Physics (8) - Archived
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Physics (8)2014-04-19T08:26:10Z8.044 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
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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.
2005-12-01T00:00:00Z5.95J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J Teaching College-Level Science, Spring 2006
http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/77248
5.95J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J Teaching College-Level Science, Spring 2006
Breslow, Lori
This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include: using current research in student learning to improve teaching; developing courses; lecturing; promoting students' ability to think critically and solve problems; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology; creating effective assignments and tests; and utilizing feedback to improve instruction. Students research and teach a topic of particular interest. This subject is appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.
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