor. Focuses on reprocessing and the re-use of uranium and plutonium in fast reactors.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 9360 .N8 1981x.

Mythbusters

MYTHBUSTERS COLLECTION 1 c2007.
4 videodiscs (645 min.) Originally broadcast on The Discovery Channel. Watch as pop culture's most baffling urban myths and legends are debunked, decoded and demystified in tests that separate the real from the really out there. Disc 1: Exploding toilet ; Cell phone destroys gas station ; Barrel of bricks ; Penny drop -- Disc 2: Buried alive ; Lightning strikes/Tongue piercing ; Killer brace position -- Disc 3: Cooling a six-pack ; Is yawning contagious? ; Hollywood on trial -- Disc 4: Son of a gun ; Shop 'til you drop. Special feature: Disc 4: "MythBusters: revealed": step behind the camera and discover all of the gaffes, goofs and experiments gone awry that make up a typical episode of MythBusters.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M985 2007

MYTHBUSTERS COLLECTION 2 2007.
3 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.) Originally broadcast on The Discovery Channel. No theory is safe from the scrutiny of the MythBusters, who take on the Hindenburg disaster, Tesla's Earthquake Machine, the Mentos mint-Diet Coke Internet myth, and much more. Disc 1: Helium football -- Bullets fired up -- Killer whirlpool -- Crimes and myth-demeanors -- Deadly straw. Disc 2: Earthquake Machine -- Diet Coke and Mentos -- Anti-gravity device -- Firearms folklore. Disc 3: Holiday special -- Pirate special -- Hindenburg mystery -- Underwater car escape.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M9852 2007

MYTHBUSTERS COLLECTION 3 c2008.
2 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) Originally broadcast on The Discovery Channel in 2003-2005. Watch as pop culture's most baffling urban myths and legends are debunked, decoded and demystified in tests that separate the real from the really out there. Disc 1: Jet-assisted Chevy -- Biscuit bazooka -- Poppy seed drug test -- Alcatraz escape -- Chicken gun -- Breakstep Bridge. Disc 2: Buried in concrete -- Ancient death ray -- Beat the radar detector -- Boom lift catapult -- Breaking glass -- Border slingshot.
SUBJECT Urban folklore. FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M9853 2008

MYTHBUSTERS COLLECTION 4 c2010.
2 videodiscs (ca. 514 min.) Originally broadcast on the Discovery Channel in 2007 and 2008. From gadgets that give superheroes incredible powers to the enduring controversy over the NASA moon landing, the MythBusters have a great time testing out urban legends, exposing fakery and trying TV and movie tricks themselves. Disc 1. Walking on water ; Western myths ; Big rig myths ; Viewer special ; Superhero hour ; Lead balloon -- Disc 2. Airplane on a conveyer belt ; MacGyver myths ; NASA moon landing ; Viral hour ; Phone book friction ; Water stun gun.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M9854 2010

MYTHBUSTERS COLLECTION 5 c2010.
2 videodiscs (430 min.) Originally broadcast on the Discovery Channel in 2008-2009. Jamie and Adam test myths to prove or disprove what is real and what is truly urban legend. disc 1. Alaska special ; Exploding steak ; Blind driving ; Ninjas 2 ; Alcohol myths -- disc 2. Motorcycle flip ; Coffin punch ; End with a bang ; Alaska special 2 ; Banana slip double dip.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M9855 2010

MYTHBUSTERS COLLECTION 6 c2010.
2 videodiscs (430 min.) Originally broadcast on The Discovery Channel. Time-honored legends, trivia, and even textbook theories: no myth is safe when Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman put them to the test. The journey to the truth is full of explosive action and mind-blowing science. disc 1. Exploding bumper ; Swimming in syrup ; Car vs. rain ; Seesaw saga ; Prison escape -- disc 2. Curving bullets ; Thermite vs. ice ; Knock your socks off ; Duct tape hour ; Bonus, Viewer special threequel.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M9856 2010

