New Physics Video Lectures
Thermodynamics & Kinetics (MIT Course 5.60)
State of a system, 0th law of thermodynamics, 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 Physics Demos
Faraday cage. Balloons in liquid nitrogen. Temperature effect on resistance. Rubber and glass rods and electricity. Pushing and pulling. Monkey and the gun. Dipole antenna. RLC circuits. Levitating magnet. Exploding wire, and many more.
Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe
Short lecture summary:
Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our universe -- How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? -- and discusses how we might go about answering them.
The lecture is part of the World Science Festival 2008. Albert Einstein spent his last thirty years unsuccessfully searching for a 'unified theory' - a single master principle to describe everything in the universe, from tiny subatomic particles to immense clusters of galaxies. In the decades since, generations of researchers have continued working toward Einstein's dream. Renowned physicists Leonard Susskind, Jana Levin, Jim Gates, and prominent historian Peter Galison discussed what's been achieved and tackled pivotal questions. Would a unified theory reveal why there is a universe at all? Would it tell us why mathematics is adept at unraveling nature's mysteries? Might it imply we are one universe of many, and what would that mean for our sense of how we fit into the cosmos? Moderated by Nobel Laureate Paul Nurse.
Formula 1 Aerodynamics
Short video description:
Basic view into aerodynamics of the Formula 1 car explained by Martin Brundle.
The mother of all time travel paradox
The question is: Who is Jane’s mother, father, grandfather, grand mother, son, daughter, granddaughter, and grandson? The girl, the drifter, and the bartender, of course, are all the same person. These paradoxes can made your head spin, especially if you try to untangle Jane’s twisted parentage. If we drawJane’s family tree, we find that all the branches are curled inward back on themselves, as in a circle. We come to the astonishing conclusion that she is her own mother and father! She is an entire family tree unto herself.
Journey into a Schwarzschild black hole
Black hole video description:
The simplest kind of black hole is a Schwarzschild black hole, which is a black hole with mass, but with no electric charge, and no spin. Karl Schwarzschild discovered this black hole geometry at the close of 1915 within weeks of Einstein presenting his final theory of General Relativity.
World's Most Powerful Microscope
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab recently turned on a $27 million electron microscope. Its ability to make images to a resolution half the width of a hydrogen atom made it the most powerful microscope in the world.
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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)
- 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)