Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

Post by Stoepsel » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:28 pm

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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition
(24 lectures, 30 minutes/lecture)
Course No. 153

Taught by Richard Wolfson
Middlebury College
Ph.D., Dartmouth College


From Aristotle to the Theory of Everything

Professor Wolfson begins with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. Then he outlines the logic that led to Einstein's theory of special relativity, and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests.

With that insight in mind, you move on to consider Einstein's theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time.

Professor Wolfson then shows how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved—or at least clarified—by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language.

Bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture leads to hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, and the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world.

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Richard_Wolfson_-_01_Time_Travel,_Tunneling,_Tennis_And_Tea.avi  [170.19 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_02_Heaven_and_Earth,_Place_and_Motion.avi  [175.90 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_03_The_Clockwork_Universe.avi  [175.48 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_04.Let.There.Be.Light.avi  [180.77 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_05_Speed_C_Relative_To_What.avi  [172.12 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_06_Earth_And_The_Ether--A_Crisis_In_Physics.avi  [169.75 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_07_Einstein_To_The_Rescue.avi  [177.78 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_08_Uncommon_Sense,_Stretching_Time.avi  [183.23 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_09_Muons_And_Time--Traveling_Twins.avi  [170.83 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_10.-.Escaping_Contradiction--Simultaneity_Is_Relative.avi  [173.31 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_11_Faster_Than_Light---Past,_Future_And_Elsewhere.avi  [179.31 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_12_What_About_E=mc2_And_Is_Everything_Relative.avi  [178.92 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_13_A_Problem_Of_Gravity.avi  [175.03 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_14_Curved_Spacetime.avi  [167.99 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_15_Black_Holes.avi  [175.93 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_16_Into_The_Heart_Of_Matter.avi  [183.75 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_17_Enter_The_Quantum.avi  [173.00 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_18_Wave_Or_Particle.avi  [176.44 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_19_Quantum_Uncertainty-Farewell_to_Determinism.avi  [175.93 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_20_Particle_Or_Wave.avi  [176.74 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_21_Quantum_Weirdness_And_Schrodinger's_Cat.avi  [169.86 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_22_The_Particle_Zoo.avi  [167.44 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_23_Cosmic_Connections.avi  [180.70 Mb]
Richard_Wolfson_-_24_Toward_A_Theory_Of_Everything.avi  [184.43 Mb]

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