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Physics III: Vibrations and Waves - Fall 2004   

MIT 8.03 Physics III: Vibrations and Waves - Fall 2004

In addition to the traditional topics of mechanical vibrations and waves, coupled oscillators, and electro-magnetic radiation, students will also learn about musical instruments, red sunsets, glories, coronae, rainbows, haloes, X-ray binaries, neutron stars, black holes and big-bang cosmology.

OpenCourseWare presents another version of 8.03 that features a full set of lecture notes and take-home experiments.

OpenCourseWare also presents Professor Lewin's freshman physics course series 8.01 – Newtonian Mechanics - with a complete set of 35 video lectures from the Fall of 1999 and 8.02 - Electricity and Magnetism - with a complete set of 36 video lectures from the Spring of 2002.

Course Homepage: 8.03 Physics III: Vibrations and Waves Fall 2004

Course features at MIT OpenCourseWare page:

Complete MIT OCW video collection at MIT OpenCourseWare - VideoLectures.NET




Reviews and comments:

Comment1 Periklis, July 23, 2009 at 2:21 p.m.:

Thank you Mr. H.G.Lewin, your Lectures are been very helpful. It the most 'alive' Lectures I have ever seen. I am a student from physics department of Ioannina Greece. If you could, please put transcription like to the mechanics because we don't fully understand all the lecture. Thank you.

Comment2 ankit, September 19, 2009 at 6:12 p.m.:


Comment3 tusem esat, October 30, 2009 at 6:07 p.m.:

until I listened physic from you,I thought my high school teacher the best but know I understand you are the first-one

Comment4 Htain Linn, February 21, 2010 at 5:54 p.m.:

Sir , thanks alot for your teaching.
I got alot of help and understand about weight , spring and pendulum etc.
I studied already some of your lectures and try to get all of them.And waiting new of your inveting lectures.

Comment5 sandeep mahala, March 6, 2011 at 2:34 a.m.:

sir , physics was my passion but after seening commitment to the subject and the way you provide feel physics has become my life. i my self is physics teacher training students for jee in india and now i want to reveal them the hudden beauty you showedto us . my life last wish wouldbe sitting in ur live class at MIT. RESPECT you

Comment6 sidali, April 29, 2011 at 10:13 p.m.:

i'am going to cry , you're the best teacher that i never seen before .i hope to meet one day , and to study at MIT .thank you so much prof W.LEWIN sidali/algeria

Comment7 stefano, August 25, 2011 at 8:47 p.m.:

great teacher

Comment8 Aaditya, August 30, 2011 at 2:03 p.m.:

Sir, You are great..I have no words for your way of teaching. You are simply amazing. I just wish to be able to see you and be your student...!!

Comment9 Roland Ojeruse, January 19, 2012 at 12:34 p.m.:

From Nigeria. Thank you so much sir. I hope to be like you someday being a blessing to the entire world. God bless you. Would appreciate if we can get a video lecture on Quantum Mechanics too.

Comment10 Felipe Matus, January 30, 2012 at 3:44 p.m.:

Mister GREAT TEACHER, I would love to have more techaers like you at college (no only in Chile, in the whole world). You really know how to caught attention from the students. I love your classes!!! I hope some day meet you. Wish you the best.

Comment11 A.Aslim, May 15, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.:

Sir, iam a advanced level student from sri lanka. I al ready sitted my first attempt. But i cant to entrance enginnering faculty. But i got the univercity entrance. Now i am trying to go engineering faculty. My first shy results combined maths B(good pass), physics C(crdit pass), chemistry C.
Now iam studying well hard with ur lecturers.sir iam really feeling a improvement with ur classes. Thank u very much sir. My exam will held (physics) 10th august. thank u sir.

Comment12 Sbusiso.JM Dube , February 27, 2013 at 9:34 p.m.:

The great one,the mighty one,the mister mind.indeed prof Lewin you are the best....ol de way from south africa

Comment13 Sun, April 17, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.:

Prof. Lewin, You are not just a teacher !
I have entire collection of your lectures on physics 8.01,02,03 all in my computer !

I Like you, respect you, love you and hope to meet you someday !

Man, you are awesome !!! I wish we were related !

Comment14 h, July 16, 2013 at 9:39 a.m.:

plz help me whati can download courses videos?

Comment15 C.D, September 13, 2013 at 5:54 a.m.:

Dear Professor Lewin. You are God gift to the world. I have shed so much tears of joy listening to your lectures. Thank you so much.

Comment16 Hossein, December 11, 2014 at 5:19 p.m.:

Does any one have the subtitles?
If the answer is yes,can you please send it to me?

Comment17 Harold (Sonny) St. Amant, May 2, 2015 at 5 a.m.:

Professor Lewin,
I just finished viewing your Physics 802 lectures, via YouTube. I viewed your 801 lectures as well. Being currently 63, I thoroughly enjoyed, and learned a great deal, even though I've taken both courses (at another college). You have an incredible knack for teaching, and a great deal of care for your students. Maybe if this universe experiences The Big Crunch, and "Bangs" again,it is my wish to sit in on your 801 and 802 lectures in person. Hope to see you in a few hundred trillion or a couple of quadrillion years (may I use a calculator? I currently use a Texas Instruments TI 92).
Sincerely, H. St. Amant, Temple, Texas

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