Free Online Physics (Other) Courses from Top Universities - Part 2

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Individuals can sign up for free, online classes in physics through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare platform. Topics discussed in Part 2 of this series address areas like quantum theory and the theory of relativity.
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Free Physics Courses

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the leading universities known for technical studies, offers a range of courses in physics for both undergrads and graduate students. These courses allow students to delve into theories from physicists like Albert Einstein and understand advanced topics in areas, such as particle physics and astrophysics. See Part 1 for previous physics courses discussed.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A variety of physics classes, many of which are tailored for graduate students, are offered online at MIT. Courses that deal with theoretical principles cover such topics as twin paradox and time dilation in Einstein's special theory of relativity, general relativity concepts like cosmology, black holes and differential geometry, as well as the quantum theory of solids, standard model, QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics), gravity and the theory of chiral perturbation.

Online learners can also complete advanced study in high energy particle physics, learn about astrophysics concepts like dark matter and stellar structure and examine Hamilton's principle, chaos, Liouville's theorem and nonlinear resonances. Also offered is a course that explores the physics of rock climbing. This course presents engineering problems and asks students to solve them.

Free Online Physics (Other) Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Introduction to Special Relativity course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Physics of Solids I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Physics of Rock Climbing course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Particle Physics II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Atomic and Optical Physics II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text, Video Yes No Yes
Strong Interactions: Effective Field Theories of QCD course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Astrophysics I course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes

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