Physics Video Lectures
This month lectures on: Modern Physics. Quantum Physics. Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Field Theory. Applied Group Theory. General Relativity. Cosmology. Astrophysics. Computational Physics. Thermodynamics. Basic Physics.
Excitatory Topics in Physics (MIT)
What sorts of things get physicists (or wannabe physicists, like the teacher of this class) excited? Is it the dream of building grand intellectual edifices capable of describing the Universe with amazing accuracy and elegance? Or, perhaps, discovering something so unexpected that it totally blows your mind? Maybe it's simply the act of doing physics! Whatever the case, there are certainly many things in physics to get excited about, and we'll explore some of them in this class.
What is Physics. Modern Physics. Walking Through a Wall. Special Relativity. Relativity Demonstration. Addition of Velocities. Addition of Velocities. Simultaneity. Time Dilation. Length Contraction. Time and Space. Time Travel to the Future. Time Travel to the Past. Mass and Spacetime. Black Holes. Wormholes. Wave/Particle Duality. Basics of Quantum Mechanics. Schrodinger's Box. Quantum Tunnelling. Parallel universes and the Big Bang Theory. Finite and Infinite Space Infinite Universe. Level II Multiverse. Level III and Level IV Multiverses.
Quantum Physics (130A, Spring 2003, UC San Diego)
Course read by Dr. Jim Branson
Problems with Classical Physics. Wave Packets. Operators. Expectation Values. Commutators. Schoedinger Equation. Eigenfunctions and Vector Spaces. Particle in a Box. One Dimensional Potentials. More Fun With Operators. Two Particles in 3 Dimensions. Identical Particles. Separation of Variables in Cartesian Coordinates. Central Potentials. Angular Momentum. Radial Equation. Hydrogen Atom.
Quantum Physics (130B, Fall 2003, UC San Diego)
Matrix Operators. State Vectors and Spin. Electrons in an Electromagnetic Field. Addition of Angular Momentum. Time Independent Perturbation Theory. Fine Structure in Hydrogen. Hyperfine Structure. Helium Atom, Atomic Physics. Molecules. Time Dependent Perturbation Theory. Radiation in Atoms. Radiation Theory.
Quantum Physics (130C, Spring 2003, UC San Diego)
Electrons in an Electromagnetic Field. Addition of Angular Momentum. Fine Sturcture in Hydrogen. Time Dependent Perturbation Theory. Radiation in Atoms. Covariant equations. Classical Field Theory. Maxwell Field. Scattering of photons. Electron self energy. Lamb shift. Dirac Equation. Simple solutions. Dirac Operators. Negative Energy Solutions. Hydrogen. Hole Theory. Quantization of Dirac Field.
Quantum Mechanics I (University of New Mexico)
Basic Concepts and Principles. Space-time translations. Symmetries and Conserved Quantities. Dynamics. Schroedinger's equation. Hilbert Space. Angular Momentum. Spin. Isospin. Clebsch-Gordan coefficients. Ehrenfest's theorem. The Hydrogen Atom. Virial Theorem. Feynman's Path Integral. Approximation Methods. Variational method. Spin-orbit coupling. Dirac Equation. Dyson expansion. Time-energy uncertainty principle. Interaction of photons with atoms. Absorption and emission of photons by atoms.
Quantum Field Theory (Physics 253, Harvard University)
Fifty four (54) lectures by Sidney R. Coleman. Recorded in 1975-1976.
Professor Coleman's wit and teaching style is legendary and, despite all that may have changed in the 35 years since these lectures were recorded, many students today are excited at the prospect of being able to view them and experience Sidney's particular genius second-hand.
Relativistic fermions, Quantized spinor fields, Dirac equation, Lorentz invariance, representation independence. Charge conjugation and antiparticles, massless fermions & neutrinos, Grassmann integration and Grassmann functional integrals. Symmetries, and Noether's theorem. Quantization of scalar fields and spin 1/2 fields. Interacting fields and Feynman diagrams. And a lot more.
