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Explore the Amazing Array of Physics in Your World
Why does ice float? What’s the perfect way to cook an egg?
How do CDs and DVDs work? What keeps a moving bicycle from falling over? These and other questions involve
physical principles that relate to interesting aspects of your
life, as well as hurricanes, neutron stars, and other fundamental features of reality.
Gain a deeper understanding of the physical world as it ap-plies to the common technologies and phenomena around
you in Physics in Your Life. Popular author and Professor
of Physics Richard Wolfson of Dartmouth College guides
you through the everyday applications of physics and the
concepts needed to understand them. These 24 fascinating
lectures—featuring intriguing experiments with lasers, lenses, gyroscopes, musical instruments, and more—are both informative and entertaining. More important: They give you a
deeper understanding of daily life and the universe itself.
This course is one of The Great Courses®, a noncredit recorded
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1. Realms of Physics
2. The Amazing Disc
3. The Wonderful Wave
4. Seeing the Light
5. Is Seeing Believing?
6. Music to Your Ears
7. May the Forces Be With You
8. Aristotle’s Revenge
9. Going in Circles
10. Taking Flight
11. Into Space
12. A Conservative Streak
13. The Electrical Heart of Matter
14. Harnessing the Electrical Genie
15. A Magnetic Personality
16. Making Electricity
17. Credit Card to Power Plant
18. Making Waves
19. The Miracle Element
Physics in Your Life
Taught by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College
20. The Twentieth Century’s
21. Building the Electronics Revolution
22. Circuits—So Logical!
23. How’s Your Memory?
24. Atom to Computer
25. Keeping Warm
26. Life in the Greenhouse
27. The Tip of the Iceberg
28. Physics in the Kitchen
29. Like a Work of Shakespeare
30. Energy in Your Life
31. Your Place on Earth
32. Dance and Spin
33. The Light Fantastic
34. Nuclear Matters
35. Physics in Your Body
36. Your Place in the Universe
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Physics in Your Life
Course No. 1260
36 lectures ( 30 minutes/lecture)