Advanced Device Physics
This course will focus for a large part on MOSFET and CMOS, but also on heterojunction BJT, and photonic devices.
Mesoscopic physics is the area of Solid State physics that covers the transition regime between macroscopic objects and the microscopic, atomic world.The main goal of the course is to introduce the physical concepts underlying the phenomena in this field.
Advanced Solid State Physics
Th course Advanced Solid State Physics is about the electronic properties of materials and contains lectures about scattering, transport in metals, phonons and superconductivity.
Relevant material from MIT's introductory courses to support students as they study and educators as they teach the AP Physics curriculum.
Excitatory Topics in Physics
What sorts of things get physicists (or wannabe physicists, like the teacher of this class) excited? Is it the dream of building grand intellectual edifices capable of describing the Universe with amazing accuracy and elegance? Or, perhaps, discovering something so unexpected that it totally blows your mind? Maybe it's simply the act of doing physics! Whatever the case, there are certainly many things in physics to get excited about, and we'll explore some of them in this class.
Introduction to Modern Physics
The course covers principles and concepts of Special and General Relativity; origins of Quantum Mechanics; quantum structure of atoms, molecules, solids; applications to lasers and microelectronics; nuclear and particle physics; and cosmology.
Physics for Humanists
Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually and emotionally curious but do not intend to specialize in the natural sciences. The course covers facts and concepts of classical and modern physics; eminent scientists and the emotions that have impelled them; nuclear energy and nuclear bombs; and the interaction, both constructive and destructive, between science and society.
Solid State Physics
In the electrical engineering, solid-state materials and the properties play an essential role. A thorough understanding of the physics of metals, insulators and semiconductor materials is essential for designing new electronic devices and circuits. After short introduction of the IC fabrication process, the course starts with the crystallography. This will be followed by the basic principle of the quantum mechanics, the sold-state physics, band-structure and the relation with electrical propert
Tsinghua Week at Berkeley, 2010 - Physics Panel
Part 1: Opening Remarks (1:02). Part 2: Some Recent Research in Cold Atoms, by Chen-Ning Yang (4:55). Part 3: Measurements of Sizes and Shapes of Old Stars and Surrounding Material, by Charles H. Townes (28:21). Part 4: Mapping the Universe and Its History, by George Smoot III (46:30). Part 5: A Cold and Rigid Universe after the Hot Big Bang, by Tipei Li. (1:02:55). Part 6: High Temperature Superconductors: A Surprising Development, by Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau (1:25:11). Part
Great site for getting students involved in physics.
Solar Physics: The Sun Spot Cycle
This NASA website contains extensive information on sun spots and sun spot prediction. Users have access to several forms of graphical and numerical data such as sun spot numbers, the Maunder minimum, the Butterfly diagram, the Greenwich sunspot data and sun spot cycle predictions. The site also includes a wealth of information about the sun and NASA's ongoing sun research.
International Physics Olympiad
This web site for the International Physics Olympiad contains information about this annual world-wide competition for high school students. Included on this page are links to the problems and solutions for questions used for all the Olympiad competitions from 1967 to the present. These context-rich problems are cataloged by year and by type: theoretical or experimental. Also included is information about the history, governance, and organization of the Physics Olympiad organization, along with
Motion Mountain: The Free Physics Textbook
This site provides a free physics textbook that tells the story of how it became possible, after 2500 years of exploration, to answer such questions. The book is written for the curious: it is entertaining, surprising and challenging on every page. With little mathematics, starting from observations of everyday life, the text explores the most fascinating parts of mechanics, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, electrodynamics, quantum theory and modern attempts at unification. The es
Physics; Sean Carroll and The Arrow of Time, Part 2
In Part 2 of his lecture at the University of Sydney, cosmologist Sean Carroll continues his entertaining and thought-provoking talk about the nature of time, the origin of entropy, and how what happened before the Big Bang might be responsible for the arrow of time we observe today.
A physicist, cosmologist and gifted science communicator, Sean Carroll is asking himself -- and asking us to consider -- questions that get at the fundamental nature of the universe.
Physics; Sean Carroll and the Arrow of Time, Part 1
In Part 1 of his lecture at the University of Sydney, cosmologist Sean Carroll gives an entertaining and thought-provoking talk about the nature of time, the origin of entropy, and how what happened before the Big Bang might be responsible for the arrow of time we observe today.
A physicist, cosmologist and gifted science communicator, Sean Carroll is asking himself -- and asking us to consider -- questions that get at the fundamental nature of the universe
Physics - What Is Time?
The video explores the concept of time. It seems easy to explain...or is it?
This site features a collection of visual resources about glaciers. Diagrams, images and animations reveal how a glacier forms, advances and retreats. These resources can be integrated into lectures, labs or other activities.
STS Activity - Dangers of Physics
A structured worksheet on the disposal of radioactive waste.
STS Activity - Physics and Health
A structured worksheet on radiation sickness.