Frames of Reference: 1960 Physics Video

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This is a hoot: Frames of Reference is a 1960 video produced by MIT's Physical Science Study Committee as "part of its course in physics." It's a half-hour video showing various demonstrations of physics, with a dry sense of humor. You can watch a streaming version below or download DVD quality versions from Archive.org.

From the Archive.org description of the film:

This PSSC film utilizes a fascinating set consisting of a rotating table and furniture occupying surprisingly unpredictable spots within the viewing area. The fine cinematography by Abraham Morochnik, and funny narration by University of Toronto professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume is a wonderful example of the fun a creative team of filmmakers can have with a subject that other, less imaginative types might find pedestrian.

(Via Waxy.org.)

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