Lectures on Physics has been derived from Benjamin Crowell's Light and Matter series of free introductory textbooks on physics. See the editorial for more information....

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C datingC Dating
calculusApplications of Calculus
cannonA Cannon
capacitorEnergy stored in a capacitor
car accidentGetting rear-ended
car crashA car crash
car tirePressure in a car tire
 Types of Motion
Carnot engineHeat engines
 Entropy isn’t changed by a Carnot engine
 Entropy is increased by a non-Carnot engine
 Using a refrigerator to decrease entropy?
cartAccelerating a cart
 Rain falling into a moving cart
cathode ray tubeEmission of electrons in a cathode ray tube
cathode raysThe Electron
cell membraneIons moving across a cell membrane
Celsius scaleThermal Expansion
center of massNewton’s First Law
 Types of Motion
 Summary - Motion
center of mass frameA collision of pool balls viewed in the c.m. frame
ChadwickThe discovery of the neutron
chargeCharge, Electricity and Magnetism
 Quantization of Charge
 Summary - Charges
CharonPluto and Charon
cheatingMillikan’s Fraud
chemical elementsThe Chemical Elements
chemical energyA Numerical Scale of Energy
ChernobylRadioactive contamination at Chernobyl
circuitSummary - Electricity
circular motionSummary - Circular Motion
classification of forcesClassification and Behavior of Forces
closed systemSummary - Momentum
cockroachScaling Applied to Biology
collapseCollapse of the Nimitz Freeway in an earthquake
collisionSummary - Momentum
colorColor and refraction
color codeResistors
cometHigh Energy Impact
 The Tail of a Comet
comet impactEnergy released by a comet impact
compassA magnetic compass
concave lensLenses
conservation of chargeCharge, Electricity and Magnetism
 Summary - Charges
conservation of energyEnergy
 You take the high road and I’ll take the low road
 Summary - Energy
 How new forms of energy are discovered
conservation of massEnergy
 Conservation of mass
conservation of momentumConservation of Momentum
 Summary - Momentum
conversion factorsConversions
convex lensLenses
correspondence principleThe correspondence principle for mass-energy
coulombCharge, Electricity and Magnetism
Coulomb's lawCharge, Electricity and Magnetism
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cross-sectional areaDependence of resistance on cross-sectional area
CRTEmission of electrons in a cathode ray tube
curriculumGeorg Simon Ohm
 Isaac Newton
cyclePeriod, Frequency, and Amplitude

Last Update: 2011-03-23