MYTHBUSTERS: MEGA MOVIE MYTHS 2007. 100 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 on the Discovery Channel. Adam and Jamie conduct science experiments to dispel myths depicted in various movies.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M983 2007

MYTHBUSTERS URBAN LEGENDS , c2010.
198 min. Originally broadcast on the Discovery Channel in 2003, 2006. The Mythbusters explore urban legends, including if a penny dropped from a skyscraper it kill a pedestrian below, and if using a cell phone at the gas station could cause the pump to explode. Exploding toilet ( 2003) -- Cell phone destroys gas station (2003) -- Penny drop (2003) -- Exploding lighter (2006)
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q 164 .M98599 2010.

Technology / Invention

HOME TECH c2000.
46 min. Originally broadcast on A&E in 2000 on the History Channel as a segment of the series: Modern marvels. Introduces the wonders of your own home, telling the stories and tracing the developments behind everything from the humble SOS pad to overstuffed, electric recliners. A tour of high-tech, computerized homes where everything can be controlled at the push of a button shows what the future of Home Tech may be like.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 14.5 .H664 2000.

UPGRADE ME! TECH GADGETS AND SOCIETY 2010
57 min. Simon Armitage examines the world's love affair with all things tech and why consumers have bought into an upgrade culture where the "next big thing" may be more about desire and status than it is about functionality.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General T 14.5 .U647 2010.

TECHNOPOLY, THE SURRENDER OF CULTURE TO TECHNOLOGY [ c1997.]
85 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; Mar. 1997. A lecture delivered by Neil Postman on Mar. 11, 1997 in the Arts Center. Based on the author's book of the same title. Neil Postman notes the dependence of Americans on technological advances for their own security. Americans have come to expect technological innovations to solve the larger problems of mankind. Technology itself has become a national "religion" which people take on faith as the solution to their problems. Includes questions from the audience.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Archives, General T 14.5 .P6672 1997.

COUNTDOWN [198-?], c1978.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Traces the complex technological chain of events which led to Edison's invention of motion pictures. Touches on the impact of mass media today. Gives the background of fortifications and weapons of war starting with the cannonball.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .C6 1980.

DEATH IN THE MORNING [198-?], c1978.
50 min. Originally broadcast as episode 2 of: Connections, an alternative view of change by James Burke. Shows how standardizing precious metals in coins stimulated trade from Greece to Persia, leading to the development of large commercial centers. Increased world-wide trade led to investigations into the nature of magnetism, electricity, radar and the atomic bomb.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .D3 1980.

ECHOES OF THE PAST c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Ponders the secrets of the universe by making connections between the Japanese tea ceremony, porcelain, Florentine architecture, Freemasons, secret codes used in warfare, radio-telephones, and radio astronomy.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .E3 1994.

HIGH TIME c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Examines the circuitous connection between the development of polyethylene and Big Ben, the clock atop the English House of Commons. Also explores the development of radar, fatty acids, soap, color dyes, impressionist paintings, tapestries, lacquerwork, the Dutch-East India Company, whaling, printing and the development of the telescope.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .H5 1994.

THE LONG CHAIN [198-?], c1978.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Traces the accidental discoveries which have altered world technology: development of pitch for ship bottoms to coal tar to gas lamps to dyes, which established the German chemical industry, to nylon and plastic. Tellshow Dutch ships caused the country to become rich and also led to the development of insurance.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .L6 1980.

SEPARATE WAYS c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Follows two trails that begin with the split over slavery in the 18th century and come together again in the technology which resulted in the development of atomic weapons. Features the development of wire, canned foods, cadmium, the minting of coins, electroplating, mass spectronomy and finally the Manhattan Project.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .S4 1994.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING, c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Examines the development of the barometer after the discovery of vacuum space, weather forecasting, a Cholera epidemic in England, sewage problems, the development of indoor plumbing, the development of compressed air, air brakes, power generators, electricity and the gyroscope.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .S6 1994.

