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500+ Online Physics Courses You Can Take for Free

From celestial objects to the quantum world, get your physics knowledge on with this selection of courses.

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From the deployment of the striking James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s flagship astrophysics project, to the expansion of ATLAS, CERN’s ongoing experiment to uncover the mysteries of subatomic particles, the field of physics is bubbling with activity.

And as the field continues to grow, so does the number of physics online courses offered by the best universities around the world. Fortunately, Class Central has been keeping track of them for you.

In this article, we’ve compiled a comprehensive selection of physics courses on a wide variety of subfields.

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For your convenience, we’ve broken down the list by topic. Click on a subject to jump to the corresponding section:

So do take a look at the list below. Whatever your interest in physics — whether it’s introductory physics, Einstein’s relativity, or simple curiosity — dive in and increase your understanding of the basic building blocks of the world around us.

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Introductory Physics Online Courses

How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
University of Virginia via Coursera
An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.
★★★★★ (28 ratings)

Fundamentals of Physics
Yale University via YouTube
This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.

Space, Time and Einstein
Columbia University via World Science U
Join a visual and conceptual introduction to Einstein’s spectacular insights into space, time and energy. For a mathematical introduction to Special Relativity check out Special Relativity.
★★★★★ (6 ratings)

Physics by CrashCourse
CrashCourse via YouTube
In 46 episodes, Dr. Shini Somara will help you find your place in the world — literally! — with physics. This course is based on introductory college-level material and the 2016 AP Physics I and II curriculum.

The Finite Element Method for Problems in Physics
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course is an introduction to the finite element method as applicable to a range of problems in physics and engineering sciences. The treatment is mathematical, but only for the purpose of clarifying the formulation.
★★★★☆ (4 ratings)

Physics 1 for Physical Science Majors
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
This is a 12 week course, currently scheduled to start on Monday, April 14, 2014 and finishing on Friday, July 11.
★★★★★ (4 ratings)

Understanding Modern Physics III: Simplicity and Complexity
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
The 20th century was known as the century of physics.

Intro to Physics
via Udacity
Study physics abroad in Europe — virtually! Learn the basics of physics on location in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, by answering some of the discipline’s major questions from over the last 2000 years.
★★★★☆ (16 ratings)

Classical Mechanics Online Courses

Classical Mechanics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Covers the basics of Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, kinetic gas theory and thermodynamics in addition to exploring other real-world phenomena.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Fluid Mechanics I
Cal Poly Pomona via YouTube
★★★★★ (4 ratings)

Fundamentals of Fluid-Solid Interactions
École Polytechnique via Coursera
What is fluid-solid interactions ? It is what happens when the motions of a fluid and of a solid are somehow coupled.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Microstructural Evolution of Materials Part 1: Statistical Mechanics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Discover the principles of statistical mechanics that explain materials science phenomena.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Theoretical Physics Online Courses

Effective Field Theory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
This course will be taught as a Live Archived Course from February 3 to May 28, 2020. 8.EFTx is a graduate course on Effective Field Theory (EFT), which provides a fundamental framework to describe physical systems with quantum field theory.

Fundamental Lessons From String Theory
Harvard University via World Science U
Cumrun Vafa, together with fellow world-renowned string theorist Andrew Strominger, developed a new way to calculate black hole entropy in the language of string theory. Follow Vafa as he guides you through some of the more incredible things we have learned since string theory’s inception.

String Theory and Holographic Duality (Fall 2014)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
This course focuses on holographic duality as a novel method of approaching and connecting a range of diverse subjects, including quantum gravity / black holes, QCD at extreme conditions, exotic condensed matter systems, and quantum information.

Feynman Lectures on Physics
California Institute of Technology via Independent
These three volumes are a self-contained pedagogical treatise. They are also a historical record of Feynman’s 1961–64 undergraduate physics lectures, a course required of all Caltech freshmen and sophomores regardless of their majors.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

The Einstein Revolution
Harvard University via edX
Traces Albert Einstein’s engagement with relativity, quantum mechanics, Nazism, nuclear weapons, philosophy, the arts, and technology.
★★★★☆ (2 ratings)

Gravitational Physics
via Brilliant
Explore Newton’s law of gravity and unpack its universe of consequences.

