Beyond the Mechanical Universe

This 1987 book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity and modern physics.

Author: Richard P. Olenick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521304306

Category: Science

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This 1987 book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity and modern physics.
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The Mechanical Universe

This book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity, and modern physics.

Author: Richard P. Olenick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521715928

Category: Science

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This book studies electricity and magnetism, light, the special theory of relativity, and modern physics.
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The Mechanical Universe

The book assumes a familiarity with calculus, includes a discussion of rigid body motion, and contains numerous thought-provoking problems.

Author: Steven C. Frautschi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139642903

Category: Science

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This innovative physics textbook intended for science and engineering majors develops classical mechanics from a historical perspective. The presentation of the standard course material includes a discussion of the thought processes of the discoverers and a description of the methods by which they arrived at their theories. However the presentation proceeds logically rather than strictly chronologically, so new concepts are introduced at the natural moment. The book assumes a familiarity with calculus, includes a discussion of rigid body motion, and contains numerous thought-provoking problems. It is largely based in content on The Mechanical Universe: Introduction to Mechanics and Heat, a book designed in conjunction with a tele-course to be offered by PBS in the Fall of 1985. The advanced edition, however, does not coincide exactly with the video lessons, contains additional material, and develops the fundamental ideas introduced in the lower-level edition to a greater degree.
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The Mechanical Universe and Beyond

An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics. The second semester of a college-level telecourse in physics.

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ISBN: OCLC:51989119

Category: Mechanics

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An introduction to classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, relativity, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, and modern physics. The second semester of a college-level telecourse in physics. Uses computer animation sequences, historical reenactments, and close-up photography of experiments.
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The Mechanical Universe

SUMMARY LESSON 26 / CHAPTER 30 THE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES : AN OVERVIEW OF THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE The structure of ... foundations of the mechanical universe in an entirely new light -- as described in Beyond the Mechanical Universe ...

Author: Tom M. Apostol

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSD:31822015607641

Category: Mechanical universe (Television program)

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Beyond the Dynamical Universe

Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced Michael Silberstein, W. M. Stuckey, Timothy McDevitt ... The bottom line is that dynamical explanation in the mechanical universe, while it certainly works well in many explanatory ...

Author: Michael Silberstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192533838

Category: Science

Page: 423

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Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. Whether we are talking about unifying general relativity and quantum field theory (quantum gravity), explaining so-called dark energy and dark matter (cosmology), or the interpretation and implications of quantum mechanics and relativity, there is no consensus in sight. In addition, both enterprises are deeply puzzled about various facets of time including above all, time as experienced. The authors argue that, across the board, this impasse is the result of the "dynamical universe paradigm," the idea that reality is fundamentally made up of physical entities that evolve in time from some initial state according to dynamical laws. Thus, in the dynamical universe, the initial conditions plus the dynamical laws explain everything else going exclusively forward in time. In cosmology, for example, the initial conditions reside in the Big Bang and the dynamical law is supplied by general relativity. Accordingly, the present state of the universe is explained exclusively by its past. This book offers a completely new paradigm (called Relational Blockworld), whereby the past, present and future co-determine each other via "adynamical global constraints," such as the least action principle. Accordingly, the future is just as important for explaining the present as is the past. Most of the book is devoted to showing how Relational Blockworld resolves many of the current conundrums of both theoretical physics and foundations of physics, including the mystery of time as experienced and how that experience relates to the block universe.
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Directory of Awards

STUDIES AND ANALYSES Jerome Pine California Institute of Tech Pasadena , CA OSPA 8751511 FY88 $ 163,016 FY89 $ 158,370 Studies Over the past few years , staff of the project for Adapting The Mechanical Universe and Beyond has done ...

Author: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Directorate for Science and Engineering Education

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ISBN: MINN:30000011055807

Category: Engineering

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Spatial Displays and Spatial Instruments

The two semesters of the course , The Mechanical Universe and Beyond the Mechanical Universe , consist of 26 half - hour television lessons and two versions of a text , one for science and engineering majors and the other for nonmajors ...

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ISBN: NASA:31769000472103

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Pictorial Communication In Real And Virtual Environments

The two semesters of the course, The Mechanical Universe and Beyond the Mechanical Universe, consist of 26 half-hour television lessons and two versions of a text, one for science and engineering majors and the other for nonmajors.

Author: Stephen Ellis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203221273

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Advances in the quality and accessibility of computer graphics has provided new pictorial displays and the tools with which to control them. These new display technologies have focused interest on how to design the static and dynamic images they produce to ensure effective communication. This book, based on the conference on Spatial Displays and Spatial instruments held at the Asilomar Conference Centre in 1987, focuses on the geometry of this communication. It is intended to be a source book of theoretical analysis, experimental demonstrations and practical examples from a range of contributors interested in pictorial communication, from medical artists to astronauts. The book offers the theoretical background and practical guidance needed by designers of contemporary 2D and 3D graphical computer interfaces. Its major contribution lies in its outlining of the elements of human perception and motor control which underlie the geometric design of head-mounted graphics for virtual reality displays.
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