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Astrophysics (MIT) Astrophysics (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the Global Positioning System, solar system tests of relativity, descending into a black hole, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, Gravity Probe B, and more advanced Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the Global Positioning System, solar system tests of relativity, descending into a black hole, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, Gravity Probe B, and more advanced

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black hole | black hole | general relativity | general relativity | astrophysics | astrophysics | cosmology | cosmology | Energy and momentum in flat spacetime | Energy and momentum in flat spacetime | the metric | the metric | curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction | curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction | trajectories and orbits of particles and light | trajectories and orbits of particles and light | elementary models of the Cosmos | elementary models of the Cosmos | Global Positioning System | Global Positioning System | solar system tests of relativity | solar system tests of relativity | descending into a black hole | descending into a black hole | gravitational lensing | gravitational lensing | gravitational waves | gravitational waves | Gravity Probe B | Gravity Probe B | more advanced models of the Cosmos | more advanced models of the Cosmos | spacetime curvature | spacetime curvature | rotating centers of attraction | rotating centers of attraction | nonrotating centers of attraction | nonrotating centers of attraction | event horizon | event horizon | energy | energy | momentum | momentum | flat spacetime | flat spacetime | metric | metric | trajectories | trajectories | orbits | orbits | particles | particles | light | light | elementary | elementary | models | models | cosmos | cosmos | spacetime | spacetime | curvature | curvature | flat | flat | GPS | GPS | gravitational | gravitational | lensing | lensing | waves | waves | rotating | rotating | nonrotating | nonrotating | centers | centers | attraction | attraction | solar system | solar system | tests | tests | relativity | relativity | general | general | advanced | advanced

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16.07 Dynamics (MIT) 16.07 Dynamics (MIT)

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Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics. Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics.

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Curvilinear motion | Curvilinear motion | carteian coordinates | carteian coordinates | dynamics | dynamics | equations of motion | equations of motion | intrinsic coordinates | intrinsic coordinates | coordinate systems | coordinate systems | work | work | energy | energy | conservative forces | conservative forces | potential energy | potential energy | linear impulse | linear impulse | mommentum | mommentum | angular impulse | angular impulse | relative motion | relative motion | rotating axes | rotating axes | translating axes | translating axes | Newton's second law | Newton's second law | inertial forces | inertial forces | accelerometers | accelerometers | Newtonian relativity | Newtonian relativity | gravitational attraction | gravitational attraction | 2D rigid body kinematics | 2D rigid body kinematics | conservation laws for systems of particles | conservation laws for systems of particles | 2D rigid body dynamics | 2D rigid body dynamics | pendulums | pendulums | 3D rigid body kinematics | 3D rigid body kinematics | 3d rigid body dynamics | 3d rigid body dynamics | inertia tensor | inertia tensor | gyroscopic motion | gyroscopic motion | torque-free motion | torque-free motion | spin stabilization | spin stabilization | variable mass systems | variable mass systems | rocket equation | rocket equation | central foce motion | central foce motion | Keppler's laws | Keppler's laws | orbits | orbits | orbit transfer | orbit transfer | vibration | vibration | spring mass systems | spring mass systems | forced vibration | forced vibration | isolation | isolation | coupled oscillators | coupled oscillators | normal modes | normal modes | wave propagation | wave propagation | cartesian coordinates | cartesian coordinates | momentum | momentum | central force motion | central force motion

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8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT) 8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)

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Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the galaxy, and universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.Topics include: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, "normal" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big-bang nucleosynthesis Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the galaxy, and universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.Topics include: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, "normal" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big-bang nucleosynthesis

