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Introduction to Mechanics

In this course, Professor David Berman (Queen Mary University of London) gives an introduction to mechanics at a GCSE level. In the first mini-lecture, we define distance, speed, and acceleration before looking at how they are related...

5 lectures

0:39:14

Prof. David Berman

QMUL

History

US History – Immigration and Migration in the 1920s

In this course, Professor Susan Curtis (Purdue University) explains the causes and effects of international and internal migration patterns during the 1920s and what effects this had on popular culture in the United States. We start by examining...

6 lectures

0:54:37

Prof. Susan Curtis

Purdue University

Physics

Elasticity and Oscillations

In this course, Professor Giles Hammond (University of Glasgow) explores elasticity and oscillations. In the first mini-lecture, we consider elasticity, stress, and strain of materials when forces are applied. In the second mini-lecture, we use...

5 lectures

1:00:24

Prof. Giles Hammond

Glasgow University

Physics

Optics I

In this course Professor Charles Adams (Durham University) gives an introduction to optics for GCSE students. In the first mini-lecture, we explore the big picture of optics, defining it broadly as the science of light, seeking to understand light...

5 lectures

1:17:43

Prof. Charles Adams

Durham University

History

US History – The Origins of the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention, 1787

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) explores the origins of US Constitution and the differing ideological positions on the structure and function of the federal government in this period. We start by looking at...

4 lectures

0:50:52

Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina

History

US History – Ratification, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, 1787-91

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) discusses the ratification of the US Constitution, along with the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights. We start by looking at the structure of the Constitution - the...

4 lectures

0:45:25

Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina

Physics

Testing Gravity

In this course, Professor Jens Gundlach (University of Washington) explores gravity, in particular, gravity experiments. In the first mini-lecture, we give an overview of how our understanding of gravity and the Universe has evolved from ancient...

5 lectures

0:45:58

Prof. Jens Gundlach

University of Washington

Physics

Atomic Clocks

In this course, Professor David Wineland (University of Oregon) discusses atomic clocks. In the first mini-lecutre, we compare traditional and modern methods of navigation, where we see that precision in a clock’s ‘tick rate’ is essential for...

4 lectures

0:53:25

Prof. David Wineland

University of Oregon

Chemistry

Biomolecules

In this course Prof. Sabine Flitsch introduce biomolecules. What do we mean when we say ‘biomolecule’, and what kinds of biomolecules exist? Modern research spans biomolecules of all sorts, and we introduce: (i) the classes of biomolecules that...

4 lectures

0:24:04

Prof. Sabine Flitsch

Manchester University

Physics

Properties of Matter

In this course, Dr Janet Lovett (University of St Andrews) explores properties of matter. Throughout this course, we present 14 demonstrations. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss atomic structure and look specifically at what makes up the...

6 lectures

0:46:18

Dr Janet Lovett

University of St Andrews

Chemistry

NMR Spectroscopy

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces the concept of NMR spectroscopy, a ubiquitous analytical tool used in all fields of chemistry to determine the structure of compounds. We start by: (i) investigating two...

6 lectures

0:31:24

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Physics

Waves

In this course, Professor Steven Balbus (University of Oxford) explores waves. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce Hooke’s Law and solve for a mathematical solution that reveals the concept of Simple Harmonic Motion. In the second...

8 lectures

1:48:14

Prof. Steven Balbus

Oxford University

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