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Good Physics II video series?

  1. Feb 3, 2012 #1
    I found it very entertaining last semester watching Walter Lewin lecture on Physics I topics whilst taking the course and reading my textbook. I'd sad to see that he doesn't have a video set for physics II topics! (waves, electrostatics, et al.)

    Does anyone know of a similar style video series for physics II? I want something to watch in my down time that follows the course, but I'm having a hard time finding anything similar.


    -sorry if this is the wrong section, it's not a homework question, nor is it a book discussion, so I was unsure of it's proper location.
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  3. Feb 3, 2012 #2
    I was just about to suggest Walter Lewin. I think he is best at lecturing the E & M stuff. He has a series on it. Just go on youtube. I'll send you a link to a video I found pretty helpful honestly.


    if you have a hard time getting the electrostatics though, just ask, but Khan Academy provides a good video on it too.

  4. Feb 3, 2012 #3

    Yeah I already checked out that EM lecture, but it quickly goes beyond the scope of my course, and the khanacademy videos never delve into physics with calculus. I don't have any questions about charge and such specifically. I'm just used to relaxing at the end of the day watching a lecture on the course and I can't find one for physics II.
  5. Feb 3, 2012 #4
    Oh are you also stuck on gauss's law? I don't really understand it much myself. You and I will get used to it eventually. It's a bit of a hard concept to grasp, especially when you add calculus into the equation. What are you having most trouble with?
  6. Feb 3, 2012 #5
    But what is physics II for you? What is involved in physics II? The physics II over here is E &M.
  7. Feb 3, 2012 #6
    Learn from the master himself, Shankar. Lewin is fun to watch but something about Shankars teaching clicks with me.

  8. Feb 3, 2012 #7
    Maybe check out Susskind? Not everybody likes his style, but maybe you do?
  9. Feb 3, 2012 #8
    I guess I should clarify more.

    I'm not having any trouble, I just enjoy watching lectures on the subject along side my coursework and reading my textbook et al.

    At my university, Physics "2" consists of:
    Mechanical Waves,
    Electric Charges/Fields,
    Gauss's Law, Electric Potential,
    Capacitance and Dielectics,
    Simple DC circuits,
    Magnetic Fields/Forces,
    EM Induction/Inductance,
    AC circuits, EM Waves,
    and Geometric Optics,
    Interference and Diffraction.

    I'll check out the two links above. I watched some of a lecture by the first professor there, but it was an upper division EM course! It's hard to navigate Yale's videos.
  10. Feb 3, 2012 #9
    I checked those out when I got home today. All the susskind videos that I could find pertain to Modern Physics unfortunately. The yale videos linked above look promising! Thanks

    Any more suggestions are welcome.
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