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I just found something cool

  1. Feb 20, 2007 #1
    I don't know how many of you remember watching the video series "The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond" as physics undergrads. But my professors used this on occasion, and I found their illustrations to be extremely helpful in understanding certain principles in physics. And the historical perspective they gave was rather interesting too. Anyway, I found the whole series online, and you can watch it for free here:


    So yeah, if any of you guys know undergrads, perhaps you could point them this way. Or if any of you are undergrads, you might find this interesting.
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  3. Feb 21, 2007 #2
    Very cool, thanks a lot :-). I think this is posted in the science tutorials/videos forum but I didn't start watching them until now, so thanks! You should check the science videos forum to see if there is anything else that you might like.
  4. Feb 21, 2007 #3
    I will. Thanks!
  5. Jun 2, 2007 #4
    It says -viewing of the video is restricted to network connections in the United States and Canada....too bad ... me in india... :-(
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  7. Jun 2, 2007 #6
    Woah, someone resurrected my thread? I'm glad you guys like this video series that much!

    BTW, sorry to hear it doesn't work in India.
  8. Jun 2, 2007 #7
    Youre right! It is pretty cool. :) Thread topic could have been more informative though :)
  9. Jun 2, 2007 #8
    Sorry, maybe I should have been more descriptive than "it's cool." Nonetheless, I've always found these videos to be of extremely high quality. It's great how they present a historical perspective, and develop the spatial reasoning skills that are so important to physicists. Definitely a good idea for first year undergrads...or grad students like me who just like watching them.
  10. Jun 2, 2007 #9
    Neat. I watched these on TV years ago and recorded most of them on VHS back then.

    The web site also has many other series in various fields. The full list is on this page:

    http://www.learner.org/resources/" [Broken]
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  11. Jun 2, 2007 #10
    Hey Guys, do any of you have other similar educational sites? I'm trying to compile a collection.
  12. Jun 3, 2007 #11
    Let me know if you do find anything, Smurf. I'm rather interested in physics education, so I'd like to see what you've come up with.
  13. Jun 8, 2007 #12
    Would any of you guys be so kind and put those videos on youtube?? They dont open in India :-((
  14. Jun 8, 2007 #13
    That's a good idea. I'm sure there's a way to extract the videos from the website (anything that your computer can view, it can also copy). But I don't know precisely how. I hope someone does, because it would be great if others can watch these.
  15. Jun 8, 2007 #14
    hey can anyone share it via torrents. why doesn't it run in India.... too bad for me. but hey i ll find a way before 12 this night:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:
    i ll let you guys know as soon as i figure it out:biggrin::biggrin::wink:
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    This is the collection that I gathered a while back
    https://www.physicsforums.com/blog/2005/07/09/physics-videos/ [Broken]
    https://www.physicsforums.com/blog/2005/09/16/more-physics-videos/ [Broken]
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  19. Feb 10, 2008 #18
    I am not very sure about this but I think you should try proxies. Try some proxies which have servers in USA or Canada.
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