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Hootenanny
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Jan10-07, 04:26 AM
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Wow, nice! Full course lecture notes, problem sets and solutions! Great find, you should stick this in the tutorials section.
J77
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And, more generally, http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/all-courses.htm

Moridin
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MIT gives free physics course

Out of all educational material available at MIT-related websites, I must say that I can and do appreciate the large quantity of physics video lectures with Walter Lewin. He has a very dynamic lecturer.

8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002
8.03 Physics III: Vibrations and Waves, Fall 2004

The above is about 100 videos (approx. 40-50 min each) for Physics I-III instructed at MIT.

While I am on the subject, he is also in some independent video lectures available over at MIT World:

Polarization: Light Waves, Rainbows, and Cheap Sunglasses
The Birth and Death of Stars
The Sounds of Music
The Mystery of Light
The Wonders of Electricity and Magnetism

While the five above is more of introductory rather than from actual course. Still it is an interesting experience to watch them.
Saketh
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Jan10-07, 04:14 PM
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Quote Quote by Moridin
(approx. 40min each)
Each one is more like 50 minutes (not that it really makes a difference).
vincentm
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Crap i just really wished they didn't use Real player as their format. Nevertheless downloading that crappy software to play these videos is worth it. Thank you.
kanak
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Crap i just really wished they didn't use Real player as their format. Nevertheless downloading that crappy software to play these videos is worth it. Thank you.
If you have access to the itunes store, you can download these videos in mp4 format for free from the iTunesU section.
mgb_phys
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Crap i just really wished they didn't use Real player as their format.
Google for 'Real alternative' it's a free implemation of the realplayer protocol without all the ad-ware and dancing hamsters of real's official player.
nanoWatt
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Jan11-08, 09:38 AM
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I tried with both Real and Real Alternative, and I just get a "Missing Codec" error. I can't seem to play their videos.
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Quote Quote by mgb_phys View Post
Google for 'Real alternative' it's a free implemation of the realplayer protocol without all the ad-ware and dancing hamsters of real's official player.
Do they have a real alternative or some other player that supports .rm for a Mac?
regal231
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Apr9-08, 03:07 PM
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Just want to say thanks for posting this.
gamesguru
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Apr10-08, 04:12 PM
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Problem sets are good and all, but you really do need video lectures to fully learn the material.
russelljbarry15
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May19-08, 06:02 PM
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You-Tube also has the videos. I can play them fine from there.
TheRealColbert
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May21-08, 09:04 PM
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Using Firefox, there is an add-on extension called DownloadHelper that allows you to "easily" download youtube videos into .flv format.

But I wish they would put them up in a torrent....
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Quote Quote by nanoWatt View Post
I tried with both Real and Real Alternative, and I just get a "Missing Codec" error. I can't seem to play their videos.
if you are on a PC download the k-lite codec pack
referframe
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May10-10, 10:19 PM
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This is great! Thanks!


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