The Mechanical Universe: 52 Utterly Useful Physics Lectures from Caltech

“The Mechanical Universe” is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videos, filmed at the California Institute of Technology, covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course from Copernicus to quantum mechanics

Each program in the series opens and closes with Caltech Professor David Goodstein providing philosophical, historical, and often humorous insight into the subject at hand while lecturing to his freshman physics class. Although the series was designed as a college-level course, “thousands of high school teachers across the US came to depend on it for instructional and inspirational use,” Goodstein says.

This series surpass many science documentaries today with its content. So, we have curated all its episodes for you. We believe they will leave a huge impact on you.

Ali Kaya


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