Applied Physics

Open Courseware and Resources (Applied Physics, Astropohysics, Astronomy, Cosmology)

- Applied Physics: general term for physics which is intended for a particular technological or practical use (Wikipedia).

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Wolfram Demonstrations Project

brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts, free player runs all demos: Browse Latest, Random Selection, FAQs, Authoring area

Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics

focuses on Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy, particular attention to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years, explores not just what is known but what is currently not known and how astronomers are trying to find out

Musician's Acoustics

introduction to the science of musical sound for musicians: physical basis of timbre, spectral analysis and harmonic series, physical basis for scales and intervals, vibrations and resonance, science behind musical instruments, human voice, hearing perception and concert hall acoustics


Earth-Sky relationships, overview of the Solar System, the Sun, the stars, our Galaxy, other galaxies, the large-scale structure of the Universe, cosmology, reading & internet resources

Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics

physical effects in vicinity of black hole as basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics & elements of cosmology, extension to current developments in theory & observation, energy & momentum in flat spacetime, curvature of spacetime near centers of attraction, trajectories & orbits of particles & light, elementary models of cosmos: readings, projects

Cosmology & Relativity Tutorials

news of the universe, FAQ, cosmological (fads & fallacies, art, religion & Kansas): notes (some French & Italian)

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