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Engineering Outreach Programs

eng-youth

Added over 9 years ago | 00:03:37 | 142394 views

MIT's School of Engineering outreach programs: MITES, STEM, and SEED.

Cloud Chamber

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:02:36 | 91571 views

Subatomic particles such as cosmic ray muons, alpha particles, and high energy electrons are striking our bodies all the time. In the cloud chamber, these particles ionize air molecules, creating delicate cloud trails by condensing supe...

The Coriolis Effect

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:03:00 | 89375 views

Two demonstrators sit at either end of a rotating platform and toss a ball back and forth. When viewed from the rest frame (when the camera is mounted to the ground), the ball follow a straight line but doesn't reach its target because ...

RLE Investigator Profile Video Series: Rajeev J. Ram

RLE Investigator Profile Video Seri...

RLE

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:07:36 | 77320 views

Professor Rajeev J. Ram of MIT discusses research and education in his group, and the intellectual challenges facing engineering at the frontiers of communications, energy and bioengineering.

Monkey and a Gun

Monkey and a Gun

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 8 years ago | 00:01:16 | 71382 views

A stuffed monkey is suspended from a rod at one end of a lecture hall by an electromagnet. A golf ball gun aimed directly at the monkey cuts power to the electromagnet when fired. Thus, the monkey begins falling at the same instant th...

MIT Physics Demo -- Back "emf" in a Large Solenoid

MIT Physics Demo -- Back "emf" in a...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 8 years ago | 00:00:23 | 68986 views

A large solenoid is connected to DC power through a knife switch. When the switch is closed, the current builds up to approximately 30 amps. When the switch is opened, the solenoid attempts to keep the current flowing, creating a huge...

Faraday's Cage

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:01:23 | 67643 views

In the electric field of a Van de Graaff generator, an unprotected Ben Franklin feels electrostatic forces. However, when a metal cage surrounds him, he is completely shielded against any electricity or electrostatic force. This is due...

Breaking Glass with Sound

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:02:33 | 65942 views

Rubbing the rim of a wine glass with a wet finger will cause it to resonate at its resonant frequency. The glass is placed in front of a speaker playing a sine wave, created by the function generator, of this same frequency. When the a...

MIT Physics Demo -- Exploding Wire

MIT Physics Demo -- Exploding Wire

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 8 years ago | 00:02:00 | 64642 views

A 100 uF oil-filled capacitor is charged to 3 KV. This takes approximately 15 minutes, creating a charge on the capacitor that could be lethal. The capacitor is then discharged through a 12" length of 30 gauge bare iron wire.When the hi...

Ripple Tank: Single and Double Slit...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 7 years ago | 00:03:05 | 62076 views

A ripple tank is placed above a mirror and a projection screen. A horizontal bar, whose frequency can be varied, taps the surface of the water and produces plane waves. The waves are incident on a barrier containing an adjustable openi...

Environmental Health Sciences: Brid...

MIT Museum

Added almost 9 years ago | 00:04:32 | 58701 views

Researchers at MIT's Center for Environmental Health Sciences probe the relationship between genetics and environment in the development of illnesses such as lung cancer. A video produced by AMPS/MIT Libraries for the MIT Museum's class...

MIT Physics Demo -- Resonant RLC Circuit

MIT Physics Demo -- Resonant RLC Ci...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 8 years ago | 00:00:46 | 58148 views

A variable capacitor (C), large inductor or solenoid (L), and 200W light bulb (R) are connected in series to 120 VAC. The inductance of the inductor can be varied by inserting an iron core, and the capacitance can be varied by a row of ...

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