Online resources

Introductory

Prof. David MacKay's lecture at Harvard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFosQtEqzSE

Prof. David MacKay's book (free pdf download, option 1, free pdf download option 2)

How quantum mechanics explains global warming (TedEd talk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJOO3xAjTk

Physical reasoning skills

Sunlight hitting a satellite. Extraterristial solar spectrum from 280 nm - 4000 nm extraterr_solar.zip, original data source

Visualizing data in Matlab, tutorial on basic plotting techniques.

Solar Radiation Monitoring Station (SoRMS) at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California Jan 9th data, original data source

Solar data for Oregon: http://solardat.uoregon.edu/NorthwestSolarResourceMaps.html

Energy in car battery versus time car_battery_2.zip

Fuel level in race car fuel_data_smth.zip.

CO2 concentration in atmosphere co2-ppm.zip, original data source.

Temperature of coffee after it is poured in a cup coffee.zip

Thermal physics

Light-matter interactions

Electromagnetic wave animation.

Simulation of wave interference for a 2-slit experiment

Video recording true single-photon double-slit interference

The double-slit wave interference experiment and single photons interfering with themselves: Youtube video (cheesy, but physics is correct).

Oscillating charge generates electromagnetic radiation:

Blackbody spectrum: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/blackbody-spectrum

Climate change

Chapter 4 of Archer's text book “Greenhouse gases” (free download)

Chicago model: http://climatemodels.uchicago.edu/modtran/

Berkeley earth temperature anomaly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHKGbxfiJ-k

Berkeley earth graphs: http://berkeleyearth.org/summary-of-findings/

Differential equations with boundary conditions

Photovoltaics

Online textbook describing the physics principles behind solar photovoltaics: http://pveducation.org/

Solar Radiation Monitoring Station (SoRMS) at Humboldt State University, Arcata, California Jan 9th data, original data source

Solar data for Oregon: http://solardat.uoregon.edu/NorthwestSolarResourceMaps.html

Wind energy

Batteries

Labs

Music

Audio spectrogram app for iphone: “SpectrumView” by Oxford Wave Research (free, but costs $2 to unlock the zoom feature)

Bugle plays taps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yQFvZsN43A

Nuclear

Satire