To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Television program on vibration
From: "Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 11:56:11 -0600
A while back, I inquired about a television program on vibration that I saw.
I did not know how to get a copy of the tape. I received many suggestions,
but I finally saw it again on television.
The program was developed by Cal Tech in 1985. It was called the
"Mechanical Universe", and had 2 parts. One was "Resonance" the other was
It has a very good presentation on vortex shedding, the Aeolian harp, and
It can be ordered from the Annenberg / CPB Channel at 1-800-532-7637. You
can see when it will broadcast again at the Annenberg web site:
It looks like the "Mechanical Universe" will not air again until this
August. You can order just this section for $43.95, but you have to call
the 800 number to do it. You can't get it from the web.
You can check out their entire broadcast schedule at:
I would highly recommend this to educators, staff training, or just for the
PDH's. They also have a great presentation on statistics.
Harold O. Sprague