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The Physics of Light

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Catalogue Number:  041790
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  Physics, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  300
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $79.99
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While the terms "quantum physics" and "Theory of Relativity" are used casually every day, not many people know what they really mean. Yet these theories have had a profound impact not only on science and technology, but also on our world view. This intriguing 6-part documentary series explores the concepts of physics from familiar theories, such as Newton's Law of Gravity, to the latest in scientific research, like string theory and M-theory. By connecting all of this research with the medium of light, we can gain a deeper understanding not only of our immediate reality, but of the unseen realities that are hidden beyond our perception. Starting with Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Physics of Light explores the true nature of light, peers inside the atom, and looks ahead to the most cutting edge theories in physics.

Episodes include... 
Light and Time - The Special Theory of Relativity 
Light and Space - The Theory of General Relativity 
In Pursuit of Light 
Light and Atoms 
Light and Quantum Physics 
Light and Strings 

300 minutes on 2 Discs.


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