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MIT 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism - Spring 2002

8.02 is a second-semester freshman physics class in electromagnetism. The website features lecture notes, problem sets with solutions, exams with solutions, links to related resources, and a complete set of videotaped lectures. The 36 video lectures on Electricity and Magnetism, by Professor Lewin, were recorded on the MIT campus during the Spring of 2002. Prof. Lewin is well-known at MIT and beyond for his dynamic and engaging lecture style. Course Description 8.02 Classical Theory of Electromagnetism. In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass Spectrometers, Red Sunsets, Blue Skies, Haloes around Sun and Moon, Color Perception, Doppler Effect, Big-Bang Cosmology.

OpenCourseWare presents another version of 8.02T: Electricity and Magnetism.

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 8.03 - Vibrations and Waves - with a complete set of 23 video lectures from the Fall of 2004.

Course Homepage: 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism Spring 2002

Course features at MIT OpenCourseWare page:

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





Reviews and comments:

Comment1 sudeera, May 21, 2009 at 7:15 p.m.:

These are very interesting lectures.... very help full to me. Comprehensive, more practical approach. Keep up the good work.

Comment2 Lekjai, April 22, 2011 at 6:11 p.m.:

Thank you for all the work you done. Even thought i am not capable to enter MIT but i have the knowledge and understanding beyond my fellow classmate. Really grateful for that.

Comment3 fatimabpla, April 29, 2012 at 12:23 p.m.:

thank you very math

Comment4 madhusudan, May 7, 2012 at 5:47 a.m.:

hi sir i like ur videos very much. these are very informative and intresting.i learn many things from u

Comment5 TonyStark, June 29, 2012 at 7:38 p.m.:

This is fantastic! Thanks! I love the teaching style

Comment6 anurag, August 27, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.:

Lectures are very good but try to include also "class feeling" into them by showing class also for some time because you also need to understand how the class is following what are its emotions and it also becomes motivating because you feel like you sit in the class not only to view the sir all time apart from listening but also watch students.

Comment7 Masoud, June 23, 2013 at 11:14 p.m.:

Can I download subtitle of this course anywhere???
Can somebody help me for that???

Comment8 freethisone, September 17, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.:

dear reader i hope to reach out to Walter himself so i can thank him , and also share the incredible footage made understanding with his lectures.

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"the reflection of nibiru"

Comment9 houshang, November 9, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.:

Hello Prof. W. l.

Thank u.
Honestly i dont know and cant use more words to state appreciation.
i thank u seriously and honestly.

a student-teacher from Iran.

Comment10 kamal, December 14, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.:

if you want download these videos you have only click on the video and an other page web appear and download videothat's all

Comment11 Oloo Michael Otieno, March 23, 2015 at 2:10 p.m.:

So good and superb!!

Comment12 Oloo Michael Otieno, March 23, 2015 at 2:33 p.m.:

So encouraging! Keep itup folks!!!

Comment13 nick, April 7, 2015 at 6:03 a.m.:

I dont't care what he said to some girl online, removing these lectures won't help. His misconduct should indeed be punished, but only students are hurt by this. I finally found lectures worth watching and they get removed....

Comment14 Sahil, April 9, 2015 at 8:47 a.m.:

sincere thanks to you sir and you are a true GENIUS.I am just into this profession of teaching as I loved teaching and now I certainly feel that I will surely love teaching Physics. One can not ask for anything more.

Comment15 noman ijaz warraich, May 12, 2015 at 10:37 a.m.:

I love the teaching methodology. little experiments awesome man.

Comment16 Mauritius, October 6, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.:


Comment17 John Justin, October 28, 2015 at 3:49 a.m.:

Professor Lewin is the best physics teacher in the galaxy!!

Thank you for your incredible insight and teaching way.

Comment18 kiran, October 28, 2016 at 7:34 a.m.:

Best lectures. Thank you Prof. Lewin

Comment19 steve, August 14, 2017 at 3:40 p.m.:

Hi guys,

How come the videos for are available for "MIT 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism - Spring 2002" but none of the Course Materials are? Is there any way we can access them?


Comment20 ripu, October 28, 2018 at 6:29 a.m.:

Everything is available at:

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