For the Love of Physics (Walter Lewin’s Last Lecture)

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On May 16, 2011, Professor of Physics Emeritus Walter Lewin returned to MIT lecture hall 26-100 for a physics talk and book signing, complete with some of his most famous physics demonstrations to celebrate the publication of his new book For The Love Of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time – A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics, written with Warren Goldstein.

Note: Due to a serious complaint against Dr. Lewin, MIT has revoked Dr. Lewin’s title of Professor Emeritus as of December 2014.
See https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/lewin-courses-removed-1208 and http://tech.mit.edu/V134/N60/walterlewin.html.

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Danero says:

Just a random dumb fourteen year old here, watching a lecture..

Suman Dhakal says:

wow . Great to watch

Gautham Krishna.S says:

he is funny…… lol love him

سالم الشموسي says:

i love physics

Intuitive Learning says:

6.29 at that time in the left of the screen is that prof. Gilbert?? I mean I could be wrong but he sure looks him.
Edit: Nah its not prof. Gilbert I thought he was

Joey van Kouwenberg says:

His accent :')

Deep Joshi says:

The next thing i m going to watch is that dotted line video he mentioned. 😛

Morgan Ahoff says:

But…sitting on the ball wouldn't raise the mass and shorten the pendulum. As far as the pendulum is concerned, his mass is a point mass at the point of contact with the ball. Just like when you're riding a bike and you stand on the pedals: your mass becomes a point mass at the crank axel, instead of being partially on the seat. So Walter didn't need to stretch out horizontally (and painfully) for the measurement…though it offered great theatrical effect.

Cheeki Breeki says:

Another fucker stole my last name

Raihaan Hussain says:

I was watching cooking shows. How the fuck did I end up here…

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Fuck Google+ says:

What a racist moron. BIH Nazi bitch.

Robert says:

I understood why I did not like school. Because the lessons were boring. Teachers. Take this master's example. Peace.

John Holmes says:

Cringe @ 'murican WOOHOO audience culture in a fucking university lecture.

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