The Nature of Matter - Understanding the Physical World

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The Nature of Matter
Understanding the Physical World

2015

Discover how the immense variety of matter--stars, mountains, plants, people--is made by a limited number of elements that combine in simple ways. In the engaging lectures of The Nature of Matter, no scientific background is...

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David Ball Ph.D.

In This Series

Matter, Energy, and Entropy
Episode 1
Matter, Energy, and Entropy
The Nature of Light and Matter
Episode 2
The Nature of Light and Matter
A New Theory of Matter
Episode 3
A New Theory of Matter
The Structure of Atoms and Molecules
Episode 4
The Structure of Atoms and Molecules
The Stellar Atom-Building Machine
Episode 5
The Stellar Atom-Building Machine
The Amazing Periodic Table
Episode 6
The Amazing Periodic Table
Ionic versus Covalent Matter
Episode 7
Ionic versus Covalent Matter
The Versatile Element: Carbon
Episode 8
The Versatile Element: Carbon
The Strange Behavior of Water
Episode 9
The Strange Behavior of Water
Matter in Solution
Episode 10
Matter in Solution
Interactions: Adhesion and Cohesion
Episode 11
Interactions: Adhesion and Cohesion
Surface Energy: The Interfaces among Us
Episode 12
Surface Energy: The Interfaces among Us
The Eloquent Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
Episode 13
The Eloquent Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
Materials for Body Implants
Episode 14
Materials for Body Implants
The Chemistry of Food and Drink
Episode 15
The Chemistry of Food and Drink
Fuels and Explosives
Episode 16
Fuels and Explosives
The Air We Breathe
Episode 17
The Air We Breathe
The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages
Episode 18
The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages
Again and Again: Polymers
Episode 19
Again and Again: Polymers
Recycling Materials
Episode 20
Recycling Materials
Resistance Is Futile: Superconductors
Episode 21
Resistance Is Futile: Superconductors
Resistance Is Useful: Semiconductors
Episode 22
Resistance Is Useful: Semiconductors
Out of Many, One: Composites
Episode 23
Out of Many, One: Composites
The Future of Materials
Episode 24
The Future of Materials