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pt. 1. Direct current (51 min.) -- pt. 2. Alternating current (62 min.) -- pt. 3. Semiconductors (57 min.) -- pt. 4. Power supplies (56 min.) -- pt. 5. Amplifiers (57 min.) -- pt. 6. Oscillators (53 min.)
- A/D and D/A converters
1. The theory behind the hardware (19 min.) -- 2. Simultaneous or flash A/D circuits (15 min.) -- 3. Binary-weighted and R-2R D/A circuits (20 min.) -- 4. Stairstep, tracking & successive approximation A/D (20 min.).
- Introduction to converters that allow digital and analog signals to interface.
- Acid rain the choice is ours /
- Explains acid rain, how it is produced, its geological interactions, and its meteorological distribution. Examines its effects on wildlife, the ecosystem, and the human body. Suggests ways in which to reduce the amount of acid rain and control its dispersal.
- Advanced AC circuits
pt. 1. Time constants -- pt. 2. Phasors and AC phase relationships -- pt. 3. The RC circuit -- pt. 4. The RL circuit -- pt. 5. The RLC circuit.
- Air Force One
- Based on exclusive access, provides information about the "flying White House," crew members and passengers. Features interviews with Presidents George W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.
- Aluminum /
- Shows the process of producing aluminum from bauxite ore and discusses the uses of the product and its alloys.
- AM radio
- This program begins with basic AM radio theory then proceeds into the five major stages used in every AM receiver. Covers Motorola's new AM stereo system C-Quam.
- Basic air conditioning
1. Introduction to fundamentals--2. Cooling equipment operation--3. Eletrical controls--4. Troubleshooting.
- Black white + gray
- Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Sam Wagstaff's transformation from innovative museum curator to Robert Mapplethorpe's lover and patron is intensively probed in Black White + Gray. During the heady years of the 1970s and 1980s, the New York City art scene was abuzz with a new spirit, and Mapplethorpe would be at the center of it. Wagstaff pulled him from his suburban Queens existence, gave him a camera and brought him into this art world that seemed to be waiting for him, creating the man whose infamous images instilled emotions ranging from awe to anger. In turn, Mapplethorpe brought the formerly starched-shirt preppie to the world of drugs and gay S-and-M sex, well documented in his still startling photographs. Twenty-five years seperated the lovers, but their relationship was symbiotic to its core, and the two remained together forever.
- Blueprint reading basics /
pt.1. Dimensioning -- pt.2. Math review and short cuts -- pt.3. Plant coordinate systems -- pt.4. Reading drawings -- pt.5. Piping drawings: terms & equipment -- pt.6. Piping drawings: valves, flanges and pipe -- pt.7. Piping drawings: fittings, Ortho projections -- pt.8. Piping drawings: detail dimension, symbol -- pt.9. Pipe fabrication drawings.
- For centuries mankind has built bridges to connect lands. Various engineers discuss famous bridges throughout the world and tell of their design and construction.
- Brooklyn Bridge
- This award-winning program by filmmaker Ken Burns recaptures all the drama, the struggles and the personal tragedies behind this greatest of all achievements of America's industrial age. As this fascinating program reveals, it was the largest bridge of its era, marked by enormous construction problems and ingenious solutions. - Publisher's website.
- Chaos, fractals and dynamics : computer experiments in mathematics /
- Dr. Devaney explains the mathematics of dynamic systems illustrating his discussion with computer generated graphic representations of fractals and Julia sets.
- Computer visions
- Join Ray Tracy, the world's finest computer-generated television host on an international behind-the -scenes journey through a fantastic universe of images and stories created by artists on the cutting edge of computer animation. See the reality behind the magic by learning about the evolution of computer animation.
- Computing for Dick and Jane
- A basic introduction to the personal computer and how to make it easier to use. Tells the parts of the computer and how they work together and demonstrates basic concepts of opening and using programs.
- Dennis Weaver's earthship
- Discusses environmentally friendly solar mass houses made from recycled tires and aluminum cans. Houses designed by Michael Reynolds, architect.
- Designing toys
- Shows how designing is involved in the first decisions of making the toy, to the manufacturing process, to finally marketing the product.
- Empire of the air : the men who made radio /
- The story of radio from the perspective of the men who shared in its invention: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong and David Sarnoff.
- Empire of the air the men who made radio /
- Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.
- Endless energy : wind, solar and geothermal power /
- A look at the three most economically viable alternatives to fossil fuel, hydroelectric, and nuclear power. The potential and limitations of wind, solar and geothermal power as utility scale energy sources is examined. Includes visits to operating windfarms, solar thermal, geothermal, photovoltaic power plants, Sandia National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
- Energy : nature's power source.
v. 1. Mechanical, thermal or heat, and light (18 min.) -- v. 2. Chemical, electric, & nuclear (17 min.).
- Discusses energy: the types, sources, uses, and conservation.
