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 to find out if the student recogniz
AP Physics C
This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare students to pass the AP Physics C exam. This course is designed to acquaint you with topics in mechanics and classical electricity and magnetism. The course covers two semesters. The first semester is devoted to Newtonian mechanics including: kinematics, laws of motion, work and energy, systems of particles, momentum, circular motion, oscillations, and gravitation. The second semester discusses the t
The current online Andes Physics course is intended to be used with most physics textbooks. It supplements the textbook by providing problems for students to solve with the aid of Andes, an intelligent tutoring system developed at the University of Pittsburgh and the United States Naval Academy with funding from the Cognitive Science program of the Office of Naval Research. Students solve typical textbook problems just as they would with pencil and paper, by entering vectors, coordinate systems,
TALAT Lecture 3207: Solidification Defects in Castings
This lecture provides an introduction to the causes and remedies of the main solidification defects in castings. The students should be able to diagnose the major defects in castings and propose methods of preventing them. Basic knowledge of physics and foundry practice is assumed.
The Chemical Detective
This site is aimed at high school students interested in forensic science. it introduces the visitor to a spectrum of forensic science disciplines that includes DNA, fire and arson, firearms, fingerprints, document examination, and forensic medicine. Each subject is linked to established web sites to provide the user with detailed insights into each forensic discipline. The site also provides actual cases to exemplify forensic applictions in criminal investigations and explores the role of the
Teaching Organic Chemistry with Blogs and Wikis (JCBMarch07)
This is my first talk at the American Chemical Society conference in Chicago on March 25, 2007. I describe the evolution of my teaching practices using technology over the past few years, involving blogs, wikis, podcasting, vodcasting, games and class workshops.
audio podcast (mp3)
Open Notebook Science and Education
This is my presentation on April 17, 2007 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. I describe Open Notebook Science in the context of education and argue that trends in open education, open science and automation will change the educational landscape in the near future.
Cameron Neylon Drexel Talk
A Beginner’s Guide to Open Science(not for beginners but by beginners)
A talk by Cameron Neylon
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
Open Notebook Science and Cheminformatics
I guest lectured on Rajarshi Guha's cheminformatics course at Indiana University on March 25, 2008. After an introduction to Open Notebook Science and the synthesis of anti-malarial compounds, I discuss SMILES, InChIs, InChIKeys, CMLRSS, JCAMP-DX, JSpecView, ExcelVBA, blogs, wikis and Second Life.
LISE08 talk on Second Life in the Chemistry Classroom
I talked about Second Life in the chemistry classroom at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on April 29, 2008. This was part of the 8th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE 8). Most examples involve work done in collaboration with Andrew Lang. At the end I invite the group to an in-world meeting on May 6, 2008 at 13:30 EDT on ACS
iSchool Open Notebook Science Talk
update: transcript available
This talk covers Open Notebook Science from an information technology perspective. It was presented by Jean-Claude Bradley at the Drexel iSchool on November 11, 2008. Although solubility measu
System Identification and Parameter Estimation
This course is about non-parametric system identification based on estimators of spectral densities and its application to open-loop and closed-loop systems. Furthermore parameter estimation for linear and non-linear systems playes an important role. At the end of the course, a choice can be made out of three final assignments, for which recorded signals are available. The available demonstration programs have to be adapted in order to estimate proper transfer functions and model parameters. St
2.830J Control of Manufacturing Processes (SMA 6303) (MIT)
This course explores statistical modeling and control in manufacturing processes. Topics include the use of experimental design and response surface modeling to understand manufacturing process physics, as well as defect and parametric yield modeling and optimization. Various forms of process control, including statistical process control, run by run and adaptive control, and real-time feedback control, are covered. Application contexts include semiconductor manufacturing, conventional metal and
2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design (MIT)
This is an advanced course on modeling, design, integration and best practices for use of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Modeling and analysis of these elements is based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing, estimation, computer simulation, etc.). These principles are reinforced via (1) hands-on laboratory experiences wherein students conduct experime
6.003 Signals and Systems (MIT)
6.003 covers the fundamentals of signal and system analysis, focusing on representations of discrete-time and continuous-time signals (singularity functions, complex exponentials and geometrics, Fourier representations, Laplace and Z transforms, sampling) and representations of linear, time-invariant systems (difference and differential equations, block diagrams, system functions, poles and zeros, convolution, impulse and step responses, frequency responses). Applications are drawn broadly from
Further Mathematical Methods
A level 3 course in Mathematics for (Theoretical) Physics students. Contains lecture notes, examples, ... as well as the files used to create these resources. Discusses: 1 Introduction and Prerequisites 2 Linear vector spaces 3 Operators, Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues 4 Green functions 5 Variational calculus A Contour Integration
The second half of a first course in Mathematics for Physics students. Contains lecture notes, examples, ... as well as the files used to create these resources. Discusses: 1 Complex Numbers 2 Second Order Linear Diﬀerential Equations 3 Functions of more than one variable 4 Series and Limits 5 Two–by–Two Matrices
8.323 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (MIT)
8.323, Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, is a one-term self-contained subject in quantum field theory. Concepts and basic techniques are developed through applications in elementary particle physics, and condensed matter physics.
Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Quantum Physics
In this session we will look at the ideas present in quantum physics.
Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Astrophysics
In this session in this session four of the team from the Physics Innovations Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Leicester will write about one of their areas of interest.