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11

Telescopes and Microscopes

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

Telescopes and Microscopes

Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 35 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

You might assume that all inventions arise from science, but this is not always so. As the history of telescopes and microscopes demonstrates, the invention of new technology facilitates scientific advances. In this case, optical technology drove the Scientific Revolution, allowing Galileo and others to establish the scientific method of observation.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Great Inventions in Everyday Life
Great Inventions in Everyday Life
0 of 31 min
2
Image of The Potter’s Wheel and Metallurgy
The Potter’s Wheel and Metallurgy
0 of 33 min
3
Image of Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits
0 of 32 min
4
Image of The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet
The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet
0 of 26 min
5
Image of Crossbows East and West
Crossbows East and West
0 of 25 min
6
Image of Roman Arches—Aqueducts and the Colosseum
Roman Arches—Aqueducts and the Colosseum
0 of 28 min
7
Image of Waterwheels and Clocks
Waterwheels and Clocks
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Pagodas and Cathedrals
Pagodas and Cathedrals
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Paper and Printing
Paper and Printing
0 of 27 min
10
Image of Gunpowder, Cannons, and Guns
Gunpowder, Cannons, and Guns
0 of 25 min
11
Image of Telescopes and Microscopes
Telescopes and Microscopes
0 of 35 min
12
Image of The Caravel and Celestial Navigation
The Caravel and Celestial Navigation
0 of 37 min
13
Image of Unblocking the Power of Coal and Iron
Unblocking the Power of Coal and Iron
0 of 28 min
14
Image of Steam Engines and Pin Making
Steam Engines and Pin Making
0 of 28 min
15
Image of Canals and Railroads
Canals and Railroads
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Food Preservation
Food Preservation
0 of 28 min
17
Image of Water and Sewer Systems
Water and Sewer Systems
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Batteries and Electric Generators
Batteries and Electric Generators
0 of 27 min
19
Image of Cameras, Telephones, and Phonographs
Cameras, Telephones, and Phonographs
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Electric Light and Power
Electric Light and Power
0 of 32 min
21
Image of Department Stores and Modern Retailing
Department Stores and Modern Retailing
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Motion Pictures
Motion Pictures
0 of 28 min
23
Image of Surgery and the Operating Room
Surgery and the Operating Room
0 of 27 min
24
Image of Steel, Glass, and Plastics
Steel, Glass, and Plastics
0 of 33 min
25
Image of The Model T
The Model T
0 of 24 min
26
Image of Aviation—The “Wright” Time for Flight
Aviation—The “Wright” Time for Flight
0 of 26 min
27
Image of Radio and Television
Radio and Television
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power
0 of 31 min
29
Image of Household Appliances
Household Appliances
0 of 26 min
30
Image of Electronics and the Chip
Electronics and the Chip
0 of 26 min
31
Image of Satellites and Cell Phones
Satellites and Cell Phones
0 of 26 min
32
Image of Personal Computing
Personal Computing
0 of 28 min
33
Image of Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
0 of 26 min
34
Image of The Internet
The Internet
0 of 25 min
35
Image of Social Media and Democracy
Social Media and Democracy
0 of 32 min
36
Image of Inventions and History
Inventions and History
0 of 31 min

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s********m
February 26, 2017
Good content, ok audio-video editing (stuttering could be cut, or perhaps the video needs to be re-recorded with some splicing?).

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d********m
December 24, 2016
Good information, but Professor Carlson tends to stumble rather badly over his words in a way that is very distracting.

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