Full Physics Video Courses
The courses have 30 lectures on average and the topics they cover are: mechanics, electromagnetism, vibrations and waves, thermodynamics and kinetics, fundamentals of physics, quantum computation, string theory, gravity, symmetry and tensors.
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MIT Classical Mechanics
Classical mechanics is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World.
Units, Dimensions, and Scaling Arguments. Introduction to Kinematics. Vectors. The Motion of Projectiles. Uniform Circular Motion. Newton's First, Second, and Third Laws. Weight, Perceived Gravity, and Weightlessness. Frictional Forces. Hooke's Law, Simple Harmonic Oscillator. Work, Energy, and Universal Gravitation. Resistive Forces. Equation of Motion for Simple Harmonic Oscillators. Orbits and Escape Velocity. Momentum and its Conservation. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions. Momentum of Individual Objects. Rotating Rigid Bodies, Inertia, and Axis Theorems. Angular Momentum. Torque. Kepler's Laws, Elliptical Orbits, and Change of Orbits. Doppler Effect, Binary Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Rolling Motion, Gyroscopes. Static Equilibrium, Stability, Rope Walker. Elasticity and Young's Modulus. Gases and Incompressible Liquids. Hydrostatics, Archimedes' Principle, and Fluid Dynamics. Simple Harmonic Oscillations of Suspended Solid Bodies. Pendulums and Springs. Thermal Expansion. Ideal-Gas Law. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle. Professor Lewin’s Early days at MIT.
MIT Electricity and Magnetism
In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass Spectrometers, Red Sunsets, Blue Skies, Haloes around Sun and Moon, Color Perception, Doppler Effect, Big-Bang Cosmology.
Electric Charges. Polarization. Electric Force. Coulomb's Law. Superposition. Inductive Charging. Dipoles. Induced Dipoles. Gauss's Law. Electric Energy. eV. Conservative Field. Equipotential Surfaces. Capacitance. Lightning. Polarization. Dielectrics. Currents. Resistivity. Ohm's Law. Batteries. EMF. Magnetic field. Biot-Savart Law. Ampere's Law. Solenoids. Motional EMF. Transformers. Traveling Waves. Standing Waves. Double-Slit Interference. Interferometers. Gratings. Single-Slit Diffraction. Doppler Effect. The Big Bang. Cosmology.
MIT Vibrations and Waves
In addition to the traditional topics of mechanical vibrations and waves, coupled oscillators, and electro-magnetic radiation, students will also learn about musical instruments, red sunsets, glories, coronae, rainbows, haloes, X-ray binaries, neutron stars, black holes and big-bang cosmology.
Oscillations. Waves. Simple Harmonic Oscillations. Differential Equations. Physical Pendulum. Beats. Forced Oscillations with Damping. Forced Oscillations. Coupled Oscillators. Driven Coupled Oscillators. Wave Equation. Traveling Waves. Boundary Conditions. Standing Waves. Sound. Fourier Analysis. Dispersion. Phase Velocity. Group Velocity. Electromagnetic Waves. Accelerated Charges. Maxwell's Equations. Polarization. Malus' Law. Doppler Effect. Wave Guides. Radiation Pressure. Boundary Conditions for Dielectrics. Fresnel Equations. Brewster Angle. Huygens' Principle. Diffraction. Gratings. Rainbows. Haloes. Coronae. Glories.
MIT Thermodynamics & Kinetics
This subject deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase, and rates of chemical reactions.
State of a system, 0th law, equation of state. Work, heat, first law. Internal energy, expansion work. Enthalpy. Adiabatic changes. Thermochemistry. Calorimetry. Second law. Entropy and the Clausius inequality. Entropy and irreversibility. Fundamental equation, absolute S, third law. Criteria for spontaneous change. Gibbs free energy. Multicomponent systems, chemical potential. Chemical equilibrium. Temperature, pressure and Kp. Equilibrium: application to drug design. Phase equilibria — one component. Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Phase equilibria — two components. Ideal solutions. Non-ideal solutions. Colligative properties. Introduction to statistical mechanics. Partition function (q) — large N limit. Partition function (Q) — many particles. Statistical mechanics and discrete energy levels. Model systems. Applications: chemical and phase equilibria. Introduction to reaction kinetics. Complex reactions and mechanisms. Steady-state and equilibrium approximations. Chain reactions. Temperature dependence, Ea, catalysis. Enzyme catalysis. Autocatalysis and oscillators.
MIT General Relativity & 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.
The Universe: Questions You Were Afraid to Ask. Global Positioning System. Einstein's Field Equations. Tracing Einstein's Development of the Special Relativity Theory. Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy - Sagittarius A*. X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes. The Universe and Three Examples. LIGO: Detecting Gravitational Waves. Cosmic Structure Formation; From Inflation to Galaxies.
