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The Resource Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn

Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn

Label
Introduction to astrophysics
Title
Introduction to astrophysics
Statement of responsibility
Professor Joshua N. Winn
Contributor
Production company
Teacher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
520 Everyone loves to see the beauty of the star-studded night sky, but how many of us understand what makes stars shine, where Saturn's rings come from, or why galaxies have their distinctive shapes. Observational astronomy excels at cataloging celestial objects, but it takes a more rigorous discipline to come up with physical explanations for them. That field is astrophysics, which uses the laws of physics to investigate everything beyond Earth. In these 24 visually rich half-hour lectures, Professor Joshua Winn of Princeton University 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. Introduction to Astrophysics is an inside look like no other at the tools and techniques that have unlocked the secrets of the universe
Member of
Cataloging source
JQR
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
523.01
LC call number
QB461.5
LC item number
W566 2018
PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Joshua N. Winn, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winn, Joshua N.
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses. Science & Mathematics : Astronomy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Extrasolar planets
  • Galaxies
  • Planets
  • Cosmology
Technique
live action
Label
Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 24 lectures (30 minutes each)
  • "Course no. 1360"--Container
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Couse guidebook Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • 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:
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.)
Isbn
9781629975986
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
  • PD1360A-01
  • PB1360A
  • 1360
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1080280709
  • (Pol)3188091
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Introduction to astrophysics, Professor Joshua N. Winn
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 24 lectures (30 minutes each)
  • "Course no. 1360"--Container
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Bibliography note
Couse guidebook Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • 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:
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.)
Isbn
9781629975986
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
  • PD1360A-01
  • PB1360A
  • 1360
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1080280709
  • (Pol)3188091
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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