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Course Title Source Description
Introductory Chemistry Phillip Gilmour, Tri-County Technical College This interactive, introductory chemistry course is designed for students in the health science field and high school, and may be used as a chemistry primer. Animations, video clips, and other interactive content are integrated into the course.
Introduction to Biology MIT OpenCourseWare This course has the videotaped lectures for the Fall'04 version (7.012) of MIT's introductory Biology course, covering cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, genomics, and molecular medicine. There are also audio mp3 versions of the lectures and pdfs of problem sets and exam questions, with answers.
The Search for Life: An Introduction to Astrobiology Monica Grady, Natural History Museum, Fathom Archive This course starts with the Big Bang and explores our planet with a look at how life first came about and the range of environments in which it has adapted to survive. Studying organisms that live in the most extreme and inhospitable habitats provides a guide to the limits of life on other planets within our solar system and beyond. Astrobiology encompasses cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science, palaeontology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, genetics and anthropology.
Lectures on Superconductivity Bartek Glowacki, University of Cambridge, Applied Superconductivity and Cryoscience Group This series explores a broad range of subjects in superconductivity, including history and theory of superconductivity, methods of superconductor synthesis and characterisation, industrial production and applications. The Lectures on Superconductivity are designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of physics, chemistry and materials science.
Quantum Mechanics Charles Torre, Utah State University This OpenCourseWare Physics course from Utah State University is for advanced undergraduates or graduates.
Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics

Charles Bailyn, Yale University

This course focuses on three rapidly advancing areas of astronomy: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years.