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The Resource Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Princeton University, (videorecording)

Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Princeton University, (videorecording)

Label
Introduction to astrophysics
Title
Introduction to astrophysics
Statement of responsibility
Professor Joshua N. Winn, Princeton University
Contributor
Production company
Teacher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Professor Joshua Winn gives a hands-on demonstration of the formulas of astrophysics. Assuming a first-year college background in physics and math, he walks you step by step through calculations that reveal the inner-workings of planets, stars, and galaxies. You discover Isaac Newton's path to his theory of gravity, calculate the event horizons for different black holes, investigate the optics of telescopes, determine the ignition temperature for a star, and much more. Throughout the course, Dr. Winn uses custom-designed graphics and animations to help you visualize what's happening. Even if you don't follow every step, you will marvel at how astrophysicists wrestle with unwieldy problems to reach new insights about the cosmos
Member of
Cataloging source
JQR
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
523.01
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned in English
LC call number
QB461.5
LC item number
W566 2018
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Joshua N. Winn, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winn, Joshua N.
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses. Science & Mathematics, Astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Galaxies
  • Planets
  • Cosmology
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Princeton University, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 24 lectures at 30 minutes per lecture
  • Includes course workbook
Accompanying material
1 booklet
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Black holes
  • Photons and particles
  • Comparative planetology
  • Optical telescopes
  • Radio and X-ray telescopes
  • The message in a spectrum
  • Disc 3:
  • The properties of stars
  • Planets around other stars
  • Why stars shine
  • Disc 1:
  • Simple stellar models
  • White dwarfs
  • When stars grow old
  • Disc 4:
  • Supernovas and neutron stars
  • Gravitational waves
  • The Milky Way and other galaxies
  • Dark matter
  • The first atoms and the first nuclei
  • The history of the Universe
  • Zooming out to distant galaxies
  • Zooming in to fundamental particles
  • Making maps of the cosmos
  • The physics demonstration in the sky
  • Newton's hardest problem
  • Tidal forces
  • Disc 2:
Control code
on1080280709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781629975986
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
523.01 IN8 ; XX-D ; 4DVD/1PM ; [A18JD001, #14, 4@269.95, es/ ]
Other control number
9781629975986
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1360
  • ID1360A-01
  • PD1360A
  • PB1360A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1080280709
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn, Princeton University, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 24 lectures at 30 minutes per lecture
  • Includes course workbook
Accompanying material
1 booklet
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Black holes
  • Photons and particles
  • Comparative planetology
  • Optical telescopes
  • Radio and X-ray telescopes
  • The message in a spectrum
  • Disc 3:
  • The properties of stars
  • Planets around other stars
  • Why stars shine
  • Disc 1:
  • Simple stellar models
  • White dwarfs
  • When stars grow old
  • Disc 4:
  • Supernovas and neutron stars
  • Gravitational waves
  • The Milky Way and other galaxies
  • Dark matter
  • The first atoms and the first nuclei
  • The history of the Universe
  • Zooming out to distant galaxies
  • Zooming in to fundamental particles
  • Making maps of the cosmos
  • The physics demonstration in the sky
  • Newton's hardest problem
  • Tidal forces
  • Disc 2:
Control code
on1080280709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781629975986
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
523.01 IN8 ; XX-D ; 4DVD/1PM ; [A18JD001, #14, 4@269.95, es/ ]
Other control number
9781629975986
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1360
  • ID1360A-01
  • PD1360A
  • PB1360A
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1080280709
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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