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Ep. 373: Becquerel Experiment (Radiation)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity completely by accident when he exposed a chunk of uranium to a photographic plate. This opened up a whole new field of research to uncover the source of the mysterious energy. Download the show [MP3] | Jump...

Ep. 372: The Millikan Oil Drop

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) In 1909 Robert Millikan devised an ingenious experiment to figure out the charge of an electron using a drop of oil. Let’s talk about this Nobel Prize winning experiment. Download the show [MP3] | Jump to Shownotes | Jump to Transcript This episode...

Ep. 371: Eddington Eclipse Experiment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) At the turn of the 20th Century, Einstein’s theory of relativity stunned the physics world, but the experimental evidence needed to be found. And so, in 1919, another respected astronomer, Arthur Eddington, observed the deflection of stars by the...

Ep. 370: The Kaufmann–Bucherer–Neumann Experiments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) One of the most amazing implications of Einstein’s relativity is the fact that the inertial mass of an object depends on its velocity. That sounds like a difficult thing to test, but that’s exactly what happened through a series of experiments...

Ep. 369: The Fizeau Experiment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Light is tricky stuff, and it took scientists hundreds of years to puzzle out what this stuff is. But they poked and prodded at it with many clever experiments to try to measure its speed, motion and interaction with the rest of the Universe. For example,...

Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) An object at rest stays at rest, and object in motion tends to stay in motion. This is inertia, defined famously by Isaac Newton in his First Law of Motion. Download MP3:[Ep. 356: Rotational Inertia] Jump to Shownotes Jump to Transcript Show...

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