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http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/34001
Physics (8)2014-09-20T14:02:29Z8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004
http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/88256
8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004
Guth, Alan
The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory.
2004-06-01T00:00:00Z8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2008
http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/83844
8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2008
Lee, Young
This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal radiation, electrons in solids, and noise in electronic devices.
2008-06-01T00:00:00Z8.592J / HST.452J Statistical Physics in Biology, Spring 2005
http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/81298
8.592J / HST.452J Statistical Physics in Biology, Spring 2005
Mirny, Leonid; Kardar, Mehran
Statistical Physics in Biology is a survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology. Topics include: bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence comparison, and phylogenetic trees; physical interactions responsible for structure of biopolymers; DNA double helix, secondary structure of RNA, and elements of protein folding; considerations of force, motion, and packaging; protein motors, membranes. We also look at collective behavior of biological elements, cellular networks, neural networks, and evolution.
2005-06-01T00:00:00Z8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2005
http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/80319
8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2005
Zwiebach, Barton
This course is the second course of the quantum field theory trimester sequence beginning with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (8.323) and ending with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (8.325). It develops in depth some of the topics discussed in 8.323 and introduces some advanced material. Topics include functional path integrals, renormalization and renormalization groups, quantization of nonabelian gauge theories, BRST symmetry, renormalization and symmetry breaking, critical exponents and scalar field theory, and perturbation theory anomalies.
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