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Buffa, Peter F.

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Most widely held works by Peter F Buffa
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Mechanical universe -- and beyond( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A visually splendid introductory physics course, [this series] combines computer graphics and reenactments of the history of science with introductory lectures by David L. Goodstein of Caltech. This adventure of the mind traces the interaction of ideas from Aristotle to Einstein to explain the theories of Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton."--Container
The Mechanical universe and beyond ; Static electricity by David L Goodstein( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of introductory college physics
Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 7, Integration, deals with Newton's and Leibniz conclusion that differentiation and integration are inverse processes. Program 8, The apple and the moon, covers Newton's discovery that gravity describes the force between any two particles in the universe. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Vectors ; Newton's laws by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 5, Vectors, deals with the issues addressed by physics: why, how much, where, and which way. Program 6, Newton's laws, covers Newton's contribution to the laws of force, mass, and acceleration. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Styles of leadership( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses different leadership styles in management
Derivatives ; Inertia by David L Goodstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 3, Derivatives, deals with the function of mathematics in physical science and the derivative as a practical tool. Program 4, Inertia, deals with Galileo's efforts to answer questions about the nature of the universe, the development of his law of inertia, and the risks that he took in challenging accepted knowledge of the period. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Continental margins( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indepth look is provided on the geological structure and historical background of the ocean's continental shelf. The effect of the continental shelf on marine life and future evolutionary changes are also discussed
Angular momentum ; Torques and gyroscopes by Leonard David Goodstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 1. Angular momentum: Angular momentum is a twist on momentum - the cross product of the radius vector and momentum ; Program 2. Torques and gyroscopes: When a torque acts on a spinning object the angular momentum changes but the object only precesses - why a spinning top doesn't topple
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion by David L Goodstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 15 likens the universe to a perpetual clock and applies the principle of conservation of momentum to explain why the universe continues to operate. The same principle is also applied to an analysis of collisions. Program 16 explains that the restoring force and inertia of any stable mechanical system causes objects to execute simple harmonic motion. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Ocean currents( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the world's ocean currents. Climatic and geographic aspects of the currents are discussed. The influence of these ocean rivers on the ecology and on marine life is also studied
The Ebb and flow( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the rise and fall of the tides, as well as tidal analysis and its cosmic implications. The characteristics of specific tidal phenomena are also considered
Electromagnetic induction by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses Faraday's law related to induced electric fields and changing magnetic flux
Wind waves & water dynamics( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It explains how waves move and what causes the movement and what effect it has on the deep surface environment
The mechanical universe-- and beyond( Visual )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces students to the study of physics in an engrossing, challenging fashion. Presents the basic ideas of physics, including the history of how these ideas are derived and the spirit and methods by which science operates
The mechanical universe-- and beyond, Part 1( Visual )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 17 explores the phenomenon of resonance and discusses how this phenomenon can be used to explain why a swaying bridge can collapse in a mild wind or why a wineglass can be shattered by a human voice. Program 18 discusses Newton's application of the simple harmonic motion concept to the propagation of sound. Program 19 discusses angular motion as a twist on momentum, that is, the cross product of the radius vector and momentum. The program goes on to demonstrate that when no torque acts on a system, the angular motion of the system is conserved. Program 20 explains that when a torque acts on a spinning object, the angular momentum changes, but the object only precesses. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Clean water : what's it worth?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 examines the history of the Clean Water Act of 1972 with case studies of some key U.S. waterbodies (Cuyahoga River, Tampa Bay, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay) whose poor conditions led to the passage of the Act. Part 2 focuses on the future of the nation's rivers, lakes and coastlines and what it will take to keep them fishable, swimmable and livable for both nearby residences and businesses
Mass, momentum, energy by David L Goodstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the formulation of a new mechanics based on Einstein's concept of space and time. Covers relativistic momentum, and the relation between mass and energy
The Mechanical universe and beyond( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of introductory college physics
The Atom by Leonard David Goodstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the atom from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th-century, when discoveries by J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford created a new crisis for the world of physics
 
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