Open Courseware and Resources

- Physics: science of matter and its motion, as well as space and time, deals with concepts such as force, energy, mass, and charge (Wikipedia).

Lectures on Classical Dynamics

Newtonian Mechanics, Lagrangian Formulation, Motion of Rigid Bodies, Kinematics,Hamiltonian Formulation

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Historical setting, Young's double slit experiment - Quantum mechanical behaviour, Wave Functions, Operators, Schrödinger's Time-Dependent Wave Equation, Calculating Observables, Schrödinger's Time-Independent Wave Equation, Simple Quantum Systems

Flash Animations for Physics

chaos, classical mechanics, electricity & magnetism, micrometer caliper, nuclear, optics, oscilloscope, quantum mechanics, relativity, sound waves, vectors, waves

Introductory Physics Notes

general non-calculus: motion, force, work & energy, momentum & collisions, circular motion & law of gravity, rotational equilibrium & dynamics, solids & fluids, vibrations & waves, electric fields & potentials, current & resistance, magnetism, wave properties of light, quantum, atomic, nuclear

Modern Physics

special relativity, photons, atoms, particles & waves, Schrodinger's equation, Atoms and Nuclei

Theoretical Physics (by Gerard 't Hooft)

articles (how to become a good / bad theoretical physicist), courses (group theory, introduction to general relativity, special functions & polynomials, string theory, quantum mechanics & determinism at Planck scale)

Free Physics Instructional Software

downloads: animated chalkboard (motion, energy, relativity, optics, various), energy management simulators, photo-realistic laboratory simulations

Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

standard model of particle physics, including both its conceptual foundations & its specific structure, some current research frontiers: study materials

Vibrations and Waves Problem Solving

mechanical vibrations and waves, electromagnetic waves, and optics; provide step-by-step solutions to sample problems

Acoustics and Vibration Animations

animations which visualize certain concepts concerning acoustics and vibration: Airborne Sound Waves and Sources, Vibration and Structural Waves, Other Wave Phenomena (not acoustics, but still waves)

Transverse Waves - particle displacement is perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. The animation shows a one-dimensional transverse plane wave propagating from left to right. The particles do not move along with the wave; they simply oscillate up and down about their individual equilibrium positions as the wave passes by. Animation courtesy of Dr. Dan Russell, Kettering University.
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