Nuclear physics

Canada, 1985

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Episode of Series “Concepts in science: physics”.
Shows step-by-step, how an interest in cathode rays led scientists to discover X-rays, then alpha, beta and gamma radiation, and finally explore the conversion of matter into energy. Vivid computer animation clarifies concepts such as nuclear fission and fusion, shows how a nuclear reactor works and the difficulties in the disposal of radioactive wastes. There six ten minute episodes are: 1. “The Discovery of radioactivity” 2. “Properties of Becquerel rays” 3. “Natural transmutations” 4. “Energy from the nucleus” 5. “Electrical energy from fission” 6. “Nuclear by-products.”

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producer

David Chamberlain

production company

Ontario Educational Communications Authority

Television Ontario

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01:00:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1985

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Concepts in science: physics

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