MIT Symmetry, Structure, and Tensor Properties of Materials
This course covers the derivation of symmetry theory; lattices, point groups, space groups, and their properties; use of symmetry in tensor representation of crystal properties, including anisotropy and representation surfaces; and applications to piezoelectricity and elasticity.
Introduction to Crystallography. Crystalline Structure and Geometry. Translation, Rotation, Periodicity. 2D Symmetries. 2D Plane Groups, Lattices. Diffraction, 3D Symmetries. Point Groups. 3D Lattices. Physical Properties of Crystal Structures. Space Group Notation. Tensors. Representation Quadric. Stress and Strain Tensors. Sheer and Thermal Expansion Tensors. Piezoelectricity. 4th Rank Tensor Properties.
Yale Fundamentals of Physics
This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.
Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics. Vectors in Multiple Dimensions. Newton's Laws of Motion. Work-Energy Theorem and Law of Conservation of Energy. Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions. Kepler's Laws. Dynamics of a Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum. Rotations. 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 Equation. Thermodynamics. The Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Carnot's Engine. Entroy.
Oxford Quantum Computation
The Qubit. Interference. Measurement. The Schroedinger Picture. A Quantum Algorithm. Grover's Search Algorithm.
UCLA Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields
Oscillations. Wave Motion. Sound. Electric Charge. Electric Field. Gauss's Law. The Electric Potential. Capacitance. Dielectrics. Currents and Resistance. DC. Circuits. Magnetic Field.
Harvard String Theory, Black Holes, Laws of Nature
For centuries, we have been trying to understand the basic laws which govern the universe. The most promising candidate for our next step forward is string theory. Surprisingly, strings and black holes have been found to be inextricably intertwined, and the understanding of one is giving new insights into the other.
The Scientific Quest: Understanding the Basic Laws of Nature. Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The Problems of Quantum Mechanics and Unification. Understanding String Theory. Black Holes and String Theory.
General Relativity Primer. Gravity Probe - B Instrument and Data Reduction. Gravity Probe - B and General Relativity. Gravitational Radiation. Gravity Wave Interferometers. GR Test Using Laser and Radio Ranging Experiments. LISA. Gravitational Radiation. General Relativity Tests with Pulsars. Polarization in CMBR. Gravitational Wave Detection with Pulsars. Tests of Alternative Theories of Gravity. Black Holes. Neutron Stars. Role of Supermassive Black Holes in Structure Formation. Gamma Ray Bursts seen by SWIFT. Extreme Neutron Stars. Neutron Stars. Observations of Black Holes. Black Holes in the Galactic Center. GLAST-Large Area Telescope. Unifying the Forces. Extra Dimensions. Proton Decay. Black Holes at Accelerators. Precision SUSY and the GUT Scale. Unifying the Forces. Extra Dimensions. Extra Dimension Searches at Accelerators. Tests of Gravity at the Millimeter Scale and Below. SUSY Searches at the Tevatron. String Cosmology. Extra Dimensions. Probing Dark Matter Using Gravitational Lensing. News from SDSS. Results from Auger. String Theory for Physicists. Cosmological Constant. Probing Dark Matter at Colliders. LSST. The Gravity of Dark Energy. String Theory for Physicists. Beyond Einstein: Embarking on the Second Century of Relativity.
Enjoy the world's best physics video lectures!
- 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)
- Free Physics Video and Audio Courses
(Includes descriptive physics, classical mechanics, introductory physics, electricity and magnetism, vibrations and waves, symmetry and tensors)
- More Physics Video Courses
(Includes physics for non-science majors, mechanical universe lecture series, elementary college physics, and astrophysics)
- Modern Physics
(Includes Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Applied Group Theory, General Relativity, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Thermodynamics and a lecture on Basic Physics)
- Even More Physics Videos and Video Lectures(Lots of Richard P. Feynman lectures, compexity and chaos, universe in a nutshell, black holes, life in space, states of matter, chemistry of interstellar space, electricity and magnetism, nanophysics and many others)
- 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)
- Astronomy Video Lectures
(Includes Precision Cosmology. The Elegant Universe. Einstein's Cosmic Speed Limit. Tour of the International Space Station. From Earth to Mars. Measuring Milky Way Galaxy. Documentary and lecture of Apollo 40th Anniversary. A Trip to the Moon. The Lessons of US-Russian Cooperation in Space. Launch of Atlantis. NASA's Terra Satellite. LCROSS Lunar Impact with the Moon. NASA's Meet a Hubble Engineer)