Walter Lewin was perhaps the greatest physics lecturer at MIT. As part of the OCW program, his lectures were put online, showing his fun filled passion to the course, and his intuitive methods. Due to recent allegations, MIT has ceased contact with Lewin and is purging all the lectures to cut ties. It's important that these lectures survive somewhere, as they are such a valuable asset for anyone interested in higher level physics.
>On December 8, 2014, MIT announced that it had determined that Lewin engaged in online sexual harassment of an online MITx learner in violation of MIT's policies. As a consequence, MIT revoked Lewin's professor emeritus title and indefinitely removed Lewin’s online lectures from online learning platforms.
It is not that it was removed because of accusations, it is because 3 female students made claims, MIT investigated and found they were right, and THEN flushed his stuff from the internet and stripped him of his shit. So MIT isnt just kneejerking without researching the issue
>>638858 its not SJW if it is founded. It would be retarded if he would get purged on some claims that werent checked out. But they were. The only stupid part is that they not just kick him out but also remove his old lectures.
And aside from that MIT doesnt want to lose out on some daughters of big names. If one of those brats is extremely easily butthurt having a teacher like this might make them miss out.
i think in the future science education will be divided into two along the gender lines. Women can have their politically correct versions ala "classical mechanics 101: why men are pigs" while the statistically correct, possibly triggering courses where one must use their brain for other than a ruminating resentment will be reserved for the male population. I just dread the day when the transgender black president decides to select female engineers for any kind of building project.
>>638983 Im freshman too but in my physical chemistry course they derive speed and acceleration from displacement and such. The formulation and the limits they put on the integrals dont make sense to me.
>>638984 Those should not be hard things to derive and are exactly the kind of things you will encounter in the first few lectures of 8.01. I suggest you take it if you feel in need of assistance, Lewin is a great teacher and he explains to you what you should remember and what you should learn to derive on your own.
>>638984 That being said I don't know much about physical chemistry but it seems to be closer to quantum mechanics than classical mechanics. Either way you will need to learn the basic concepts of classical mechanics such as conservation laws in order to do anything related to physics so this course would in any case not be useless and you could just skip through the parts which aren't useful to you.
I don't think I can be of much more help than this, given that I have never taken a course in physical chemistry. I wish you luck in your studies mate. Hope that helps
>>638987 There is a seperate course for quantum mechanics. Physical chemistry is about newtonian physics and how chemicals reaction with eachother under those laws. It mostly consists of the professor whipping out his dick and slapping me across the face with math and shit. And lets just say math isnt my forte
>>638995 Physics were prerequs for my pchem courses. 1 covered thermodynamics (q, w, U, H, S), thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium and phase behavior, ionic solutions, electrochemistry, and stat mech. Pchem 2 is kinetics and everything quantum a chemist should care about.
if you're interested, a guy called exscape made some decent notes in latex for 8.01 and 8.02 when those courses were on edx. Since it's a great refresher when you don;t use this stuff daily, I like to keep them around to browse when I've got some free time.
https://www.scribd.com/serenity3290 - here they are in pdf. You can also find 8.01 source (latex) on github (google exscape), but no 8.02 source sadly.
>>639855 >I bet it's just a bunch of sjw who failed his class that are making up shit. And I suppose you have proof of that? If you really want to believe that MIT is throwing one of their best physics lecturers under the bus for the fun of it. go ahead.
>>636477 where are the details of the allegations? was this even a fair investigation? "online communication" wtf i bet they got friendly and start chatting casually, one day it gets flirty and he probably sent her a pic of his dick. oh no lives need to be destroyed instead of just telling him to take a fucking step back.
>>640819 cant stand up for myself well enough to deal with a 79 year old man time to destroy institutions of learning because id rather have others deal with my problems for me. i cant be bothered to learn how to be strong i have an online community for that. both man and woman are in a crisis of sacrificing decision making to inept systems so they can cower because we are being taught that showing strength means losing your grace. there are no heros anymore, our only heros are victims who survive.
>>636498 The lectures are going to be put back up somewhere. They were just removed from MIT's openCourseware and EDx sites because MIT wants to distance itself from Lewin.
The only things I don't think will be coming back anywhere are the EDx lectures since that was part of a whole "online classroom environment" with user/user and user/teacher interaction and probably also had tutorials and other materials (at least that's how other EDx courses are, I never took one of Lewin's courses on there).
History and experience has taught us time and time again: Guys will do a lot of stupid shit for their dicks.
I was a teacher at a small college in a pretty big city. (Living elsewhere now for unrelated reasons) Me and some other teachers in our department decided to have a end-of-semester party with some students. As things were dying down, we got pretty drunk and one of the girls suggested a drinking game that basically involved a lof of intimate contact while clothed.
