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This edition: The Electric Field

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Episode Details

“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: Faraday’s vision of lines of constant force in space laid the foundation for the modern force field theory.