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MIT gives free physics course

  1. Jan 10, 2007 #1
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  3. Jan 10, 2007 #2


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    Wow, nice! Full course lecture notes, problem sets and solutions! :approve: Great find, you should stick this in the tutorials section.
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    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.

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectures/index.htm [Broken]
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-02Electricity-and-MagnetismSpring2002/CourseHome/index.htm [Broken]
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-03Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm [Broken]

    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:

    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/74/ [Broken]
    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/158/ [Broken]
    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/168/ [Broken]
    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/291/ [Broken]
    http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/319/ [Broken]

    While the five above is more of introductory rather than from actual course. Still it is an interesting experience to watch them.
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  6. Jan 10, 2007 #5
    Each one is more like 50 minutes (not that it really makes a difference).
  7. Jan 10, 2007 #6
    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.
  8. Jan 11, 2008 #7
    If you have access to the itunes store, you can download these videos in mp4 format for free from the iTunesU section.
  9. Jan 11, 2008 #8


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    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.
  10. Jan 11, 2008 #9
    I tried with both Real and Real Alternative, and I just get a "Missing Codec" error. I can't seem to play their videos.
  11. Jan 11, 2008 #10
    Do they have a real alternative or some other player that supports .rm for a Mac?
  12. Apr 9, 2008 #11
    Just want to say thanks for posting this.
  13. Apr 10, 2008 #12
    Problem sets are good and all, but you really do need video lectures to fully learn the material.
  14. May 19, 2008 #13
    You-Tube also has the videos. I can play them fine from there.
  15. May 21, 2008 #14
    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....
  16. May 7, 2010 #15
    if you are on a PC download the k-lite codec pack
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    This is great! Thanks!
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