# Shuǐ diào gē tóu

New Year Eve 2007, $CHK^2$

# Lectures 2

Many of the Walter Lewin Lectures on Physics at MIT have been shown for over six years on UWTV in Seattle, reaching an audience of about four million people. Lewin personally responded to hundreds of e-mail requests that he received per year from UWTV viewers. For fifteen years he was on MIT Cable TV, with programs aired 24 hours per day helping freshmen with their weekly homework assignments. Lewin also teaches video courses on Newtonian Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, and Vibrations and Waves, which can be viewed from the MIT OpenCourseWare web site. His MIT lectures for science teachers and for middle school students can be viewed on MIT World.

— Wikipedia, Walter Lewin Lectures on Physics

2007.12.29 Saturday $CHK^2$

# Lectures

It’s impossible to learn very much by simply sitting in a lecture, or even by simply doing problems that are assigned.

I think, however, that there isn’t any solution to this problem of education other than to realize that the best teaching can be done only when there is a direct individual relationship between a student and a good teacher — a situation in which the student discusses the ideas, thinks about the things, and talks about the things.

— Richard P. Feynman, on the page 5 of Feynman Lectures on Physics

2007.12.27 $CHK^2$

# Merry Christmas!

2007.12.23 Sunday $\copyright CHK^2$

# Wildly

People are naturally wired to focus on only one thing at a time with excellence.

We must learn to distinguish between what is “merely important” and what is “wildly important“.

— The 8th Habit, by Stephen Covey

2007.12.22 Saturday $CHK^2$