This course covers the role of physics and physicists during the 20th …

This course covers the role of physics and physicists during the 20th century, focusing on Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Feynman. Beyond just covering the scientific developments, institutional, cultural, and political contexts will also be examined.

As a prerequisite to study this module, you need a background of …

As a prerequisite to study this module, you need a background of high school physics; basic concepts of differential and integral calculus and vector methods. It might be a good idea to refersh your knowledge, if you feel that your knowledge of calculus and vector methods is inadquate then you need to consult any Mathematics book on calculus and vector analysis. However, you don’t have to despair as most of the content will be treated very simply that you may have no problem in following.

This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus …

This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena.

"Published in 1989 by Prentice-Hall, this book is a useful resource for …

"Published in 1989 by Prentice-Hall, this book is a useful resource for educators and self-learners alike. The text is aimed at those who have seen Maxwell's equations in integral and differential form and who have been exposed to some integral theorems and differential operators. A hypertext version of this textbook can be found here. An accompanying set of video demonstrations is available below. These video demonstrations convey electromagnetism concepts. The demonstrations are related to topics covered in the textbook. They were prepared by Markus Zahn, James R. Melcher, and Manuel L. Silva and were produced by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The purpose of these demonstrations is to make mathematical analysis of electromagnetism take on physical meaning. Based on relatively simple configurations and arrangements of equipment, they make a direct connection between what has been analytically derived and what is observed. They permit the student to observe physically what has been described symbolically. Often presented with a plot of theoretical predictions that are compared to measured data, these demonstrations give the opportunity to test the range of validity of the theory and present a quantitative approach to dealing with the physical world. The short form of these videos contains the demonstrations only. The long form also presents theory, diagrams, and calculations in support of the demonstrations. These videos are used in the courses 6.013J/ESD.013J and 6.641. Technical Requirements:Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4, .rm."

Basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, …

Basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.

Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter. Time-dependent …

Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter. Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation. Relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics.

This book is intended for use by future teachers, written from the …

This book is intended for use by future teachers, written from the perspective of students who have taken Science Methods II. The student authors gathered and created resources to help prospective elementary cience teachers better understand science and feel confident in your abilities as a future teacher. This book is divided into five parts which align with the Science Methods II course:

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Within each part, the material is broken down into smaller chapters. Here you will find written explanations, video links, glossary terms, key takeaways, and practice quizzes to help you understand the material. This book is designed to be a flexible resource; use it as much or as little as you need throughout the course.

This course covers the major topics of mechanics, including momentum and energy …

This course covers the major topics of mechanics, including momentum and energy conservation, kinematics, NewtonŰŞs laws and equilibrium. The major emphasis is to develop critical analysis, problem solving and scientific reasoning skills by considering numerous different systems and interactions, solving problems and discussion. It uses a systematic approach based on modeling systems by application of basic physics principles, making assumptions, utilizing multiple representations (not just mathematical) in order to become proficient at problem solving. Lab work is required and is designed to help students develop a questioning approach to physical situations, distinguishing the significant behaviors from the less significant behaviors of a system under study.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

In this activity, students are presented with two objects that have different …

In this activity, students are presented with two objects that have different constant speeds and that will race each other. The students must determine which object will win the race, as well as either how much time elapses between the objects crossing the finish line.

Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses …

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 process, to deepen their understanding of the relations between experiment and theory, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Each term, students choose 5 different experiments from a list of 21 total labs.

Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as …

Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as the basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature or spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; the Global Positioning System and its dependence on general relativity; trajectories and orbits of particles. Subject has online component and classroom lectures are replaced with online interactions: manipulation of visualization software, access to websites describing current research, electronic submission of homework, and structured online discussions between undergraduates and alumni and with instructors and graduate specialists in the topics covered.

