WorldCat Identities

Buffa, Peter F.

Overview
Works: 306 works in 580 publications in 1 language and 1,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Instructional films  Educational television programs  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Filmed lectures  Television programs  Science films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Director, Author, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: QC6, 530
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter F Buffa
The Mechanical universe ... and beyond( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 287 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
Integration by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 55 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 )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 51 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 by Roundtable Productions( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 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 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
The Mechanical universe and beyond, part I( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, and waves and optics
Angular momentum by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 36 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 by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 1. Conservation of momentum: Newton's laws embody the concept of conservation of momentum - the product of mass and velocity ; Program 2. Harmonic motion: The restoring force and inertia of any stable mechanical system cause objects to execute simple harmonic motion, a phenomenon that repeats itself in perfect time
Conservation of energy ; Potential energy by David L Goodstein( Visual )

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

Program 13 explains and demonstrates the principle of conservation of energy emphasizing the two forms of mechanical energy, potential and kinetic, and the relationship between them. Program 14 further develops the principle of potential energy. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Electromagnetic Induction by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the importance of the discovery of electromagnetic induction - magnetism's and electric currents' mutual ability to create each other
Ocean currents( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 27 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 Mechanical universe-- and beyond( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 26 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 )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 27 is an introductory preview of the world of electricity and magnetism, and goes on to 20th century discoveries of relativity and quantum machanics. Program 28 discusses Coulomb's law and the principles of static electricity. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
Wind waves & water dynamics( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1994 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
The Ebb and flow( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and held by 21 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
The Michelson-Morley experiment ; The Lorentz transformation by David L Goodstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Michelson-Morley experiment: Explains the experiment to detect the ether, the medium that was supposed to be necessary for transmission of electromagnetic waves in free space. The Lorentz transformation: Discusses Lorentz's experiments to detect motion through ether by measuring its effects on the speed of light
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
The Atom by Leonard David Goodstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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

Discussion of how the new meaning of space and time made it necessary to formulate a new mechanics
 
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