Physics 50 Lectures @ SJSU
By Peter Beyersdorf
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This is an enhanced audio podcast of Dr. Beyersdorf's Physics 50 lectures at San Jose State University. Episodes are recorded on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the fall 2008 semester.
||Review of Chapters 1-8||We review midterm #4 as well as chapters 1-8 on vectors, kinematics, projectile motion, Newton's laws, and work and energy||12/10/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Review of chapters 13-16||We review oscillation and simple harmonic motion, fluid mechanics, waves and sound.||12/3/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Doppler Shift and Interference||We look at wave effects for sound including interference and beat notes and the doppler shift caused by a moving listener or source.||12/1/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sound and Hearing||We continue to look at mechanical waves, focusing on sound and hearing, specifically the decibel units for sound level.||11/26/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mechanical Waves||We introduce waves by considering solutions to the wave equations for propagation along a string. We introduce the concepts of superposition and standing waves.||11/24/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fluid Dynamics||We introduce the continuity equation for mass and volume flow rate and the Bernoulli equation for relating pressure, height and speed of fluid.||11/19/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hydrostatics||We introduce density, pressure and the buoyant force and derive Pascal's law for fluids.||11/17/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Periodic Motion||We look at parameters of periodic motion. Specifically we investigate simple harmonic motion and the pendulum.||11/12/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Review of chapters 9-12||Review of angular motion and equilibrium||11/5/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gravitation||We look at Newton's law of gravitation and introduce the universal gravitational constant. We also discuss escape velocity and black holes.||11/3/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friction||We discuss systems in equilibrium and introduce the frictional force.||9/24/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Free Body Diagrams||We discuss how to use free body diagrams to solve problems involving forces.||9/17/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Newton's Laws||We introduce Newton's 3 laws.||9/15/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Circular Motion and Relative Velocity||We derive the centripetal acceleration of an object moving in circular motion and also discuss the concept of relative motion where an objects velocity is described in a different reference frame than that in which it is desired.||9/10/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Projectile Motion||We apply the equations of motion to problems in 2 dimensions.||9/8/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Motion in 1 dimension||We finish our introduction of vectors with an introduction of the dot product and the cross product. We introduce displacement, velocity and acceleration as parameters of motion||8/27/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
||Units, Scalars and Vectors||We look at dimensions and units of physical quantities and discuss the difference between scalars and vectors, as well as introduce vector addition. [note no audio due to technical issues]||8/25/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
Dr. Beyersdorf is brilliant
Dr. Beyersdorf does a *fantastic* job of explaining difficult physics concepts. I highly recommend his whole series of lectures.