|Course Number||(Alternate Course ID)||Course name||Course overview||Lecture Playlist||Other Resources|
|PHYSICS 121||(MIT 8.01 Physics I)
||Classical Mechanics||In 20
words or less: The basics of measurement and the physics
of everyday objects.
Units and dimensions; kinematics; vectors; projectile motion; uniform circular motion; Newton's laws of motion; weight and gravity; friction; work, momentum, and energy; collisions; angular motion and momentum; torque; Kepler's laws; Doppler effect; Gas and fluid dynamics.
Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999 (35 lectures)
||MIT course lecture
notes, assignments, and exams (with solutions):
Khan Academy classical physics videos:
I totally give you permission - even command you, if that's what it takes - to play this game before "studying". Obsessively, for hours. I did. It totally changed how I think about many things (requires Adobe Flash Player - sorry, iOS users!):
Go ahead and dig into the source code by editing the URL in your browser's address bar and removing the page name to see what's in the directory. It's all hosted on the server for a Polish-Canadian news organization. Weird, right? I found it in February of 2013 and it's still there as of December 2014. Let me know if it disappears.
|PHYSICS 122||(MIT 8.02 Physics II)||Electricity and Magnetism||In 20 words or less:
Electricity, magnetism, and the deep connection between them.
Electric field; electric flux and Gauss' law; electrostatic potential and electric energy; current; capacitance; dielectrics; resistivity and Ohm's law;batteries and EMF; magnetic field; electromagnetic induction.
Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002 (36
||MIT course lecture notes, assignments, and
Khan Academy electricity and magnetism videos:
Absolutely try out Paul Falstad's java applets (or iOS apps, if you insist on using a device with no java . . . or if you're just fed up with your browser's java security settings):
This is a great interactive way to visualize electricity and magnetism. The source code is also available and worth checking out.
|PHYSICS 123||(MIT 8.01 Physics III)||Waves and Oscillatory Motion||In 20
words or less: The physics of repeating processes.
Oscillations; resonance; Fourier analysis; electromagnetic waves.
Physics III: Vibrations and Waves, Fall 2004 (23 lectures)
8.03SC Vibrations and Waves Problem Solving Help Videos, Fall 2012
MIT course lecture notes:
Khan Academy waves and optics videos:
Again, try out Paul Falstad's java applets (or iOS apps):
The source code is also available and worth checking out.