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4434The Greek University Network (GU.Net II): Creative Commons Open Courses Platform for Higher Education, Life-long Learning, and MOOCs
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The Greek University Network (GU.Net II) is the Creative Commons "Open Courses" Greek Platform for Higher Education, Life-long Learning, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Currently, 1400 Creative Commons Open Courses are offered, mainly in Greek, by the GU.Net II Education Consortium (22 Greek Institutes for Higher Education and 12+ Greek Universities). All courses use Open Creative Commons (CC) licensed resources and materials and an Open Source Platform maintained by the Greek University Network II. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 21:41:41 -0700College Physics
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'Welcome to College Physics, an OpenStax College resource created with several goals in mind: accessibility, affordability, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging learners toward high levels of learning. Instructors and students alike will find that this textbook offers a strong foundation in introductory physics, with algebra as a prerequisite. It is available for free online and in low-cost print and e-book editions.College Physics is organized such that topics are introduced conceptually with a steady progression to precise definitions and analytical applications. The analytical aspect (problem-solving) is tied back to the conceptual before moving on to another topic. Each introductory chapter, for example, opens with an engaging photograph relevant to the subject of the chapter and interesting applications that are easy for most students to visualize.This book is written for you. It is based on the teaching and research experience of numerous physicists and influenced by a strong recollection of their own struggles as students. After reading this book, we hope you see that physics is visible everywhere. Applications range from driving a car to launching a rocket, from a skater whirling on ice to a neutron star spinning in space, and from taking your temperature to taking a chest X-ray.'Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:01:19 -0700Go-Lab Portal
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The Go-Lab Portal is a collection of remote and virtual science laboratories suitable for students aged from 10 to 18 years old. Online labs for physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, math, and other subject domains are available. You can select online labs suitable for your class and combine them with other learning resources of your choice in the so-called Inquiry Learning Spaces (ILS). You can structure your ILS according to the phases of the inquiry learning process, add online labs, supportive inquiry learning apps, videos, documents, and other media, and share the ILS with your students. Each student can login to the ILS and use personalized infrastructure to conduct online experiments. Learning analytics engine is available.Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:04:09 -0700Real View Medical Holography: Interactive Live 3D Holography for Medical Applications
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Real View Imaging Systems has introduced Live 3D Holographic Interactive "Image Intimacy (TM)" enabling real-time direct and precise interaction within the "floating" volumetric image allowing the users the full freedom to literally engage with the 3D "in air" image. It's easy to imagine Live 3D Holographic Interactive Images (disruptive innovation) eventually being used by University Medical School classrooms as a developmental tool for training medical students as a way to better understand and study Human Anatomy & Physiology, including the aetiology of human diseases by providing and using Interactive Live 3D Holographic/fMRI Patient Medical Histories. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:32:31 -0700Remodeling Reality Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern Worldview
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This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon.'"Remodeling Reality: The Impact of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics on Our Worldview” is focused on the conceptual and philosophical aspects of modern physics and the personalities of the physicists responsible for introducing these revolutionary ideas. It can be used as the primary text for a one-semester course aimed at Liberal Arts students or as supplementary reading in traditional courses in Modern Physics or Quantum Mechanics.'Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:01:57 -0700Physics Simulations from cK-12 Foundation
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The nonprofit CK-12 Foundation has generated nearly 100 new, free-to-use, tablet and laptop-ready, HTML5-based, interactive physics simulations (SIMs).Physics SIMS are:Appropriate for middle school, high school, and introductory college level physicsBuilt upon everyday examples, not laboratory models.Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, covering a full year of introductory physicsDriven by curiosityOpen-ended and interactiveResponsive and customizableEach simulation is tied to one or more concepts in the cK-12 library of learning modalities, including textbook content, videos, interactive practice problems, and other resources. Use of these simulations requires you to register for a free account; you can also link your use to your Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, or Google account. Wed, 27 May 2015 10:41:33 -0700Study notes for Statistical Physics
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This is a free textbook from Bookboon.'This is an academic textbook for a one-semester course in statistical physics at honours BSc level. It is in three parts and begins with a unified treatment of equilibrium systems, based on the concept of the statistical ensemble, in which the usual combinatorial calculation only has to be worked out once. In the second part, it deals with strongly interacting systems in terms of many-body theory, including the virial expansion and critical phenomena at the level of mean-field theory. The third, and last, part of the book is concerned with time-dependence; and, it begins with a classical treatment of the paradox posed by the `arrow of time'. This is the question of why macroscopic systems are irreversible when their constituent microscopic interactions are reversible in time. It then treats the derivation of transport equations, linear response theory, and quantum dynamics. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on a clear, concise exposition, with all steps being clearly explained.'Tue, 19 May 2015 14:01:21 -0700Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
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'This course of 25 lectures, filmed at Cornell University in Spring 2014, is intended for newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. It closely follows Prof. Strogatz's book, "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering.״ The mathematical treatment is friendly and informal, but still careful. Analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition are stressed. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors. A unique feature of the course is its emphasis on applications. These include airplane wing vibrations, biological rhythms, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, chaotic waterwheels, and even a technique for using chaos to send secret messages. In each case, the scientific background is explained at an elementary level and closely integrated with the mathematical theory. The theoretical work is enlivened by frequent use of computer graphics, simulations, and videotaped demonstrations of nonlinear phenomena.The essential prerequisite is single-variable calculus, including curve sketching, Taylor series, and separable differential equations. In a few places, multivariable calculus (partial derivatives, Jacobian matrix, divergence theorem) and linear algebra (eigenvalues and eigenvectors) are used. Fourier analysis is not assumed, and is developed where needed. Introductory physics is used throughout. Other scientific prerequisites would depend on the applications considered, but in all cases, a first course should be adequate preparation.'Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:34:44 -0800Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
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'This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors.A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on applications. These include mechanical vibrations, lasers, biological rhythms, superconducting circuits, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, genetic control systems, chaotic waterwheels, and even a technique for using chaos to send secret messages. In each case, the scientific background is explained at an elementary level and closely integrated with the mathematical theory.Richly illustrated, and with many exercises and worked examples, this book is ideal for an introductory course at the junior/senior or first-year graduate level. It is also ideal for the scientist who has not had formal instruction in nonlinear dynamics, but who now desires to begin informal study. The prerequisites are multivariable calculus and introductory physics.'Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:28:29 -0800Fizika virusov
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This video was recorded at Znanstveni večeri - Univerza v Novi Gorici. Predstavil bom nekatera nova spoznanja o delovanju in strukturi preprostih bakterijskih virusov. Le-ta temeljijo na uporabi novih fizikalnih tehnik, kot je optična pinceta in metoda osmotskega stresa, pri raziskovanja virusov. Opisal bom nekatera osnovna načela strukture preprostih virusov in pojasnil, kako interakcije med segmenti molekule DNK v virusu vodijo do načela "osmotske vzmeti״.Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:55:04 -0800