Predictably, it boiled down to me making out with this student and she reassured me that she was "going to transfer to another school and you're not my teacher anymore."
It felt great and fun in the moment since this was a certifiably Grade A 100% hottie-hot-hot who also got perfect grades. Felt like a total shit who betrayed everything he was about after I sobered up.
And guess who was still in my department and still in my class when school came back to session (and please before you start, I know she wasn't lying about her intention as she'd talked about it openly for weeks before).
Fortunately, this has a happy ending in that I never even remotely alluded to what happened that day, the witnesses kept their mouths shut, and the girl pulled legitimate work to get a good grade and never asked me for any "favors." For the rest of my time in this college, I decided to not tempt fate again, even when I had another student, who was NOT in my department but certainly thought attractive, actively chase me.
Moral of the story: Guys do stupid shit they know they shouldn't do for their dicks.
It sucks that Lewin's ideas have been thrown out along with his name, but if I'd been fired from my job, I know that I would merit much the same reason because ethics violations are ethics violations and an institution should not fuck around with it. One violation like mine would be bad enough news. Three Reported? Your done.
Pic related insofar as it was a hot busty Asian exchange student.
>>636498 I was nearly charged with sexual harassment because I was in a Skype call with a friend while he sent extremely abusive Facebook messages to a girl he didn't like (as a "joke" of course) and I suggest he call her an "autist".
I don't believe anything I read anymore, there's always a million things going on behind the scenes that we just don't know aboutl
>>644935 Our society used to believe that it was women and not men who were the ones not in control of their sex drives up until live 100 years ago. Nowadays the official line is that this is a ridiculous steriotype. Yet at the same time no one thinks time about turning about and saying men aren't in control of their sexual desires so whenever we hear a story of a man sexually harrasing a woman or a man taking advantage of his position to bang a girl we assume that it probably true.
>>645706 what, I dont remember anything like that. The difference back then was that a man was allowed to fuck around, knock someone up and then later return in the fold. Meanwhile a woman had to be a maiden and would get shamed if she even touched a dick.
Basic fucking physics? Basic undergrad physics? Who the fuck cares? These courses are a dime a dozen. Unless you are a complete fucking idiot, any of them will do. If this guy did what they say he did, and it looks like he did, then throw his shit in the garbage. Better people will take his place. Better people already have. I couldn't give a rats ass in hell if he got someone's panties in a twist. What I do care about is having access to MIT lectures. Anything that get's in the way of that needs to be tossed. If you fuck up, you and all your work gets burned. That's it. Fuck. Grow up.
>>657061 Yes, it is. Surprisingly, the college doesn't want to promote the work of a harasser. They value the monetary contributions of their female students, and not having to pay overtime for their lawyers, more than they appreciate Random Professor #561943 and his poor judgement.
They Did not avoid implications they decided that he did it after 10 accusations. besides that WTF IS ONLINE SEXUAL HARRESMENT NIGGA SERIUS. Just block him o lel from your online learning channel its not like he is sending you dick pics ,he wanted to role play or something
>>636498 I'll believe it when I see proof. It could have been two people mutually joking around and someone saw it as an opportunity to claim harassment cus 'Hey I can'. You can get accused of damn near anything for hardly doing anything anymore. Oh you looked at me in the wrong way? Quick, charge him for rape, he's not a hot guy so he's not allowed to look at me!
>>640819 >And after it happens three times, we'll just tell him really emphatically to step back. Yeah. Then we'll punish him by taking his title away. Then we'll punish the whole goddamn world by taking probably the best physics lectures in the world offline. That would be totally proportion to what he's done, especially that last bit.
It seems like whenever shit like this happens people somehow find it impossible to separate the person from their work.
>>638610 anon is implying you need to actually be present to sexually attack anyone, which is true. If I posted a picture of me and my 10" hard dick and you called the cops to say I've 'sexually harassed' you, they'd probably laugh at you (assuming you're a guy). If I did that and you physically saw it, then I'd probably have a problem with the law.
That said, I'm a dude and if Albert Einstein wanted me to suck his dick I'm not sure if I could turn him down. Maybe the only way he could conceptualize the theory of relativity was if he had an 8 year old around his pecker? Lewin is a fucking genius and if he wants you to play with his balls, you'd better let him.
>>677146 Hang on. Did they send the Gestapo around to collect up every copy of the videos in existence, or did they just stop hosting them on their own servers? Because they have no responsibility to give the guy free hosting, especially when it damages their own reputation.
>>636477 Thx anon, so sick of colleges pretending they are somehow better than reality (new socialist man delusions I guess). I owe my passing E&M grade to you Dr. Lewin, hope you're innocent and get to sue MIT for eleventy bajillion dollars.
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