Watch how Kepler, “the wandering astronomer” overcomes illness, persecution and a range of personal tragedies in order to uncover the first universal laws built purely with mathematics to describe the motions of the planets – paving the way for Newton, Einstien and whoever comes next to uncover the deepest mysteries of the cosmos.
The Mechanical Universe is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videos covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course.
Caltech Professor David Goodstein opens each program providing philosophical, historical and humorous insight into each subject. The series contains hundreds of computer animation segments, location footage and historical re-enactments of important moments in the development of science.
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