Physics I

Basic physics
  1. Introduction to symmetry
  2. Non-inertial reference frames
  3. Why are negative temperatures hot?
  4. Why does evaporation cool you down? Why is packing with ice better than packing with cold metal?
  5. On applied mathematics and idealizations (walls, reservoirs, waves, noise, particles)
  6. Continuum mechanics
Experimental physics
  1. Basic measurements: astronomy
  2. Basic measurements: Radius, mass of the earth
  3. Important experiments: Michelson-Morley
  4. Important experiments: Double-slit
  5. Important experiments: UV catastrophe, Poiynting vector
  6. Important experiments: Oil drop etc. etc.
  7. Important experiments: GR stuff
Resources
  • The discovery of dynamics (Barbour)

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