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## The Mechanical Universe

The Law of Falling Bodies. With the conventional wisdom of the Aristotelian world view, almost everyone could see that heavy bodies fell faster than lighter ones. Then along came Galileo. His genius deduced that the distance a body has fallen at any given instant is proportional to the square of the time spent falling. From that, speed and acceleration follow with a little help from a mathematical tool called a derivative. (from themechanicaluniverse.org)

 Lecture 02 - The Law of Falling Bodies

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 Lecture 01 - Introduction Lecture 02 - The Law of Falling Bodies Lecture 03 - Derivatives Lecture 04 - Inertia Lecture 05 - Vectors Lecture 06 - Newton's Laws Lecture 07 - Integration Lecture 08 - The Apple and the Moon Lecture 09 - Moving in Circles Lecture 10 - Fundamental Forces Lecture 11 - Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism Lecture 12 - The Millikan Experiment Lecture 13 - Conservation of Energy Lecture 14 - Potential Energy Lecture 15 - Conservation of Momentum Lecture 16 - Harmonic Motion Lecture 17 - Resonance Lecture 18 - Waves Lecture 19 - Angular Momentum Lecture 20 - Torques and Gyroscopes Lecture 21 - Kepler's Three Laws Lecture 22 - The Kepler Problem Lecture 23 - Energy and Eccentricity Lecture 24 - Navigating in Space Lecture 25 - From Kepler to Einstein Lecture 26 - Harmony of the Spheres Lecture 27 - Beyond the Mechanical Universe Lecture 28 - Static Electricity Lecture 29 - The Electric Field Lecture 30 - Potential and Capacitance Lecture 31 - Voltage, Energy, and Force Lecture 32 - The Electric Battery Lecture 33 - Electric Circuits Lecture 34 - Magnetism Lecture 35 - The Magnetic Field Lecture 36 - Vector Fields and Hydrodynamics Lecture 37 - Electromagnetic Induction Lecture 38 - Alternating Currents Lecture 39 - Maxwell's Equations Lecture 40 - Optics Lecture 41 - The Michelson Morley Experiment Lecture 42 - The Lorentz Transformation Lecture 43 - Velocity and Time Lecture 44 - Energy, Momentum, Mass Lecture 45 - Temperature and the Gas Laws Lecture 46 - The Engine of Nature Lecture 47 - Entropy Lecture 48 - Low Temperatures Lecture 49 - The Atom Lecture 50 - Particles and Waves Lecture 51 - From Atoms to Quarks Lecture 52 - The Quantum Mechanical Universe