Friday, January 16, 2009

Understanding Einstein

Open Culture brings us another great opportunity to learn from Stanford professors online. Stanford is posting on YouTube and iTunes Leonard Susskind's lectures from his fall course about Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The course is part of a larger sequence of continuing education courses titled Understanding Modern Physics. The first lecture in the series is now posted and the others are scheduled to follow on a weekly basis. You can subscribe to the YouTube playlist to get all of the lectures in sequence. I've embedded below the first lecture from Dr. Susskind's fall course.

Applications for Education
This course, just as with most courses in Open Culture's collection of free online courses, is a good opportunity for college bound high school students to get a good preview of the type of material they will see in college. Theses courses also provide good supplementary materials for advanced placement courses as well as home school curriculum.