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WHAT IS IT THAT WAVES

11/19/1968

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Program
WHAT IS IT THAT WAVES
Program Description

A WGBH - MIT science program experiment with Professor Morrison of MIT in a high school physics class, using dance, documentary and other techniques.

From the June 1968 WGBH Program Guide: “What are waves? This program seeks to show visually the forces produce waves, and to demonstrate how they are detected. Those who have witnessed the power of a tidal wave tell of their experiences, and experts explain the effect- and the cause- of a sonic boom. Scientists demonstrate shock waves, show how waves are created within waves, and explain the relationship between waves of light, sound, and water. Televised in color, ‘What Is It That Waves?’ stresses the importance of this seemingly commonplace phenomenon, and at the same time shows the scientific process in action.”

Color, RT: 90:00, 1968.

Duration

01:29:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “WHAT IS IT THAT WAVES,” 11/19/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F23389564D234D03BCCEBD16D8A15D8C.
MLA: “WHAT IS IT THAT WAVES.” 11/19/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F23389564D234D03BCCEBD16D8A15D8C>.
APA: WHAT IS IT THAT WAVES. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F23389564D234D03BCCEBD16D8A15D8C
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