Are you interested in investigating how nature engineers itself? How engineers copy …

Are you interested in investigating how nature engineers itself? How engineers copy the shapes found in nature ("biomimetics")? This Freshman Seminar investigates why similar shapes occur in so many natural things and how physics changes the shape of nature. Why are things in nature shaped the way they are? How do birds fly? Why do bird nests look the way they do? How do woodpeckers peck? Why can't trees grow taller than they are? Why is grass skinny and hollow? What is the wood science behind musical instruments? Questions such as these are the subject of biomimetic research and they have been the focus of investigation in this course for the past three years.

This General Physics II course was built by Esperanza Zenon, Associate Professor …

This General Physics II course was built by Esperanza Zenon, Associate Professor at River Parishes Community College. It uses an OpenStax textbook that covers all content in the curriculum and also has supplemental resources and links to videos. Developed as part of the LOUIS OER Course Transformation Project at River Parishes Community College.This course is also available on Canvas Commons: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/358411abf7f54f4f917d31f683111cb2The corresponding lab is available here: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/39203105a96e4ba18b20d300fe6ebe57If these links do not work, search Zenon and find MASTER PHYS 2020 - E Zenon and MASTER PHYS 2020L - E Zenon

This General Physics Lab I course was built by Esperanza Zenon, Associate …

This General Physics Lab I course was built by Esperanza Zenon, Associate Professor at River Parishes Community College. It uses an OpenStax textbook that covers all content in the curriculum and also has supplemental resources and links to videos. Developed as part of the LOUIS OER Course Transformation Project at River Parishes Community College.This course is also available on Canvas Commons: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/ff3f959f016a4bf3bea8a9dc1727f0dcThe corresponding lab is available here: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/489d0b9636994c0eb51736f5804025c4

This General Physics Lab II course was built by Esperanza Zenon, Associate …

This General Physics Lab II course was built by Esperanza Zenon, Associate Professor at River Parishes Community College. It uses an OpenStax textbook that covers all content in the curriculum and also has supplemental resources and links to videos. Developed as part of the LOUIS OER Course Transformation Project at River Parishes Community College.This course is also available on Canvas Commons: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/358411abf7f54f4f917d31f683111cb2The corresponding lab is available here: https://lor.instructure.com/resources/39203105a96e4ba18b20d300fe6ebe57

This is a textbook on general relativity for upper-division undergraduates majoring in …

This is a textbook on general relativity for upper-division undergraduates majoring in physics, at roughly the same level as Rindler's Essential Relativity or Hartle's Gravity. The book is meant to be especially well adapted for self-study, and answers are given in the back of the book for almost all the problems. The ratio of conceptual to mathematical problems is higher than in most books. The focus is on "index-gymnastics" techniques, to the exclusion of index-free notation. Knowledge of first-year calculus and lower-division mechanics and electromagnetism is assumed. Special relativity is introduced from scratch, but it will be very helpful to have a thorough previous knowledge of SR, at the level of a book such as Taylor and Wheeler's Spacetime Physics or my own text Special Relativity.

The basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Differential geometry. Experimental …

The basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Differential geometry. Experimental tests of general relativity. Black holes. Cosmology.

SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate melt density at …

SSAC Physical Volcanology module. Students build spreadsheets to estimate melt density at high temperatures and pressures from the thermodynamic properties of silicates.

In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. …

In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to calculate the impact forces of raindrops on flying mosquitoes. Students will gain experience with using Newton's laws, gathering data from videos and graphs, and most importantly, the utility of making approximations. No calculus will be used in this lesson, but familiarity with torque and force balances is suggested. No calculators will be needed, but students should have pencil and paper to make estimations and, if possible, copies of the graphs provided with the lesson. Between lessons, students are recommended to discuss the assignments with their neighbors.

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of three broad topics concerning music …

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of three broad topics concerning music in relation to time.Music as Architecture: the creation of musical shapes in time;Music as Memory: how musical understanding depends upon memory and reminiscence, with attention to analysis of musical structures; andTime as the Substance of Music: how different disciplines such as philosophy and neuroscience view the temporal dimension of musical processes and/or performances.Classroom discussion of these topics is complemented by three weekend concerts with pre-concert forums, jointly presented by the Boston Chamber Music Society (BCMS) and MIT Music & Theater Arts.

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