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Introduction to Physics

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Powers of Ten - Walter Lewin
From WatchKnow, produced by MIT Opencourseware
One of the early lectures in Professor Lewin's physics 8.01 course at MIT. He discusses the powers of ten and the importance of measurement. Lewin also performs an experiment to determine if a person is in fact taller lying down than standing.  A gre... [more]
July 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell
From YouTube, produced by bigthink
The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may s... [more]
August 15, 2012 at 06:16 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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A Problem to Review SOH CAH TOA and the Pythagorean Theorem for use in Physics
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
This video goes through a right triangle problem, finding the length of two sides and an angle.  It is a basic review of SOH CAH TOA and the Pythagorean Theorem; very fundamental items in Physics. Times of Content: 0:35 Defining a Right Triangle ... [more]
December 21, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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Accuracy vs Precision - PS: Physics - Science Skills 1A
From YouTube, produced by Justin Higgins
What's the difference between accuracy and precision?  Justin does an incredible job of simplifying the question while discussing the question in context for students.  Great visuals!  Vocabulary Focus: Accuracy, Precision, Accurate but NOT Precise,... [more]
November 20, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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Introduction to Conversions in Physics
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
This video includes the basics of doing conversions, why conversions work, conversions with squares and fractions.  Includes several examples. Times of the examples: 0:59 - 11 millimeters to meters 2:54 - 4.2 cm to m 3:35 - 17 g to kg 4:32 - 14... [more]
December 21, 2013 at 08:13 PM
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Introduction to Accuracy and Precision (includes Relative Error)
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
This video includes the definitions of Accuracy and Precision.  It also shows several examples using a "Safe Dart" bow and arrow.  It ends with the equation for Relative Error. Times of Content: 0:44 Definition of Accuracy 1:39 Definition of Prec... [more]
December 21, 2013 at 08:15 PM
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Introduction to Base Dimensions and Your Friends
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
Introduction to SI (Système international d'unités or Metric Units) and English (or Imperial) units. Dimensions are your Friend. Content Times: 0:15 Dimensions are your Friends! 2:11 Base Dimensions 2:43 The Table of Base Dimensions Want Lectu... [more]
December 21, 2013 at 03:28 PM
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Introduction to Significant Figures with Examples
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
The rules of Significant Figures (or Digits) with several examples and a common mistake.  Also a few Scientific Notation Examples. Content Times: 0:17 Defining Significant Figures 0:58 The Rules of Significant Figures 1:32 First Example 2:03 Se... [more]
December 21, 2013 at 03:05 PM
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Rounding and Working with Significant Figures in Physics
From YouTube, produced by Flipping Physics
The Rules of Rounding with several examples and a common mistake.  How to use Significant Figures in Physics. Content Times: 0:23 The Basic Rules of Rounding 0:44 Two Examples 1:19 The Arcane Rounding Rule (Beware!) 2:04 More Examples 3:08 The... [more]
December 21, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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Powers of Ten
From powersof10.com, produced by Charles and Ray Eames
Based on the famous film Powers of Ten by Ray and Charles Eames (1977), this video depicts the scale of the Universe in factors of ten. The video begins overlooking a couple sharing a picnic in the park. Every 10 seconds the couple appears 10 times f... [more]
July 30, 2012 at 06:48 PM
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