Professor Lewin puts his life on the line in Lecture 11
by demonstrating his faith in the Conservation of Mechanical Energy.
This course features lecture notes
, problem sets with solutions, exams
with solutions, links to related resources, and a complete set of videotaped lectures
. The 35 video lectures by Professor Lewin, were recorded on the MIT campus during the Fall of 1999. Prof. Lewin is well-known at MIT and beyond for his dynamic and engaging lecture style.
» Watch a video introduction featuring the course instructor.
Prof. Walter Lewin (RM - 56K) (RM - 220K) (MP4 - 6.8MB)
» Download the complete contents of this course.
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.
OpenCourseWare also presents Professor Lewin's freshman physics course series 8.02 - Electricity and Magnetism - with a complete set of 36 video lectures from the Spring of 2002 and 8.03 - Vibrations and Waves - with a complete set of 23 video lectures from the Fall of 2004.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp4, .rm.