In this module we will discuss a future alternate energy source: Fusion (this is what we research here at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab). We will focus on fusion energy and, using the knowledge we have gained throughout this series, we will discover the forces that are needed for fusion.
Properties of Matter
This module will introduce you to many of the basic properties of matter including atoms, ions, elements, molecules, and density. You will use real data from plasma physics research to further explore the basic properties of matter.
Applying Ohm's Law to Semiconductors
This project allows students to apply concepts of momentum conservation and energy conservation from classical physics. However, here they are not enough: they must be combined with modern physics, using concepts from relativity and particle physics as well as modern units that put energy, mass, and momentum in terms of MeV and GeV. Most important, students will learn about both fundamental and cutting-edge physics by actually doing what physicists do.
Environmental Landfill Management
Lesson objectives: Students will be able to identify what a pollutant is and its affects on the environment. The students will demonstrate knowledge of the vocabulary used in environmental management by the DOE and other federal agencies. The students will attain a basic understanding of waste problems within our environment and the fundamental concepts of the laws of nature, science, physics, and engineering. Students will construct and operate a small-scale leach-bed barrier system.
Inquiring Minds: Fermilab
This sie features an introduction to elementary particles and forces in our universe, physics questions answered by Fermilab scientists, an interactive timeline illustrating the history of high-energy physics, links to other high energy physics sites, and more.
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer materials and devices on a length scale as small as several nanometers (atomic distances are ~ 0.1 nm). The properties of such "nanostructures" cannot be described in terms of macroscopic parameters like mobility and diffusion coefficient and a microscopic or atomistic viewpoint is called for. The purpose of this course is to convey the conceptual framework that underlies this microscopic theory of matter which developed in cou
DynaFit - (Bio)Chemical Kinetics and Equilibria
The freely available software package uses a nonlinear least-squares regression analysis to fit chemical kinetic, enzyme kinetic, or ligand-receptor binding data to a user-defined molecular mechanism represented symbolically by a set of chemical equations. Dynafit is available for Microsoft Windows XP or 2000.
STP Eclipse Workspace
The STP Eclipse Workspace contains a ready to use Eclipse worksapce with source code for Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) programs by Jan Tobochnik and Harvey Gould. Unzip this workspace and open it from within Eclipse to compile and run these programs.
The Spins package is a self-contained file for the teaching of measurement and time evolution of spin-1/2 systems in quantum mechanics. The file contains ready-to-run OSP programs and a set of curricular materials. The material focuses on single and multiple measurements of different ensembles of identically prepared spin-1/2 particles. The OSP Collection provides curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling. Computational physics and computer modeling
Extreme ultraviolet variability experiment (EUVE)
The Extreme ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), part of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission, was launched on 11 February 2010. EVE is one of three instrument suites on the SDO and will measure "Solar extreme ultraviolet (EUV) irradiance with unprecedented spectral resolution, temporal cadence, accuracy, and precision". The EVE program "will incorporate physics-based models of the Solar EUV irradiance to advance the understanding of Solar EUV irradiance variations based on the
Challenging the paradigm of materialism - Jay Lakhani
Jay Lakhani, a Theoretical Physicist, explores the findings at the cutting edge of modern Physics and how they relate to the broader ideas of spirituality at the heart of Hindu tradition.
Europe as a Global Actor? A Conversation with Javier Solana
After ten years of serving as EU High Representative for CFSP, Javier Solana reflects on the achievements and challenges ahead for Europe as a global security actor with Professor Mary Kaldor. Javier Solana is a Senior Visiting Professor at the LSE Global Governance. He was formerly the Secretary General of the Council of the EU and EU High Representative for CSFP (October 1999 - December 2009). Prior to that, he was the Secretary General of NATO from 1995 – 1999. He is a former physics profes
Warning: Physics Envy May be Hazardous to Your Wealth
In this talk Andrew Lo addresses the problem of finding the right level of abstraction with which to think about economic phenomena. He compares economics to physics, with some surprising results.
For at least several decades economics theorists have assumed that the highest level of abstraction is the best. Lo argues
TALAT Lecture 2501: Fire Protection and Regulation
This lecture helps to understand the characteristics of fire, the conditions for its occurrence and development; it introduces definition and terms of fire resistance and protection. General engineering or physics background is assumed.
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
How Regular Verbs Are Pronounced in the Past Tense
This video shows how to pronounce regular verbs in the past tense in English. Examples of words are cook, stop, miss, rub, buzz, want, need (2:36).
Paper Planes and Aerodynamics
This video contains a lesson given to a fourth grade class. Watch as the students learn some very basic principles of aerodynamics. A general history of aviation is given - beginning with the Wright brothers. Video quality is mediocre but the video content is informative.
"A Forgotten Day in a Forgotten War, Sixty Years on: June 14, 1953," by Dr. Conrad C.Crane
Dr. Crane presented this lecture at the USAWC 238th Army Birthday Celebration on June 14, 2013 at the Army Heritage and Education Center.
Virtual Maths , Shapes Space and Measure, Theodolite survey formula
Theodolite survey, information, formula, and calculation