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Browsing Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (12) - by Issue Date

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  • Rothman, Daniel (2011-12)
    This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability — i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, ...
  • Rothman, Daniel; Follett, Christopher (2011-06)
    This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison ...
  • Perron, Taylor; Jagoutz, Oliver (2011-06)
    This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from formation of the elements, mineral and rock identification, and ...
  • Summons, Roger; Hallmann, Christian; Sepulveda, Julio (2010-12)
    This course covers all aspects of molecular biosignatures, such as their pathways of lipid biosynthesis, the distribution patterns of lipid biosynthetic pathways with regard to phylogeny and physiology, isotopic contents, ...
  • Chatterjee, Nilanjan (2010)
    This lab-oriented course introduces the student to the subject of X-ray spectrometry and micro-scale chemical quantitative analysis of solid samples through an intensive series of hands-on laboratory exercises that use the ...
  • Summons, Roger (2009-12)
    This course evaluates and discusses the formation and diagnostic structural properties of organic compounds with particular emphasis on those molecules which form chemical fossils. The course is structured around the ...
  • Paradis, James (2009-12)
    In the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin gave us a model for understanding how natural objects and systems can evidence design without positing a designer: how purpose and mechanism can exist without intelligent ...
  • Polenske, Karen R.; Ratanawaraha, Apiwat (2009-12)
    The purpose of this seminar is to examine efforts in developing and advanced nations and regions to create, finance and regulate infrastructure systems and services that affect energy security. We will introduce a variety ...
  • Frey, Frederick (2009-06)
    The emphasis of this course is to use Trace Element Geochemistry to understand the origin and evolution of igneous rocks. The approach is to discuss the parameters that control partitioning of trace elements between phases ...
  • Summons, Roger; Bosak, Tanja (2009-06)
    This course introduces parallel evolution of life and the environment. Life processes are influenced by chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid earth. In turn, life can ...
  • Herring, Thomas; Hill, Chris (2008-12)
    This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative ...
  • Rothman, Daniel (2008-12)
    This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, ...
  • Elkins-Tanton, Lindy (2008-06)
    This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and ...
  • Herring, Thomas (2008-06)
    The aim of this course is to introduce the principles of the Global Positioning System and to demonstrate its application to various aspects of Earth Sciences. The specific content of the course depends each year on the ...
  • Herring, T. (Thomas); Hill, Christopher N. (2007-12)
    This course introduces programming languages and techniques used by physical scientists: FORTRAN, C, C++, Matlab, and Mathematica. Emphasis is placed on program design, algorithm development and verification, and comparative ...
  • Marshall, John C. (2007-12)
    The laws of classical mechanics and thermodynamics are used to explore how the properties of fluids on a rotating Earth manifest themselves in, and help shape, the global patterns of atmospheric winds, ocean currents, and ...
  • Brody, Alan (2007-06)
    This course provides continued work in the development of play scripts for the theater. Writers work on sustained pieces in weekly workshop meetings, individual consultation with the instructor, and in collaboration with ...
  • Byrne, Alex (2007-06)
    This course is an introduction to many of the central issues in a branch of philosophy called philosophy of mind. Some of the questions we will discuss include the following. Can computers think? Is the mind an immaterial ...
  • Klopfer, Eric; Gibb, Reen (2007-06)
    This is the final course in the three course sequence (11.129, 11.130 and 11.131) that deals with the practicalities of teaching students. Our areas of study will include: educational psychology, identification of useful ...
  • Singer, David Andrew (2007-06)
    This graduate class is designed as a PhD-level overview of international political economy (IPE), with an emphasis on the advanced industrial countries. The syllabus is divided into three sections: international trade; ...
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