The elegant universe

Format: DVD 2003
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection (DVD) QC794.6.S85 E443 2003x
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) QC794.6.S85 E443 2003x
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Hampton Community Library Adult DVD DVD 539.7 ELE
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Monroeville Public Library Video DVD 539.7 E
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Robinson Library DVD DVD 539.7 ELEGANT UNIVERSE
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With his rare gift for conveying physics through vivid everyday images, Brian Greene unravels string theory, which could prove to be the holy grail of physics - the search for ultimate law and order in the universe. Described video.
Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this "New York Times" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.
disc 1: pt. 1. Einstein's dream / written, produced and directed by Joseph McMaster (56 min.) ; pt. 2. String's the thing / written, produced and directed by Joseph McMaster (56 min.)
disc 2: pt. 3. Welcome to the 11th dimension / written, produced and directed by Julia Cort & Joseph McMaster (56 min.). Special features: How the special effects were created (video)
An excerpt from The elegant universe book
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Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made up of strings. And it's not science fiction, it's string theory." With this statement, NOVA host Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, where he is one of the world's foremost string theorists, takes the viewer on an intriguing journey called The Elegant Universe. String theory is a unified theory of the universe postulating that fundamental ingredients of nature are not zero-dimensional point particles but tiny one-dimensional filaments called strings. String theory harmoniously unites quantum mechanics and general relativity, the previously known laws of the small and the large that are otherwise incompatible. Using humor, graphics, and familiar images to explain the current thoughts of laws of the universe, along with guest speakers to clarify the concepts, the program presents its theories via visuals. Linking Einstein's theories of the laws of the universe with those of Isaac Newton's laws of gravity, Greene develops the theory of strings and connects it to Einstein's thinking on relativity. Pure science buffs and even courses on physics or astronomy would find this program beneficial as a supplemental aid. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.--LaRoi Lawton, Library & Learning Resources, Bronx Community Coll., CUNY (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Superstring theories.
Unified field theories.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Publisher [South Burlington, Vt.?] :WGBH Boston Video,2003
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Nova (Television program)
Elegant universe.
Contributors McMaster, Joseph.
Cort, Julia.
Greene, B. (Brian), 1963-
Greene, B. (Brian), 1963- Elegant universe.
Hickman, David.
Cross, Andrea.
Wallace, Melanie (Producer)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Channel Four (Great Britain)
David Hickman Films (Firm)
Sveriges television.
Norddeutscher Rundfunk.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Host, Brian Greene.
Audience TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.
Language English
Closed-captioned; described video.
Notes Documentary.
Originally produced as three individual segments of the television series: Nova.
Based on: The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory / by Brian Greene. New York : W.W. Norton, c1999.
Includes DVD-ROM features.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 2 videodiscs (2 hr., 48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1593750064
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