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Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

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This title is a part of the series Physics in Action

Catalogue Number:  393805
ISBN Number:  978-1-60825-857-4
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  31

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Beginning with the history of astronomy (Ptolemy, Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Galileo), this program considers the mathematics of motion (velocity, acceleration); gravity (Kepler's discoveries, Newton's laws, center of gravity, astronomical units); the properties of stars (parallax, flux, luminosity, color, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram); relativity (Einstein's theories, speed of light, space-time); and the large-scale structure of the universe (Big Bang, Cosmological Principle, Hubble's law). Humankind has come a long way in our understanding of the cosmos-but we're still only scratching the surface of astrophysics, with discoveries of incalculable value still waiting to be made.

A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production.

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