- Fire extinguishers at work
Portable extinguishers -- Classes of fire -- Extinguishing agents -- Operating procedures/P.A.S.S. -- Water extinguishers -- Dry chemical extinguishers -- Foam extinguishers -- Carbon dioxide extinguishers -- Special agents -- The need for training. Presentation guide contents: A note to the presenter -- Introduction -- Purpose and objectives -- Summary of the video -- Getting the most from the video -- Benefits of hands-on training -- Handouts (Fight or flight?: Classes of fires and types of extinguishers) -- Understanding fire extinguishers ratings -- Additional resources available from NFPA.
- Using live-action demonstrations and explanatory graphics, this compelling program shows employees what to do--and what not to do--when confronting fire. It give workers: the big picture from sizing up a fire and deciding whether it's safe to fight it; information on choosing the right device for each kind of fire; extinguisher operation basic: and instructions for handling different type of emergencies.
- Fit to drink /
- Traces water cycle from collection of rain water, through purification in a water treatment plant to places where water is needed. Describes how water is treated and shows facilities for doing them in a modern British plant.
- FM radio Part 1
- Animated program designed to help you become familiar with frequency deviation, bandwidths, the RF amplifier stage, mixer oscillator stage, IF amplifier stage, the limiter stage, and the FM decoder stage.
- FM radio Part 2
- Computer animated program designed to help you become familiar with basic principles of FM radio from signals at the output and transmitting digital information via the FM carrier. Material covered includes 19 kHz amplifieer, frequency doubler, sterreo demultiplexer, RDS/RBDS methods of digital encoding, and the audio amplifier stages.
- Fragile planet, The
[pt. 1] Assault on the ozone layer -- [pt. 2] Alterations in the atmosphere -- [pt. 3] Drought and flood : two faces of one coin -- [pt. 4] The effects of water pollution -- [pt. 5] PCBs in the food chain -- [pt. 6] Poisonous currents of air and sea.
- A six part series on the fragile interdependence of water, air, and life.
- Getting in step a video guide for conducting watershed outreach campaigns.
- Learn how four diverse groups conducted successful outreach campaigns using the six basic steps to outreach.
- Golden Gate Bridge
- The story of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the foremost man-made tourist attractions in the United States, which critics said could never be built.
- Grand Coulee Dam
- An historical documentary about the history and construction of the Grand Coulee Dam.
- Hazardous materials in campus labs
- Provides instruction on the safe handling and proper disposal of hazardous materials in laboratories.
- House, The
- Shows the building of a house from the ground up. Presents the power struggles, accidental discoveries and monumental breakthroughs behind the methods and materials used today.
- Inventions that changed our lives. Plastic planet.
- Examines the supply and demand development of plastic and its synthetic by-products of vinyl, polyester, Lycra, nylon, rayon, and Teflon. You will be intrigued to see how plastic has revolutionized daily chores.
- A retrospective on the rugged, all-terrain vehicles originally commissioned by the U.S. Army.
- Manufactured landscapes Edward Burtynsky /
Endless factory -- Manufacturing #18 -- "Inspired by nature" -- Toxic e-waste -- Irons and breakers -- Shipyards -- Residue of tankers -- "Oil epiphany" -- Coal pictures -- Three Gorges dam project -- Dismantling cities -- 30% agrarian, 70% urban -- Shanghai real estate -- City for the young -- Seeing the world differently -- End credits.
- Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manfactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action.
- Mines and minerals
- This program tells how minerals are extracted from mines, purified and shaped, tracing the path from mining exploration to the different uses of metal.--Container.
- Modern marvels goes into the labs where small to full-sized models are tested. You'll see how models have been used in the advancement of technology, including the fields of architecture, science and engineering, and NASA's space exploration creations.
- Modern marvels. Plastics
- Examines the history of plastics and the seemingly countless ways they have become incorporated into everyday life.
- Modern marvels. The Brooklyn Bridge
- The Brooklyn Bridge was not only a landmark, but also the first bridge of its kind. No one had ever used steel for construction, nor used cables of metal, nor built a suspension bridge so long. In 19th-century New York, where buildings were no more than five stories tall, engineer John Roebling's soaring and majestic Brooklyn Bridge was nothing short of a technological miracle. But Roebling's innovation led to an uphill battle against the elements, corrupt politicians, and scientists who claimed the first strong wind would collapse the bridge to rubble.
Moving atoms (5 min.) -- Hard pill to swallow (7 min.) -- Tiny computers everywhere (5 min.).
- "Nanotechnology is the science of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules. This program explores a digital camera that gives doctors the up-close and personal view of their patients' intestines. Learn about tiny computers in electronic devices that will help run households and businesses in the near future. And zoom into the world of nanotechnology to take a close look at atoms."--container.
- Demonstrates the polymerization of ethylene at different pressures and in the presence of different catalysts, depending on the intended use use of the polyethylene.
- PowerPoint 2000
1. Beginning (95 min.) -- 2. Intermediate (101 min.) -- 3. Advanced (88 min.).
- Explores the features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint 2000.