WHODUNIT ? c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Explores discoveries which led ultimately to the use of fingerprinting to solve criminal cases. Along the way we examine the role of copper in cannon production, Emperor Charles V's debts, the Spanish Armada's battle with England, the history of glassmaking, mirrors, the sextant used for navigation and map making, the theories of Charles Darwin, and the founder of eugenics, Francis Galton, upon which Hitler based his political theories.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 15 .W4 1994.

EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY [198-?], c1978.
51 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Traces the connection between military arms used during the time of Charles the Bold, canning, refrigeration, modern space rockets, and the world of plastic and credit cards.
FORMAT’= VHS. LOCATION = General T 18 .E3 1980.

FAITH IN NUMBERS [198-], c1979.
52 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Shows how inventions such as the water mill, carillon, jacquard loom, and a global communications network were influenced by each other and by logic, chance, and unforeseen events. Also deals with the inventions and events which gave rise to the printing press.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 18 .F3 1985.

THUNDER IN THE SKIES [198-?], c1978.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Details many of the changes in building construction and energy usage which occurred when the climate of Europe changed dramatically in the 13th century. Shows how the scarcity of firewood contributed to the invention of the steam engine, which was the predecessor of gasoline-powered engines of today and led to the airplane and other vehicles.
FORMAT’= VHS. LOCATION = General T 18 .T4 1980.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE [198-?], c1978.
51 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Traces the connection between astrology, ancient Greek medical manuscripts, the need for precise measuring devices, and the invention of such things as the telescope, forged steel, interchangeable machine parts, and the computer--the heart of modern industry.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 18 .W4 1980.

YESTERDAY, TOMORROW AND YOU [198-?], c1978.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Focuses on technological change as an accelerating force in modern man. By use of examples from the past, the basic causes of invention and technical change are analysed, as are the role of communication and specialization. Includes speculation on human responses to future changes.
FORMAT = VHS. ‘LOCATION = General T 18 .Y4 1980.

PHOTO FINISH c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Explores the interconnections between the development of photography, aerodynamics, celluloid, relativity, sound motion pictures, the timber industry, gaslight, creosote, the rubber industry, zepelins, and gasoline engines.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 19 .P4 1994.

REVOLUTIONS c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Explores the work of inventor James Watt and his effect on the industrial revolution, which is then linked to the invention of steam power, paper copiers, matches, gas lighting, the telephone, television, oscilloscope, the Apollo Space flight, the discovery of carborundum and its role in the development of radiography and the discovery of DNA and genetic engineering.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 19 .R4 1994.

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections. Explores inventions and discoveries which contributed to the development of map making. Topics included are Sigmund Freud, shock treatment therapy, prisons, color dyes, phrenology, early theories of criminal behavior, the dscovery of brain cells, chemotherapy, spectroscopy, the bunsen burner, telescopes and surveying.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 19 .S4 1994.

GETTING IT TOGETHER c1994.
25 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel as a segment of: Connections Examines the various facets of a SWAT team mission ranging from artillery used to air rescue, from aspirin to anesthesia to computers, and the role various inventions and industries played in the development of technologies used by emergency response teams.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 20 .G4 1994.

MASTERS OF TECHNOLOGY [2002].
2 videocassettes (155 min.) Originally broadcast on television by WGBH in 2001. Five revolutionary thinkers share their scientific and technological innovations and discuss the early years of their careers and frustrating failures, to their breakthrough moments and professional triumphs. Includes are: Vinton Cerf, the father of the Internet ; Geoffrey Ballard, developer of a hydrogen fuel cell for automobiles ; Robert Langer, inventor of devices for medical uses ; Donna Shirley, the first female to lead a NASA team ; and Burt Rutan, inventor of experimental aircraft.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 39 .M378 2002.

