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Thursday, June 22, 2006

More Physics Video Courses

Here are more physics video lectures.

Also look what my friend made - three video websites dedicated to three famous physicists:


I haven't seen a better collection of physics videos dedicated to these famous physicists anywhere! Check them out!

And here are today's physics video courses:

How Things Work
For non-science majors: a practical introduction to physics and science in everyday life. This course considers objects from our daily environment and focuses on their principles of operation, histories, and relationships to one another. The emphasis for Physics 105 is on mechanical and thermal objects.

The course covers laws of motion, fluids, fluids and motion, heat and thermodynamics, phase transitions and resonance and mechanical waves.


I haven't watched this course because it is too basic for me and I know this stuff in detail.



The Mechanical Universe and Beyond
  • Video Lectures (University of California, 1985) (requires registration)
This series helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what it looks like. Field trips to hot-air balloon events, symphony concerts, bicycle shops, and other locales make complex concepts more accessible. Inventive computer graphics illustrate abstract concepts such as time, force, and capacitance, while historical reenactments of the studies of Newton, Leibniz, Maxwell, and others trace the evolution of theories. The Mechanical Universe helps meet different students' needs, from the basic requirements of liberal arts students to the rigorous demands of science and engineering majors. This series is also valuable for teacher professional development.

I own a DVD of these lectures (you can buy it) and have watched just a few of these lectures.
These lectures note historical events of physics and try to imitate atmosphere at the time certain discoveries were made.


The Wonders of Physics
Never has there been a time when an understanding of science has been more important to the well-being of individuals and to the nation than the present. Yet many recent studies have documented a lack of interest in science and hence a decline in science literacy in the United States.

To address this problem, the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1984 began a program called The Wonders of Physics aimed at generating interest in physics among people of all ages and backgrounds. The heart of the program is a fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations carefully chosen to be entertaining as well as educational.


Elementary College Physics

These are videos taken of introductory physics course, which was taught in the summer of 2005 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
This course covers basically the same material as MIT's 8.01 physics course.



Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity and Astrophysics.

Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the Global Positioning System, solar system tests of relativity, descending into a black hole, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, Gravity Probe B, and more advanced models of the Cosmos.


I have still many links other physics video links in my bookmarks. Will publish later.


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