Physics
Accelerate your understanding of how matter and energy work. These physics resources introduce the history of the field and simplify its major theories and laws.

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Terminal Velocity and Free Fall

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Institute for Advanced Study

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Nuclear Isomer Definition and Examples

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Great Realistic Physics Movies

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What is Biophysics?

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Physics Book Review: Genius by James Gleick

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How a Lever Works

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Earth Science: An Overview

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Turkey Physics

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How to Use Variables in a Physics Problem

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General Physics Reference Books

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The Theoretical Minimum

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode 4, A Sky Full of Ghosts

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode 10, The Electric Boy

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Episode 1, Standing Up in the Milky Way

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode 5, Hiding in the Light

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Creating a Mad Scientist Costume

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Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity

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Books About the Higgs Boson

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Science and Physics in Washington, D.C.

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Life After Death: The Evidence by Dinesh D'Souza

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Science Comic Books

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Doktor Kaboom!

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The Physics of Christianity

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Gravity on the Earth

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Physics of the Greeks

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What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman

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Physics Errors in The Secret

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Our Mathematical Universe

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I.Q.

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"The Roommate Transmogrification"  Episode 4.24

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Time Reborn by Lee Smolin

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"The Egg Salad Equivalency"  The Big Bang Theory  Episode 6.12

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A Briefer History of Time by Dr. Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow

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Big Bang Theory  Episode 2.3  "The Barbarian Sublimation"

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Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

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Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku

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Big Bang Theory  Episode 2.2  "The Codpiece Topology"

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Television Shows for Physicists

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Brainteaser Physics: Challenging Physics Puzzles by Goran Grimvall

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Why Science? by James Trefil

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Using Significant Figures

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Dimensional Analysis: Know Your Units

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Kelvin's "Clouds" Speech

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What Is Physics?

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Surface Tension  Definition and Experiments

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What Is a Transistor?

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Temperature Definition in Science

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What Is Speed in Physics?

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Steady State Theory

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What Is an Idealized Model? (Physics)

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The Visible Light Spectrum

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What Skills Do I Need to Study Physics?

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Perfectly Inelastic Collision

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Entropy  Definition, Calculation, and Misconceptions

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Fundamental Physical Constants

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Velocity Definition in Physics

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What Is a Photon? Definition and Properties

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Heat Energy  Definition and Examples

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What Is Fluid Dynamics?

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Five Great Problems in Theoretical Physics

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Electromagnetic Induction

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FreeBody Diagrams: An Introduction

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Huygens' Principle of Diffraction

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International System of Measurement (SI)

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Does the Ice Diet Work?

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Pressure Definition, Units, and Examples

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Can Science Prove Anything?

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Why Should You Study Physics?

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Quasar

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Free Falling Body  Worked Physics Problem

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Neil deGrasse Tyson  Biographical Profile

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Sources of Power Production

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What Are the Fields of Physics?

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Experimental Methods

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What is Inelastic Collision?

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Sublimation

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Specific Gravity

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What is Kinetic Energy?

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Cosmological Constant

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Angular Velocity

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What is Nanotechnology?

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What Are Clarke's Laws?

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Kirchhoff's Laws for Current and Voltage

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What Are the Fundamental Forces of Physics?

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Gravitational Waves

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Energy  Definition and Examples

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Superconductor  Definition of Physics Terms

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Potential energy

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Matter  Definition in Physical Sciences

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What is a Synchrotron?

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Wave Particle Duality

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Higgs Boson

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Conduction Definition in Physics

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What Is the Weak Force? Definition and Exmples

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Particle Physics Fundamentals

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What Is Dry Ice?  Composition, Characteristics, and Uses

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Multiverse Definition and Theory

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Hypothesis, Model, Theory & Law

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The Doppler Effect for Sound Waves

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Mathematical Properties of Waves

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Recombination Era

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Big Bang Nucleosynthesis

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Spacetime

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Alcubierre drive

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Olbers' Paradox  Why the Night Sky Is Dark

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Major Laws of Physics

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Interesting  and Weird  Physical Ideas

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Neutron Star

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Ohm's Law

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What Is Density?  Definition and Calculation

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Fluid Statics

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Introduction to the Scientific Method

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MTheory

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Closed Timelike Curve

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Fermion Definition in Physics

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Quantum Wavefunction

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Viscosity

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Popular Physics Myths

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Copernican Principle

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Adiabatic Process

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Isothermal Process

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Boson

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What is Elastic Collision?

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Neutron

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Tachyon

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Hadron

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Phonon

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Dark Energy

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What Is Momentum?

