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The Resource 1905 : year of light: Einstein's important discovery, by Philippe Tournancheau, (electronic resource)

1905 : year of light: Einstein's important discovery, by Philippe Tournancheau, (electronic resource)

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1905 : year of light: Einstein's important discovery
Title
1905
Title remainder
year of light: Einstein's important discovery
Statement of responsibility
by Philippe Tournancheau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
E=MC2. Who really understands what lies behind Albert Einstein s famous formula? This fascinating documentary follows the development of his scientific ideas with great cinematic style. Special effects and beautifully rendered dramatizations illustrate the important discoveries and events in Einstein s early years. Einstein s early fascination with electromagnetism started when he was bedridden with an illness and his father gave him a compass to while away the hours. The magnetic needle stimulated his curiosity about the hidden order that lies behind the surface of various phenomena. By high school he had read the works of the leading physicists of his time. It was not an easy period, however. He excelled at the subjects in which he was interested. In the others, he couldn t be bothered. He dropped out of school for a while, to his parent s dismay, already proving he was going to take his own path. The Polytechnicum in Zurich accepted him despite the lack of a high school degree.Here the doors of the scientific world opened to him and he was finally in his right milieu. It was in 1905, at the age of twenty six, that his doctoral dissertation on the nature of light revolutionized scientific thought. In the film, Dr. Claude Cohen Tannoudji, Nobel Prize for Physics 1997, explains how Einstein developed a unique intellectual approach to problem solving in science. He was able to use his imagination to conduct experiments in his mind that couldn't be conducted in the physical world because they went beyond the technical capacities of the time.This intellectual process helped him to formulate The Special Theory of Relativity about the relationship of time and space. Trying to find the link between energy and light, he overturned the prevailing theories of the most eminent scientists of his time. The documentary deftly combines an appreciation of Einstein s scientific accomplishments, his trials and tribulations in gaining recognition,and his relationships both personal and professional. A rich portrait of a 20th century giant
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VaAlASP
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videorecording
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Tournancheau, Philippe
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Special relativity (Physics)
Target audience
general
Label
1905 : year of light: Einstein's important discovery, by Philippe Tournancheau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641342
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Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641342/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
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access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210436
  • (OCoLC)747796767
Video recording format
other
Label
1905 : year of light: Einstein's important discovery, by Philippe Tournancheau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641342
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641342/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210436
  • (OCoLC)747796767
Video recording format
other

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