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06-01-2013, 01:11 AM
Wanting to learn physics
I am interested in physics and wish to go to university for the subject, however I am too old to go to a high school to take physics 20-30. So I was wondering if anyone on here knows some good sources for learning taking these classes for free. I wish I could be in a classroom to take these classes, because I would be asking so many questions to make sure I understood everything right. I have taken physics 20 before, but not physics 30. However I still want to catch up on the stuff in physics 20.

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06-01-2013, 01:39 AM
RE: Wanting to learn physics
High School Level physics?

Try this:

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics
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06-01-2013, 02:19 AM
RE: Wanting to learn physics
(06-01-2013 01:39 AM)trikeramolubi Wrote:  High School Level physics?

Try this:

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics
Going to bed soon so just took a quick look, but that looks great, thank you.

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06-01-2013, 04:18 AM
RE: Wanting to learn physics
Khan Academy is great. My high-school aged daughter is in a charter school that specifically focuses on math and science, and several teachers there assign Khan Academy homework (in addition to regular studies, of course, else they'd be really lazy).

But, cool as Khan is, if you really want to learn physics fast, you can't beat MinutePhysics on YouTube...

(Just kidding, mostly; MinutePhysics is great but you're not likely to pass any classes because of it - still great fun to watch and learn).

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06-01-2013, 06:16 AM
RE: Wanting to learn physics
Yes, Khan Academy is awesome! Here's another link I use now and then: Hyperphysics. It's more in-depth, but it allows you to better understand various concepts in various fields of physics.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html

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06-01-2013, 06:53 AM (This post was last modified: 06-01-2013 07:19 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Wanting to learn physics
There are free online courses at
Yale : http://oyc.yale.edu/physics
MIT : http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/index.htm
I think Harvard and Stanford also have free online courses.
I suspect there are many other universities that have at least intro to Physics free online. https://www.coursera.org/
Here's a bunch more : http://www.openculture.com/physics_free_courses

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06-01-2013, 04:25 PM
RE: Wanting to learn physics
Thanks everyone

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06-01-2013, 04:37 PM
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And hang out in the science forums here - there's always something interesting being posted and discussed. Thumbsup

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08-01-2013, 06:27 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECFE3074A4CB751B2B

Yale offers an open course in physics. I'd strongly suggest you checking this one out (amongst other open courses Yale offers). But if you really are interested in physics then I'd suggest just taking a class at your local community college. Hands-on experience is better than any youtube video or online lecture.

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08-01-2013, 06:32 PM
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(08-01-2013 06:27 PM)seventhmoon Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECFE3074A4CB751B2B

Yale offers an open course in physics. I'd strongly suggest you checking this one out (amongst other open courses Yale offers). But if you really are interested in physics then I'd suggest just taking a class at your local community college. Hands-on experience is better than any youtube video or online lecture.
I would do that if I was near a college and had the money Confused

I'd like to start at the university level when I move and go to university, I don't want to have to take physics 20 and 30 there, just more money down the drain, and more time wasted, might as well use this time now to get up to date with free alternatives.

I absolutely want a career in physics, I can't imagine doing something different. Except maybe neurology Consider

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