This edition: The Apple and the Moon
“The Mechanical Universe..and Beyond” helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what looks like. Inventive computer graphics illustrate abstract concepts such as time, force, and capacitance. Visits with Newton, Leibniz, Maxwell, and others trace the evolution of theories and challenge students to observe physical processes going on around them.
In this episode: The first real steps toward space travel are made as Newton discovers that gravity describes the force between any two particles in the universe.