Favorite physics videos on internet

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Sidney Coleman's Quantum Field Theory videos. I went through these over and over during my QFT class last year. I really feel like he has been my teacher.
Someone sent me a private message asking about a better version of these videos. It won't let me respond so I'll just respond here for everyone. Anyway, I don't know of better videos, but after awhile, you can start to see what he writes on the board. Especially in some of the later videos.

Also, there are some student notes for the first semester of the course taught 11 years later here. The content and ordering are almost exactly the same. Most of the second semester stuff can be found in his book https://www.amazon.com/dp/0521318270/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20.
 
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Thank you matonski.
 
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Just one out of many songs about physics:

 
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Here are a great set of supersymmetry lectures.
 
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Third on Feynman's Messenger Lectures; what you learn probably won't appear on a test but the man has a way of seeing in to the matrix.
 
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I like Prof. Brad Osgood's lectures on Fourier Transform
http://freevideolectures.com/Course/2252/The-Fourier-Transform-and-its-Applications

also Hans Bethe's popular lectures on QM
http://randomknowledge.wordpress.com/2007/03/04/quantum-physics-made-relatively-simple/

also Arthur Mattuck's lectures on Diff. Eq. from MIT
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-03-differential-equations-spring-2010/video-lectures/

also Perimeter Scholars International lectures
http://www.perimeterscholars.org./253.html

and Leonard Susskind's lectures from Stanford I lke most of all.
 
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My high school physics teacher makes videos for my class that are actually pretty good and I almost even like watching them. They are all on this channel...

http://www.youtube.com/user/dcaulf

He assigns them as homework then we practice stuff in class.

I checked out a couple videos from the above links... not sure I'm ready for that stuff yet...
 
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I was just about to say susskind's lectures then I saw that you already had them
If it wasn't for those lectures I would never have found my love of maths and physics :3

Prof Balakrishnan has some pretty good lectures on classical and quantum physics on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/nptelhrd
 
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hey can anyone tell whether we can access the lecture videos that require a college id to be used, from outside the campus (e.g courses at stanford, which ask for payment)... using the internet by using a friend's id ? is anyone aware whether these lectures are actually on the web or their lan >
 
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My high school physics teacher makes videos for my class that are actually pretty good and I almost even like watching them. They are all on this channel...
You have a pretty good physics teacher, especially to put that much effort into what he does.

I like Ramamurti Shankar's lectures from Yale on University Physics I and II. They cover every topic in most universities Physics I and II w/ calculus course.

http://oyc.yale.edu/physics

I haven't been able to find any other Physics II (intro to EM, gauss law, that sort of thing) videos online.


Those Feynman lectures (the one from MS and the one above are the same series) are great, but you probably won't learn anything that will be helpful in a class. If you pick up the Feynman Lectures on Physics 3 book set, it's basically a transcription of those lectures, only with actual mathematics. Worth every penny for a 1st/2nd year phy/eng/math major. You're library probably has them too.


I'm currently watching Gilbert Strang's Linear Algebra lectures on OCW.MIT
While they aren't nearly as fantastic as Walter Lewin, or that guy who does their calculus 1-2 lectures (not the french guy that does the calc III!), it's still a really good resource to casually watch and better familiarize yourself.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/video-lectures/
 
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this thread is awesome. really liked the dimensions video. definitely bookmarking this thread
 
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I like the Stephen Hawking series from National Geographic
 
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Anything Neil Degrasse Tyson. While you won't learn any specifics and it won't help you in any classes, it's still wonderful to see somebody that passionate and involved in science becoming a media giant and effectively spreading scientific literacy.
 
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and Leonard Susskind's lectures from Stanford I lke most of all.
Unfortunately, I can't understand Leonard Susskind's strong accent.
 
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Feynman's videos are a great source of inspiration for pursuing physics. MIT OCW is also helpful for learning particular subject matters.
 
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awesome feynman videos

Goes through some very basic concept but there is a lot of good and interesting stuff in these lectures.

I also love his teaching style.


http://vega.org.uk/video/programme/46
 
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The Fabric of cosmos by Brian Greene
My favourite is the 3rd part 'quantum leap'
 
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My high school physics teacher makes videos for my class that are actually pretty good and I almost even like watching them. They are all on this channel...

http://www.youtube.com/user/dcaulf

He assigns them as homework then we practice stuff in class.

I checked out a couple videos from the above links... not sure I'm ready for that stuff yet...

Your teacher is really good...
 
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wow, I was surprised that professor Balakrishnan has only been mentioned one time in this thread.

In my opinion this guy and his way of teaching is far superior to both Walter Lewin and Susskind. Here's a link to his series on classical mechanics:

 
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is there any good videos for these topics :

-Einstein Summation Convention
-Analyctical Geometry in 3d
-Vector Functions
-Path Integrals
(Integral Theorems)
a)Green Theorem
b)Divergence Theorem
c)Stokes Theorem
-Gama Functions

I totally do not understand the what is the relationship between these topics.It's applied science topics,but it seems to me very abstract.

Edit : I have found ;

http://courses.ncsu.edu/ma242/common/media/OutlineOfLectures.html
http://www.infocobuild.com/education/audio-video-courses/mathematics/vector-calculus-unsw.html
 
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I simply found path integral videos by searching them on Youtube. I was suprised to see them. I'm sure you can just find all of these topics at a hardcore level on youtube.
 

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