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).

About Physics

  • American Physical Society (APS) Why Study Physics? - Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science
  • open.michigan, What is Physics? - A framework for describing the structure and function of the natural world; 22 slides
  • OpenStax CNX, What is physics? - physics is defined as that branch of science which studies natural phenomena in terms of basic laws and physical quantities; the knowledge in OpenStax CNX can be shared and built upon by all because it is reusable
  • physics.org, What is physics? - physics is about asking fundamental questions and trying to answer them by observing and experimenting

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Applied Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

flow systems encountered in engineering design: viscous flow in pipes, external flow (boundary layers),compressible flow, and turbomachines (pumps), thermodynamics of gas mixtures, psychometrics and air-conditioning processes

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

materials & processes from perspective of thermodynamics & kinetics, laws of thermodynamics, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams, diffusion, phase transformations, development of microstructure: lecture slides & summaries, study materials

Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials

theory & application of atomistic computer simulations, predict properties of real materials, energy models from classical potentials, first-principles approaches, density functional theory & total-energy pseudopotential method, errors & accuracy of quantitative predictions, free energy & phase transitions, fluctuations & transport properties, coarse-graining approaches & mesoscale models, case studies from industrial applications of advanced materials to nanotechnology: readings, labs
 

Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes

photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale: energy levels, statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport, scattering, heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation, derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale, applications in nano- and microtechnology.

Electromagnetics and Applications

electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications including wireless communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, optical fiber links and components, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, motors, and power generation and transmission, quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations, waves, radiation, and diffraction, coupling to media and structures, guided and unguided waves, resonance, forces, power, energy: readings, Study Materials, Textbook with Video Demonstrations, Video Demonstrations in Lasers and Optics [Thai version available]
 

Introductory Lectures on Solid State Physics

fundamentals of semiconductors and how pn-diodes, light-emitting-diodes (LED) and solar-cells work without introducing any equations
 

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