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The Mechanical Universe ... and Beyond

The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videotape programs covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course. The series was originally produced as a broadcast telecourse by the California Institute of Technology and Intelecom, Inc. with program funding from the Annenberg/CPB Project.

Each program in the series opens and closes with Caltech Professor David Goodstein providing philosophical, historical and often humorous insight into the subject at hand while lecturing to his freshman physics class. The Mechanical Universe contains hundreds of computer animation segments, created by Dr. James F. Blinn, as the primary tool of instruction. Dynamic location footage and historical re-creations are also used to stress the fact that science is a human endeavor. (from themechanicaluniverse.org)

Introduction


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

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The Mechanical Universe - wikipedia
The Mechanical Universe... And Beyond, is a 52-part telecourse filmed at the California Institute of Technology, and produced by Caltech and INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications (a non-profit consortium of California community colleges).
The Mechanical Universe
The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videotape programs covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course.
The Mechanical Universe ... and Beyond
A video instructional series on physics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs and coordinated books.