Einstein's Universe is a 1979 BBC documentary hosted by Peter Ustinov, which is based on the book Einstein's Universe by Nigel Calder. In this film Ustinov becomes educated in Einstein's theories by many of the best minds in science, who provide demonstrations to illustrate his teachings. These include experiments to help understand gravity, warped space, how light responds to gravity, the "Doppler effect" and how radio waves, as used in police radar, are an unbeatable way of measuring speed. From these simpler experiments much larger concepts are drawn, such as the discovery of a Binary Pulsar, the nature of black holes and how they are created, and the ultimate theory of how the universe was formed. Other demonstrations measure the speed of light, how time passes more slowly for people traveling in an airplane, the incredible accuracy of the Atomic Clock in Washington, DC and how time itself would appear to stop at the surface of a black hole.
This provides a collection of online resources related to Albert Einstein, including documentary films and e-books about Einstein's life and his scientific achievements.
|100 Years of Einstein's Relativity
Dr. Bennett explains the basic ideas of Einstein's work (both the special and general theories) in everyday language and shows how Einstein's remarkable ideas are being confirmed today by astronomical observations.
|Albert Einstein: How I See the World
This is a PBS documentary exploring Einstein's life, work and legacy. Albert Einstein is considered one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time.
This is a PBS science documentary chronicling Albert Einstein's life and scientific achievements from his birth in 1879 to his death in 1955.
|Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
General relativity, or the general theory of relativity, is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1916 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics.
|Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation
This course provides an introduction to Einstein's theory of gravitation, covering topics: a history of gravity, tensor analysis, Einstein's field equations, astronomical tests of Einstein's theory, and gravitational waves.