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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 )

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 54 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
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
Styles of leadership by Roundtable Productions( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 42 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
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 Leonard David Goodstein( Visual )

6 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 energy ; Potential energy by David L Goodstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 28 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
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
Electromagnetic Induction by David L Goodstein( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses Faraday's law related to induced electric fields and changing magnetic flux
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

It explains how waves move and 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

The subject of the rise and fall of the tides is studied. Tidal analysis and its cosmic implications are discussed. 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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1887, an exquisitely designed measurement of the motion of the earth through the ether resulted in the most brilliant failure in scientific history
Conservation of momentum by David L Goodstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonic motion provides a model to illustrate the scientific process of extracting simple, underlying physical principles from complex behavior
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 David L Goodstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 10 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 by David L Goodstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 11 sheds light on the mathematical form of the gravitational, electric, and magnetic forces. Program 12 demonstrates how Robert Millikan measured the value of the charge of an electron through a dramatic recreation of Millikan's classic oil-drop experiment. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments
 
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