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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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

Physics of Music

physics of (sound (propagation of sound waves), hearing (psycho-acoustics), music (all musical styles, and music in the natural world -- living organisms and physical processes), musical instruments (brass, wind, strings percussion, song, electronic, computer and beyond))

Systems Biology

mathematical modeling techniques needed to address key questions in modern biology, cell biology and developmental biology, Key experiments, molecular cellular and developmental systems biology, bacterial chemotaxis, genetic oscillators, control theory, gradient sensing systems, constructing and modeling, lambda phage, synthetic genetic switches, circadian rhythms, reaction diffusion equations, local activation and global inhibition models, center finding networks, pattern formation models, modeling cell-cell communication, quorum sensing, Drosophila development: readings, study materials

Interactive Science Simulations

interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena: ongoing effort to provide extensive suite of simulations to improve the way that physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math are taught and learned

Physical Chemistry

Principal laws and theories of chemistry, gas laws and kinetic molecular theory, classical and statistical thermodynamics, wave mechanics and molecular structure, chemical kinetic, Principles and properties of liquids, solids and solutions, phase equilibria, electrochemistry: problem sets, resources

Astrophysical Chemistry

Overview of the Universe, Introduction to atomic and molecular spectroscopy, spectra of atoms and molecules in space, origin of the elements, The development of molecular radio astronomy and infra red techniques, Optical (electronic) spectra from space, Electronic spectroscopy and Franck Condon factors, Radio astronomy - resolution issues

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