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Jun 04

MinutePhysics

Wanted to share a video I saw today about a YouTube channel called MinutePhysics. MinutePhysics is a YouTube channel made up by Henry Reich with the goal of explaining complicated physics concepts to the general audience.  He has done amazingly well, only being around for a year and having as of today 314,953 subscribers and well over 24 million views.

The following video is from Henry giving a presentation about MinutePhysics and YouTube as well, explaining a bit about how he came up with the idea, his thoughts about other services out there (like Khan Academy), and his thoughts on the future of education.  I thought it was a very interesting talk, and I hope you find it interesting too!

Here are some of my favourite MinutePhysics videos.

1.  How to Count Infinity.  This is one of my favourite topics in math, and he does a good job at explaining it.

2.  Einstein’s proof of E=mc^2.  I have never gone far enough in physics to see E=mc^2, and so I had no idea where it came from.  I trust Henry, and so I think I have a bit of an understanding of it now! Thanks!

Rob

1 comment

  1. Joe Wagner

    Henry Reich and Sal Khan are different in their approaches but both are great for kids looking to learn and get excited about science. By the way, if you like MinutePhysics and Khan Academy, you probably would like Bozeman Science as well. Teacher Paul Andersen has mostly biology videos along with some on chemistry and physics. My kids really enjoy his way of presenting biology topics in an easy to understand and graphically appealing manner. I would put Paul Andersen right up there with Henry Reich and Sal Khan. All three are fantastic teachers.

    Joe Wagner
    Founder, Backpack TV

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