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UCBerkeley: Nuclear Engineering 101

UCBerkeley: Nuclear Engineering 101

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great course from UC Berkeley. Nuclear Engineering 101 covers the basics of nuclear physics putting emphasis on applications. The topics covered, among others, include: nuclear reactions and radiation, energy and kinetics of nuclear reactions, fission and fusion, reactions of low energy neutrons, nuclear models and transition probabilities and interaction of radiation with matter. […]

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New Physics Books of the Month (October)

New Physics Books of the Month (October)

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another great month has passed and it’s time to review some of the best newly released books from last month. Here are 5 short reviews including Amazon links and other useful info. For more recent books check out the new book section.  No. Book Cover Review  1. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris […]

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Physics News of the Week: News on the Hunt for Dark Matter

Physics News of the Week: News on the Hunt for Dark Matter

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday is upon us again and it’s time to summarize what has been going on in the world of physics this week. As always, subscribe to our newsletter to receive these news and other useful stuff every week. 1. “Hyggsogenenesis” — a Key to Dark Matter? (October 22) Now when the Higgs boson is found […]

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Even More Free Science Books

Even More Free Science Books

| October 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It seems like a great time to update the free science book section, so here I present a bunch of free books, tutorials & lecture notes sorted into categories. For more free books check out our full list of free books. Physics  Circuit QED — Lecture Notes Computational Physics with Python How to Use Experimental Data […]

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String Theory by Melanie Becker

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here we have a short series of 4 lectures on string theory delivered by Melanie Becker. The subjects include an introduction into string theory, some quantum field theory and some particle physics. The video quality is a bit poor, so you might want to go here and download the lectures in video or audio format. […]

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Purpose and the Universe by Sean Carroll

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another talk by Sean Carroll. In this presentation, Sean Carroll discuses how universe works and how it is related to philosophy. In particular, he discusses of whether is possible to find a purpose of existence by studying the principles of physics. Along the day, Carroll briefly discusses the views of the philosophers and scientists […]

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Physics 20B: Cosmology (UC Irvine)

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

So it seems like a good time to update the free physics lecture section. Topic of today — Cosmology. Here we have a long playlist of 18 videos of lectures from UC Irvine. The topics of this course include: historical perspective, Isaac Newton’s view of cosmology, light in the universe, energy and the sun, stars, […]

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Sean Carroll on Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time

| September 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this video Sean M Carroll tackles the problems associated with the Big Bang and the arrow of time. This, inevitably, leads to the discussion on the origin of time — one of the greatest problems in physics and philosophy. The lecture also includes Carroll’s predictions of what might have happened before the Big Bang. For more […]

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