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Method and Madness / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2013.
Description1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series In Search of Science
In Search of Science. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Britain's Pivotal Role in Modern Science (3:21) -- Isaac Newton (2:31) -- Newton's Experiments with Light (2:35) -- Newton's "Principia" (2:31) -- Newton & Scientific Method (2:10) -- WWII English Code-Breakers (5:13) -- Role of the Individual in Science (3:23) -- Characterizing the Scientific Mind (4:02) -- Character vs. Hard Work (2:31) -- Henry Cavendish's Hydrogen Experiments (3:52) -- Importance of Measurement in Scientific Method (1:15) -- London's Royal Institution (2:11) -- First Scientific Journal (2:43) -- Publishing & Scientific Progress (2:13) -- Peer-Reviewed Journals (1:37) -- Large Hadron Collider (3:44) -- Higgs Boson Particle & Scientific Method (2:48) -- Scientific Inquiry as British Priority (1:52) -- Preview of Next Episode (0:24) -- Credits: Method and Madness: In Search of Science (0:43)
Abstract Host Brian Cox celebrates Britain's pivotal role in creating modern science. From recreating Isaac Newton's iconic light experiment, to performing Henry Cavendish's hydrogen explosions, to visiting the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Professor Cox traces 300 years of British scientific history. Along the way, he introduces the obsessive, eccentric characters who brought science into the modern world and developed a powerful new framework by which to investigate nature - the scientific method. He reveals the essence of the scientific method, explores the mindset of those who practice it, and explains how it has helped us cultivate and evolve our understanding of the natural world. Method and Madness is the first episode in the popular BBC science series In Search of Science.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 21, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2013.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number55679s Films Media Group
Publisher number55680 Films Media Group

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