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 The Electronic "Feynman Lectures on Physics"

From 1961 to 1963, Richard Feynman delivered a series of lectures at Caltech that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces, taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, includes the most approachable material from the series. The book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks or on your computer with iTunes.


David Goodstein - The Mechanical Universe "The Mechanical Universe" video series

“The Mechanical Universe,” is a critically-acclaimed series of 52 thirty-minute videos covering the basic topics of an introductory university physics course. Each program in the series opens and closes with Caltech Professor David Goodstein providing philosophical, historical and often humorous insight into the subject at hand while lecturing to his freshman physics class. The series contains hundreds of computer animation segments, created by Dr. James F. Blinn, as the primary tool of instruction. Dynamic location footage and historical re-creations are also used to stress the fact that science is a human endeavor.

The series was originally produced as a broadcast telecourse in 1985 by Caltech and Intelecom, Inc. with program funding from the Annenberg/CPB Project.

The online version of "The Mechanical Universe" is sponsored by the Information Science and Technology initiative at Caltech.


 The Caltech Archives

The Institute Archives serves as the collective memory of Caltech by preserving the papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history, from 1891 to the present. Digital archives include oral histories, lab notes, and more. Researchers will also find here a wealth of sources for the history of science and technology worldwide, stretching from the time of Copernicus to the present.