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Physics and Astronomy

Guide to information resources in physics and astronomy

Demonstrations - Physclips

Physclips contain tutorials that incorporate video demonstrations, animation and other multimedia tools to explain concepts such as constant acceleration, projectiles, energy and power, waves, electricity, magnetism and much more. Click on Physclips to access all available tutorials.

Demonstrations - MIT

Bicycle wheel gyroscope demonstration from MIT. Click on MIT TechTV to access over 40 demonstrations of concepts including resistance, torque, center of mass, capacitors, projectiles and more.

Demonstrations - Sixty Symbols

Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from the University of Nottingham. Click on "ω" and you'll see a professor discussing angular velocity while riding a Segway. Click on "ρ" for a discussion on density -- ranging from the emptiness of space to super-dense neutron stars --using a coffee cup. Click on Sixty Symbols to see a list of video demonstrations.

Course Lectures -- Academic Earth

Sit in on video lectures by professors at Yale, MIT and Stanford as they teach full semester introductory courses in physics. 

Fundamentals of Physics
Ramamurti Shankar
Yale

Physics I: Classical Mechanics
Walter Lewin
MIT

Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Walter Lewin
MIT

Physics III: Vibrations and Waves
Walter Lewin
MIT

Introduction to Astrophysics
Charles Bailyn
Yale

Foundations of Modern Physics
Leonard Susskin
Stanford

Modern Theoretical Physics
Leonard Susskin
Stanford