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Free physics lectures?

  1. Feb 23, 2007 #1
    Well, here's some more QM lecture notes.
    http://www.maths.dur.ac.uk/~dma0wjz/QM/ [It's a postscript document]
    The author emphasises that the reader be strong in linear algebra.
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  3. Mar 8, 2007 #2
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  4. Aug 16, 2014 #3
    I know about and have watched some lectures., namely the MIT lectures.

    However, the majority are classical mechanics or incomplete.

    I was wondering if someone had an orderd list of free lectures covering all 3 years of physics. Quantum mechanics, relativity, solid-state, etc. I would be very greatful.

    Thank you
  5. Sep 4, 2014 #4
    If you have an Apple device, you could try "iTunes U". It is an app that lets you watch free lectures recorded at universities.
  6. Sep 14, 2014 #5
    I have itunes u, however, the same problem.

    Are there any courses that cover evrything: classical mechanics, thermodynamics, condensed matter, quantum mechanics and relitivity., and whatever else I missed off.

    They don't have to be from the same uni.

    A recommended order would be nice.

    Thank you.

    Thank you.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  7. Sep 14, 2014 #6
    Just watching the lectures of 3 years may not yield the best result, unless you actually do some of the work. When you looked at the MIT lectures - did you just look them up on youtube - or via the MIT opencourseware site ( http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/) ? -- If you have the aptitude and motivation to be self-taught, this is the best way I have seen to learn physics.
  8. Sep 14, 2014 #7
    Its more the fact that they don't cover all the topics, only mechanics, waves and magnatism.
  9. Sep 15, 2014 #8
    I see your point...

    Course # Course Title Level
    8.01SC Physics I: Classical Mechanics (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
    8.01 Physics I (Fall 2003) Undergraduate
    8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (Fall 1999) Undergraduate
    8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (Fall 2008) Undergraduate
    8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics (Fall 2005) Undergraduate
    8.01T Physics I (Fall 2004) Undergraduate
    8.01X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus Undergraduate
    8.02SC Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (Fall 2010) Undergraduate
    8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (Spring 2007) Undergraduate
    8.02 Electricity and Magnetism (Spring 2002) Undergraduate
    8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (Fall 2006) Undergraduate
    8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (Fall 2004) Undergraduate
    8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (Fall 2002) Undergraduate
    8.02T Electricity and Magnetism (Spring 2005) Undergraduate
    8.02X Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism with an Experimental Focus Undergraduate
    8.03SC Physics III: Vibrations and Waves (Fall 2012) Undergraduate
    8.03 Physics III: Vibrations and Waves (Fall 2004) Undergraduate
    8.03 Physics III Undergraduate
    8.033 Relativity Undergraduate
    8.04 Quantum Physics I Undergraduate
    8.044 Statistical Physics I Undergraduate
    8.05 Quantum Physics II (Fall 2013) Undergraduate
    8.05 Quantum Physics II (Fall 2004) Undergraduate
    8.06 Quantum Physics III Undergraduate
    8.07 Electromagnetism II Undergraduate
    8.08 Statistical Physics II Undergraduate
    8.09 Classical Mechanics Undergraduate
    8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab" Undergraduate
    8.20 Introduction to Special Relativity Undergraduate
    8.21 The Physics of Energy Undergraduate
    8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics Undergraduate
    8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century Undergraduate
    8.231 Physics of Solids I Undergraduate
    8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates Undergraduate
    8.261J Introduction to Computational Neuroscience Undergraduate
    8.282J Introduction to Astronomy Undergraduate
    8.284 Modern Astrophysics Undergraduate
    8.286 The Early Universe Undergraduate
    8.811 Particle Physics II Undergraduate
    8.901 Astrophysics I Undergraduate
    8.311 Electromagnetic Theory Graduate
    8.321 Quantum Theory I Graduate
    8.322 Quantum Theory II Graduate
    8.323 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I Graduate
    8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II Graduate
    8.325 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (Spring 2007) Graduate
    8.325 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (Spring 2003) Graduate
    8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles Graduate
    8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields Graduate
    8.351J Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach Graduate
    8.371J Quantum Information Science Graduate
    8.395J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering (Fall 2012) Graduate
    8.395J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering (Spring 2009) Graduate
    8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II Graduate
    8.511 Theory of Solids I Graduate
    8.512 Theory of Solids II Graduate
    8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems Graduate
    8.514 Strongly Correlated Systems in Condensed Matter Physics Graduate
    8.575J Statistical Thermodynamics of Complex Liquids Graduate
    8.591J Systems Biology Graduate
    8.592J Statistical Physics in Biology Graduate
    8.594J Introduction to Neural Networks Graduate
    8.613J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (Fall 2006) Graduate
    8.613J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (Fall 2003) Graduate
    8.701 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics Graduate
    8.821 String Theory Graduate
    8.851 Effective Field Theory Graduate
    8.851 Strong Interactions: Effective Field Theories of QCD Graduate
    8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics Graduate
    8.902 Astrophysics II Graduate
    8.942 Cosmology Graduate
    8.952 Particle Physics of the Early Universe Graduate
    8.962 General Relativity Graduate
  10. Sep 16, 2014 #9
    Where would the best starting point course to introduce the basic mechanics in astrophysics course study?
    I am extremely interested in learning astrophysics and astronomy
  11. Sep 18, 2014 #10


    Staff: Mentor

    Lenoard Susskind's courses on iTunes and YouTube are excellent. Classical, SR, GR, QM, field theory, cosmology, statistical mechanics, standard model, beyond standard model, string and M theory.
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