Quantum Field Theory (University of New Mexico)
Feynman diagrams for fermion-boson scattering. Current conservation. Energy-momentum tensor (symmetric and antisymmetric case). Belinfante's symmetric energy-momentum tensor. Angular-momentum operators. Spin of the proton. Boson-boson scattering. Boson-boson scattering. Quantization of the theory of a massive vector bosons. Quantization of the theory of a massive vector boson. Dirac brackets. Quantum electrodynamics. Gauge fixing and Dirac brackets to quantize electrodynamics. Photon propagator and the Feynman rules for QED. Compton scattering. Path integrals. Fermionic path integrals. Path-integral formulation of QED. Poles and renormalization. Vacuum polarization in QED. Energy of an atomic electron due to vacuum polarization. Anomalous magnetic moment of the electron. Magnetic moments and on the self-energy of the electron. Infra-red singularities. Non-abelian gauge theory. Higgs mechanism. Quantization of non-Abelian gauge theories. Faddeev-Popov trick. Ghosts. Goldstone bosons.
Applied Group Theory:
The Foundations of Theoretical Physics Using Lie Groups & Algebras
Lectures from University of South Carolina.
Overview of Math. Overview of Classical mechanics. Overview of the Theory of Relativity. Overview of Relativistic Electromagnetic Theory in Covariant Form. Overview of Lie Algebras & Groups. The Heisenberg group – Foundations of quantum theory. The Harmonic Oscillator group. The Rotation group O3 = SU2. The Lorentz group – particle theory. The Poincare group – particle theory. XPM group – relativistic position operators. Internal Symmetry – SUn. TCP & discrete symmetry groups. The General Linear & Affine Group. The DeSitter Group. The Markov Group. Foundations of Lie Algebras and Lie Groups. Course Summary and Conclusions. Applications of the Markov group to Fibonacci numbers. Applications of the Markov group to Logic, Numbers, & Information. Network Theory. Applications of Information theory to Quantum Theory.
General Relativity (Physics 6938, Fall 2007, Florida Atlantic University)
The Principle of Relativity. Relativistic Kinematics. Relativistic Dynamics. The Equivalence Principle. Gravity and Geometry. Vector Spaces. Differential Geometry. Tensor Analysis. Diffeomorphisms and the Lie Derivative. Connections and Torsion. Curvature. Riemannian Geometry. Structure of the Einstein Equations. Post-Minkowski Gravity. The Newtonian Limit. The Schwarzschild Solution. Geodesics of the Schwarzschild Geometry. The Schwarzschild Black Hole. The Interior of the Schwarzschild Black Hole. Black Holes. Physics of Black Holes. Weak Gravitational Waves. Energy Loss to Gravitational Radiation. Maximal Symmetry. Homogeneity and Isotropy. The Dynamics of the Universe. Cosmological Phenomenology.
Cosmology for Beginners
Lectures by Paul Stankus, Oak Ridge National Lab.
General Relativity for the Common Man. Expanding Universes. Cosmological Distances. Spatially Non-Flat Cosmologies. Inflation, Dark Energy and the Cosmological Constant.
Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics
Planetary Orbits. Our Solar System and Pluto Problem. Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters. Planetary Transits. Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods. Direct Imaging of Exoplanets. Introduction to Black Holes. Special and General Relativity. Tests of Relativity. Stellar Mass Black Holes. Pulsars. Supermassive Black Holes. Hubble's Law and the Big Bang. Omega and the End of the Universe. Dark Matter. Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe. Supernovae. Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Radiation. The Multiverse and Theories of Everything.
Scientific Computing: Computational Physics
Lectures by by RH Landau, Oregon State University.
Introduction to Computational Physics. Computing Basics. Number Representations. IEEE Floating Point Numbers. Machine Precision. Errors. Object Oriented Programming. Numerical Integration. Random Numbers for Monte Carlo Techniques. Monte Carlo Simulations. High Performance Computing (HPC) Hardware. Numerical Differentiation. Trial and Error Searching. N-Dimensional Searching. Matrix Computing. Interpolation. Least Square Fitting. Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs). ODE Algorithms.
Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams
The Thermodynamic Functions. Nature of Solutions. Models of Solutions. Mechanical Alloying. Computer Calculation of Phase Diagrams. Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes. Quasichemical Solutions.
