The nature of matter understanding the physical world

by Ball, David W. 1962-

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Discover how the immense variety of matter (stars, mountains, plants, people) is made by a limited number of elements that combine in simple ways. In these engaging lectures, no scientific background is needed to appreciate everyday miracles like a bouncing rubber ball or water's astonishing power to dissolve. Knowledge of materials drives the development of civilization. Where will we go next?
Disc 1. Lecture 1. Matter, Energy, and Entropy
Lecture 2. The Nature of Light and Matter
Lecture 3. A New Theory of Matter
Lecture 4. The Structure of Atoms and Molecules
Lecture 5. The Stellar Atom-Building Machine
Lecture 6. The Amazing Periodic Table
Disc 2. Lecture 7. Ionic Versus Covalent Matter
Lecture 8. The Versatile Element: Carbon
Lecture 9. The Strange Behavior of Water
Lecture 10. Matter in Solution
Lecture 11. Interactions: Adhesion and Cohesion
Lecture 12. Surface Energy: The Interfaces Among Us. Disc 3. Lecture 13. The Eloquent Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
Lecture 14. Materials for Body Implants
Lecture 15. The Chemistry of Food and Drink
Lecture 16. Fuels and Explosives
Lecture 17. The Air We Breathe
Lecture 18. Materials: The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages
Disc 4. Lecture 19. Again and Again: Polymers
Lecture 20. Recycling Materials
Lecture 21. Resistance is Futile: Superconductors
Lecture 22. Resistance is Useful: Semiconductors
Lecture 23. Out of Many, One: Composites
Lecture 24. The Future of Materials.

Additional Information
Series Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics.
Subjects Matter -- Properties.
Educational films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher Chantilly, Virginia :2015
Contributors Teaching Company, publisher.
Participants/Performers Lectures presented by David W. Ball, Professor of Chemistry at Cleveland State University in Ohio.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
"Course Number 1227."
24 lectures, 30 minutes each lecture.
Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, and bibliography.
Description 4 videodiscs (12 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (iv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
ISBN 1629971235
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