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Teach yourself physics

Wherever in the world you are, you can now feed your mind with some of the best physics lectures, online courses and learning materials - all for free.

1. Physics for the 21st century Rated: 5/5 by users

Physics for the 21st century

An online course for adult learners that explores the frontiers of physics with videos, interactive simulations, and comprehensive notes. Covers the latest research from the subatomic world to the cosmos. Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

2. MIT online physics courses Rated: 2/5 by users

MIT online physics courses

Free undergraduate level physics courses from MIT, with lecture notes, assignments and exams with solutions. Great for independent study or revision.

3. Richard Feynman: Fun to imagine videos Rated: 3/5 by users

Richard Feynman: Fun to imagine videos

In these 10 minute video clips, legendary physicist Richard Feynman sits down in an armchair at his Californian home to explain the physics that underpins the world around us.

4. Physics for future presidents - online course Rated: 4/5 by users

Physics for future presidents - online course

The most interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with applications to current events. Also available on youtube.

5. Khan Academy Rated: 3/5 by users

Khan Academy

An impressive collection of simple and clearly explained video tutorials about a range of physics topics (as well as maths, chemistry and more) suitable for secondary school level students. Make sure you have your sound turned on.

6. The Physics Classroom Rated: 2/5 by users

The Physics Classroom

Comprehensive physics website started by a teacher covering forces, motion and optics, waves and electricity. Lots of animations, simulations and other handy learning tools.

7. Einstein Light: Einstein's Theory of Relativity Rated: 3/5 by users

Einstein Light: Einstein's Theory of Relativity

A fantastic interactive introduction to relativity, covering everything from the background to e=mc2 and special relativity.

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