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Great Ideas of Classical Physics
Lectures by Professor Steven Pollock

Great Ideas of Classical Physics (2006) - 24 lectures, 12 hours
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There is a hidden order in the ceaselessly changing world around us. It's called classical physics, and it's about how the world is put together. Classical physics is about how things move, why they move, and how they work. It's about making sense of motion, gravity, light, heat, sound, electricity, and magnetism, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience.

Sound complicated? It's not - you already know more physics than you think, says award-winning science educator Steven Pollock.

Basic Principles You Can Learn

In this mind-expanding series of 24 lectures, Professor Steven Pollock takes you step by step through the Great Ideas of Classical Physics, showing that landmark concepts such as Newton's laws of motion are intuitively understood by anyone who has ever ridden a bike, thrown a ball, slid across ice, or simply picked up an object and set it down.

Created over the course of three centuries by a series of brilliant thinkers, including Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and James Clerk Maxwell, classical physics is an elegant system of ideas that connect a range of seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Everything from the acceleration of a car, to the orbit of a planet, to the deflection of a compass needle, to the baking of a cake, to the flow of electricity through a light bulb as you read this - and much more - is linked by a set of basic principles that you can learn.

And you don't have to study complicated mathematical equations to see these connections - as Professor Pollock proves by teaching this course largely without math, by relying on metaphor, life experience, ordinary logic, and common sense. Dr. Pollock will be familiar to many Teaching Company customers for his course, Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos.

Professor Steven Pollock is Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master's and Ph.D. in Physics from Sanford University. He has Received the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the University of Colorado's Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Pollock is author of the multimedia textbook Physics I.

24 Lectures - 30 minutes each

1: The Great Ideas of Classical Physics 13: Further Developments - Static Electricity
2: Describing Motion - A Break from Aristotle 14: Electricity, Magnetism, and Force Fields
3: Describing Ever More Complex Motion 15: Electrical Currents and Voltage
4: Astronomy as a Bridge to Modern Physics 16: The Origin of Electric and Magnetic Fields
5: Isaac Newton - The Dawn of Classical Physics 17: Unification I - Maxwell's Equations
6: Newton Quantified - Force and Acceleration 18: Unification II - Electromagnetism and Light
7: Newton and the Connections to Astronomy 19: Vibrations and Waves
8: Universal Gravitation 20: Sound Waves and Light Waves
9: Newton's Third Law 21: The Atomic Hypothesis
10: Conservation of Momentum 22: Energy in Systems - Heat and Thermodynamics
11: Beyond Newton - Work and Energy 23: Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
12: Power and the Newtonian Synthesis 24: The Grand Picture of Classical Physics


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Great Ideas of Classical Physics
Lectures by Professor Steven Pollock

Sioux Falls Scientists endorse Great Ideas of Classical Physics for
showing us that we know more about physics than we
think and we can use it in our everyday lives.