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The Top 50 Yale Course Videos You Can Watch on YouTube

The Top 50 Yale Course Videos You Can Watch on YouTube

14. Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves I

This lecture centers around waves on a string and Maxwell’s equation, with the equation written down and considered in free space. The wave equation is also considered, suggesting that light is an electromagnetic wave. Course materials are available here.

Course description: This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Physics, I (PHYS 200), the introductory course on the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. This course covers electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics.

  • Views: 227,274
  • Posted: 3 Years Ago
  • Course: Fundamentals of Physics II

13. How to Live Given the Certainty of Death

This lecture on what we value in the time we have looks at human values in light of our inevitable deaths. It focuses on goal setting as well as what we consider worth doing with our time alive. Course material is available here.

Course description: There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. The possibility that death may not actually be the end is considered. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? Also a clearer notion of what it is to die is examined. What does it mean to say that a person has died? What kind of fact is that? And, finally, different attitudes to death are evaluated. Is death an evil? How? Why? Is suicide morally permissible? Is it rational? How should the knowledge that I am going to die affect the way I live my life?

  • Views: 230,155
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Death (Phil 176)

12. Introduction: What is Political Philosophy?

The second lecture in our ranking to focus on Plato’s Apology, this lecture focuses on providing an overview on the oldest of social sciences: political philosophy. Works of Plato and Aristotle are examined, and traditional questions of political philosophy such as “what types of regimes are best?” and “what does it take to be a good citizen?” are answered. Course materials are available here .

Course description: This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course.

  • Views: 234,,593
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Political Philosophy

11. Finance and Insurance as Powerful Forces in Our

This introductory lecture frames the importance of studying finance, as well as the important of component topics, including: behavioral finance, financial technology, financial instruments, commercial banking, investment banking, financial markets and institutions, real estate, regulation, monetary policy, and democratization of finance. Course materials are available here.

Course description: Financial institutions are a pillar of civilized society, supporting people in their productive ventures and managing the economic risks they take on. The workings of these institutions are important to comprehend if we are to predict their actions today and their evolution in the coming information age. The course strives to offer understanding of the theory of finance and its relation to the history, strengths and imperfections of such institutions as banking, insurance, securities, futures, and other derivatives markets, and the future of these institutions over the next century.

  • Views: 235,506
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Financial Markets

10. Foundations: Freud

This Introduction to Psychology lecture puts the thought of Sigmund Freud into context, explaining some of the basic tenets of pscyhoanalysis, those that are now considered as having limitations, and contributions from Freud’s conception of the unconscious mind that still operate in mainstream psychology. Course materials are available here.

Course description: What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

  • Views: 259,275
  • Posted: 6 Years Ago
  • Course: Introduction to Psychology