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133 Lectures about the Foundations of Modern Physics (Stanford Courses - Prof. Leonard Susskind)

133 Lectures about the Foundations of Modern Physics (Stanford Courses - Prof. Leonard Susskind) | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Free video course on Foundations of Modern Physics by Leonard Susskind of Stanford. This Stanford Continuing Studies course is a six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics.

 

This Stanford Continuing Studies course is a six-quarter sequence of classes exploring the essential theoretical foundations of modern physics. The topics covered in this course focus on classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, the general and special theories of relativity, electromagnatism, cosmology, black holes and statistical mechanics. While these courses build upon one another, each section of the course also stands on its own, and both individually and collectively they will allow the students to attain the "theoretical minnimum" for thinking intelligently about physics. Quantum theory governs the universe at its most basic level. In the first half of the 20th century physics was turned on its head by the radical discoveriies of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schroedinger. An entire new logical and mathematical foundation - quantum mechanics - eventually replaced classical physics. This course explores the quantum world, including the particle theory of light, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and the Schroedinger Equation. The course is taught by Leonard Susskind, the Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University.

 

Here is a comprehensive listing of all lectures from Dr. Susskind:

 

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=189C0DCE90CB6D81
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA27CEA1B8B27EB67
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5F9D6DB4231291BE
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=84C10A9CB1D13841
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CCD6C043FEC59772
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6C8BDEEBA6BDC78D
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F363FFF951EC0673
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B72416C707D85AB0
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=888811AA667C942F
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8BCB4981DD1A0108
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA2FDCCBC7956448F
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3E633552E58EB230
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL47F408D36D4CF129
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL701CD168D02FF56F

 

http://glenmartin.wordpress.com/home/leonard-susskinds-online-lectures/


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Awesome for HSC physics, six week sequence of classes.

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Carlos Garcia Pando's comment, April 20, 2013 2:37 PM
Thanks for sharing. and Prof. Susskind too.
Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN's comment, May 13, 2013 6:57 AM
Any thanks, this is the way to go, sharing, sharing, sharing, curls to You
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Staple Food Crops of the World

Staple Food Crops of the World | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Our MapMaker Interactive layers show how many tons of cassava, maize, plantains, potatoes, rice, sorghum, soybeans, sweet potatoes, wheat, and yams were produced per country as an average from 2010 to 2012.
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#Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away #consumerism #pollution #environment

#Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away #consumerism #pollution #environment | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. Will it help to reduce waste?

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Curriculum Resources - National Wildlife Federation

monarch butterfly curriculum and lesson plans

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Geology IN: How A.I. captured a volcano's changing lava lake

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Artificial intelligence onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft assisted in imaging an eruption at Erta'Ale volcano

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Death toll doubles in Ethiopia garbage dump collapse

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"The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said Wednesday, as the country began three days of mourning for victims who were mostly women and children. Saturday’s collapse of a mountain of garbage buried makeshift mud-and-stick homes inside the Koshe landfill on the outskirts of the capital."


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Some geographies are uncomfortable to discuss because they expose some of the social and spatial inequalities that we wish weren't part of economic geographies.

 

Questions to Ponder: Why did this happen?  Why were so many people in the landfill?  

 

Tags: Ethiopia, Africa, development, urbanpoverty, squatter.

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Grab a Piece of the Pi Using Cool Classroom Resources

Grab a Piece of the Pi Using Cool Classroom Resources | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Hey, math gurus! It’s that time of year again when teachers, students and mathematicians from all over the world honor the fun-loving irrational Greek figure pi (π). That’s right! March 14—or Pi Day—is just around the corner so be sure you don’t miss this opportunity to make a lasting impression on your math students!

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Neanderthals may have self-medicated with painkillers and penicillin

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Scientists have analyzed the teeth of Neanderthals found in two European caves, and learned that not only did they chow down on a wide variety of food, but may have even been the first to discover the pain-killing effects of certain plants and molds.
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This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination

This Meditation Exercise Builds Mental Muscle and Cures Procrastination | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
But more importantly, you’d be grounded and unflappable. No emotion would corrupt your judgement. No distraction would diminish your focus. What follows is an exercise that comes from my coaching and…

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A Visual List of 28 Learner-Centered Instruction Methods [Infographic]

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38 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes...Ever

38 Of The Most Inspirational Quotes...Ever | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
According to Dr. Travis Bradberry...

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No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.
 
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12 New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future

12 New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Combining computational with experimental approaches, researchers identify 12 new materials with potential use in solar fuels generators.

 

Researchers at Caltech and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have -- in just two years -- nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels. They did so by developing a process that promises to speed the discovery of commercially viable solar fuels that could replace coal, oil, and other fossil fuels.

 

Solar fuels, a dream of clean-energy research, are created using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide (CO2). Researchers are exploring a range of target fuels, from hydrogen gas to liquid hydrocarbons, and producing any of these fuels involves splitting water.

 

Each water molecule is comprised of an oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. The hydrogen atoms are extracted, and then can be reunited to create highly flammable hydrogen gas or combined with CO2 to create hydrocarbon fuels, creating a plentiful and renewable energy source. The problem, however, is that water molecules do not simply break down when sunlight shines on them -- if they did, the oceans would not cover most of the planet. They need a little help from a solar-powered catalyst.

 

To create practical solar fuels, scientists have been trying to develop low-cost and efficient materials, known as photoanodes, that are capable of splitting water using visible light as an energy source. Over the past four decades, researchers identified only 16 of these photoanode materials. Now, using a new high-throughput method of identifying new materials, a team of researchers led by Caltech's John Gregoire and Berkeley Lab's Jeffrey Neaton and Qimin Yan have found 12 promising new photoanodes.

