College Physics Online Lectures




Newtonian Mechanics


Physics I: Classical Mechanics
Prof. Walter Lewin, MIT

Course Introduction
1 Units - Dimensions - Measurements - Uncertainties - Dimensional Analysis - Scaling Arguments
2 1D Kinematics - Speed - Velocity - Acceleration
3 Vectors - Dot Products - Cross Products
4 3D Kinematics
5 Circular Motion - Centrifuges Moving - Perceived Gravity
6 Newton's Laws
7 Weight - Weightlessness Free Fall - Zero Gravity in Orbit
8 Friction
9 Exam Review
10 Hooke's Law - Springs - Simple Harmonic Motion - Pendulum
11 Work - Kinetic Energy - Potential Energy - Conservative Forces - Conservation of Mechanical Energy - Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
12 Non-Conservative Forces - Resistive Forces - Terminal Velocity
13 Potential Energy - Energy Considerations to Derive Simple Harmonic Motion
14 Escape Velocities - Circular Orbits - Various Forms of Energy - Power
15 Momentum - Conservation of Momentum - Center of Mass
16 Collisions - Elastic and Inelastic - Center of Mass Frame of Reference
17 Impulse - Rockets
18 Exam Review
19 Rotating Rigid Bodies - Moment of Inertia - Rotational Kinetic Energy - Fly Wheels - Neutron Stars - Pulsars
20 Angular Momentum - Torques - Conservation of Angular Momentum - Stellar Collapse
21 Torques - Oscillating Bodies - Hoops
22 Kepler's Laws - Elliptical Orbits - Satellites - Change of Orbits
23 Doppler Effect - Binary Stars - Neutron Stars and Black Holes
24 Rolling Motion - Gyroscopes
25 Static Equilibrium - Stability
26 Elasticity - Young's Modulus 27 Fluid Mechanics - Pascal's Principle - Hydrostatics - Atmospheric Pressure - Over Pressure in Lungs and Tires
28 Hydrostatics - Archimedes' Principle - Fluid Dynamics - What Makes Your Boat Float? - Bernoulli's Equation
29 Exam Review
30 Simple Harmonic Oscillations - Energy Considerations - Torsional Pendulum 31 Forced Oscillations - Normal Modes - Resonance - Natural Frequencies - Musical Instruments
32 Heat - Thermal Expansion
33 Kinetic Gas Theory - Ideal Gas Law - Isothermal Atmosphere - Phase Diagrams - Phase Transitions
34 The Wonderful Quantum World - Breakdown of Classical Mechanics
35 Farewell Special - High-energy Astrophysics


Mechanics
Dr. Fetrow, Dr. Bonin, Dr. Macosko, Dr. Guthold, Dr. Charnock, Dr. Salsbury, Watch Wake Forest University

* Units of Measure - Dr. Fetrow
* Dimensional Analysis - Dr. Fetrow
* Significant Figures - Dr. Fetrow
* Rectangular and Polar Coordinates - Dr. Fetrow
* Examples of Conversion Between Rectangular and Polar Coordinates - Dr. Fetrow
* Scalars and Vectors - Dr. Fetrow
* Vector Properties and Vector Algebra - Dr. Fetrow
* Vector Components and Unit Vectors - Dr. Fetrow
* Products of Vectors - Dr. Bonin
* One Dimensional Kinematics - Dr. Macosko
* Two Dimensional Kinematics - Dr. Macosko
* Projectile Motion - Dr. Fetrow
* Newton's First Law - Dr. Macosko
* Newton's Second Law - Dr. Guthold
* Newton's Third Law - Dr. Macosko
* Friction - Dr. Holzwarth
* Free Body Diagrams - Dr. Guthold
* Conservation of Energy - Dr. Guthold
* Conservation of Momentum - Dr. Guthold
* Conservation of Momentum Examples - Dr. Guthold
* Uniform Circular Motion - Dr. Kerr
* Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis: Part A - Dr. Fetrow
* Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis: Part B - Dr. Fetrow
* Rotation of a Rigid Object About a Fixed Axis: Part C - Dr. Fetrowv * Torque - Dr. Fetrow
* Rolling Motion - Dr. Fetrow
* Angular Momentum - Dr. Fetrow
* Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion - Dr. Charnock
* Newton's Universal Law - Dr. Charnock
* Gravitational Potential Energy - Dr. Charnock
* Simple Harmonic Motion 1 - Dr. Salsbury
* Simple Harmonic Motion 2 - Dr. Salsbury
* Simple Harmonic Motion 3 - Dr. Salsbury
* Simple Harmonic Motion 4 - Dr. Salsbury
* Wave Motion: Introduction - Dr. Fetrow
* The Wave Function - Dr. Fetrow
* Sinusoidal Waves - Dr. Fetrow
* Physics of Static Fluids - Dr. Holzwarth
* Fluids in Motion - Dr. Matthews
* Dynamics of Fluids - Dr. Matthews
* Temperature and the Ideal Gas Law - Dr. Macosko
* Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics - Dr. Macosko
* The Second Law of Thermodynamics - Dr. Macosko
* Pressure and Kinetic Energy - Dr. Macosko
* Thermodynamics Examples - Dr. Macosko
* Electric Potential: Part 1 - Dr. Bonin
* Electric Potential: Part 2 - Dr. Bonin
* Electric Potential: Part 3 - Dr. Bonin
* Milikan Oil Drop Experiment - Dr. Bonin
* Capacitance: Part 1 - Dr. Ucer
* Capacitance: Part 2 - Dr. Ucer
* Dielectrics - Dr. Ucer
* Current and Resistance - Dr. Ucer
* DC Circuits - Dr. Ucer
* RC Circuits - Dr. Kerr
* Faraday's Law - Dr. Matthews
* Self-Inductance and the RL Circuit - Kerr
* Maxwell's Equations - Dr. Holzwarth
* Electromagnetic Plane Waves - Dr. Holzwarth
* Operational Amplifiers - Dr. Matthews
* JFET's - Dr. Matthews
* MOSFET's - Dr. Matthews
* CMOS Logic - Dr. Matthews
* Noise - Dr. Matthews
* Lock-in Amplifiers - Dr. Matthews

Course
Foundations of Modern Physics
Prof. Leonard Susskind, Stanford University



Electricity and Magnetism


Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Prof. Walter Lewin, MIT

Course Introduction
1 What holds our world together? - Electric Charges (Historical) - Polarization - Electric Force - Coulomb's Law
2 Electric Field - Field Lines - Inductive Charging - Dipoles - Induced Dipoles
3 Electric Flux - Gauss's Law - Examples
4 Electrostatic Potential - Electric Energy - eV - Conservative Field - Equipotential Surfaces
5 E = -grad V - More on Equipotential Surfaces - Conductors - Electrostatic Shielding (Faraday Cage)
6 High-Voltage Breakdown - Lightning - Sparks - St. Elmo's Fire
7 Capacitance - Field Energy
8 Polarization - Dielectrics - The Van de Graaff - More on Capacitors
9 Resistivity - Ohm's Law
10 Batteries - EMF - Energy Conservation - Power - Kirchhoff's Rules - Circuits - Kelvin Water Dropper
11 Magnetic field - Lorentz Force - Torques - Oscilloscope
12 Review Exam 1 13 Moving Charges in B-fields - Cyclotron - Synchrotron - Mass Spectrometer - Cloud Chamber
14 Biot-Savart Law - Revisit the "Leyden Jar" - High-Voltage Power Lines
15 Ampere's Law - Solenoids - Midterm Evaluation
16 Electromagnetic Induction - Faraday's Law - Lenz Law - Complete Breakdown of Intuition - Non-Conservative Fields
17 Motional EMF - Dynamos - Eddy Currents - Magnetic Braking 18 Displacement Current - Synchronous Motors - Induction Motors - Secret Top, How does it work?
19 Electric Shock Treatment - Electrocardiogram - Pacemakers - Superconductivity - Aurora Borealis
20 Inductance - RL Circuits - Magnetic Field Energy
21 Magnetic Materials - Dia-, Para-, and Ferromagnetism - Prize Ceremony of Motor Contest
22 Hysteresis - Electromagnets - Bohr Magneton - Maxwell's Equations - 600 daffodils
23 Review Exam 2
24 Transformers - Car Coils - RC Circuits
25 Driven LRC Circuits - Resonance
26 Traveling Waves - Standing Waves - Musical Instruments
27 Resonance - Destructive Resonance - Electromagnetic Waves - Distance Determinations using Radar and Lasers
28 Index of Refraction - Poynting Vector - Oscillating Charges - Radiation Pressure - Comet Tails - Polarization (Linear, Elliptical, and Circular)
29 Snell's Law - Refraction - Total Reflection - Dispersion - Prisms - Huygens's Principle - The Illusion of Color - The Weird Benham Top - Land's Famous Demo
30 Polarizers - Malus's Law - Brewster Angle - Polarization by Reflection and Scattering - Why is the sky blue? Why are sunsets red? - The sun will set in the lecture hall!
31 Rainbows - A modest rainbow will appear in the lecture hall! -Fog Bows - Supernumerary Bows - Polarization of the Bows - Halos around the Sun and the Moon - Mock Suns
32 Review Exam 3
33 Double-Slit Interference - Interferometers
34 Gratings - Resolving Power - Single-Slit Diffraction - Angular Resolution - Human Eye - Telescopes
35 Doppler Effect - The Big Bang - Cosmology
36 Farewell Special - Bring a Friend!