THE INVENTORS c1982.
28 min. Creativity with Bill Moyers. Discusses various inventors and their inventions, from the electric light to the ice cream cone; interviews other inventors and discusses the creative aspects of the process of invention.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk T 49.5 .I64 1982.

SURVIVING THE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION : PROMISE OR PERIL? [1998], c1997.
26 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Cybernation. Explores the impact of constant technological changes on business and society, and explains how people can prepare for the relentless progress of the digital world.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk T 173.2 .S8 1998.

BIOMIMICRY : LEARNING FROM NATURE 2002.
2 videocassettes (44 min. each) "Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems ... Part 1 explores using natural processes as the model for agriculture and business ... Part 2 examines advances in materials and medicine based on research into natural processes"-- Container.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 173.8 .B56 2002.

THE TRIGGER EFFECT [198-?], c1978.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Examines the Blackout in New York City to illustrate our near-complete dependence on modern technology to keep the world operating. Ends in Kuwait, examining a society that has leaped from ancient Egyptian lifestyles to modern technology in only 30 years.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General T 173.8 .T7 1980.

LEGACY OF GENIUS : THE STORY OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON c1979.
59 min. Traces the development of some of Edison's greatest inventions and of his extraordinary life and career.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General TK 140 .E3 L4 1979x.

TESLA: MASTER OF LIGHTNING 2007.
90 min. Based on the book "Tesla, master of lightning" by Margaret Cheney & Robert Uth. Recounts the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola esla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Tesla's surprising inventions are revealed in his autobiographical and scientific writings.
FORMAT""" = DVD. LOCATION = General TK 140.T4 T457 2007.

THE GREAT TRANSATLANTIC CABLE 2005.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: American experience. This is the story behind the laying of the transatlantic cable. The physical challenges to laying the cable were enormous. The project would require the production of a 2,000 mile long cable that would have to be laid three miles beneath the Atlantic.
FORMAT = DVD LOCATION = General TK 5611 .G743 2005.

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Scientific Research Articles

Distinguishing a Research Article From a Popular Article

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Worried that you might be reading a trade article from a scholarly article, or a review article from a scientific research article?

Start by looking for the distinctive markers of a scholarly article: are the authors' degrees or university affiilations listed? Do you see an abstract? How about charts, tables, graphs?

Confused? Take a look at page one of a scholarly article below:

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Notice the following:

  1. The authors list a university affiliation
  2. The abstract is right in the center of the page
  3. The (unmarked) introduction

Once you are certain that you are looking at a scholarly article, make certain that your article is a scientific research (and not review) article by looking for the following distinctive sections:

Abstract

This is a paragraph-long summary of the contents of the article, including the hypothesis and conclusion. This can be a vitally important section which will help you 1. figure out the focus of the article and 2) help you to puzzle through the especially dense language of some articles-- after all, you know where the authors are heading!

Introduction

The introduction introduces the topic, explaining what research has already been done on this topic ( often called a literature review) and what questions the researchers were trying to answer.

Method

The method section describes how the experiment was conducted.

Results

The results list the data collected from the experiment.

Discussion

The discussion section explains the significance of the results: was the hypothesis supported, or were there unanticipated results?

Conclusion

The conclusion restates the results of the experiment and states further areas for research: what questions remain to be answered?

References or Works Cited

This is where the authors note the previously conducted research which helped to shape their own work in this study.

Some of these sections may be merged with other sections, have slightly different names, or may not be labeled, but all should be present in one way or another.

Want to take a closer look? Cladophora (Chlorophyta) spp. Harbor Human Bacterial Pathogens in Nearshore Water of Lake Michigan is a research article found on PubMedCentral, a government-sponsored free database with many free articles available. You can use this as a model scholarly research article.

Having Trouble Reading Your Article?

  • Check out this handy guide to reading scholarly articles.
  • Remember that you can use reference databases to explain words or concepts that you're unfamiliar with. Try searching Credo or Gale to start.

