Physics in Action: Musical Instruments and Waveforms
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates musical instruments and waveforms in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics in Action series. The video uses lecture format and demonstrations to aid in the explanation of waves. Run time 04:53.
Molecules in Solids
This program defines the three states of matter, and illustrates the lattice-work pattern of molecules in solids. Viewers learn the origin of the word "molecule." Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Student-produced video for a physics class that shows how sound comes from a variety of sources with different characteristics. It explains properties of sounds, and how these properties change depending on the environment. Video explains how the human ear perceives sound, and what makes something noise. Grades 9-12. 9:13 min.
In this video from the Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations, learn about total internal reflection. A laser beam is aligned so that the light passes through a water tank and out through an opening. As water flows out of the opening, observe how the laser beam remains trapped in the water stream because of total internal reflection. See how the light follows the path of the water even when the flow changes. Run time 01:03.
Introduction to the Mechanical Universe
Provocative questions begin the quest of The Mechanical Universe. This introductory preview enters an Aristotelian world in conflict, introduces the revolutionary ideas and heroes from Copernicus through Newton, and, like a space shuttle from past to present, links the physics of the heavens to the physics of the Earth.
High Speed Life in Slow Motion
A fantastic demo video of the High Speed High definition SprintCam Video Camera which shoots over 1000 frames per second. The quality is astounding and the final shot of a falling jelly/jello cube is simply mesmerising. My Physics classes of all ages loved this (as did my kids age 6 and 9). A great end of lesson clip - around 3 minutes runtime.
What causes auroras? (continued)
Part 2 What causes auroras? Jean-Pierre St-Maurice – University of Saskatchewan compares the auroras to the same process of the old television cathode ray tubes. He describes the process of this beautiful light radiation of the high energy physics. “I’m in there for the puzzle solving.” Run time 02:59.
22.02 Introduction to Applied Nuclear Physics (MIT)
This course concentrates on the basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and radiation interactions with matter. Included: elementary quantum theory; nuclear forces; shell structure of the nucleus; alpha, beta, and gamma radioactive decays; interactions of nuclear radiations (charged particles, gammas, and neutrons) with matter; nuclear reactions; and fission and fusion. The course is divided into three main sections: Quantum Mechanics Fundamentals Nuclear Structure
Showing viewers that objects immersed in a liquid are buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the liquid displaced, this program explains the principle of buoyancy. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
This program explains that molecules are made up of atoms. In pure metals, all the atoms are arranged separately in a lattice-work pattern, but in most non-metals, liquids, and gases, the atoms are bunched together intomolecules. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level. run time 04:51.
This program explores the history of the atom, from the ancient Greeks to the early 20th century, when discoveries by J.J. Thomson and Ernest Rutherford created a new crisis for the world of physics.
This video explains how to calculate the weight of a horse using Archimedes' Principle. Includes a demonstration with digital scales and an overflow apparatus. The forces acting on hot air balloons, cargo and cruise ships is explained by this principle from the ancient Greeks.
Marine architects and engineers use this basic principle to design floating structures - ships, submarines and oil rigs.
Suitable as a learning resource for an introduction to buoyancy and Archimedes in physi
Tsinghua Week at Berkeley, 2010 - Opening Ceremonies
Part 1: Opening Remarks by Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau, UC Berkeley (0:42). Part 2: Opening Remarks by President Binglin Gu, Tsinghua University (12:03). Part 3: Keynote Speech - Looking for the Good News in the Human Genome, by Japer Rine, UC Berkeley (22:32). Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor UC Berkeley (http://office.chancellor.berkeley.edu), Institute of East Asian Studies (http://ieas.berkeley.edu), and Department of Physics (http://physics.berkeley.edu/).
Einsteins Theory of Special Relativity
This student made video uses computer animation and narration to help you see how the different views, of different observers, see reality in different ways. This video addresses the speed of light and the laws of physics. Run time 02:00.
Using Legos to Demonstrate the Three Laws of Motion
This film is about Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Physics. It is a student-made project, using legos to illustrate the story of Newton and his three laws. Audio is very loud and clear. Lego illustrations are very well done. Run time 04:52.
The String Instrument VIPER Teaches about Physics
In this video, musician Mark Wood from the Transiberian Orchestra helps a high school physics teacher give a lesson about sound. The viper has seven strings, some thin and some heavy. The teacher explains that the mass to length ratio for the heavy strings will produce a lower frequency while the mass to length ratio for the thin strings produce a higher frequency. As he explains (and measures) the various strings, Mark demonstrates by playing the instrument. He also explains that half of the
22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (MIT)
In this course, students will learn about plasmas, the fourth state of matter. The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is of increasing economic importance. Plasmas behave in lots of interesting and sometimes unexpected ways. The course is intended only as a first plasma physics course, but includes critical concepts needed for a foundation for further study. A solid undergraduate background in classical physics, electromagnetic theory including Maxwell's equations, and mathema