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An Electrical Engineering View of a Mechanical Watch
Videos for Engineers

In this MIT electrical engineering lecture, Professor Sussman explains how a mechanical watch mechanism relates to an electrical oscillator circuit consisting of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Sussman is a life member of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute and exploits his expertise by demonstrating via close-up camera how various parts of the watch function while explaining how they relate to electrical components. This goes far beyond the comparatively lame textbook and classroom examples most of us have experienced in college.

This video is provided compliments of the MIT World Distributed Intelligence series.