 

A paper about the method and the new photoanodes appears the week of March 6 in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new method was developed through a partnership between the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech, and Berkeley Lab's Materials Project, using resources at the Molecular Foundry and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC).

 

"This integration of theory and experiment is a blueprint for conducting research in an increasingly interdisciplinary world," says Gregoire, JCAP thrust coordinator for Photoelectrocatalysis and leader of the High Throughput Experimentation group. "It's exciting to find 12 new potential photoanodes for making solar fuels, but even more so to have a new materials discovery pipeline going forward."

 

"What is particularly significant about this study, which combines experiment and theory, is that in addition to identifying several new compounds for solar fuel applications, we were also able to learn something new about the underlying electronic structure of the materials themselves," says Neaton, the director of the Molecular Foundry.


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Brian Chew's comment, March 8, 10:20 AM
I feel very hopeful after reading this article, as it shoes the possibility of a cheap and renewable resource, which could be used to produce energy. This is great news, as we could soon obtain energy cheaply, from a resource as abundant as water. Furthermore, as this is a renewable and cleaner form of energy, it would reduce carbon emissions due to the burning of coals and oil etc to produce energy as there is less a need to burn so much coal and oil to produce energy. I hope that in the future, hopefully sooner than later, we could actually use water as fuel instead.
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These Fashion Houses Are Taking Sustainability Seriously

These Fashion Houses Are Taking Sustainability Seriously | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Fashion fades, but sustainability is here to stay.

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Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone | Nicola Davies

Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone | Nicola Davies | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it

Nicole Davies writes: "Librarians are far more than stackers and catalogers. They are creative curators of their book collections. They review and renew their flocks of books, adjusting what they have to fit their readers, highlighting certain sections and topics to reflect the world. They are on hand to guide and encourage, to foster relationships between books and people. Subtly, quietly, inexorably, they weave individuals into a community. They make a library shimmer, as if the books were the scales of a dragon flexing as it folds and flies."


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"They are on hand to guide and encourage, to foster relationships between books and people. Subtly, quietly, inexorably, they weave individuals into a community. They make a library shimmer, as if the books were the scales of a dragon flexing as it folds and flies.""

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I want to stroll Tehran's streets at night, like men can: writer Fereshteh Ahmadi | Saeed Kamali Dehghan

I want to stroll Tehran's streets at night, like men can: writer Fereshteh Ahmadi | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Under Hassan Rouhani’s less repressive regime, female authors are starting to see their books in print, and daring to dream of greater independence

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9 Creative Storytelling Methods

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When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer.

But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago.

Offline, too, authors have begun rethinking the traditional concept of the book in ways both innovative and unorthodox. Might a story be better understood as a set of machine parts? How might destroying a book actually bring its messages to life?

Here are nine ways authors are revolutionizing the way stories are told.

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2,000-year-old pre-Aztec ancient palace complex found in Mexico

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Two American Museum of Natural History anthropologists discovered an ancient palace complex in Mexico that is likely over 2,000 years old.
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UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World

UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs an
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Small scale organics?
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Stress on the Great Barrier Reef : Image of the Day #Satellite #science #facts #Greenpeace #GroenLinks #PvdD

Stress on the Great Barrier Reef : Image of the Day #Satellite #science #facts #Greenpeace #GroenLinks #PvdD | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
In February 2017, the Great Barrier Reef continued to be exposed to warm ocean water—the main stressor on this coral system and the reason for its bleaching.

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10 New TED Talks for Teachers via @medkh9

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

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Young people experiencing anxiety or depression are unable to learn. We can overcome this through physical movement, focused attention practices, and teaching them about how brains work.
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Evolving eyes may have dragged our ancestors out of the sea

Evolving eyes may have dragged our ancestors out of the sea | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
In the middle of the Devonian period, about 385 million years ago, our early ancestors made those crucial first steps out of the water and onto dry land. A new hypothesis suggests that evolving better eyes, not limbs, was the first step towards driving early tetrapods out of ponds in search of food.
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New frog from the Peruvian Andes is the first amphibian named after Sir David Attenborough

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While there are already a number of species named after famous British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, including mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and plants, both extinct and extant, not until now has th

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‘Gateway to the underworld crater’ is helping scientists map the Earth’s #climate history #permafrost #methane

‘Gateway to the underworld crater’ is helping scientists map the Earth’s #climate history #permafrost #methane | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
Crater is home to permafrost which has helped to preserve ancient soils for thousands of years.

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Quantum Physics in Modern Mathematics

Mathematics has proven to be "unreasonably effective" in understanding nature. The fundamental laws of physics can be captured in beautiful formulae. In this lecture, Prof. Robbert Dijkgraaf argues for the reverse effect: Nature is an important source of inspiration for mathematics, even of the purest kind. In recent years ideas from quantum field theory, elementary particles physics and string theory have completely transformed mathematics, leading to solutions of deep problems, suggesting new invariants in geometry and topology, and, perhaps most importantly, putting modern mathematical ideas in a `natural’ context.


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Tomato and egg waste may end up in your tires

Tomato and egg waste may end up in your tires | Curriculum Resources | Scoop.it
​An automobile tire is composed of about 30 percent carbon black, which adds durability to the rubber. Carbon black is petroleum-based, however, meaning that it isn't entirely eco-friendly. That's why scientists have been experimenting with an alternative – namely egg shells and tomato skins.
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