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TTC - The Physics Of History
Get the background you need to understand how scientists know what they do about the past with these 24 lectures that cover an astonishing range of cases in which physics has helped to redefine history – in astronomy, archaeology, geology, climatology, art history, and other fields. Your amazing voyage begins with five lectures on elementary atomic and nuclear physics. Professor Helfand then builds on this background with a series of lectures dealing with mysteries on Earth. He rounds out the voyage with a group of lectures that take on the problems of the cosmos, including the radical adjustment in our view of time and space required by Einstein's theory of relativity. Immensely rewarding and enlightening, these lectures will enhance your appreciation of both science and history by addressing questions such as these: How did corn spread across the New World? When did the extinction of the dinosaurs occur? How old is the Earth? In answering these and other questions, you’ll explore the resources scientists use to investigate the past, including radioactivity, tree rings, ice cores, and ocean sediments. Here is an insightful feast that will undoubtedly satisfy your curiosity about some of the most profound discoveries in the history of humanity – and the universe. With the wealth of information contained in these lectures, the next time you hear about a breakthrough scientific finding in the news, you'll be better equipped to answer the question: How did they do that?
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|01.The Vast Reaches of Time and Space(1).mp3||14.2 MB|
|02.Fundamentally, What's the World Made Of(1).mp3||13.7 MB|
|03.Energy in the Atomic World(1).mp3||13.9 MB|
|04.The Atomic Basis of the Senses(1).mp3||14.4 MB|
|05.Radioactivity—Nature's Imperturbable Clock(1).mp3||13.8 MB|
|06.From Detecting Forgeries to the First Art(1).mp3||12.9 MB|
|07.Watching Plaster Dry—And Dating It(1).mp3||13.9 MB|
|08.We Are What We Eat—The History of Diet(1).mp3||14.6 MB|
|09.A Plant Is What It Eats—Tracing Agriculture(1).mp3||13.3 MB|
|10.Tree Rings—Seasons of the Past 12,000 Years(1).mp3||13.9 MB|
|11.Ice Cores—Climate Records for 800 Millennia(1).mp3||13.9 MB|
|12.Ocean Sediments Reveal 5 Million Years(1).mp3||14.5 MB|
|13.A Bad Day in June—Death of the Dinosaurs(1).mp3||13.4 MB|
|14.The Origin and Early History of Life(1).mp3||14.2 MB|
|15.The History of Earth's Atmosphere(1).mp3||13 MB|
|16.The Age of the Solar System(1).mp3||13.6 MB|
|17.What Happened before the Sun Was Born(1).mp3||13.2 MB|
|18.Atoms Are Star Stuff—Cooking Up Carbon(1).mp3||15.1 MB|
|19.The Lives of Big Stars—Cooking Up Big Atoms(1).mp3||13.5 MB|
|20.Relativity—Space and Time Become Spacetime(1).mp3||12.8 MB|
|21.(Almost) Everything Is Relative(1).mp3||14.6 MB|
|22.Matter Vanishes; Light Speed Is Breached(1).mp3||13.1 MB|
|23.The Limits of Vision—13.7 Billion Years Ago(1).mp3||14 MB|
|24.The First Few Minutes—Where It All Began(1).mp3||12.5 MB|
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