Our Physics Video Library

Whether you are looking for videos to supplement what you do in your lecture or for full lecture replacements, our video collection offers comprehensive coverage for both Algebra and Calculus-based Introductory Physics. The co-authors of this series have implemented the Flipped Classroom at their institutions; the videos they and their colleagues use in their respective courses as lecture replacements serve as the basis for the Expert TA video series.

We are excited to expand on this foundation and integrate the physics video series into Expert TA’s robust and reliable homework solution. This integration includes the ability to make the videos assignable, allowing instructors to monitor student progress. The video checkpoint questions leverage the sophistication of Expert TA’s homework system, including: automatically-graded Free Body Diagrams, symbolic expressions with true partial credit grading, feedback based on a data-mining process, and an advanced Academic Integrity tool suite.




Webinar Recording

On October 12th, 2018 Expert TA’s CEO, along with the Co-Authors of the collection offered an overview of the new Physics Video Series and discussed how this new resource integrates into the Expert TA learning platform.


More About the Collection

The videos help bring these concepts to life using animation and graphical representations to help reinforce core topics.

Preparation: For instructors on the flipped class model, the video introduce students to key concepts before they arrive to the classroom.
Assignable: Videos can be integrated into assignments with checkpoint questions, a feature that is useful for instructors who want to ensure students have paid the appropriate attention to the topic.

Accessibility: The video collection, even in assignable form, has been developed to work across all platforms, including mobile.
Flexibility: Students can access the materials at their own pace allowing learning to fit within their busy schedules.
Video Length: Studies indicate that video length matters, a fact that is predominantly driven by student attention. Rather than a 30 minute video, the same content should be covered with four to five shorter videos, each having associated checkpoint questions designed to determine if students are understanding the material.


About the Authors

Dr. Ameya Kolarkar: Dr. Kolarkar is a Lecturer and Physics Education Researcher at Auburn University’s Physics Department. He is also the co-founder and coordinator of Auburn’s Learning Assistant Program. “Dr. K” takes a creative and innovative approach to make students learn better. He has helped lead the flipped classroom at Auburn, and he regularly brings together faculty to collaborate on new innovative ideas for influencing instruction. Dr. Ameya Kolarkar
Dr. Chris Duston Dr. Chris Duston: Dr. Christopher Duston is a leading faculty member at Merrimack ​College​. He joined the physics department there shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Florida State University.​ While at FSU he learned to teach in a highly engaged studio classroom format, and was hired on by Merrimack to bring the same instructional practices to their department. He earned his M.S. in astronomy and astrophysics from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in astrophysics from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Christopher Duston is the current content director for Expert TA.


Sample Videos

Video Title: Vectors: More Vector Manipulation
Professor: Dr. Ameya Kolarkar      Time: 5 min 57 sec

Video Title: 1-D Motion: Deriving Kinematic Equations
Professor: Dr. Chris Duston      Time: 11 min 37 sec

Video Title: Coulomb’s Law: An Introduction
Professor: Dr. Chris Duston      Time: 7 min 35 sec

Video Title: Application of Gauss’s Law
Professor: Dr. Ameya Kolarkar      Time: 3 min 04 sec


Table of Contents

Physics I   (Available Fall 2018)
Topic
Number of Videos
Total Video Time
Units and Physical Quantities
4
22 min
Vectors
3
12 min
1D Motion
9
46 min
2D Motion
5
23 min
Newton’s Laws
16
1 hr 20 min
Work and Kinetic Energy
10
1 hr 2 min
Potential Energy and Mechanical Energy
11
1 hr 48 min
Momentum, Impulse, and Collisions
9
1 hr
Rotation of a Rigid Object
7
1 hr 3 min
Rotational Motion Dynamics
6
42 min
Equilibrium and Elasticity
4
28 min
Periodic Motion
6
55 min
Gravitation
6
1 hr 15 min
Fluid Mechanics
3
18 min
Mechanical Waves
5
22 min
Temperature
4
1 hr 58 min
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
3
28 min
Physics II   (Coming for Fall 2019)
Topic
Number of Videos
Total Video Time
Electric Charge and Electric Fields
2
17 min
Gauss’s Law
3
19 min
Electric Potential
4
38 min
Capacitance and Dielectrics
2
17 min
Current and Resistance
3
30 min
DC Circuits
6
1 hr 9 min
Magnetic Fields
6
52 min
Sources of the Magnetic Field
4
41 min
Faraday’s Law
4
41 min
Inductance
3
14 min
Electromagnetic Waves
3
10 min
Optics
3
56 min
Modern Physics
2
82 min