Physics III: Vibrations and Waves

Course Description

In addition to the traditional topics of mechanical vibrations and waves, coupled oscillators, and electro-magnetic radiation, students will also learn about musical instruments, red sunsets, glories, coronae, rainbows, haloes, X-ray binaries, neutron stars, black holes and big-bang cosmology.

Course Introduction Video

Physics III: Vibrations and Waves
This is a picture of Prof. Lewin, taken by Prof. Lewin. It was the "Astronomy Picture of the Day" (APOD) on September 13, 2004. It was also presented to his 8.03 students as a challenge to obtain extra course credit if they were able to explain this phenomenon. On December 7, Prof. Lewin revealed the physics (and demonstrated it) in his lecture #22. The solution can be found here:
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shibnath lahiri wrote 8 years ago.
I have gone through Lecture 2,3 & 6. it is a wonderful
experience. the way of approaching the problems are from the
point of view of physics. so mathematics looks simpler. I
have gained a lot from it.

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