Resistance in a Wire
Learn about the physics of resistance in a wire. Change its resistivity, length, and area to see how they affect the wire's resistance. The sizes of the symbols in the equation change along with the diagram of a wire.
Generate electricity with a bar magnet! Discover the physics behind the phenomena by exploring magnets and how you can use them to make a bulb light.
Global Studies Seminar Series | Professor Robyn Eckersley and Dr Martin Mulligan
The new politics of climate change: building political momentum and community support for adequate action on climate change. In regard to responding to the enormous challenges of climate change, the public debate in Australia has been frustratingly narrow and yet polarising. The Rudd/Gillard governments have put nearly all their emphasis on the twice-defeated Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and an increased roll-out renewable energy alternatives, while the Abbott-led opposition has given new oxy
AP Physics B II
This course is divided into two semesters and is designed to acquaint you with topics in classical and modern physics. The first semester discusses topics in Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The first semester concludes with topics in fluid mechanics, thermal physics, and kinetic theory. The second semester discusses the topics of electricity and magnetism, waves and optics,
Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Physics curriculum.
In this class, students learn about physics principles by examining the physics responsible for producing music with electronic stringed instruments, while building, testing, and playing their own electric guitar. Students will design their own Guitar bodies, construct their own pick-ups, assemble their own guitars, tune them using a chromatic tuner, and use them to play a simple song. While the instructions here give enough detail that an independent learner could construct their own guitar, pl
Introductory MIT Courses, Physics
MIT offers a selection of courses to explore Physics at MIT.
Simple Nature: An Introduction to Physics for Engineering and Physical Science Students
Simple Nature is a physics textbook intended for students in a three-semester introductory calculus-based course.
Discover Physics is a conceptual physics textbook intended for students in a nonmathematical one-semester general-education course.
Basic radio physics
A general introduction to basic physics relevant for wireless networking.
These materials were developed as part of the Capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa initiative which was funded by IDRC and coordinated by APC.Training units Network planning, WiMax and non standard solutions, Energy for telecommunications systems, VoIP, Long distance wireless link, Community, gender and technology and Sustainability strategies were developed between 2007 and 2008 as part of the project TRICALCAR which was funded by ICA and coordinated by Wilac.net. Thi
The College of Optical Sciences: Past, Present, and Future
The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is a great place to do research and to study and learn optics and photonics. This talk gives a short history of the Optical Sciences Center, now the College of Optical Sciences, describing some of the decisions and actions that have shaped the college. The current status of the college and future plans of the college will be presented. This presentation was given by Dr. Jim Wyant, Dean of the University of Arizona's College of Optic
The concept of speed is introduced to the inertia-mass relationship. Concept: Force varies with mass and rate of change of speed. 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.
Physics must explain not only why and how much, but also where and which way. Physicists and mathematicians invented a way of describing quantities that have direction as well as magnitude. Laws that deal with such phenomena as distance and speed are universal. And vectors, which describe quantities such as displacement and velocity, universally express the law of physics in a way that
Motion Through a Fluid: Drag Force and Terminal Speed
Professor Steven Pollock explains motion through a fluid with drag force and terminal speed in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. Professor Pollock analyzes several examples and works out the formulas using a white board. Other key concepts: friction, density, area, velocity, and acceleration. Run time 11:58.
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.
The music of the spheres. Gives a brief historical account of the Kepler problem. Explain why they call mathematics the language of physics.
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.
The Solid Earth - Environmental Science
A professor (Dr. Pal Tackley) Department of Earth Science at UCLA narrates how the solid interior of the earth affects the outer layer through mountain ranges, volcanoes and plate tectonics. The speaker uses a lecture format but the video has good photographs of the processes. Run time 02:54.
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.
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.