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solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system | solar system | stars | stars | interstellar medium | interstellar medium | the Galaxy | the Galaxy | the Universe | the Universe | planets | planets | planet formation | planet formation | star formation | star formation | stellar evolution | stellar evolution | supernovae | supernovae | compact objects | compact objects | white dwarfs | white dwarfs | neutron stars | neutron stars | black holes | black holes | plusars | binary X-ray sources | plusars | binary X-ray sources | star clusters | star clusters | globular and open clusters | globular and open clusters | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | distance ladder | distance ladder | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | gravitational lensing | gravitational lensing | large scaling structure | large scaling structure | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | cosmic microwave background radiation | cosmic microwave background radiation | big-bang nucleosynthesis | big-bang nucleosynthesis | pulsars | pulsars | binary X-ray sources | binary X-ray sources | gas | gas | dust | dust | magnetic fields | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | cosmic rays | galaxy | galaxy | universe | universe | astrophysics | astrophysics | Sun | Sun | supernova | supernova | globular clusters | globular clusters | open clusters | open clusters | jets | jets | Newtonian cosmology | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion | dynamical expansion | thermal history | thermal history | normal galaxies | normal galaxies | active galaxies | active galaxies | Greek astronomy | Greek astronomy | physics | physics | Copernicus | Copernicus | Tycho | Tycho | Kepler | Kepler | Galileo | Galileo | classical mechanics | classical mechanics | circular orbits | circular orbits | full kepler orbit problem | full kepler orbit problem | electromagnetic radiation | electromagnetic radiation | matter | matter | telescopes | telescopes | detectors | detectors | 8.282 | 8.282 | 12.402 | 12.402

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16.346 Astrodynamics (MIT) 16.346 Astrodynamics (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course covers the fundamentals of astrodynamics, focusing on the two-body orbital initial-value and boundary-value problems with applications to space vehicle navigation and guidance for lunar and planetary missions, including both powered flight and midcourse maneuvers. Other topics include celestial mechanics, Kepler's problem, Lambert's problem, orbit determination, multi-body methods, mission planning, and recursive algorithms for space navigation. Selected applications from the Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Mars exploration programs are also discussed. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course covers the fundamentals of astrodynamics, focusing on the two-body orbital initial-value and boundary-value problems with applications to space vehicle navigation and guidance for lunar and planetary missions, including both powered flight and midcourse maneuvers. Other topics include celestial mechanics, Kepler's problem, Lambert's problem, orbit determination, multi-body methods, mission planning, and recursive algorithms for space navigation. Selected applications from the Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Mars exploration programs are also discussed.

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space navigation | space navigation | two body problem | two body problem | boundary value problem | boundary value problem | Kepler | Kepler | astrodynamics | astrodynamics | orbital transfer | orbital transfer | satellite | satellite | hyperbolic orbits | hyperbolic orbits | planetary flybys | planetary flybys | hypergeometric functions | hypergeometric functions | flight guidance | flight guidance | three body problem | three body problem | Clohessy-Wiltshire equation | Clohessy-Wiltshire equation | Hodograph plane | Hodograph plane | Battin-vaughan formulation | Battin-vaughan formulation | atmospheric drag | atmospheric drag | disturbing function | disturbing function

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8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT) 8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)

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Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

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solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system | solar system | stars | stars | interstellar medium | interstellar medium | the Galaxy | the Galaxy | the Universe | the Universe | planets | planets | planet formation | planet formation | star formation | star formation | stellar evolution | stellar evolution | supernovae | supernovae | compact objects | compact objects | white dwarfs | white dwarfs | neutron stars | neutron stars | black holes | black holes | plusars | binary X-ray sources | plusars | binary X-ray sources | star clusters | star clusters | globular and open clusters | globular and open clusters | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | distance ladder | distance ladder | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | gravitational lensing | gravitational lensing | large scaling structure | large scaling structure | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | cosmic microwave background radiation | cosmic microwave background radiation | big-bang nucleosynthesis | big-bang nucleosynthesis | pulsars | pulsars | binary X-ray sources | binary X-ray sources | gas | gas | dust | dust | magnetic fields | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | cosmic rays | galaxy | galaxy | universe | universe | astrophysics | astrophysics | Sun | Sun | supernova | supernova | globular clusters | globular clusters | open clusters | open clusters | jets | jets | Newtonian cosmology | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion | dynamical expansion | thermal history | thermal history | normal galaxies | normal galaxies | active galaxies | active galaxies | Greek astronomy | Greek astronomy | physics | physics | Copernicus | Copernicus | Tycho | Tycho | Kepler | Kepler | Galileo | Galileo | classical mechanics | classical mechanics | circular orbits | circular orbits | full kepler orbit problem | full kepler orbit problem | electromagnetic radiation | electromagnetic radiation | matter | matter | telescopes | telescopes | detectors | detectors | 8.282 | 8.282 | 12.402 | 12.402 | plusars | plusars | galaxies | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | normal and active galaxies | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe

