Physics


Animations and Models
Absolute Zero
Companion to NOVA special about the story of the harnessing of cold and the race to reach the lowest temperature possible. Also includes information about the hottest temperatures.
Amusement Park Physics
Shows how the laws of physics affect amusement park ride design.
Atmospheric Optics
Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles…Find out where to see them and how they form.
Bad Physics
Build an Atom
Simple graphical tool showing the increasing complexity of atoms as one moves through the periodic table.
cK-12 Flexbooks: Physics
Free online supplemental physics textbooks funded by the state of Virginia for its schools.
Contemporary Physics Education Project
Information about particle physics, plasma physics, and nuclear science.
Derrick mcneill: Physics on YouTube
Equations, examples, and explanations of various physics concepts; the associated YouTube channel has hundreds of videos.
E=mc2 Explained (audio)
NOVA asks, How would 10 top physicists—two Nobel Prize winners among them—describe Einstein’s equation to curious non-physicists?
Einstein for Non-Geniuses (video)
Short streaming video from National Geographic explains Einstein for non-scientists. (Prefaced by brief National Geographic Channel commercial.)
Einstein Light
Online learning modules give a short introduction to the theory of relativity. Includes links to further information.
The Elegant Universe
Companion to the PBS NOVA special about string theory.
The Fabric of the Cosmos (video)
A four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe.
Inquiring Minds
Articles about particle physics and its study from Fermilab.
Introduction to Basic Electronics
In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a brief overview of common electronic components and explain what their functions are. You will then learn about schematic diagrams and how they are used to design and build circuits.
The Large Hadron Collider
CERN explains what its LHC is all about, the experiments that are done there, and other facts and figures.
Learn AP Physics
Whether you’re a homeschool student in need of online resources, in need of a little tutoring to help you review material covered in your class, or just enjoy solving physics problems for fun, you’ll find lots of resources here…
Light and Matter.com
Free online introductory textbooks.
MagLab U.
This is one-stop shopping for nearly anything you might want to know about electricity and magnetism. Their associated YouTube channel includes stories, lectures, and demonstrations, ranging from under a minute to over an hour long.
Minute Physics (video)
Short videos about various aspects of general physics, astrophysics, relativity, and related subjects.
MIT OpenCourseware: Physics
Online material for introductory college-level physics classes. Check out the video lectures for some dymanic demonstrations!
Modern Physics: A Complete Introduction (video)
Six-part video series from Stanford offering a comprehensive tour of modern physics.
Motion Mountain: The Physics Textbook
Free online physics textbook. With little mathematics, starting from observations of everyday life, the text explores the most fascinating parts of mechanics, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, electrodynamics, quantum theory and modern attempts at unification.
Nanowerk
Information and links about nanotechnology.
Periodic Table of the Elements
ChemicoolLos AlamosRSC Visual ElementsTED-Ed Periodic VideosWebElements
Physics Central
News, articles, experiments, and more from the American Physical Society.
The Physics Classroom
An online physics tutorial written for high school physics students…. The Tutorial covers basic physics topics using informative graphics and an easy-to-understand language. Well-organized and thorough.
Physics.org
The best physics resources, all in one place. Use our search technology to match your question, age and knowledge profile to the handpicked and refereed physics websites. Nicely done and easy to navigate.
Physics for the 21st Century (video)
Explore the frontiers of physics research with the scientists on the front lines in this 11-unit course in modern physics for high school physics teachers, undergraduate students, and science enthusiasts.
The Physics of Baseball
Extensive set of articles and links from a professor of physics.
Physics to Go
An online monthly mini-magazine and a collection of more than 1000 websites with physics images, activites, and info.
Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple
Quicktime videos of three lectures by renowned physicist Hans Bethe. The presentation makes use of limited mathematics while focusing on the personal and historical perspectives of one of the principal architects of quantum theory whose career in physics spans 75 years.
Radiation Dose Chart
This is a chart of the ionizing radiation dose a person can absorb from various sources.
Science Video Lectures (video)
Vega is building a collection of classic science video lectures given by eminent scientists, both from its own source material, licensing agreements on science videos from universities and other independent groups such as the Feynman family and through links to other high quality video resources.
The Science of Baseball
Set of articles from Scientific American which take a look at green stadiums, the physics of baseball, and other scientific underpinnings of the U.S. national pastime.
Simple and Compound Machines
Sixty Symbols (video)
Videos about the symbols of physics and astronomy.
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