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Young/Freedman, Halliday/Resnick, Serway/Jewett, Kleppner/Kolenkow Video Lectures

  1. Jul 16, 2010 #1
    So, after quite a while of internet browsing over the past couple of months
    I've accumulated quite a hefty collection of resources for learning
    first year physics & I think it's about time I posted it as I've found a few
    of these resources practically nowhere on the internet.
    As far as I can tell this is all 100% free and legal
    & it's a shame they are not more widely known.

    1: The Mechanical Universe

    Alright, I'm sure a lot of people have found this set
    of life-changing lectures on the internet at some time or another.
    They are all on google video & in the link provided on the wikipedia page.

    However, I haven't heard found any mention of the accompanying lectures that complement
    the first 20 or so lectures of the mechanical universe done by Ronald Gautreau.
    These lectures are in the classroom setting & get considerably more detailed
    than the mechanical universe. Here is the link to them, I found them originally on itunesU.
    You might want to download VLC player to play them.

    2: University Physics

    To complement the book https://www.amazon.com/University-P...Physics-12th/dp/080532187X/ref=dp_ob_title_bk are http://physics-blog.ucsd.edu/weblog/physics2avideo/ set of lectures by Prof. Vivek Sharma.
    These are absolutely superb & they would work perfectly with the book
    "Fundamentals of Physics" by Halliday/Resnick or the other similar books as well.
    As an added resource for the book University Physics provided
    as an accompanyment for this course,
    there is a website here that provides
    structured homework recommendations along with solutions.

    This is a great resource for self-learners.
    That set of lectures will go up to around chapter 11 of University Physics
    but unfortunately I cannot find any videos that go over the material
    from thermodynamics to waves etc...

    However, by the same teacher: This
    set of lectures take up the topics of Special Relativity &
    Quantum Mechanics from the University Physics book.
    http://physicsstream.ucsd.edu/ is a related source to these two sets
    of videos with some added videos on problem solving etc...

    3: More University Physics

    Here is another absolutely brilliant set of video lectures
    that people would greatly benefit from.
    They follow a very similar structure to the university physics videos
    but the course followed comes from the book
    Physics for Scientists & Engineers by Serway/Jewett.
    This set of video lectures is more problem solving orientated that the others.

    If you watch the videos here (5th minute) & here you'll see what video correlates
    with what chapter in the book he's using so that you can download
    the correct video off the site in the original link.

    This set of video lectures goes over the introductory mechanics course
    but it doesn't cover thermodynamics either.
    However, he does cover electromagnetism!

    Do a bit of searching on that site & you'll find all of the lectures there.
    He also offers notes on physics & astronomy to buy if anyone is interested.

    4: Kleppner/Kolenkow - An Introduction to Mechanics

    I wish this was a better resource :cry:
    There are only a few videos that are available to correlate with this book
    that is held in such high esteem. Nevertheless it's worth a mention!

    Here is a set of 9 videos that are spread
    throughout the semester that correlate with the Kleppner/Kolenkow book from M.I.T.

    They were found on this page &
    there are related resources that
    go with the book found here.

    5: M.I.T. Physics

    This webpage contains the links to
    3 semesters worth of videos on physics by Walter Lewin.
    I think nearly everyone has come across this set of videos
    so nothing further need be said about them.

    6: Yale Physics.

    This set of video lectures by Ramamurti Shankar
    of Principles of Quantum Mechanics fame are also amazing but I bet
    everyone has come across them along with all of the other brilliant
    courses on the site.

    7: Lagrangian Mechanics

    Obviously not introductory but worth a mention.
    This set of video lectures
    goes over advanced physics from
    the lagrangian formulation using the
    https://www.amazon.com/Analytical-Mechanics-Louis-N-Hand/dp/0521575729 book, I think.
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