Modern Physics


Physics III: Vibrations and Waves
Prof. Walter Lewin, MIT

1 Periodic Phenomena (Oscillations, Waves) - SHO - Complex Notation - Differential Equations - Physical Pendulum
2 Beats - Damped Free Oscillations (Under- Over- and Critically Damped) - Quality Q
3 Forced Oscillations with Damping - Destructive Resonance
4 Forced Oscillations - Power at Resonance (Resonance Absorption, Resonance Width, Quality Q) - Transient Phenomena (General Solutions including Initial Conditions)
5 Coupled Oscillators
6 Driven Coupled Oscillators - Triple Pendulum - Steady State and Transient Solutions - Cramer's Rule
7 Many Coupled Oscillators - Wave Equation - Transverse Traveling Pulses and Waves
8 Traveling Waves - Boundary Conditions - Standing Waves - Sound (Longitudinal Waves) - Energy in Waves
9 Musical Instruments - Sound Cavities - Normal Modes
10 Exam 1 Review
11 Fourier Analysis - Time Evolution of Pulses on Strings
12 Dispersion - Phase Velocity - Group Velocity
13 Electromagnetic Waves - Plane Wave Solutions to Maxwell's Equations - Polarization - Malus' Law
14 Accelerated Charges - Poynting Vector - Power - Rayleigh Scattering - Polarization
15 Doppler Effect - Sound - EM Radiation - Binary Stars - Neutron Stars and Black Holes - Expanding Universe
16 Boundary Conditions at Perfect Conductors - Reflection - Standing EM Waves - Transmission Lines - Radiation Pressure
17 Wave Guides - Resonance Cavities of EM-radiation and Sound
18 Boundary Conditions for Dielectrics - Index of Refraction - Snell's Law - Total Internal Reflection - Fresnel Equations - Brewster Angle
19 Exam 2 Review
20 Huygens' Principle - Interference - Thin films - Soap - Oil - Light (double slit interference)
21 Diffraction - Gratings - Pin Holes - Angular Resolution
22 Rainbows - Haloes - Coronae - Glories
23 Farewell Special - Bring a Friend!
2 Beats - Damped Free Oscillations (Under- Over- and Critically Damped) - Quality Q
3 Forced Oscillations with Damping - Destructive Resonance
4 Forced Oscillations - Power at Resonance (Resonance Absorption, Resonance Width, Quality Q) - Transient Phenomena (General Solutions including Initial Conditions)
5 Coupled Oscillators
6 Driven Coupled Oscillators - Triple Pendulum - Steady State and Transient Solutions - Cramer's Rule
7 Many Coupled Oscillators - Wave Equation - Transverse Traveling Pulses and Waves
8 Traveling Waves - Boundary Conditions - Standing Waves - Sound (Longitudinal Waves) - Energy in Waves
9 Musical Instruments - Sound Cavities - Normal Modes
10 Exam 1 Review
11 Fourier Analysis - Time Evolution of Pulses on Strings
12 Dispersion - Phase Velocity - Group Velocity
13 Electromagnetic Waves - Plane Wave Solutions to Maxwell's Equations - Polarization - Malus' Law
14 Accelerated Charges - Poynting Vector - Power - Rayleigh Scattering - Polarization
15 Doppler Effect - Sound - EM Radiation - Binary Stars - Neutron Stars and Black Holes - Expanding Universe
16 Boundary Conditions at Perfect Conductors - Reflection - Standing EM Waves - Transmission Lines - Radiation Pressure
17 Wave Guides - Resonance Cavities of EM-radiation and Sound
18 Boundary Conditions for Dielectrics - Index of Refraction - Snell's Law - Total Internal Reflection - Fresnel Equations - Brewster Angle
19 Exam 2 Review
20 Huygens' Principle - Interference - Thin films - Soap - Oil - Light (double slit interference)
21 Diffraction - Gratings - Pin Holes - Angular Resolution
22 Rainbows - Haloes - Coronae - Glories
23 Farewell Special - Bring a Friend!

Course
Modern Theoretical Physics
Prof. Leonard Susskind, Stanford University

Course
Modern Theoretical Physics
Prof. Richard A. Muller, University of California at Berkeley