- Process variables
- Provides an overview of process variables, such as pressure, temperature, level, flow, density, mass, and volume. These are discussed in terms of their application to industrial process systems.
- Radioactive waste disposal the 10,000 year test /
- Discusses the unresolved issues surrounding the disposal of radioactive waste. Scientists look at a Nevada dessert site and discuss the consequences.
- Remembering Edward Weston
- A profile of the life and work of the famed photographer Edward Weston, based on interviews with close friends and family.
- Search for clean air, The
- This program presents a clear, forceful, and thorough exposition of the problems of air pollution: its causes; its effects on forests, streams and human health; and the issues involved in correcting the problems.--container.
- Selling the future
- This program looks at the electronic, technological, and conceptual world growing around us. Will the technology set us free to build a new and better world, or will it isolate individuals behind virtual walls and create ever-increasing pressure as more and more information becomes available and what we know and the tools we use to manipulate that information are constantly becoming obsolete?
- Sensor and transducer principles
- Instructional film on sensors and transducers, what they do and how.
- ServSafe steps to food safety Pasos para la salubridad de la comida /
Step 1. Starting out with food safety (11 min.) -- Step 2. Ensuring proper personal hygiene (9 min.) -- Step 3. Purchasing, receiving, and storing (15 min.) -- Step 4. Preparing, cooking, and serving (11 min.) -- Step 5. Cleaning and sanitizing (9 min.) -- Step 6. Take the food safety challenge (40 min.) -- Step 6(Spanish). Tome el desafio de salubridad en la comida: buenas y malas costumbres - Ud. decida.
- Teaches the essential principles of food safety in a food service setting.
- Shop safety procedures
- Smart shopping w/ the food label
- Offers helpful hints for smart supermarket shopping. Discusses shopping strategies to follow in order to shop effectively at the supermarket. Stresses the importance of making lists, planning meals for the week, clipping coupons and not shopping while hungry, the usefulness of the Food Guide Pyramid, and the food label.
- Special nutrition problems
- (Producer) This video covers malnutrition, obesity, protein-calorie malnutrition, chewing problems, alcoholism, drug-food interactions, constipation, iron deficiency, dehydration, eating alone and lonely eating. It encourages physical activity to maintain overall good health.
- Strand under the dark cloth /
- A documentary portrait of the photographer Paul Strand. Contains generous amounts of Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with friends and collaborators including Fred Zinneman, Cesare Zavattini, and Georgia O'Keefe.
- Teaching & learning with the Internet
- Provides suggestions on how to integrate the internet into the curriculum.
- Texas gold
- Why is Diane Wilson, mother of five, fourth generation fisherwoman, Public Enemy No. 1 in Calhoun County, Texas? Texas Gold profiles the brave and ballsy actions that have earned Diane Wilson the title of Unreasonable Woman: waging multiple hunger strikes, starting up a business bottling toxic water taken from a superfund site, chaining herself to a DOW chemical tower.
- The legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club
Bonus features: Broadcast version with commentary from writer/producer Nick Spark and director Amanda Pope -- Additional scenes -- Interview of Poncho by Don Kuhns -- Study guide.
- The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club profiles one of the most colorful and accomplished female pilots of the early 20th century. Florence "Pancho" Barnes became the first female stunt pilot in Hollywood in 1929 and shattered Amelia Earhart's air speed record in 1930. In the 1940's and 50's, Pancho entertained the best test pilots in the world -- men with the right stuff -- at her "Happy Bottom Riding Club" guest ranch near Edwards Air Force Base. When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the rocket-powered Bell X-1 in 1947, he and his team partied with Pancho. A friend of the fast and famous, Pancho Barnes was a swaggering, forceful woman whose exploits and accomplishments are truly the stuff of legend. -- Container.
- They made America
disc 1. Rebels ; Revolutionaries (120 minutes) -- disc 2. Newcomers ; Gamblers (120 minutes).
- This series examines innovation in America through the stories of some resourceful men and women whose ideas and inventions have transformed the world.
- Shows various forms of transmitters, tells what they do and how they do it.
- Analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of 'taking out the garbage', while showcasing the individuals, activists, corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change and reform the current model -- Container.
- Using simple machines /
- Illustrates various kinds of simple machines (levers, pulleys, inclined planes), describes their functions, and shows their practical uses in the context of daily life.
- Vegetarianism facts and myths.
- Discusses basic dietary essentials and how they are easily met in the vegetarian diet. Dispels many common myths about the nutritional inadequacies of the wide range of diets that fall under the heading of vegetarianism.
- Video training for MicroStation 2D Basics
- Shows the incredible power of MicroStation 5.0 and how to use it. Covers main menu commands, submenu commands, palette commands, dialog boxes, auxiliary coordinate system, dimensioning parameters, etc.
- Waste land
- Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will be then on display in museums and auctions around the world.