25 Famous Experiments
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25 Famous Experiments

A first principles understanding of important scientific experiments over the last 2000 years
4.1 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,525 students enrolled
Created by Loony Corn
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 25 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand from first principles important experiments which have brought us to now
  • Utilise the scientific method - tracing from cause to effect - as practiced by great scientists through the ages
  • Apply basic principles in sciences - ranging from astronomy to botany to psychology - to everyday practical problems
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  • A basic high school understanding of science

Are you a science junkie? Are you curious about how things work? Do you like learning about scientific discoveries which helped change the world?

If yes, then this course is for you!

Do you know when the circumference of the earth was first calculated? This was over 2000 years ago using just an obelisk, the shadows cast by the mid day sun and some basic trigonometry.

Do you know that in the Age of Sail, ships that sailed with 100s of men on long voyages, often returned with just a few sailors? The rest were struck down by a mysterious and painful illness which never seemed to strike on land.

Do you that bees which you see waggling around on their hive, dance for a specific purpose? Bees use their waggle dance as a form of communication to tell other bees where food and nesting sites are located.

A complete, first principles discussion of some of the most important scientific experiments conducted over the last 2000 years. Understand what the experiment was, why it was important and who first demonstrated it,

Using discussion forums

Please use the discussion forums on this course to engage with other students and to help each other out. Unfortunately, much as we would like to, it is not possible for us at Loonycorn to respond to individual questions from students:-(

We're super small and self-funded with only 2 people developing technical video content. Our mission is to make high-quality courses available at super low prices.

The only way to keep our prices this low is to *NOT offer additional technical support over email or in-person*. The truth is, direct support is hugely expensive and just does not scale.

We understand that this is not ideal and that a lot of students might benefit from this additional support. Hiring resources for additional support would make our offering much more expensive, thus defeating our original purpose.

It is a hard trade-off.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is curious about the most influential scientific experiments in the last 2000 years
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
You, This Course and Us
1 Lecture 01:45
5 Lectures 01:01:38
Eratosthenes And The Circumference Of The Earth

Romer And The Finite Speed Of Light

James Lind, Scurvy And Vitamin C

Lavoisier And The Discovery Of Oxygen
5 Lectures 55:01
Allessandro Volta And The First Battery

Edward Jenner And The Smallpox Vaccine

Thomas Young And The Double Slit Experiment

Hans Christian Ørsted And The Link Between Electricity And Magnetism

5 Lectures 01:01:42
Michael Faraday And Electromagnetic Induction

Christian Doppler And The Doppler Effect

Léon Foucault And Foucault's Pendulum

Charles Darwin And His Theory Of Evolution

Gregor Mendel And Mendelian Inheritance
5 Lectures 51:15
Louis Pasteur And Spontaneous Generation

Charles And Francis Darwin And Phototropism

Heinrich Hertz And Electromagnetic Waves

Emil von Behring, Kitasato Shibasaburō And Immune Therapy

Marie And Pierre Curie And Radioactivity
5 Lectures 42:39
Ivan Pavlov And Classical Conditioning

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes And Superconductivity

Alexander Fleming And The Discovery Of Penicillin

Frederick Griffith And The Transforming Principle

Karl Ritter von Frisch And The Waggle Dance Of The Bees
About the Instructor
Loony Corn
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An ex-Google, Stanford and Flipkart team

Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years  working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Udemy!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)