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8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT) 8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT)

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This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation. This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

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Galactic dynamics | Galactic dynamics | potential theory | potential theory | orbits | orbits | collisionless Boltzmann equations | collisionless Boltzmann equations | Galaxy interactions | Galaxy interactions | Groups and clusters | Groups and clusters | dark matter | dark matter | Intergalactic medium | Intergalactic medium | x-ray clusters | x-ray clusters | Active galactic nuclei | Active galactic nuclei | unified models | unified models | black hole accretion | black hole accretion | radio and optical jets | radio and optical jets | Homogeneity and isotropy | Homogeneity and isotropy | redshift | redshift | galaxy distance ladder | galaxy distance ladder | Newtonian cosmology | Newtonian cosmology | Roberston-Walker models and cosmography | Roberston-Walker models and cosmography | Early universe | Early universe | primordial nucleosynthesis | primordial nucleosynthesis | recombination | recombination | Cosmic microwave background radiation | Cosmic microwave background radiation | Large-scale structure | Large-scale structure | galaxy formation | galaxy formation

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8.511 Theory of Solids I (MIT) 8.511 Theory of Solids I (MIT)

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This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity. This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.

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physics of solids | physics of solids | elementary excitations | elementary excitations | symmetry | symmetry | theory of representations | theory of representations | energy bands | energy bands | excitons | excitons | critical points | critical points | response functions | response functions | interactions in the electron gas | interactions in the electron gas | electronic structure of metals | semimetals | electronic structure of metals | semimetals | semiconductors | semiconductors | insulators | insulators | Free electron model | Free electron model | Crystalline lattice | Crystalline lattice | Debye Waller factor | Debye Waller factor | Bravais lattice | Bravais lattice | Pseudopotential | Pseudopotential | van Hove singularity | van Hove singularity | Bloch oscillation | Bloch oscillation | quantization of orbits | quantization of orbits | de Haas-van Alphen effect | de Haas-van Alphen effect | Quantum Hall effect | Quantum Hall effect | Electron-electron interaction | Electron-electron interaction | Hartree-Fock approximation | Hartree-Fock approximation | Exchange energy for Jellium | Exchange energy for Jellium | Density functional theory | Density functional theory | Hubbard model | Hubbard model | Electron-phonon coupling | Electron-phonon coupling | phonons | phonons

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12.400 The Solar System (MIT) 12.400 The Solar System (MIT)

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This is an introduction to the study of the solar system with emphasis on the latest spacecraft results. The subject covers basic principles rather than detailed mathematical and physical models. Topics include: an overview of the solar system, planetary orbits, rings, planetary formation, meteorites, asteroids, comets, planetary surfaces and cratering, planetary interiors, planetary atmospheres, and life in the solar system. This is an introduction to the study of the solar system with emphasis on the latest spacecraft results. The subject covers basic principles rather than detailed mathematical and physical models. Topics include: an overview of the solar system, planetary orbits, rings, planetary formation, meteorites, asteroids, comets, planetary surfaces and cratering, planetary interiors, planetary atmospheres, and life in the solar system.

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solar system | solar system | astronomy | astronomy | planets | planets | sun | sun | planetary orbits | planetary orbits | rings | rings | planetary formation | planetary formation | meteorites | meteorites | asteroids | asteroids | comets | comets | planetary surfaces | planetary surfaces | cratering | cratering | planetary interiors | planetary interiors | planetary atmospheres | planetary atmospheres | life in the solar system | life in the solar system | formation of the solar system | formation of the solar system | Mars | Mars | Pluto | Pluto

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18.034 Honors Differential Equations (MIT) 18.034 Honors Differential Equations (MIT)

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This course covers the same material as 18.03 with more emphasis on theory. Topics include first order equations, separation, initial value problems, systems, linear equations, independence of solutions, undetermined coefficients, and singular points and periodic orbits for planar systems. This course covers the same material as 18.03 with more emphasis on theory. Topics include first order equations, separation, initial value problems, systems, linear equations, independence of solutions, undetermined coefficients, and singular points and periodic orbits for planar systems.

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First order equations | First order equations | Separation | Separation | initial value problems | initial value problems | Systems | Systems | linear equations | linear equations | independence of solutions | independence of solutions | undetermined coefficients | undetermined coefficients | Singular points | Singular points | periodic orbits for planar systems | periodic orbits for planar systems | first order ode's | first order ode's | second order ode's | second order ode's | fourier series | fourier series | laplace transform | laplace transform | linear systems | linear systems | nonlinear systems | nonlinear systems | constant coefficients | constant coefficients

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Astrophysics (MIT)

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Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the Global Positioning System, solar system tests of relativity, descending into a black hole, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, Gravity Probe B, and more advanced models of the Cosmos.

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black hole | general relativity | astrophysics | cosmology | Energy and momentum in flat spacetime | the metric | curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction | trajectories and orbits of particles and light | elementary models of the Cosmos | Global Positioning System | solar system tests of relativity | descending into a black hole | gravitational lensing | gravitational waves | Gravity Probe B | more advanced models of the Cosmos | spacetime curvature | rotating centers of attraction | nonrotating centers of attraction | event horizon | energy | momentum | flat spacetime | metric | trajectories | orbits | particles | light | elementary | models | cosmos | spacetime | curvature | flat | GPS | gravitational | lensing | waves | rotating | nonrotating | centers | attraction | solar system | tests | relativity | general | advanced

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8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (MIT)

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8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World. Also by Walter Lewin Courses: Electricity and Magnetism (8.02) - with a complete set of 36 video lectures from the Spring of 2002 Vibrations and Waves (8.03) - with a complete set of 23 video lectures from the Fall of 2004 Talks: For The Love Of Physics - Profes

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units of measurement | powers of ten | dimensional analysis | measurement uncertainty | scaling arguments | velocity | speed | acceleration | acceleration of gravity | vectors | motion | vector product | scalar product | projectiles | projectile trajectory | circular motion | centripetal motion | artifical gravity | force | Newton's Three Laws | eight | weightlessness | tension | friction | frictionless forces | static friction | dot products | cross products | kinematics | springs | pendulum | mechanical energy | kinetic energy | universal gravitation | resistive force | drag force | air drag | viscous terminal velocity | potential energy | heat; energy consumption | heat | energy consumption | collisions | center of mass | momentum | Newton's Cradle | impulse and impact | rocket thrust | rocket velocity | flywheels | inertia | torque | spinning rod | elliptical orbits | Kepler's Laws | Doppler shift | stellar dynamics | sound waves | electromagnets | binary star | black holes | rope tension | elasticity | speed of sound | pressure in fluid | Pascal's Principle | hydrostatic pressure | barometric pressure | submarines | buoyant force | Bernoulli's Equations | Archimede's Principle | floating | baloons | resonance | wind instruments | thermal expansion | shrink fitting | particles and waves | diffraction

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8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (MIT)

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8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World. Also by Walter Lewin Courses: Electricity and Magnetism (8.02) - with a complete set of 36 video lectures from the Spring of 2002 Vibrations and Waves (8.03) - with a complete set of 23 video lectures from the Fall of 2004 Talks: For The Love Of Physics - Profes

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units of measurement | powers of ten | dimensional analysis | measurement uncertainty | scaling arguments | velocity | speed | acceleration | acceleration of gravity | vectors | motion | vector product | scalar product | projectiles | projectile trajectory | circular motion | centripetal motion | artifical gravity | force | Newton's Three Laws | eight | weightlessness | tension | friction | frictionless forces | static friction | dot products | cross products | kinematics | springs | pendulum | mechanical energy | kinetic energy | universal gravitation | resistive force | drag force | air drag | viscous terminal velocity | potential energy | heat; energy consumption | heat | energy consumption | collisions | center of mass | momentum | Newton's Cradle | impulse and impact | rocket thrust | rocket velocity | flywheels | inertia | torque | spinning rod | elliptical orbits | Kepler's Laws | Doppler shift | stellar dynamics | sound waves | electromagnets | binary star | black holes | rope tension | elasticity | speed of sound | pressure in fluid | Pascal's Principle | hydrostatic pressure | barometric pressure | submarines | buoyant force | Bernoulli's Equations | Archimede's Principle | floating | baloons | resonance | wind instruments | thermal expansion | shrink fitting | particles and waves | diffraction

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8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)

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Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

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solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system | stars | interstellar medium | the Galaxy | the Universe | planets | planet formation | star formation | stellar evolution | supernovae | compact objects | white dwarfs | neutron stars | black holes | plusars | binary X-ray sources | star clusters | globular and open clusters | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | distance ladder | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | gravitational lensing | large scaling structure | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | cosmic microwave background radiation | big-bang nucleosynthesis | pulsars | binary X-ray sources | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | galaxy | universe | astrophysics | Sun | supernova | globular clusters | open clusters | jets | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion | thermal history | normal galaxies | active galaxies | Greek astronomy | physics | Copernicus | Tycho | Kepler | Galileo | classical mechanics | circular orbits | full kepler orbit problem | electromagnetic radiation | matter | telescopes | detectors | 8.282 | 12.402 | plusars | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe

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8.511 Theory of Solids I (MIT)

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This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.

Subjects

physics of solids | elementary excitations | symmetry | theory of representations | energy bands | excitons | critical points | response functions | interactions in the electron gas | electronic structure of metals | semimetals | semiconductors | insulators | Free electron model | Crystalline lattice | Debye Waller factor | Bravais lattice | Pseudopotential | van Hove singularity | Bloch oscillation | quantization of orbits | de Haas-van Alphen effect | Quantum Hall effect | Electron-electron interaction | Hartree-Fock approximation | Exchange energy for Jellium | Density functional theory | Hubbard model | Electron-phonon coupling | phonons

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Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Motion in the Plane

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In this section we’ll extend this to motion in more than one dimension, for example the motion of bodies orbiting under gravity. And we’ll also look at how we can treat the motion of an extended body.

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sfsoer | ukoer | forces | orbits | stability | simple harmonic motion | Physical sciences | F000

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Moons

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In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again? First published on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 as Moons. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Science | Maths & Technology | MOONS_1 | solar system | space exploration | orbits | tides

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16.07 Dynamics (MIT)

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Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics.

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Curvilinear motion | carteian coordinates | dynamics | equations of motion | intrinsic coordinates | coordinate systems | work | energy | conservative forces | potential energy | linear impulse | mommentum | angular impulse | relative motion | rotating axes | translating axes | Newton's second law | inertial forces | accelerometers | Newtonian relativity | gravitational attraction | 2D rigid body kinematics | conservation laws for systems of particles | 2D rigid body dynamics | pendulums | 3D rigid body kinematics | 3d rigid body dynamics | inertia tensor | gyroscopic motion | torque-free motion | spin stabilization | variable mass systems | rocket equation | central foce motion | Keppler's laws | orbits | orbit transfer | vibration | spring mass systems | forced vibration | isolation | coupled oscillators | normal modes | wave propagation | cartesian coordinates | momentum | central force motion

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8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)

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Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the galaxy, and universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.Topics include: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, "normal" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big-bang nucleosynthesis

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solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system | stars | interstellar medium | the Galaxy | the Universe | planets | planet formation | star formation | stellar evolution | supernovae | compact objects | white dwarfs | neutron stars | black holes | plusars | binary X-ray sources | star clusters | globular and open clusters | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | distance ladder | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | gravitational lensing | large scaling structure | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | cosmic microwave background radiation | big-bang nucleosynthesis | pulsars | binary X-ray sources | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | galaxy | universe | astrophysics | Sun | supernova | globular clusters | open clusters | jets | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion | thermal history | normal galaxies | active galaxies | Greek astronomy | physics | Copernicus | Tycho | Kepler | Galileo | classical mechanics | circular orbits | full kepler orbit problem | electromagnetic radiation | matter | telescopes | detectors | 8.282 | 12.402

