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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 18, 2012 - 2:30 PM    "Engine of Nature" The Carnot engine, part one, beginning with simple steam engines.. D
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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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Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 - 2:00 PM "From Atoms to Quarks" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Quantum Mechanical Universe" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 - 2:00 PM "Introduction" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 - 2:30 PM "Law of Falling Bodies" (LEARN/CREATE)
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