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Calculating Torque

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Lepton

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Wormhole

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Moment of Inertia Formulas

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Spectroscopy

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Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND)

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Graphene

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Quantum Locking

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Phase Diagram

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Perfect Cosmological Principle

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Books on Science and Politics

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Vacuum Energy

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Moment of Inertia

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Young's Double Slit Experiment

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Introduction to Vector Mathematics

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Rotational Motion Overview

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Interference, Diffraction & the Principle of Superposition

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Is Invisibility Possible?

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What is a Cyclotron?

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The Physics of Superheroes

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Force

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What is the physics of a car collision?

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Cathode Ray

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Oscillation

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Voltage

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Isobaric Process

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Torque

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Quark

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Impulse  Force over Time

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Power

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Inertia

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Time Dilation

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Acceleration

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Electrical Current

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Absolute Zero

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Electronics Overview

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Measurement Problem

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What is Loop Quantum Gravity?

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BoseEinstein Condensate

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Interesting and Useful Physics Blogs

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Mass

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Stellar Nucleosynthesis

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Work

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Laser

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Neutrino

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Proton

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Quantum Zeno Effect

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Isochoric Process

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Participatory Anthropic Principle (PAP)

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Density of Common Substances

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Vaporization

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brane

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Angular Momentum

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Plasma

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Hubble Volume

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Vector

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Muon

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Reductionism

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Photometry

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Buoyancy

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Condensation

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Holographic Principle

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Nuclear Fusion

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Luminous Ether

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Meissner Effect

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Gedankenexperiment

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Thermal Equilibrium

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Newton's Law of Gravity

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OneDimensional Kinematics: Motion Along a Straight Line

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TwoDimensional Kinematics: Motion in a Plane

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What Was the MichelsonMorley Experiment?

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Can Anything Move Faster Than the Speed of Light?

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Introduction to Newton's Laws of Motion

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Doppler Effect in Light: Red Shift & Blue Shift

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Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Do We Care?) by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

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Einstein's Theory of Relativity

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The History of Gravity

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Quantum Physics Overview

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What is Quantum Levitation (and How Does It Work)?

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What is String Theory?

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Dirac Delta Function

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What Is Quantum Gravity? Definition and Explanation

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What is the Higgs Field?

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EPR Paradox in Physics

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What Is the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics?

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What Is Quantum Entanglement?

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Does Quantum Physics Prove God's Existence?

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What Is Schrodinger's Cat?

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The Compton Effect in Physics

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What is Bell's Theorem?

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Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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The Photoelectric Effect

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What is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?

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Blackbody Radiation

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What is the Casimir Effect?

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Quantum Physics Books

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Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness

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What Is a Quantum Computer?

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De Broglie Hypothesis

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Is Consciousness Related to Quantum Physics?

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What is Unified Field Theory?

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Decoherence and the Measurement Problem

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What Is the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?

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What is Quantum Optics?

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Niels Bohr Institute

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Biography of Brian Cox

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Schrodinger Equation

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Stephen Hawking Biography

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Peter Higgs

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Pictures of Albert Einstein

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Leonard Susskind

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Sir Isaac Newton  Biographical Profile

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Michio Kaku Biography

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Paul Dirac

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Michael Faraday

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1969 Nobel Prize in Physics

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2015 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Jack Steinberger

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Lawrence Krauss  Biographical Profile

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Nobel Prize in Physics

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1932 Nobel Prize in Physics

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1987 Nobel Prize in Physics

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George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy & Stephen Hawking

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Books By and About Stephen Hawking

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Who Was Albert Einstein?

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Galileo Galilei  Biographical Profile

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Books about Albert Einstein & Relativity

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Niels Bohr  Biographical Profile

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Max Planck  Biographical Profile

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Richard P. Feynman  Biographical Profile

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Niels Bohr Quotes

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1933 Nobel Prize in Physics

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What Is ModelDependent Realism?

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NOVA: Einstein's Big Idea

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Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

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Books About and By Richard Feynman

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The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin

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Hiding in the Mirror by Lawrence Krauss

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Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases

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Introduction to Heat Transfer  How Does Heat Transfer?

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Thermodynamics Overview

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What Are Boltzmann Brains?

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What Are the States of Matter?

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Heat Current

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Laws of Thermodynamics

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What is a Thermodynamic Process?

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Calorimetry

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Does Time Really Exist? A Physicist's Perspective

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What is the Big Bang Theory?

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What Is the Twin Paradox? Real Time Travel

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What Is the Anthropic Principle?

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What Is Inflation Theory?

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How Big is the Observable Universe?

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What Is Cosmology?

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History of the Universe

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What Are the Types of Parallel Universes?

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Why Are There Multiple Universes?

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What is Hawking Radiation?

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LIGO  Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory

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Is Time Travel Possible?

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Why Do Stars Burn and What Happens When They Die?

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What is a Black Hole?

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The Star of Bethlehem  a physics overview of the Star of Bethlehem

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What is the AlpherBetheGamow Paper?

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Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS)