# Tag: misc

## Open Course on Astrobiology (Edinburgh University)

One of my favourite courses among those offered freely to the public at the University of Edinburgh is Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life by Prof Charles Cockell. It is a free course that is split into weekly sessions focusing on the basics of astrobiology. The course has no pre-requisites making this a perfect course […]

## Cambridge University: Introduction to Information Theory

Here we have a full course on such topics as information theory, pattern recognition and neural networking. The course is delivered through 16 lectures by Prof David MacKay. In particular, the topics covered in the lectures include the following: information theory, entropy, data compression, Shannon’s source coding theorem, noisy channel coding, neutral network, Bayesian interference […]

## Introduction to Probability and Statistics 131B

In this introductory course from UC Irvine, Michael C. Cranston lays out the basics of probabilities and statistics. The focus of the course is on mathematics of probabilities and statistics. Statistics, as it is usually defined, is a study of the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. Nowadays it plays an important roles in experimental sciences, […]

## Introduction to Philosophy of Science

It seems like a good time to update the free lecture section. This time we have something new — an introductory course on philosophy of science. This course on the basics of philosophy of science, delivered by Professor Paul Hoyningen-Huene at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, delves into the schools of thought behind the scientific process and scientific […]

## Mathematical Physics by Carl Bender

In this course from the Perimeter Institute Carl Bender introduces the basics of mathematical physics. The covered topics include: perturbation theory, asymptotics, Schrodinger equation, Shanks transform, eigenvalue problems, Euler summation, divergent series and others. For more physics lectures check out our lecture page. 剿匪大業 | More lectures

## Letters and Science

This course of 20 lectures is mostly on the introduction of physics and the relations between physics and other disciplines. In particular, the links between physics and biology are discussed in the finale of the course. The professor of this course is Carlos Bustamante, who puts great effort to explain the links between biology to […]

## General Physics Paradoxes

In this short lecture, a number of famous classical physics paradoxes are discussed. This includes the Archimedes paradox, Feynman’s sprinkler, tea leaf paradox and others. The answer to each of the paradoxes is discussed as well. For more physics videos check out our video section and ThePhysicsX channel. ThePhysicsX

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