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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 160 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 ; Static electricity by David L Goodstein( Visual )

41 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of introductory college physics
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
Styles of leadership( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses different leadership styles in management
Continental margins( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 41 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 )

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

Program 19 explains and demonstrates Kepler's second law of angular momentum. Program 20 explores the effect of torque on a spinning object and how gyroscopes function. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Conservation of momentum ; Harmonic motion by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 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 marine life is also studied
Electromagnetic induction by David L Goodstein( Visual )

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

Discusses the importance of the discovery of electromagnetic induction - magnetism's and electric currents' mutual ability to create each other
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
Wind waves & water dynamics( Visual )

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

Explains how waves move, what causes the movement, and what effect it has on the deep surface environment
Integration ; The apple and the moon by David L Goodstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apple and the Moon explores how the universal law of gravitation emerged from Newton's efforts to reconcile Galileo's new kinematics with Kepler's new astronomy
Vectors ; Newton's laws by David L Goodstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton's laws describes Newton's great work of completing Galileo's kinematics with dynamics (a theory of the causes of motion)
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 1 introduces revolutionary ideas and heroes from Copernicus to Newton and links the physics of the heavens and the earth. Program 2 covers Galileo's experiments which proved that all bodies fall with the same constant acceleration. Program 3 deals with the function of mathematics in physical science and the derivative as a practical tool. Program 4 deals with Galileo's efforts to answer questions about the nature of 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
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

The new meaning of space and time made it necessary to formulate a new mechanics. Starting from the conservation of eomentum, it turns out among other things that E=mc(squared)
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 David L 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
Gravity, electricity, magnetism ; The Millikan experiment( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 1. Gravity, electricity, magnetism: The gravitational force between two masses, the electric force between two charges, and the magnetic force between two poles - all take essentially the same mathematical form ; Program 2. The Millikan experiment: Understanding the electric force on a charged droplet and viscosity, Robert Millikan measured the charge of a single electron
 
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