During Independent Activities Period (IAP), Doug Sweetser ’84, a self-proclaimed solid core nerd, led three classes under the heading Animating New Physics and recorded them. He claims the first class has too much math even by MIT standards.
It was called Derive the Maxwell Equations and More and sought to do just that using Euler-Lagrange. According to the class description, he also “repeated the derivation with a different multiplication rule leading to field equations that unify a linear approach to gravity and the standard model symmetries.” Too much math? Check out the video and decide for yourself.