Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

Course Description

8.02 is a second-semester freshman physics class in electromagnetism. The 36 video lectures on Electricity and Magnetism, by Professor Lewin, were recorded on the MIT campus during the Spring of 2002. Prof. Lewin is well-known for his dynamic and engaging lecture style.

Course Introduction Video

Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
Professor Walter Lewin photographed during a demonstration bouncing a balloon (sprayed with conducting paint) between his head and a small Van de Graaff generator. This demonstration can be viewed on the video of Lecture #2. (Image courtesy of Markos Hankin, MIT Physics Department Lecture Demonstration Group.)
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Video Lectures & Study Materials

# Lecture Play Lecture
I. Electrostatics & Electric Fields
1 Coulomb's Law & Electric Force (47:14) Play Video
2 Electric Field (48:13) Play Video
3 Gauss's Law & Electric Flux (50:12) Play Video
4 Electric Energy (49:02) Play Video
5 Conductor & Electrostatic Shielding (50:03) Play Video
6 High-Voltage Breakdown (53:02) Play Video
II. Electric Circuits
7 Capacitance & Field Energy (49:24) Play Video
8 Polarization & Dielectrics (50:54) Play Video
9 Ohm's Law, Resistivity & Currents (48:43) Play Video
10 Kirchhoff's Rule & Power (50:01) Play Video
III. Magnetism
11 Magnetic Field & Lorentz Force (49:51) Play Video
12 Review Exam 1 (50:32) Play Video
13 Moving Charges in B-Fields (50:10) Play Video
14 Biot-Savart Law (50:10) Play Video
15 Ampere's Law & Solenoids (47:18) Play Video
IV. Electromagnetic Induction
16 Faraday's Law & Lenz Law (51:24) Play Video
17 Motional Electromotive Force (50:47) Play Video
18 Displacement Current (51:03) Play Video
19 Superconductivity and Levitating Bullet Trains (49:35) Play Video
20 Inductance & Magnetic Field Energy (51:50) Play Video
21 Dia-, Para- & Ferromagnetism (46:19) Play Video
22 Maxwell's Equations (53:54) Play Video
23 Review Exam 2 (49:53) Play Video
V. Electromagnetic Waves
24 Transformers & RC Circuits (50:08) Play Video
25 Resonance & Driven LRC Circuit (50:10) Play Video
26 Traveling Waves & Standing Waves (51:37) Play Video
27 Electromagnetic Waves and Radar and Lasers (46:50) Play Video
28 Polarization & Oscillating Charges (51:11) Play Video
29 Color and Reflection (49:54) Play Video
30 Polarizers (51:24) Play Video
31 Rainbows (50:38) Play Video
32 Review Exam 3 (51:20) Play Video
VI. Applications
33 Interferometers (50:52) Play Video
34 Telescopes (52:16) Play Video
35 Doppler Effect & The Big Bang (48:44) Play Video
36 My Early Astronomy Research Years at MIT (49:25) Play Video


Displaying 17 comments:

PAUL ESOLA wrote 11 years ago.
Excellent-very helpful in my physics studies

Md.Momen Khan wrote 11 years ago.
Where there is a will,there is a way.So march forward on
your way.

Md.Momen Khan wrote 11 years ago.
know the mistreous world

Md.Momen Khan wrote 11 years ago.
know the mistreous world

Md.Momen Khan wrote 11 years ago.
know yourselves

fblin wrote 12 years ago.
The explanation of the 2 different lecture has to do with
the loops whether they include dflux/dt or not. If you
don't include it in the voltmeter analisys you get
inconsistences. Remmeber the Ohm's Law doesn't hold!
Faraday's Law does. (Volmeter is a big resistor and
you need to include dflux in the closed loop if it encircles
a dflux/dt).

banlue wrote 12 years ago.
I watched 11 videos, they were so good. Most of them
contained at least 2 samples I never aware. This solves the
problems why I always confuse myself when doing thought

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