History of Physics Videos

I won’t require that you watch all these videos. I may have you watch sections of some of them or some of the shorter ones.  It adds a lot to the course when you have an idea of where these concepts come from.

Added 7/5/13:  The Discovery of Radioactivity (24:07)

Added 6/29/13: A little about Richard Feynman (10:24) by Scishow

Added 6/29/13: A little about Ada Lovelace (3:32) by Scishow

Added 6/29/13:  A little about Alan Turing (3:27) by Scishow

Added 6/29/13: A little about Marie Curie (9:47) by Scishow

Added 6/28/13: Richard Feynman on the Manhattan Project (4:53)

Added 6/28/13: Why are revolutionary scientists so young? (9:47) by 2veritasium

Added 6/28/13:  Archimedes’ Secret (BBC Documentary) (47:46)

Added 6/26/13:  The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein (1:43:17) A little long. Beginning and ending are the best. Lecture part is okay . . . lots of examples, but she was a little boring after awhile.Fast forward as desired.

Added 6/26/13: Newton’s Dark Secrets (52:33)

Added 6/24/13: Einstein’s theory of gravity and spacetime (8:44)

Added 6/22/13:  There were many Physics experiments (starting with Galileo) attempting to determine the speed of light. This talks about one of them. (4:32) by Doc Physics

Added 6/15/13: Earth Religion 5000 Years Time Lapse Map (1:55)

Added 6/11/13: Sundials and the equation of time (5:22)

Added 6/11/13: Best explanation I have seen of a Foucault Pendulum (3:21)

Added 6/7/13:  Georg Cantor’s revenge: Different type of infinities (8:00)

Added 6/7/13: Einstein on History Channel (1:29:53)

Added 4/6/13: 1940’s version of life on other planets

Added 3/23/13: The 10 most important #s in history.

Added 2/9/13:  Einstein’s Last Mystery

Added 12/27/12:  Last 200 years — > Next 20 years in 5 minutes

Added 12/27/12:  50 years of Nasa Missions

Video #2A:  Courtenay Raia,  From her UCLA course on Science and Religion http://www.academicearth.org/lectures/newton-and-enlightenment

Video #2B:  Courtenay Raia,  Mechanical Philosophy  http://www.academicearth.org/lectures/mechanical-philosophy

7/1/12: Click here for: The Mechanical Universe Series


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