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Velocity of a Bullet - Christmas Lectures with RV Jones

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Channel: The Royal Institution
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RV Jones demonstrates a way to measure the speed of an air rifle pellet with a method similar to one that has been used to measure the speed of molecules – and even the speed of light.

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RV Jones gave the 1981 Christmas Lectures "From Magna Carta to Microchip" which explores what measurement is, the principles by which measurements can be made, and why their applications have been of so much importance in the advance of science and in the development of technology

In his second lecture, RV Jones focuses on the measurement of time and the evolution of man made time keepers.

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