Harmony of the Spheres

The music of the spheres. Gives a brief historical account of the Kepler problem. Explain why they call mathematics the language of physics.


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The Michelson-Morley Experiment
In 1887, in Cleveland, Ohio, an exquisitely designed measurement of the motion of the earth through the aether resulted in the most brilliant failure in scientific history. Be able to state clearly why the Michelson-Morley experiment should have detected motion relative to the aether according to Newtonian Physics.
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Workshop 2: Force and Work
Scientists define energy as the ability to do work. In this session, see how work is defined in physics and examine how energy and work are related. 
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Pressure Changes in a Bell Jar and Marshmallow Man
Why don't we feel the immense air pressure on our bodies? To help explain, Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates pressure changes in a bell jar in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Run time 08:02.
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Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe

"Putting Together the Pieces of the Universe"

A lecture delivered by UCI Professor James Bullock on February 11, 2009. James Bullock, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine, is part of a team of scientists who believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe -- 10 million times the mass of the sun. This mass could be the smallest known "building block" of the mysterious, invisible substance called dark matter. Stars that form within these b
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Atoms and Heat II
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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.
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"Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007"
"This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. OpenCourseWare presents another version of 8.02: Electrici
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Fastcar: The Physics of Racing Part 1
This video is to assist 5-7 graders with the concepts of physics using auto racing to illustrate the concepts. This is part 1 of 2. The video hits many points and might be a good review for students. Run time 08:30.
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Fastcar: The Physics of Racing Part 2
This is a video to assist 5-7 graders in understanding the concepts of physics. It uses auto racing to illustrate the ideas. The video hits many different points and might be a good review for older students. Run time 07:49.
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What is Physics?
"Everything we do and use is governed by the laws of Physics." This clip provides an introduction to Physics.
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How do Airplanes Fly?
Do you ever wonder how an airplane lifts off the ground? Understand the basic physics behind flight in under two minutes. (Animated)
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Eureka! Episode 6 - Gravity
Isaac Newton's celebrated falling apple is cited to explain the force of gravity and the unit with which the force of gravity is measured. Concept: Force of gravity = mass x 10m/s2.  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. 
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Volume & Density
This program explains that volume refers to the amount of space an object envelops and that density refers to the amount of mass that is compacted in a given volume.  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 04:50. 
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The Pulley
Eureka! shows viewers how a pulley works to lift a heavy object. If you double the number of ropes supporting the weight, you double the mechanical advantage. 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. 
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Electrons
Using an animated model of an atom, Eureka! illustrates how electrons whiz so quickly round the nucleus that they appear to form layers. 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.
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Molecules in Liquid
As molecules in a solid get hotter, they vibrate faster and faster and eventually slip out of their lattice-work pattern. When this occurs, the substance melts, changing from a solid to a liquid state. 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. 
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Compare the north and south polar regions
Part 1: Compare the north and south polar regions. James Weygand – IGPP/UCLA discusses North and South Pole conjugate space physics data to see if similar signals are received/emanated. Compares and contrasts the North and South pole: vegetation, lakes, wind, dark/light. Run time 02:57.
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Landing - a Summary
This NASA video segment explores how Newton's laws apply to the landing of an airplane. Viewers watch an instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School explain that each step of an airplane's landing can be described with physics. Viewers also learn that a test pilot's job is to find the optimal methods for landing an aircraft.
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Generating Electricity
The High School Physics Project: Generating electric energy.  Lenses Law makes it difficult to actually generate electricity.
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