8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab" (MIT)
Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring. The purposes of Junior Lab are to give students hands-on experience with some of the experimental basis of modern physics and, in the
8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (MIT)
This class is an introduction to classical mechanics for students who are comfortable with calculus. The main topics are: Vectors, Kinematics, Forces, Motion, Momentum, Energy, Angular Motion, Angular Momentum, Gravity, Planetary Motion, Moving Frames, and the Motion of Rigid Bodies.
8.21 The Physics of Energy (MIT)
This course is designed to give you the scientific understanding you need to answer questions like: How much energy can we really get from wind? How does a solar photovoltaic work? What is an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Converter) and how does it work? What is the physics behind global warming? What makes engines efficient? How does a nuclear reactor work, and what are the realistic hazards? The course is designed for MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to unde
18.735 Double Affine Hecke Algebras in Representation Theory, Combinatorics, Geometry, and Mathemati
Double affine Hecke algebras (DAHA), also called Cherednik algebras, and their representations appear in many contexts: integrable systems (Calogero-Moser and Ruijsenaars models), algebraic geometry (Hilbert schemes), orthogonal polynomials, Lie theory, quantum groups, etc. In this course we will review the basic theory of DAHA and their representations, emphasizing their connections with other subjects and open problems.
Physics in Action: Barrel Crunch
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates barrel crunch in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. They began by heating water inside the barrel to create steam. They then capped the barrel to keep the steam inside and poured liquid nitrogen over it to make sure that the can cooled down quickly. The steam condensed and created a partial vacuum. The atmospheric pressure outside the can was stronger than the pressure inside, causing it to collapse. Run time 04:30.
Valpo Physics Preview
An inside look at Valparaiso University's Physics and Astronomy Department, its resources and student experiences.
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.
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.
What is Physics?
"Everything we do and use is governed by the laws of Physics." This clip provides an introduction to Physics.
Physics in Action: Resonance
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates resonance in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics in Action series. The video uses lecture format and demonstrations to aid in the explanation of resonance and frequency. Run time 04:59.
Physics is Fun to Imagine
In this archival footage from BBC TV, celebrated physicist Richard Feynman explains what fire, magnets, rubber bands (and more) are like at the scale of the jiggling atoms they're made of. This accessible, enchanting conversation in physics reveals a teeming nano-world that's just plain fun to imagine. Run time 07:06.
Physics & Electromagnetism : Surface Conditions on Neptune
The surface of Neptune isn't very solid, being a gas giant, and the surface temperature is -225 degrees Celsius. Learn about the atmosphere of Neptune, which is made of hydrogen, helium and methane, with help from science teacher, Steve Jones, on planetary science.
The Physics of Basketball
How does physics impact basketball. This video shows how foul shots and passes are impacted by spin forces acting on the ball, and what players have to do to correct for these forces. Poor photography mars video, but makes for an interesting topic for students to learn about in applying science in a way that probably have not thought about previously.
The Physics of Pulleys
The science of how the forces on pulleys sort themselves out. English captions are at the bottom of the screen. The words are small so the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen'.
Physics with Mr. Noon: Electric Current, Part 1
This was filmed inside a class room and the camera is a little shaky. Here are some high school physics demonstrations dealing with current electricity.
Physics with Mr. Noon: Electric Current, Part 2
The instructor gives more classroom demonstrations dealing with electric current, voltage, resistance, and Ohm's Law. The classroom is dark because the instructor is using a projector in a darkened room.
Physics - First Motion Law
Newton's First Law of Motion - an object in motion will remain in motion, with constant velocity, and an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force. (01:17) This is a short clip from a larger segment.
What Every Dog Should Know About Quantum Physics
This is a teacher-created slideshow (33 slides) that is an overview of Quantum Physics.
Physics in Action: Musical Instruments and Waveforms
Professor Ephraim Fischbach demonstrates musical instruments and waveforms in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics in Action series. The video uses lecture format and demonstrations to aid in the explanation of waves. Run time 04:53.
Physics of Baseball
In this talk, Dr. Porter W. Johnson from Northwestern University discusses the application of physical principles to baseball as well as dynamical issues in pitching, hitting, fielding, and running. Run time 1:23:30