Geometrical Anatomy of Theoretical Physics
Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg via YouTube

Electromagnetism Online Courses

Fundamentos de Electromagnetismo para Ingeniería
Universitat Politècnica de València via edX
Trataremos las causas y las leyes de la interacción electromagnética. Veremos el campo eléctrico, el magnético y la inducción magnética.
★★★★☆ (14 ratings)

Electricity & Magnetism
Rice University via edX
PHYS 102x serves as an introduction to electromagnetism, including charge, electric and magnetic forces, induction, current, and resistance.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Introduction to Electromagnetism
NPTEL via YouTube
This course introduces students to handling electromagnetic theory using vector calculus. This enables students to handle problems that are more complicated than they are used to from their school days.

Effective Field Theory (Spring 2013)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
Effective field theory is a fundamental framework to describe physical systems with quantum field theory.

Electromagnetic Fields in 3-D
AICTE via Swayam
This course related to electromagnetic fieldsis useful for many universities’ syllabus. Animations in this course are self-explanatory.

Electromagnetic Theory
NPTEL via YouTube
The course begins with a review of vector calculus which is extensively used in the course.

Electricity and Magnetism: Magnetic Fields and Forces
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn how charges create and move in magnetic fields and how to analyze simple DC circuits in this introductory-level physics course.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Essentials
Graz University of Technology via edX
Advance your career by learning the basics of EMC. Explore all the different aspects and challenges every electronics engineer must be aware of.

Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Explore the concepts of electricity and magnetism in this series of courses, based on the second semester of introductory physics at MIT.

Electricity and Magnetism: Electrostatics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn how charges interact with each other and create electric fields and electric potential landscapes in this introductory-level physics course.

AP® Physics 2 – Part 2: Electricity and Magnetism
Rice University via edX
The second course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Physics 2 exam, focusing on electricity and magnetism.

Electrodynamics: Electric and Magnetic Fields
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course is a continuation of Electrodynamics: An Introduction and Electrodynamics: Analysis of Electric Fields.

Electrodynamics: Analysis of Electric Fields
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course is a continuation of Electrodynamics: An Introduction. Here, we will cover different methods of calculating an electric field.

Electrodynamics
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
If you want to apply electrodynamics to your materials research project, this Specialization will help you do so.

电磁学 | Electromagnetism
Tsinghua University via edX
本课程介绍电磁学的基本内容。Learn the basics of electromagnetism.

Electrodynamics: An Introduction
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
The depth and breadth of electromagnetism, the foundation for many fields including materials science, electrical engineering, and physical chemistry, requires a long, steep, and steady learning curve.

Electricity and Magnetism, Part 1
Rice University via edX
PHYS 102.1x serves as an introduction to charge, the electric field, the electric potential, current, resistance, and DC circuits with resistors and capacitors.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Online Courses

Stanford ME356 Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics Spring 2020-2021
Stanford University via YouTube
This playlist contains the 19 video lectures of the Stanford ME356 Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics graduate class offered online during the Spring quarters of 2020 and 2021 because of the covid lockdown.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Energy and Thermodynamics
Harvard University via edX
Learn the fundamentals of chemistry and energy, from the types of energy to atomic mass and matter to enthalpy and thermodynamics.

Metamorphic Petrology & Thermodynamics
Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar via Swayam
This course is a basic to advance introduction for the post graduate students in petrology. Geology is plagued by the problem of in accessibility; they see only the tiny fraction of the rocks that composes the Earth.
★★★★★ (7 ratings)

Introduzione alla fisica sperimentale: meccanica, termodinamica
Politecnico di Milano via Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE
Il corso affronta le tematiche della meccanica e della termodinamica partendo dall’applicazione del metodo sperimentale, per prepararsi al meglio all’ingresso all’università.
★★★★★ (12 ratings)

Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations
École normale supérieure via Coursera
In this course you will learn a whole lot of modern physics (classical and quantum) from basic computer programs that you will download, generalize, or write from scratch, discuss, and then hand in.

★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Thermodynamics
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via edX
Introduction to basic concepts and applications of thermodynamics in mechanical engineering.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Introduzione alla fisica sperimentale: meccanica, termodinamica
Politecnico di Milano via Coursera
Il corso affronta le tematiche della meccanica e della termodinamica, fornendo le nozioni che risultano utili per affrontare insegnamenti di fisica di base, a partire dalla comprensione del metodo sperimentale per poi mostrare le grandezze fondamentali e loro relazioni in tali ambiti, imparando a identificarle, distinguerle e utilizzarle.
★★★★★ (4 ratings)

AP® Physics 2 – Part 1: Fluids and Thermodynamics
Rice University via edX
The first course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Physics 2 exam, focusing on thermodynamics and fluids.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Basic Thermodynamics
NPTEL via YouTube
The course covers lessons in Introduction and Fundamental Concepts, Zeroth Law and Fundamental Concepts, Different Kind of Energy and First Low, First Low, Second Law and Its Corollaries, Second Law and Available Energy, Joule-Kelvin Expansion, Properties of Pure Substances, Ideal Gases, Vapor Power Cycle, and Gas Power Cycle.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles (Fall 2013)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined.

