Interview with Walter H. Lewin

author: Walter H. G. Lewin, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 10, 2008,   recorded: September 1999,   views: 17531
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)

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Many of the Walter Lewin Lectures on Physics at MIT have been shown for over six years on UWTV in Seattle, reaching an audience of about four million people. Lewin personally responded to hundreds of e-mail requests that he received per year from UWTV viewers. For fifteen years he was on MIT Cable TV, with programs aired 24 hours per day helping freshmen with their weekly homework assignments. Lewin also teaches video courses on Newtonian Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Vibrations and Waves, which can be viewed from the MIT OpenCourseWare web site. His MIT lectures for science teachers and for middle school students can be viewed on MIT World. Various lecturers all around the world make use of these lectures to teach their students.

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Reviews and comments:

Comment1 Tansel, March 3, 2009 at 5:37 p.m.:

Thank you Sir,
I just saw your lessons.I am very happy to see and will continue to watch all your lessons.

Comment2 JOSE, March 11, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.:

Mr. Lewin,

I am a former mathematics teacher. You are a great model and inspiration for anyone interested in teaching.
Thank you.

Comment3 Nicolás URU, September 21, 2009 at 4:23 p.m.:

I hope some day in the near future wonderfull human beings like you Walter could be reachable for others interested in knowing beauty of life. I love physics, but now in my 30´s I´m looking for the teacher I ever wish thinking..."is it late for me?"

Comment4 Moazzam, April 5, 2010 at 10:33 a.m.:

I love your teaching style Sir!
Moazzam, Pakistan.

Comment5 Mikhail Solow, December 2, 2010 at 2:16 a.m.:

Mr. Lewin, I stumbled on one of your lectures, "The Wonders of Electricity and Magnetism" on the MIT Open site.
You briefly glanced over the question of what is electricity and you brushed it aside. I would like to know your definition or explanation of that elusive phenomenon Energy-Electricity-Gravity-Magnetism. I would be forever grateful to you for the enlightenment on those subjects.
I have done studies on the same topics and have come to my own conclusions, so I want to know if I am right.

Comment6 Kayihura, December 17, 2011 at 5 p.m.:

Walter, you Rock! you made my physics much simple to understand, Be cool.

Comment7 jitendra, November 8, 2012 at 2:06 a.m.:

i am from india studying at home . i wholeheartly saying that walter lewin was the best physics teacher i ever seen

Comment8 Riaz, February 12, 2013 at 10:56 p.m.:

Dr. Lewin,
I am a Doctoral student in Dowling College. My research interest is integration of Informational and Communication Technology in physics Education. After watching your lectures, I think that teaching with technology is not as effective as a teacher demonstration with lecture in classroom.

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