Course Introduction | MIT 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002

8.02 Classical Theory of Electromagnetism. In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (aka Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass Spectrometers, Red Sunsets, Blue Skies, Haloes around Sun and Moon, Color Perception, Doppler Effect, Big-Bang Cosmology. View the complete course at: ocw.mit.edu License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at ocw.mit.edu More courses at ocw.mit.edu
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24 Replies to “Course Introduction | MIT 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002”

  1. Maybe it is just me. But whenever I listen to his speech without looking at the video I always imagined of Arsene Wenger. His voice and accent are like Arsene Wenger’s.

  2. Guys I have studied Basic Electricity and Some other similar classes in an institute where we did a lot of work on almost all Electrical and Electronic components and theories… So I dunno if I really would benefit from this class or not? Is there a physics placement test of some sort that might be useful??? So I can save my time cause there are 36 lectures in this class which nearly amount to 36 hours so that is a day and a half of studying physics that I already know!

  3. Hmm…? The according to the Lorentz force the force due to magnetic fields act perpendicularly to the motion of charges, not in the direction of displacement. Magnetic fields do no work.

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  5. Electric fields are gradient fields. In other words they’re conservative, if you go around a close curve in the field, the net work is 0. So no, you cannot use electric fields alone to create a motor. However magnetic fields are not conservative, going around a loop does provide work which you can use to build a motor. Hope it helps.

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  10. I have only seen two videos of him yet, but I have subscribed right away. And I hope that I will finally stop hating physics, but like, NO love it 😉 I love the ideas so much, the thinking, the things you can do with it, but our teacher can do nothing than be angry at us, yell at us, and tell us we aren’t doing things right and that physics are SO DAMN HARD! D: This makes me so demotivated, while I once used to love physics…! Thank you, Walter Lewin!

  11. i find it funny how every singe lecture video on youtube by MIT and such attracts lots of comments like yours. sort of like, OMG you are so awesome and my teacher sucks! 10 seconds of this video gives me more info that all the lessons i took in my life! yeah, every single professor on youtube is a “rare” type and those in real life all suck.

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