Thermodynamics & Kinetics (Spring 2008)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
This subject deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase, and rates of chemical reactions.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Fundamentals of Macroscopic and Microscopic Thermodynamics
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Course 1 first explores the basics of both macroscopic and microscopic thermodynamics from a postulatory point of view. In this view, the meaning of temperature, thermodynamic pressure and chemical potential are especially clear and easy to understand.

Statistical Thermodynamics: Molecules to Machines
Carnegie Mellon University via Coursera
Modern engineering research focuses on designing new materials and processes at the molecular level.

Non-Equilibrium Applications of Statistical Thermodynamics
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Course 5 of Statistical Thermodynamics explores three different applications of non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics.

More on Class Central: 90+ Thermodynamics courses.

Quantum Mechanics Online Courses

Quantum Mechanics for Everyone
Georgetown University via edX
Learn the fundamental notions of quantum mechanics at a level that is accessible to everyone. This course is listed as one of the best online courses of all time by Class Central and was a finalist for the 2018 edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions to Online Teaching and Learning.
★★★★★ (98 ratings)

Quantum Mechanics
Georgetown University via edX
Learn the quantum mechanics needed to prepare you for the second quantum revolution (focused on quantum sensing). We use a new way to teach quantum for undergraduates by focusing on conceptual ideas and operator manipulations.
★★★★★ (7 ratings)

Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers 2
Stanford University via edX
This course covers key topics in the use of quantum mechanics in many modern applications in science and technology, introduces core advanced concepts such as spin, identical particles, the quantum mechanics of light, the basics of quantum information, and the interpretation of quantum mechanics, and covers the major ways in which quantum mechanics is written and used in modern practice.
★★★★★ (4 ratings)

Exploring Quantum Physics
University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera
An introduction to quantum physics with emphasis on topics at the frontiers of research, and developing understanding through exercise.
★★★★☆ (10 ratings)

Quantum Mechanics
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Course 2 of Statistical Thermodynamics presents an introduction to quantum mechanics at a level appropriate for those with mechanical or aerospace engineering backgrounds.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation
via edX
A simple conceptual introduction to quantum mechanics and quantum computation.
★★★★☆ (11 ratings)

Mécanique quantique
École Polytechnique via Coursera
Comme l’ont montré de plus en plus d’expériences effectuées dès le début du vingtième siècle, les lois de la mécanique newtonienne cessent d’être valables dès qu’on tente de les appliquer à très petite échelle, celle des atomes, des molécules ou des noyaux.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson
University of Edinburgh via FutureLearn
Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.
★★★★☆ (7 ratings)

Quantum Physics II (Fall 2013)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
Topics covered in this course include the general formalism of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, quantum mechanics in three-dimensions, angular momentum, spin, and addition of angular momentum.

Quantum Physics III (Spring 2018)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
This course introduces some of the important model systems studied in contemporary physics, including two-dimensional electron systems, the fine structure of hydrogen, lasers, and particle scattering.

Understanding Modern Physics II: Quantum Mechanics and Atoms
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Course Overview: https://youtu.be/xyF-MmGNxd0 The 20th century was known as the century of physics.

Mastering Quantum Mechanics Part 1: Wave Mechanics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn the foundations of quantum mechanics, including wave mechanics, spin one-half states, linear algebra and bra-ket notation of Dirac.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Mastering Quantum Mechanics Part 2: Quantum Dynamics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, quantum dynamics and two-state systems.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Mastering Quantum Mechanics Part 3: Entanglement and Angular Momentum
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Learn about entanglement and Bell inequalities, representations and addition of angular momentum, and central potentials.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

More on Class Central: 100+ Quantum Mechanics courses.

Relativity Online Courses

Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity
Stanford University via Coursera
In this course we will seek to “understand Einstein,” especially focusing on the special theory of relativity that Albert Einstein, as a twenty-six year old patent clerk, introduced in his “miracle year” of 1905.
★★★★★ (18 ratings)

Special Relativity
Stanford University via YouTube
In this course, Professor Susskind takes a close look at the special theory of relativity and also at classical field theory.

Explore Einstein’s theories of Relativity using Wolfram
Coursera Project Network via Coursera
Explore Einstein’s theories of Relativity using Wolfram -The theory of relativity usually encompasses two interrelated theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity, proposed and published in 1905 and 1915, respectively.

