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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