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
'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009
Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, including "The Physics of Star Trek." Books by Lawrence Krauss: http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-M.-Krauss/e/B000AP7AZS/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Download Quicktime version Small: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/Krauss-AAI09-web-sm-new.mov 720p HD: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspa
Brian Greene: The Search For Hidden Dimensions
Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse". To learn more about String Theory, watch Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on NOVA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/ Also see Brian Greene's book on String Theory "The Elegant Universe": http://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions-Ultimate/dp/0375708111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274165084&sr=8-1 Or Brian Greene's book o
The Atanasoff-Berry Computer In Operation
[Recorded: 1999] The Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC) occupies a special place in the history of computing in part for its technical accomplishments but also for being at the center of a landmark legal case. It was built by Iowa physics professor John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Clifford Berry. Technically, the ABC was an electronic equation solver. It could find solutions to systems of simultaneous linear equations with up to 29 unknowns, a type of problem encountered in Atansasoff'
2010 Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement.mp4
See the press conference regarding the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics on 5 October 2010. You can pose questions to the 2010 Nobel Laureates in Physics.
Science International Lectures on Frontier Physics 1 Syllabus
Overview of Lectures We will learn modern mathematical methods in physics. We will focus on uses of geometric concepts. For a tentative plan of the course, check out this link. [About Course] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/ [Tentative Schedule] https://sites.google.com/site/caltechtodai/home/plan-of-the-course 10/01 1. Exterior Product, Fermions 10/08 2. Tangent Space, Differential Forms, Metric 10/15 3. Cohomology, Curvatures 10/22 4. Complex Manifolds, Kaehler Manifolds 10
Segre Lecture: Understanding Neutrinos Using Deep Dark Scien
Arthur B. McDonald, Queen's University Neutrinos are extremely difficult to detect. However, in recent years large detectors located in deep laboratories to avoid cosmic background radiation have helped to define the properties of neutrinos and their role in the most basic laws of physics. Neutrinos have also become a valuable cosmic messenger, providing unique information from the core of the Sun and from the deepest reaches of the Universe. The lecture will discuss the current status of neutr
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
'Impact: Earth!' simulator shows effects of asteroid hit
Purdue University has unveiled ''Impact: Earth!'' a new website that allows anyone to calculate the potential damage a comet or asteroid would cause if it hit the Earth. The interactive website is scientifically accurate enough to be used by homeland security and NASA, but user-friendly and visual enough for elementary school students, said Jay Melosh, the distinguished professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and physics at Purdue who led the creation of the impact effects calculator. http:/
An Introduction to Computational Multiphysics: Motivations for Triple-M Modeling
Modern science is increasingly faced with problems of ever greater complexity, straddling across the traditional disciplinary boundaries between physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Computational science is responding to this challenge with a steadfast development of innovative modeling techniques, designed in such a way as to offer an optimal handling of the information transfer procedures connecting the different scales/levels involved in the quantitative description of the aforem