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).

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))

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

Geometry and Quantum Field Theory

designed for mathematicians is rigorous introduction to perturbative quantum field theory using language of functional integrals, basics of classical field theory, free quantum theories & Feynman diagrams, goal to discuss using mathematical language basic notions and results of QFT necessary to for QFT and String Theory

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


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)

Physics for Future Presidents

most interesting and important topics in physics stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with applications to current events, may include energy and conservation, radioactivity, nuclear physics, the Theory of Relativity, lasers, explosions, earthquakes, superconductors, quantum physics: selected textbook chapters, quiz strip, links

Cosmology Tutorial

News of the Universe, FAQ, Cosmological fads and fallacies, Cosmology and art, CMB (Spectrum, Anisotropy), Big Bang Nucleosynthesis, Supernova Observations, Cosmology, Religion & Kansas

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