Curved Spacetime in General Relativity
PBS via YouTube

Special Theory of Relativity
NPTEL via YouTube
In this course we will explore and explain many of the (often) counter-intuitive but fundamental principles of the Special Theory.

General Relativity (Spring 2020)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
Course covers the basic principles of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Special Relativity
via Brilliant
Get up to (light) speed on Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Special Relativity
Columbia University via World Science U
Einstein’s Special Relativity upended our understanding of space, time and energy.
★★★★☆ (4 ratings)

Special Theory of Relativity
NPTEL via YouTube
This is a course on Special Theory of Relativity, which revolutionized our concept of physics in the last century by unifying concepts of space and time, electricity and magnetism and mass and energy.

Understanding Modern Physics I: Relativity and Cosmology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera
Course Overview: The 20th century was known as the century of physics. In the past 120 years, concepts such as space, time, energy, entropy and particles were understood to much deeper levels.

Particle Physics Online Courses

Particle Physics: an Introduction
University of Geneva via Coursera
This course introduces you to subatomic physics, i.e. the physics of nuclei and particles. More specifically, the following questions are addressed: – What are the concepts of particle physics and how are they implemented?
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Ionizing Radiation (Fall 2016)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides an introduction to nuclear science and its engineering, as well as industrial and medical applications of nuclear science.

Particle Dynamics
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
This course teaches dynamics, one of the basic mechanics subjects of Mechanical Engineering. Students would be able to organize their knowledge about force and motion, work-energy, impulse-momentum in view of Newton’s 2nd law and its integration over time and displacement.

Introduction to Particle Accelerators (NPAP MOOC)
Lund University via Coursera
Welcome to the Nordic Particle Accelerator Program’s (NPAP) Massive Open Online Courses and to the fascinating world of particle accelerators! Did you know that in the year of 2000 there were more than 15 000 particle accelerators in the world?

Nuclear and Particle Physics
NPTEL via YouTube
The first part of the course will discuss nuclear physics. Properties of nuclei and details of popular nuclear models, properties of nuclear decays and nuclear reactions will be discussed in brief, but in a self-consistent manner.

Nuclear Physics: Fundamentals and Applications
NPTEL via YouTube
This Basics course on Nuclear physics will give an introductory but still rigorous description of both experimental and theoretical aspects of the present understanding of nuclei and their interaction.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Astrophysics Online Courses

Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space
University of Arizona via Coursera
This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about modern astronomy. We will help you get up to date on the most recent astronomical discoveries while also providing support at an introductory level for those who have no background in science.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy
The University of Tokyo via Coursera
We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form.
★★★★☆ (17 ratings)

Introduction à l’astrophysique
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via edX
Ce cours décrit les principaux concepts physiques utilisés en astrophysique. Il est proposé à l’EPFL aux étudiants de 2eme année de Bachelor en physique.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

The Edges of the Universe
Harvard University via World Science U
Breakthrough Prize winner Andrew Strominger and string theorist Cumrun Vafa rediscovered the elusive quantity of black hole entropy in a groundbreaking calculation. Join Professor Strominger for an overview of how string theory has allowed us to understand how, and where, black holes store information.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

New Ideas About Dark Matter
University of Pennsylvania via World Science U
Physicist Justin Khoury explores how quantum effects in dark matter could produce non-Newtonian gravitational force within and between galaxies, ultimately providing a hypothesis for how the observed structure of the universe might have arisen.

Astro 101: Black Holes
University of Alberta via Coursera
What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light?
★★★★★ (9 ratings)

100 Years of Gravitational Waves
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via World Science U
Renowned physicist Rai Weiss is best known as one of the original creators of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

Astrophysics: The Violent Universe
Australian National University via edX
Explore the deadliest places in the universe, from black holes to supernovae.
★★★★★ (6 ratings)

The Black Hole Information Paradox
Ohio State University via World Science U
String theorist Samir Mathur has been working for many years on this yet-unsolved problem and has developed a radical proposal to the so-called information paradox.

Einstein’s Astrophysical Messengers
Louisiana State University via World Science U
Gabriela González’s team at LIGO uses ground-based experiments to search for gravitational waves produced by black holes.

Exploring the Warped Universe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via World Science U
On September 14, 2015, the LIGO gravitational wave detectors made the first confirmed detection of a gravitational wave. Join physicist Nergis Mavalvala as she takes you on an incredible journey from LIGO’s humble beginnings to its groundbreaking discovery.

Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter, and the Mysteries of the Universe
Waseda University via edX
Join us on a unique exploration of one of the universe’s deepest mysteries: cosmic rays

Plasma Physics: Applications
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via edX
Learn about plasma applications from nuclear fusion powering the sun, to making integrated circuits, to generating electricity.

The Challenging Search for Elusive Dark Matter
The University of Texas at Austin via World Science U
Astrophysicist Katherine Freese explores the origins and composition of our universe, a quarter of which is thought to be comprised of dark matter, and how scientists are searching for the elusive particles that might comprise dark matter.

Astrophysics: Cosmology
Australian National University via edX
Exploring the origin, fate and nature of our universe.
★★★★★ (10 ratings)

Relativity and Astrophysics
Cornell University via edX
Explore the powerful and intriguing connections between astronomy and Einstein’s theory of relativity.
★★★☆☆ (6 ratings)

Astrophysics
Australian National University via edX
The Astrophysics XSeries Program consists of four foundational courses in astrophysics taught by prestigious leaders in the field, including Nobel Prize winners.

Sounds and Acoustics Online Courses

Physics-Based Sound Synthesis for Games and Interactive Systems
Stanford University via Kadenze
This course introduces the basics of Digital Signal Processing and computational acoustics, motivated by the vibrational physics of real-world objects and systems.
★★★★★ (13 ratings)

Introduction to Acoustics (Part 2)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Coursera
Learners might have learned the basic concepts of the acoustics from the ‘Introduction to Acoustics (Part 1).’
★★☆☆☆ (1 rating)

Fundamentals of waves and vibrations
École Polytechnique via Coursera
See our course teaser on http://goo.gl/SU25sF Waves are everywhere. On water of course, but also in the air as you hear a plane, and under your feet during an earthquake certainly.

Applications in Communication Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University via edX
Explore the different system components involved in acoustic communication using a representative set of practical applications.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Communication Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University via edX
Learn about the various ways we hear and perceive sound and how to improve technology and products for better communication.

Introduction to Sound and Acoustic Sketching
University St. Joseph via Kadenze
Introduction to Sound and Acoustic Sketching will offer tools and practices to inspire students to approach sound and acoustics as elements in the sketching stage of a design project.
★★★★★ (4 ratings)

Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics
RWTH Aachen University via edX
In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of communication acoustics, which is the way sounds travel from a source through a channel to a receiver. We will also look at different system components involved in acoustic communication.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Optics Online Courses

Atomic and Optical Physics II (Spring 2013)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics.

Quantum Optics 2 – Two photons and more
École Polytechnique via Coursera
“Quantum Optics 1, Single photons”, allowed learners to be introduced to the basic principles of light quantization, and to the standard formalism of Quantum Optics.

Ray Optics Class 12
via YouTube
You will learn about reflection of light, spherical mirror, concave mirror, convex mirror, refraction, total internal reflection, real and apparent depth, lens, prism, optical instruments, the human eye, microscope, and much more.

Ray Optics JEE/NEET
via YouTube
In this course, you will learn about Ray Optics for JEE and NEET. You will learn about reflection in a plane mirror, number of images formed by two plane mirrors, velocity in plane mirror, spherical mirrors, image formation by concave and convex mirrors for different positions of objects

AP® Physics 2 – Part 3: Optics and Modern Physics
Rice University via edX
The third course in a comprehensive series designed to prepare you for the AP Physics 2 exam, focusing on optics and modern physics.

Optical Efficiency and Resolution
University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes.
★★☆☆☆ (1 rating)

Exploring Light: Hands-on Activities and Strategies for Teachers
Exploratorium via Coursera
This is an Exploratorium teacher professional development course taught by Teacher Institute staff, open to any science teacher (particularly middle or high school level) and science enthusiast.
★★★★☆ (1 rating)

Exploring concepts of Optics using Wolfram notebook
Coursera Project Network via Coursera
Exploring concepts of Optics using Wolfram notebook

Quantum Optics 1 : Single Photons
École Polytechnique via Coursera
This course gives you access to basic tools and concepts to understand research articles and books on modern quantum optics. You will learn about quantization of light, formalism to describe quantum states of light without any classical analogue, and observables allowing one to demonstrate typical quantum properties of these states.

Waves & Optics
via edX
This course covers the physics of waves on strings, electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics, interference, diffraction, and image formation.

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  1. kin Ruth

    I want some one who can help me know that subject better

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  2. Vale

    I would also add the Introduction to Atropysics course on EdX by EPFLx, I´ve recently finished it and do recommend it to anyone looking to learn some of the basics in astrophysics, it also comes with a syllabus from the lectures which was really handy.

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