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  • McGee, Vann, 1949- (2002-12)
    Introduction to the aims and techniques of formal logic. The logic of truth functions and quantifiers. The concepts of validity and truth and their relation to formal deduction. Applications of logic and the place of logic ...
  • Stalnaker, Robert (2009-12)
    This course covers sentential and quantified modal logic, with emphasis on the model theory ("possible worlds semantics"). Topics include soundness, completeness, characterization results for alternative systems, ...
  • Byrne, Alex (2003-12)
    An intensive seminar on the foundations of analytic philosophy for first-year graduate students. A large selection of classic texts, from Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, ...
  • Flynn, Suzanne (2002-06)
    This class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Throughout the course, we will be learning (in many different ways) that human language is a surprisingly intricate -- yet ...
  • Richards, Norvin W. (2004-06)
    This class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Throughout the course, we will be learning (in many different ways) that human language is a surprisingly intricate -- yet ...
  • Flynn, Suzanne (2005-06)
    This core-curriculum linguistics class will provide some answers to basic questions about the nature of human language. Topics include the intricate system that governs language, how it is acquired, the similarities and ...
  • Steriade, Donca; Kenstowicz, Michael (2002-12)
    24.901 is designed to give you a preliminary understanding of how the sound systems of different languages are structured, how and why they may differ from each other. The course also aims to provide you with analytical ...
  • Flynn, Suzanne (2006-12)
    This course describes development of bilingualism in human history (from Lucy to present day). It focuses on linguistic aspects of bilingualism; models of bilingualism and language acquisition; competence versus performance; ...
  • Miyagawa, Shigeru (2001-12)
    Detailed examination of the grammar of Japanese and its structure which is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. Data from a broad group ...
  • Von Fintel, Kai; Fox, Daniel J. (Daniel Judah), 1966- (2002-12)
    Formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. Applications to the analysis of quantification, ...
  • Von Fintel, Kai (2004-12)
    Formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. Applications to the analysis of quantification, ...
  • Zoll, Cheryl; Steriade, Donca; Kenstowicz, Michael (2002-12)
    The year-long Introduction to Phonology reviews at the graduate level fundamental notions of phonological analysis and introduces students to current debates, research and analytical techniques. The Fall term reviews issues ...
  • Von Fintel, Kai (2003-06)
    Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar.
  • Fintel, Kai von; Heim, Irene (2005-06)
    Current work on semantics and questions of logic and meaning for syntactic systems in generative grammar. From the course home page: Course Description This course is the second of the three parts of our graduate introduction ...
  • Lienhard, John H. (2001-12)
    Analysis, modeling, and design of heat and mass transfer processes with application to common technologies. Unsteady heat conduction in one or more dimensions, steady conduction in multidimensional configurations, numerical ...
  • Chen, Gang (2004-12)
    This course provides parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale ...
  • Heywood, John B.; Cheng, Wai Kong (2004-06)
    Fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, operation, fuel requirements, and environmental impact. Study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer ...
  • Buonassisi, Tonio (2008-12)
    In this course students will learn how solar cells convert light into electricity, how solar cells are manufactured, how solar cells are evaluated, what technologies are currently on the market, and how to evaluate the ...
  • Buonassisi, Tonio (2011-12)
    In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Lectures cover commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies and cross-cutting ...
  • Cheng, Wai Kong; Hart, Douglas (2004-06)
    Engineering laboratory subject for mechanical engineering juniors and seniors. Major emphasis on interplay between analytical and experimental methods in solution of research and development problems. Communication (written ...
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