One of the early lectures in Professor Lewin's physics 8.01 course at MIT. He discusses the powers of ten and the importance of measurement. Lewin also performs an experiment to determine if a person is in fact taller lying down than standing. A gre...at lecture for teachers to watch prior to teaching a lesson (38:11).[more]

The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may s...hrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything. (42:14)[more]

What's the difference between accuracy and precision? Justin does an incredible job of simplifying the question while discussing the question in context for students. Great visuals! Vocabulary Focus:
Accuracy, Precision, Accurate but NOT Precise,... Precise but NOT Accurate, Accurate AND Precise.
Concept Focus:
How do you use equipment and know it is accurate?
How do you use equipment and know it is precise?
How does your own ability change the accuracy and precision of a measurement?
Download this video and follow the lesson plans at: http://sciencewithhiggins.com/classes/ps-physics/science-skills/
(16:59) Justin Higgins[more]

This video goes through a right triangle problem, finding the length of two sides and an angle. It is a basic review of SOH CAH TOA and the Pythagorean Theorem; very fundamental items in Physics.
Times of Content:
0:35 Defining a Right Triangle
...1:09 Defining the problem
2:12 Defining SOH CAH TOA
4:02 Defining Opposite and Adjacent
5:04 Step 1) Finding the Hypotenuse
7:12 Step 2) Finding Side y
9:19 Step 3) Finding Theta 2
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Introduction to Displacement and the Differences Between Displacement and Distance
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This video includes the basics of doing conversions, why conversions work, conversions with squares and fractions. Includes several examples.
Times of the examples:
0:59 - 11 millimeters to meters
2:54 - 4.2 cm to m
3:35 - 17 g to kg
4:32 - 14... m/s to km/hr
7:40 - 12.2 mm^2 to m^2
9:50 - 120 km/hr^2 to m/s^2
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Introduction to Base Dimensions and Your Friends[more]

The rules of Significant Figures (or Digits) with several examples and a common mistake. Also a few Scientific Notation Examples.
Content Times:
0:17 Defining Significant Figures
0:58 The Rules of Significant Figures
1:32 First Example
2:03 Se...cond Example
2:52 Many More Examples
5:08 Scientific Notation and Significant Digits
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Rounding and Working with Significant Figures in Physics[more]

This video includes the definitions of Accuracy and Precision. It also shows several examples using a "Safe Dart" bow and arrow. It ends with the equation for Relative Error.
Times of Content:
0:44 Definition of Accuracy
1:39 Definition of Prec...ision
2:17 The Question for all the Examples
3:48 1st Example
4:31 2nd Example
5:14 3rd Example
6:33 4th Example
7:32 Relative Error Equation
9:37 "Safe Dart" Outtakes
(it took forever to get the "Safe Dart" to work)
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A Problem to Review SOH CAH TOA and the Pythagorean Theorem
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Introduction to Conversions in Physics[more]

The Rules of Rounding with several examples and a common mistake. How to use Significant Figures in Physics.
Content Times:
0:23 The Basic Rules of Rounding
0:44 Two Examples
1:19 The Arcane Rounding Rule (Beware!)
2:04 More Examples
3:08 The... Addition and Subtraction Rules of Rounding
3:39 The Multiplication and Division Rules of Rounding
5:17 Working with Significant Figures in Physics
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Introduction to Base Dimensions and Your Friends
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Introduction to Significant Figures with Examples[more]

Introduction to SI (Système international d'unités or Metric Units) and English (or Imperial) units. Dimensions are your Friend.
Content Times:
0:15 Dimensions are your Friends!
2:11 Base Dimensions
2:43 The Table of Base Dimensions
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From powersof10.com, produced by Charles and Ray Eames

Based on the famous film Powers of Ten by Ray and Charles Eames (1977), this video depicts the scale of the Universe in factors of ten. The video begins overlooking a couple sharing a picnic in the park. Every 10 seconds the couple appears 10 times f...arther away until the viewer sees the galaxy itself. The camera then begins to zoom in on the couple in the park until we reach a magnitude of 10 ee-18, observing subatomic particles (09:01).[more]

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