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The Resource Understanding the misconceptions of science, Professor Don Lincoln

Understanding the misconceptions of science, Professor Don Lincoln

Label
Understanding the misconceptions of science
Title
Understanding the misconceptions of science
Statement of responsibility
Professor Don Lincoln
Contributor
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Discover the truths behind popular misconceptions in biology, chemistry, astronomy, quantum mechanics, and more."--Container
  • "Consider these commonly held scientific beliefs: Planetary orbits are fixed ellipses; we only use 10 percent of our brains; nothing travels faster than light; a thrown object's trajectory is a parabola. They seem correct, but they're all misconceptions that aren't entirely accurate. There's much more to the story than you think. These magnificent 24 lectures are devoted to busting myths, clearing up confusion, and giving you scientific epiphanies that could change how you think about your everyday world. You'll explore shocking truths about some of science's most well-known -- and often controversial-concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, quantum mechanics, and even the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Delivered with insight, clarity, and a healthy dose of humor, Professor Lincoln's scientific epiphanies will have you rethinking what you know-or thought you knew-about the world of science. Learn to see matter not as simple spheres but force fields. Discover why most human characteristics aren't governed by a single gene. Examine why astronauts in the International Space Station aren't in zero gravity but free fall. And those are just a few. These lectures are, above all, about awareness and respect for what an immense undertaking scientific inquiry and experimentation is. Regardless of where you are in your own scientific adventures, they'll empower you with not just good science, but better science."
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
500
LC call number
Q172.5.E77
LC item number
U534 2019
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PerformerNote
Lecturer: Professor Don Lincoln, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lincoln, Don
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
The great courses. Science & mathematics. General science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding the misconceptions of science, Professor Don Lincoln
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 24 lectures (30 min. each)
  • "Course No. 1397"--Container
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • What's inside atoms?
  • The truth is in here: the science of aliens
  • Misconceptions about evolution
  • Nutrition's all about you-- and your gut biome
  • Humans are not peas: myths about genetics
  • Getting smarter about intelligence.
  • Disc 3.
  • Exposing the truth about radiation
  • Does carbon-14 dating work?
  • How statistics can lie to you
  • Disc 1.
  • Does thermodynamics disprove evolution?
  • How relativity is misunderstood
  • E = mc2 and other relativity myths.
  • Disc 4.
  • Why do black holes get such a bad rap?
  • What banged, and was it big?
  • Can you go faster than light?
  • Untangling how quantum mechanics works
  • Untangling what quantum mechanics means
  • Is there a theory of everything?
  • What the world gets wrong about science
  • Franklin's kite and other electrifying myths
  • The ideal gas law (it's not ideal)
  • From the ground up: how flying works
  • From the sky down: how falling works
  • Myths of orbital motion.
  • Disc 2.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (12 hr.)
Isbn
9781629977249
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781629977249
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1397A-01
  • PD1397A
  • PB1397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • on1105586377
  • (OCoLC)1105586377
System details
DVD; Dolby surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the misconceptions of science, Professor Don Lincoln
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • 24 lectures (30 min. each)
  • "Course No. 1397"--Container
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (iv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • What's inside atoms?
  • The truth is in here: the science of aliens
  • Misconceptions about evolution
  • Nutrition's all about you-- and your gut biome
  • Humans are not peas: myths about genetics
  • Getting smarter about intelligence.
  • Disc 3.
  • Exposing the truth about radiation
  • Does carbon-14 dating work?
  • How statistics can lie to you
  • Disc 1.
  • Does thermodynamics disprove evolution?
  • How relativity is misunderstood
  • E = mc2 and other relativity myths.
  • Disc 4.
  • Why do black holes get such a bad rap?
  • What banged, and was it big?
  • Can you go faster than light?
  • Untangling how quantum mechanics works
  • Untangling what quantum mechanics means
  • Is there a theory of everything?
  • What the world gets wrong about science
  • Franklin's kite and other electrifying myths
  • The ideal gas law (it's not ideal)
  • From the ground up: how flying works
  • From the sky down: how falling works
  • Myths of orbital motion.
  • Disc 2.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (12 hr.)
Isbn
9781629977249
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9781629977249
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • ID1397A-01
  • PD1397A
  • PB1397
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • on1105586377
  • (OCoLC)1105586377
System details
DVD; Dolby surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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