On the Various Forces of Nature

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(4 stars; 9 reviews)

A non-mathematical survey of the fundamental forces of nature and some relationships among them. This is a series of lectures aimed at young people. He starts off with the most fundamental and familiar forces of all: Gravity and Heat. Then by a progression of examples and experiments goes on to describe atomic/molecular adhesion in solids, liquids and gases, which he groups under the rubric of "Chemical Affinity". And, no collection of Faraday's theories could omit his discoveries in Electricity and Magnetism. (Summary by William A Jones) (3 hr 47 min)


00 Preface 4:47 Read by William Allan Jones
01 Lecture 1 Part 1 The Force of Gravitation 16:53 Read by William Allan Jones
02 Lecture 1 Part 2 The Force of Gravitation 21:47 Read by William Allan Jones
03 Lecture 2 Part 1 Gravitation Cohesion 20:20 Read by sanjayparikh
04 Lecture 2 Part 2 Gravitation Cohesion 16:47 Read by sanjayparikh
05 Lecture 3 Part 1 Cohesion, Chemical Affinity 20:18 Read by sanjayparikh
06 Lecture 3 Part 2 Cohesion, Chemical Affinity 15:50 Read by sanjayparikh
07 Lecture 4 Chemical Affinity, Heat 27:46 Read by Michele Fry
08 Lecture 5 Magnetism, Electricity 23:57 Read by Owlivia
09 Lecture 6 Correlation of the Physical Forces 26:50 Read by Owlivia
10 Lighthouse Illumination, the Electric Light 22:20 Read by Marvin
11 Lecture Notes 10:00 Read by realisticspeakers


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(5 stars)

Loved these lectures about the generalized physical forces in nature. I loved imagining being in the lecture with great descriptions of the experiments. if only I had the reference illustrations for a better understanding, but everything was very well explained as such for a younger audience.