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The Resource The Age of Invention, Open University

The Age of Invention, Open University

Label
The Age of Invention
Title
The Age of Invention
Statement of responsibility
Open University
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Once a subject of crude experiments and parlor tricks, electricity was recognized some 200 years ago as a force that could completely transform the world - driving machines, lighting homes, and enabling us to communicate across continents. This program shows how scientists and engineers unlocked the power of electricity in an extraordinary century of innovation and invention. It profiles scientists who discovered the links between electricity and magnetism as well as other fundamental concepts - Hans Christian Oersted, Michael Faraday, William Sturgeon, Joseph Henry, and others. The development of commercial applications is discussed with segments on Samuel Morse, the story of the 1866 transatlantic cable, and the "war of currents" rivalry between Thomas Edison's DC and Nikola Tesla's AC, championed by George Westinghouse
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
6 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films for the Humanities (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • Open University
Runtime
59
Series statement
Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Inventors
  • Power resources
  • Educational films
  • Video recordings
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Age of Invention, Open University
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/videoLogin.aspx?url=49439
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Faraday's Early Scientific Career (2:40) -- Ørsted's Discovery & Faraday's Proof of Electromagnetic Force (2:44) -- Creating Electrical Power from Mechanical Power (3:51) -- Electromagnets & the Telegraph (3:35) -- Morse Code & Possibilities of Telegraph (0:57) -- Failure of First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable (3:12) -- Understanding Electricity & Improving Transatlantic Cable (3:04) -- Before the Light Bulb: Gas Lighting & Arc Lights (2:11) -- Thomas Edison & Menlo Park Laboratory (2:10) -- Developing Incandescent Light Bulbs (3:34) -- Edison's DC Voltage System on Wall St. (2:29) -- Successes & Shortcomings of Edison's Generator System (3:33) -- Nikola Tesla (1:50) -- Tesla's Alternating Current System (1:43) -- Tesla's Partnership with Westinghouse & Further AC Innovation (3:45) -- "War of the Currents" (2:17) -- Edison's Safety Campaign (1:47) -- Harold Brown's Lethal Experiments in War of the Currents (2:01) -- Brown, Edison, & the Electric Chair (0:55) -- Triumph of Tesla's AC System (2:33) -- Tesla's Demise (2:48) -- Electricity Today (1:17) -- Credits: The Age of Invention: Shock and Awe - The Story of Electricity (0:44)
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (59 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 49437s
  • 49439
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100049439
  • (OCoLC)829298954
  • (FOD)100049439
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
The Age of Invention, Open University
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/videoLogin.aspx?url=49439
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Faraday's Early Scientific Career (2:40) -- Ørsted's Discovery & Faraday's Proof of Electromagnetic Force (2:44) -- Creating Electrical Power from Mechanical Power (3:51) -- Electromagnets & the Telegraph (3:35) -- Morse Code & Possibilities of Telegraph (0:57) -- Failure of First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable (3:12) -- Understanding Electricity & Improving Transatlantic Cable (3:04) -- Before the Light Bulb: Gas Lighting & Arc Lights (2:11) -- Thomas Edison & Menlo Park Laboratory (2:10) -- Developing Incandescent Light Bulbs (3:34) -- Edison's DC Voltage System on Wall St. (2:29) -- Successes & Shortcomings of Edison's Generator System (3:33) -- Nikola Tesla (1:50) -- Tesla's Alternating Current System (1:43) -- Tesla's Partnership with Westinghouse & Further AC Innovation (3:45) -- "War of the Currents" (2:17) -- Edison's Safety Campaign (1:47) -- Harold Brown's Lethal Experiments in War of the Currents (2:01) -- Brown, Edison, & the Electric Chair (0:55) -- Triumph of Tesla's AC System (2:33) -- Tesla's Demise (2:48) -- Electricity Today (1:17) -- Credits: The Age of Invention: Shock and Awe - The Story of Electricity (0:44)
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (59 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 49437s
  • 49439
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100049439
  • (OCoLC)829298954
  • (FOD)100049439
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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