The Best Lines of Walter Lewin, MIT Physics Prof & Web Star

As The New York Times not­ed in a 2007 pro­file, Wal­ter Lewin long had a cult fol­low­ing at MIT. But when his free cours­es went viral on the web (find them in the Physics sec­tion of our big col­lec­tion of Free Online Cours­es), the physics prof became an “inter­na­tion­al Inter­net guru,” the first star of the open course move­ment. It’s a sign of his star­dom that some­one made a mashup of Lewin’s “best lines” (drawn, not spo­ken) from his Clas­si­cal Mechan­ics course. For more great physics videos, don’t miss these items:

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  • 007 says:

    he is the best physics pro­fes­sor the world can ever have

  • Joni Archer says:

    Among his many gifts to the world,
    pro­fes­sor Lewin proved the val­ue of enter­tain­ment in learn­ing. I doubt any stu­dents will for­get his teach­ings

  • Lewis’s teach­ing is one of a kinds and it is unique.. I don’t think the world can ever pro­duce some­one like him again. His online video 📹 makes me love physics every­day of my life.. Wal­ter lewin is the best pro­fes­sor I ever know…

  • GS Virk says:

    No doubt he is the best.But i feel regret that i can nev­er study from him.But my physics pro­fes­sor Kamaljit Singh Gab­bi just teach­es like Sir Walter.Singh just made me to fall in love with physics.

  • chetan paliwal says:

    he is the best teacher ever in my life. he fall me in love of physics. i nev­er saw teacher like him.he is such a great man.

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