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Mechanical Universe And Beyond, The

This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like. Field trips to hot-air balloon events, symphony concerts, bicycle shops, and other locales make complex concepts more accessible. Inventive computer graphics illustrate abstract concepts such as time, force, and capacitance, while historical reenactments of the studies of Newton, Leibniz, Maxwell, and others trace the evolution of theories. The Mechanical Universe helps meet different students' needs, from the basic requirements of liberal arts students to the rigorous demands of science and engineering majors. This series is also valuable for teacher professional development.

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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 - 2:30 PM    "Lorentz Transformation" If the speed of light is to be the same for all observers, then the length of a meter stick, or the rate of a ticking clock, depends on who measures it.. D
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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Michelson-Morley Experiment" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Lorentz Transformation" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Velocity and Time" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Mass, Momentum, Energy" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Temperature and Gas Laws" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Engine of Nature" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Entropy" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Low Temperatures" (LEARN/CREATE)

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Atom" (LEARN/CREATE)

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Particles and Waves" (LEARN/CREATE)
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