Physics

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Introduction | MIT 8.01 Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999

Classical Mechanics with Walter Lewin

Instructor: Prof. Walter Lewin This course features lecture notes, problem sets with solutions, exams with solutions, links to related resources, and a complete set of videotaped lectures. The 35 video lectures by Professor Lewin, were recorded on the MIT campus during the Fall of 1999. Prof. Lewin is well-known at MIT and beyond for his dynamic and engaging lecture style. Find more lecture notes, study materials, and more courses at http://ocw.mit.edu.

The play-list consisting of 10 videos can be found on YouTube.
 

Course Introduction | MIT 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002

 Electricity and Magnetism

Instructor: Walter Lewin In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass Spectrometers, Red Sunsets, Blue Skies, Haloes around Sun and Moon, Color Perception, Doppler Effect, Big-Bang Cosmology. Find more lecture notes, study materials, and more courses at http://ocw.mit.edu.

The play-list consisting of 10 videos can be found on YouTube.
 

Classical Mechanics | Lecture 1

 Classical Mechanics with Leonard Susskind

Our exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of modern physics begins with classical mechanics, the mathematical physics worked out by Isaac Newton (1642--1727) and later by Joseph Lagrange (1736--1813) and William Rowan Hamilton (1805--1865). We will start by taking a close look at Newtonian mechanics and the integral concepts of force, momentum, and gravity. Later, when we turn our attention to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, we will delve into potential and kinetic energy, the principle of least action, and chaos theory. This course marks the beginning of a six-quarter sequence of courses that will explore the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics covered will include classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, the general and special theories of relativity, electromagnetism, cosmology, and black holes. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well. Both individually and collectively they will let students attain the "theoretical minimum" for thinking intelligently about modern physics. Sponsored by the Stanford Continuing Studies Program.

The play-list consisting of 10 videos can be found on YouTube.

Lecture 1 | Quantum Field Theory (Cambridge)

 Quantum Field Theory with David Tong

Video Lectures on Quantum Field Theory

These are videos of the lectures given at the Perimeter Institute PSI programme in 2009. Each video is in wmv format and somewhere around 130 Mb. More formats are available for download at the Perimeter Institute webpage here. http://pirsa.org/index.php?p=speaker&name=David_Tong

The lectures follow the printed notes which are available on the main quantum field theory webpage. http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/qft.html

The play-list consisting of 14 videos can be found on YouTube.

First lecture on Particle Physics by Leonard Susskind


Particle Physics: Basic Concepts with Leonard Susskind

(October 12, 2009) Leonard Susskind gives the first lecture of a three-quarter sequence of courses that will explore the new revolutions in particle physics. In this lecture he explores light, particles and quantum field theory.

The play-list consisting of 10 videos can be found on YouTube.

Lecture 1 | String Theory and M-Theory

 String Theory and M-Theory with Leonard Susskind

String theory (with its close relative, M-theory) is the basis for the most ambitious theories of the physical world. It has profoundly influenced our understanding of gravity, cosmology, and particle physics. In this course we will develop the basic theoretical and mathematical ideas, including the string-theoretic origin of gravity, the theory of extra dimensions of space, the connection between strings and black holes, the "landscape" of string theory, and the holographic principle.

The play-list consisting of 10 videos can be found on YouTube.

 

String Theory for the Scientifically Curious

 String Theory for the Scientifically Curious with Dr. Amanda Peet

Toronto. February 26 2010 Physicist Amanda Peet, Professor at the University of Toronto explains string theory.

String theory, a part of modern theoretical physics, has wiggled its way into the popular consciousness during the past decade. While the details are technically complicated, the basic idea is stunningly simple - that the fundamental Lego blocks making up matter and force are tiny vibrating strings (rather than infinitely small particles). Some people presenting string theory to the public, like Brian Greene, emphasize its mathematical beauty. By contrast, this presentation will focus on the powerful physics motivations for the invention and development of string theory.

Ideas on the menu include: explaining the epic clash between quantum mechanics and general relativity, string theory basics, extra dimensions of space, D-branes and duality, the LHC, the origin and ultimate fate of the universe, and the black hole information paradox. This presentation is largely self-contained; no physics or math background is assumed, other than a layperson's curiosity about physical science.

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