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).

Theory of Solids

second term of theoretical treatment, linear response theory (the physics of disorder), superconductivity (local moment & itinerant magnetism), Kondo problem & Fermi liquid theory, course download

Lecture Notes on General Relativity

introductory general relativity, manifolds, Riemannian geometry, Einstein's equations & 3 applications: gravitational radiation, black holes, cosmology


Electrostatic Interaction, Electric Field Vector, Gauss's Law & Coulomb's Law Charge, density and the electric field of an extended body, Electric Fields, Electric Potential, Calculating Electric Potential, Substance in an electric field, Capacitors, Parallel Plate Capacitor, Systems of Capacitors, Electric Current, Resistors, Systems of Resistors, Sources of Electromotive Force, Kirchoff's Rules, Applications of Kirchhoffs Rules, Charging and Discharging a Capacitor, Sinusoidal Alternating Current, Relation between Current and Voltage

Describing motion along a line

description of motion, applications of linear motion, Positions along a line, Uniform & nonuniform motion, Uniformly accelerated motion

Physics Courses (videos)

  • Basic Physics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Introduction to Particle Physics (for non particle physicists)

introduction to the ideas of particle physics, aimed at students and teachers with little or on knowledge of the subject

Introductory Quantum Mechanics (2)

time-dependent quantum mechanics & spectroscopy, perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions & linear response theory, nonlinear spectroscopy: readings, problem sets

Introductory Quantum Mechanics (1)

fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics (wave properties, uncertainty principles, Schrödinger equation, operator & matrix methods), basic applications (one-dimensional potentials, three-dimensional centrosymmetric potentials (hydrogen atom), angular momentum & spin, approximation methods (variational principle & perturbation theory)

Galileo and Einstein

explores two revolutions in perception of the universe, Galileo (realization that what we see in the heavens—the moon, the planets, the sun and stars—are physical objects), Einstein (space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but related to each other in a simple but unexpected way)

Waves, Fields and Optics

Geometrical optics, Mechanical and electromagnetic oscillations, Basic properties of waves, Mechanical waves, Electromagnetic waves

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