Fundamentals of Physics (Yale University)
Newtonian Mechanics. Vectors in Multiple Dimensions. Newton's Laws of Motion. Inclined Planes. Work-Energy Theorem. Law of Conservation of Energy. Kepler's Laws. Dynamics of a Multiple-body System. Rotations. Dynamics of Rigid Bodies. Rotations. Parallel Axis Theorem. Torque. Introduction to Relativity. Lorentz Transformation. Introduction to the Four-Vector. Four-Vector in Relativity. The Taylor Series. Simple Harmonic Motion. Waves. Fluid Dynamics and Statics and Bernoulli's Principle. Thermodynamics. The Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Here is a very interesting bonus course in mathematics from MIT.
Gödel, Escher, Bach: A Mental Space Odyssey
What do one mathematician, one artist, and one musician all have in common? Are you interested in zen Buddhism, math, fractals, logic, paradoxes, infinities, art, language, computer science, physics, music, intelligence, consciousness and unified theories? Get ready to chase me down a rabbit hole into Douglas Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize winning book Gödel, Escher, Bach. Lectures will be a place for crazy ideas to bounce around as we try to pace our way through this enlightening tome. You will be responsible for most of the reading as lectures will consist primarily of motivating the material and encouraging discussion.
Tools for Thinking. MU Puzzle. Meta-thinking. PQ. Reality: A Formal System? Music in Gödel, Escher, Bach. Introduction to recursion and fractals. Recursive Tree Function. Koch Curve. Serpinski Triangle. Answers to student questions. Fractal Fern. Mandlebrot Set. Recursion in music. Gödel's Incompleteness theorem. Alternate Geometries. Little Harmonic Labyrynth. The Development of Calculus. Recursion and Isomorphism. The Meaning of Meaning. Contracrostipunctus Revisted. Defining Meaning. Encoding Information. Lindenmeyer Systems. Cellular Automata. Theory of Meaning. Universal Information. Information and Entropy. Number Theory. Context Free Grammar. Emergent Properties. Human Consciousness. Class Wrap-up and Discussion.
Have fun watching these and until next time! :)
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(Includes physics for non-science majors, mechanical universe lecture series, elementary college physics, and astrophysics)
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(Includes videos for general public on string theory, universe and particle smashers, then more advanced videos on string theory, particle physics, cosmology and physics demonstrations)
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- Richard Feynman Video Lectures
(Many various Richard P. Feynman physics video lectures. They include Feynman's lectures on QED at University of Auckland. An interview with Faynman called "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out". Another interview with Feynmann titled "The Last Journey Of A Genius". A mind skewing Feynmen talk "Take The World From Another Point Of View", and a few others - "Remembering Richard Feynman", "Murry Gell-Mann Talks About Feynman", Feynman Playing Bongos and Singing About Orange Juice)
- String Theory, Quantum Computation and Others
(Includes 3 hour video series of The Elegant Universe - the theory about unifying all four fundamental forces and the string theory, various lectures from princeton university on black holes and others, historical perspectives of Hans Bethe and quantum computation by David Deutsch)
- CERN, Astronomy and Dark Matter + Workshops
(Includes CERN summer school videos (particle physics and LHC). Lectures on String Theory, Black Holes, Fundamental Laws of Nature, Dark Matter, Moon, and search for new Suns. Videos from Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. Physics Talks from Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Lecture on Fluid dynamics. Astronomy and Astrophysics Workshop. Videos from Institute of Advanced Study. And some bonus lectures on geometry of manifolds, on evolutionary dynamics, and solving cubic equations)
- More Modern Physics
(Includes Special Relativity, General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Einstein's Theory, Quantum Entanglements, LHC, Dirac Strings, and Explorations of 4th Dimension. Graduate Classical Mechanics and Lee Smolin)
- Popular Science Physics Video Lectures
(Includes Richard Feynman's Messenger Video Lectures, an interview with Richard Feynman, video of young Albert Einstein, explanation of Schrodinger's cat, ferrofluid, a trip inside LHC, video on quantum computing, upcoming revolutions in theoretical physics, video interview about multiverse and parallel universes, 100 greatest physics discoveries, and discovery of fullorene.)
- Various Physics Lectures
(Includes Escher and Droste effect, Sir Roger Penrose and new physics, Feynman, Nikola Tesla, gyroscopes, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, modern cosmology, origins of universe, theoretical physics, particle hydrodynamics, numeric relativity, plasma, astrophysics, superstring theory, LHC, gravity, OLED technology, lasers)