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Chemistry

Mechanistic Chemistry

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) talks to us about the various mechanisms we encounter in organic chemistry at A-level. We begin by (i) introducing free radical substitution and its mechanism of reaction; then (ii)...

4 lectures

0:20:27

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Dynamic Equilibrium

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter of Harvey Mudd College introduces the topic of dynamic equilibrium, a unique state of a chemical reaction with unique properties. Understanding these properties is central to optimising industrial...

6 lectures

1:01:03

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

Chemistry

Atomic Structure and Mass Spectrometry

In this course Professor James McCullagh (Oxford University) lectures on atomic structure and mass spectrometry, and how the two fields of research have been woven together for decades. What is an atom, and what is made of? These were the...

7 lectures

0:41:14

Prof. James McCullagh

Oxford University

Chemistry

Aromatic Chemistry

In this course we learn about a unique type of organic molecule: aromatic compounds. There are countless examples of aromatic compounds used in medicine, biotechnology, dyes, explosives and many other areas where chemicals are used. Therefore,...

5 lectures

0:18:19

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry

In this short course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces polymers: long-chain compounds, often with hundreds if not thousands of atoms in one chain. We begin by (i) talking about addition polymers, compounds often formed...

3 lectures

0:12:40

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University

Chemistry

Alkanes and Haloalkanes

In this course, Professor Karl Haushalter (Harvey Mudd College) introduces alkanes to us, a fundamental type of hydrocarbon often used in research and industry. We begin by: (i) introducing the key characteristics of alkanes, and the process of...

6 lectures

0:37:21

Prof. Karl Haushalter

Harvey Mudd College

History

US History – The Rise of Political Parties and the Era of Jefferson, 1789-1809

In this course, Professor John Pinheiro (Aquinas College) explains the causes and effects of policy debates in the early republic. We start by looking at George Washington's presidency - explaining how it came about and summarising some of the key...

6 lectures

1:12:55

Prof. John Pinheiro

Aquinas College

Physics

Using Gravitational Waves to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

In this course, Professor Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow) discusses how we can use gravitational wave detections to help us refine our measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce gravitational...

5 lectures

0:53:47

Prof. Martin Hendry

Glasgow University

Physics

Energy

In this course, Professor Douglas Halliday (Durham University) explores energy. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss the big picture of energy, looking at types of energy, key principles, and units. In the second mini-lecture, we consider changes...

5 lectures

1:02:33

Prof. Douglas Halliday

Durham University

Sociology

Secularisation and Religion in Sociology

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) explores thinking about secularisation and religion in Sociology. In the first module, we think about the centrality of secularisation in the theories of three “founding fathers” of the...

6 lectures

0:53:14

Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University

Physics

Searching for Supersymmetry

In this course, Professor Tina Potter (University of Cambridge) explores the big questions that experimental particle physicists and high energy physicists are working towards answering, especially those related to finding supersymmetric Dark...

5 lectures

0:48:26

Prof. Tina Potter

Cambridge University

Physics

Exploring the Universe

In this course, Dr Pete Edwards (Durham University) provides an epic exploration of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we compare gravity on Earth to gravity in space, such as on the Moon and in orbits around planets. In the second...

5 lectures

1:03:40

Dr Pete Edwards

Durham University

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