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8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)

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Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

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solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system | stars | interstellar medium | the Galaxy | the Universe | planets | planet formation | star formation | stellar evolution | supernovae | compact objects | white dwarfs | neutron stars | black holes | plusars | binary X-ray sources | star clusters | globular and open clusters | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | distance ladder | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | gravitational lensing | large scaling structure | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | cosmic microwave background radiation | big-bang nucleosynthesis | pulsars | binary X-ray sources | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | galaxy | universe | astrophysics | Sun | supernova | globular clusters | open clusters | jets | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion | thermal history | normal galaxies | active galaxies | Greek astronomy | physics | Copernicus | Tycho | Kepler | Galileo | classical mechanics | circular orbits | full kepler orbit problem | electromagnetic radiation | matter | telescopes | detectors | 8.282 | 12.402 | plusars | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe

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8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT)

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This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

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Galactic dynamics | potential theory | orbits | collisionless Boltzmann equations | Galaxy interactions | Groups and clusters | dark matter | Intergalactic medium | x-ray clusters | Active galactic nuclei | unified models | black hole accretion | radio and optical jets | Homogeneity and isotropy | redshift | galaxy distance ladder | Newtonian cosmology | Roberston-Walker models and cosmography | Early universe | primordial nucleosynthesis | recombination | Cosmic microwave background radiation | Large-scale structure | galaxy formation

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8.511 Theory of Solids I (MIT)

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This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.

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physics of solids | elementary excitations | symmetry | theory of representations | energy bands | excitons | critical points | response functions | interactions in the electron gas | electronic structure of metals | semimetals | semiconductors | insulators | Free electron model | Crystalline lattice | Debye Waller factor | Bravais lattice | Pseudopotential | van Hove singularity | Bloch oscillation | quantization of orbits | de Haas-van Alphen effect | Quantum Hall effect | Electron-electron interaction | Hartree-Fock approximation | Exchange energy for Jellium | Density functional theory | Hubbard model | Electron-phonon coupling | phonons

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16.346 Astrodynamics (MIT)

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This course covers the fundamentals of astrodynamics, focusing on the two-body orbital initial-value and boundary-value problems with applications to space vehicle navigation and guidance for lunar and planetary missions, including both powered flight and midcourse maneuvers. Other topics include celestial mechanics, Kepler's problem, Lambert's problem, orbit determination, multi-body methods, mission planning, and recursive algorithms for space navigation. Selected applications from the Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Mars exploration programs are also discussed.

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space navigation | two body problem | boundary value problem | Kepler | astrodynamics | orbital transfer | satellite | hyperbolic orbits | planetary flybys | hypergeometric functions | flight guidance | three body problem | Clohessy-Wiltshire equation | Hodograph plane | Battin-vaughan formulation | atmospheric drag | disturbing function

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18.034 Honors Differential Equations (MIT)

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This course covers the same material as 18.03 with more emphasis on theory. Topics include first order equations, separation, initial value problems, systems, linear equations, independence of solutions, undetermined coefficients, and singular points and periodic orbits for planar systems.

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First order equations | Separation | initial value problems | Systems | linear equations | independence of solutions | undetermined coefficients | Singular points | periodic orbits for planar systems | first order ode's | second order ode's | fourier series | laplace transform | linear systems | nonlinear systems | constant coefficients

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12.400 The Solar System (MIT)

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This is an introduction to the study of the solar system with emphasis on the latest spacecraft results. The subject covers basic principles rather than detailed mathematical and physical models. Topics include: an overview of the solar system, planetary orbits, rings, planetary formation, meteorites, asteroids, comets, planetary surfaces and cratering, planetary interiors, planetary atmospheres, and life in the solar system.

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solar system | astronomy | planets | sun | planetary orbits | rings | planetary formation | meteorites | asteroids | comets | planetary surfaces | cratering | planetary interiors | planetary atmospheres | life in the solar system | formation of the solar system | Mars | Pluto

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