Questions? Contact me or the reference desk and you can verify that a source is a scholarly research article. (Or we can help you find one.)

Physics

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Welcome to the Physics Research Guide.

Click on a tab below to find books, videos, articles, and websites for use in physics classes.

Guides for other Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering are linked at Physical Sciences.

If you need additional help, stop by the Reference Desk or contact a reference librarian: Ask A Librarian.

  1. Books & Videos
  2. Databases and Journals
  3. Websites


Finding Books

Use the COD Library catalog to find books & videos. Click on the "keyword" tab to search using multiple search terms and limit your results by
material type (book, video), date, or language. You'll need a current College of DuPage Library card to check out books.

Reference Works

Reference works, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are useful for learning about background information on a topic
Please note that print reference books may be used while in the library only. Online reference books may be accessed from any on or off-campus computer. You'll need a College of DuPage Library card to access online books and articles from off-campus.
Click on the links below to access the online book/website or record/description of the print book.


Videos

The Library owns many Physics films in DVD, VHS and streaming formats. Check the list of titles at:


Databases

The Library subscribes to many databases that provide access to thousands of popular and credible, scholarly journals. Many databases provide access to full-text articles, while some provide information about the article only (citation). Request (for free!) through Interlibrary Loan copies of articles to which the Library doesn't have full-text access.

Access the article databases listed below.

Best Bet links: Databases and Journal Holdings

Websites

  • American Physical Society
    Professional organization for physicists in the U.S. For current newes and noteworthy resaarch in areas of physics, click on the "Physics" link at the top of the screen.
  • College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry
    Hypertext for first year physics students with a knowledge of algebra and college work in biology and chemistry. Intended for students entering biology, health, and chemistry-related fields.
  • comPADRE Digital Library
    Free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education. A member of the National Science Digital Library.
  • DC Physics Help for Students
    Useful collection of links to computer animations of physics concepts, lecture notes, online tutorials and more.
  • Flash Animations for Physics
    83 animations illustrating physics concepts from David Harrison of the University of Toronto.
  • Learn Physics Today
    Basic, non-calculus online tutorial on mechanics, lights and waves, sound and electricity.
  • Martindale's Reference Desk: Calculators & Physics
    Gateway to many useful physics sites plus many online calculators.
  • NIST Physical Reference Data
    Constants and other data useful for physics students.
  • NSDL: National Science Digital Library
    Search for useful resources in physics (or sub-topics) in this National-Science Foundation-funded website that indexes exemplary internet resources in the sciences and makes them available for educational purposes.
  • Physics Central
    Physics news, podcasts and vodcasts, and answers to questions on how things work from the American Physical Society.
  • Physics of Road Runner
    Spot the ways the laws of physics are broken (or bent) as Wile E. Coyote tries to catch Road Runner in these short clips from the classic cartoon.
  • PhysLink
    Physics and astronomy web site with links to essays, physics reference tables, answers to physics questions and more.
  • Physics.org
    From the British Institute of Physics, news, links to Resources, and more.
  • Phys.Org
    The news of science, especially physics, technology and engineering, updated daily.
  • Physics to Go
    A monthly mini-magazine and a collection of more than 1000 websites with physics images, activities, and information, Browse to see physics topics covered in the various issues.
  • Powers of Ten
    View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth, then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude, finally going down microscopically to electrons, protons and quarks.
  • Superconductors
    History, types, uses and research efforts investigating the elements, compounds, and alloys that conduct electricity without resistance.
  • Yahoo's Index of Physics Links
    Search for information by physics subject categories or by keyword.

Springer E-book Collection

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SpringerLink is a collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The COD Library provides access to titles published between 2005-2010. Recent materials on these subjects can be located using the COD library catalog.
Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

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This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

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Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of current events, physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.

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Science Direct

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Indexing and full-text of 175 journals in science, chemistry, earth science, biology and other related disciplines.

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Academic Search Complete

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Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

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1984 - present
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