Asia : art gallery of New South Wales
This website is devoted to the Asian Arts section of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which describes itself as the "largest Asian art department of any museum or gallery in Australia". The website has information about the building itself, which was designed by the Sydney architect Richard Johnson of Johnson Pilton Walker, as well as a floorplan of the collection. There is also information about the collection on the website, with a summary about the art from each country and in the case of
Computational atmospheric sciences : OS 411 : an interactive resource for air quality professionals
Six self-instructional courses in air quality modelling have been created by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI) "for professionals who wish to develop a solid foundation in the technologies, techniques, and tools of air quality modeling and the use of computational science in air quality analyses". The courses cover: the essentials of chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics required for air quality modelling; the essentials of atmospheric
Experimental physics I and II
The website for this course (8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab", Fall 2007 - Spring 2008) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Physics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. It provides experimental overviews and laboratory guides for a series of experiments, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Study materials on data analysis are also provided.
Neutron science and reactor physics
The website for this course (22.05 Neutron Science and Reactor Physics, Fall 2006) is made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. "This course introduces fundamental properties of the neutron. It covers reactions induced by neutrons, nuclear fission, slowing down of neutrons in infinite media, diffusion theory, the few-group approximation, point kinetics, and fission-product poisoning.
Statistical and thermal physics
This website provides a collection of resources including student activities and simulations designed to assist in the teaching of undergraduate statistical and thermal physics. The material is linked to the textbook, Thermal and Statistical Physics by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik, which is to be published by Princeton University Press. Topics covered include the thermal properties of matter, the first law of thermodynamics, the second and third laws, probability, ensembles, models, phase tran
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
5.1 Electromagnetic waves
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is arguably the father of electromagnetism, and unarguably one of the greatest physicists ever. Einstein called Maxwell's equations 'the most important event in physics since Newton's time, not only because of their wealth of content, but also because they form a pattern for a new type of law'. This unit will examine Maxwell's greatest triumph, the prediction that electromagnetic waves can propagate vast distances through empty space and the realisation that light
The 19th Schrödinger Lecture - Architecture in NanoSpace
Chemistry and Physics at one borderline and Chemistry and Biology at the other begin to become indistinguishable, multidisciplinary research is leading to the fascinating "new" overarching field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Physics could disappear from schools because of qualified-teacher shortage (2005)
Report warns that physics could disappear from schools because of qualified-teacher shortage (2005).
Subject Enhancement Courses for Higher Education Graduates
Subject enhancement/extension courses are available to graduates in a variety of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the country in order for them to enhance and deepen their subject knowledge before training as secondary teachers. This resource consists of a series of evaluations of the pilot pre-ITT enhancement courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics and French.
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy (CuAlNi single crystal)
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy being heat treated and also mechanically deformed. A CuAlNi single crystal (2H orthorhombic phase ) is compressed (vertical axis) at room temperature, causing activation of two sequential twinning deformations. As austenite, the crystal is cube-shaped, whereas in the martensite form it is sheared. Six different sheared martensite crystals, having well - defined prism shapes (three of which appear in this video), can be created by pressing on 3 di
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy (bi-crystal of austenitic CuAlNi )
Changes in microstructure of a shape memory alloy being heat treated and also mechanically deformed. A bi-crystal of austenitic CuAlNi is cooled, causing transformation to the martensitic (2H orthorhombic) phase. The process is reversed in the second half of the video, as the specimen is heated again. The rate at which transformation occurs is controlled by heat flow effects. (The shear process itself tends to take place very rapidly.) The martensitic phase is internally twinned. This is very cl
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
JRSE, published by the American Institute of Physics, is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of renewable and sustainable energy-related fields that apply to the physical science and engineering communities. Content is published online daily, collected into bimonthly issues (6 times a year). As an electronic-only, web-based journal with rapid publication time, JRSE is responsive to the many new developments expected in this field.
Le Corbusier: Modernist Originality or Copying?
While describing the genius of his originality and his ‘intuitive flashes of insight’, Le Corbusier systematically obliterated unwanted references from the works of his biographers and set up a carefully vetted archive called the Le Corbusier Foundation. This lecture considers the discovery of a recently discovered handwritten entry in a ‘lost’ (ie thrown away) Le Corbusier notebook, which indicates that he found (more than) inspiration in the work of a relatively forgotten modernist ar
Particles and Waves
Even before the crisis of the atom, there was evidence that light, which was certainly a wave, could sometimes act like a particle. In the new physics, called quantum mechanics, not only does light come in quanta called photons, but electrons and other particles also interfere like waves.
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
What simple idea links together all of chemistry and physics? How can a close study of the macroscopic differences among solids, liquids, and gases support a microscopic model of tiny, discrete, and constantly moving particles? In this session, participants learn how the "particle model" can be turned into a powerful tool for generating predictions about the behavior of matter under a wide range of conditions.,The segment provides examples of probing questions about phenomenon to determine what
Physics Games: Microscopes
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Zernike invented the phase-contrast microscope, Ruska developed the electron microscope, and Binnig and Rohrer invented the scanning tunneling microscope. All have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Here, you can learn more about these different microscopes and what the scientist studies with them. You can also try the techniques of Nobel Prize Laureates by yourself in our microscope simulators.
Physics Games: Transistor
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain, the men behind the transistor, were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Today, transistors are found in virtually every electronic device.
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Lip-Bu Tan
Lip-Bu Tan is Chairman and founder of Walden International and has been active in the venture capital industry for the past two decades. Additionally, he introduced and pioneered the U.S. venture capital concept in Asia and contributed towards the promotion of early-stage technology investing in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to WI, he was Vice President at Chappell & Co. and held management positions at EDS Nuclear and ECHO Energy. Lip-Bu holds a B.S. in Physics from Nanyang University in Sing