Uranium fission: atomic energy

United Kingdom, 1947

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Episode no. 5 of Series “Atomic physics: an historical approach”
The fission of uranium and the development of the atomic bomb. There are many shots of actual apparatus, and some animated diagrams which illustrate the principles involved in the use of the cyclotron. Rutherford is introduced to speak on different aspects of atomic research; Einstein speaks during a short interview.


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Gaumont-British Instructional



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United Kingdom
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Atomic physics: an historical approach

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Atomic physics: an historical approach


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Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Atomic bomb

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear fission


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Atomic structure

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Atomic theory

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear fission

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear physics - Research

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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