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  • Patera, Anthony; Penn, James Douglass; Yano, Masayuki (2012-06)
    This class introduces elementary programming concepts including variable types, data structures, and flow control. After an introduction to linear algebra and probability, it covers numerical methods relevant to mechanical ...
  • 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 ...
  • Leiserson, Charles; Amarasinghe, Saman (2009-12)
    Modern computing platforms provide unprecedented amounts of raw computational power. But significant complexity comes along with this power, to the point that making useful computations exploit even a fraction of the ...
  • Gomez-Marquez, Jose; Srivastava, Amit; Bardsley, Ryan Scott; Tracey, Brian (2009-06)
    D-Lab Health provides multi-disciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how ...
  • Glicksman, Leon (2008-12)
    This subject provides a first course in thermo-sciences for students primarily interested in architecture and building technology. It introduces the fundamentals important to energy, ventilation, air conditioning and comfort ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Buehler, Markus; Thonhauser, Timo; Radovitzky, Raúl (2008-06)
    This course explores the basic concepts of computer modeling and simulation in science and engineering. We'll use techniques and software for simulation, data analysis and visualization. Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and ...
  • Kim, Do-Nyun; Bathe, Klaus-Jürgen (2008-06)
    This course presents finite element theory and methods for general linear and nonlinear analyses. Reliable and effective finite element procedures are discussed with their applications to the solution of general problems ...
  • Antràs, Pol (2007-06)
    This course provides a graduate-level introduction to the field of international trade. It examines the theory of international trade and foreign investment with applications in commercial policy. Topics include gains from ...
  • Schmidt, Henrik (2007-06)
    This course introduces students to MATLAB®. Numerical methods include number representation and errors, interpolation, differentiation, integration, systems of linear equations, and Fourier interpolation and transforms. ...
  • Drake, Elisabeth; Incropera, Frank; Tester, Jefferson W.; Golay, Michael (2007)
    This course assesses current and potential future energy systems, covers resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use, and emphasizes meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. ...
  • Rothman, Daniel (2006-12)
    This course provides an introduction to the theory and phenomenology of nonlinear dynamics and chaos in dissipative systems. The content is structured to be of general interest to undergraduates in science and engineering.
  • Summons, Roger (2006-12)
    This course covers all aspects of molecular biosignatures from their pathways of lipid biosynthesis, the distribution patterns of lipid biosynthetic pathways with regard to phylogeny and physiology, isotopic contents, ...
  • Yip, Sidney; Beers, Kenneth J.; Buehler, Markus J.; Hadjiconstantinou, Nicolas G (Nicholas George); Mirny, Leonid A.; Bazant, Martin Z.; Marzari, Nicola; Powell, Adam C.; Radovitzky, Raul A.; Rosales, Rodolfo; Ulm, F.-J. (Franz-Josef) (2006-06)
    Basic concepts of computer modeling in science and engineering using discrete particle systems and continuum fields. Techniques and software for statistical sampling, simulation, data analysis and visualization. Use of ...
  • Frey, Daniel; Smith, Amy (2006-06)
    Examination and practice in the application of many mechanical design elements, including control components. Students working in groups design, fabricate, and test prototype devices in response to requests from industrial ...
  • Hover, Franz; Triantafyllou, Michael (2006-06)
    This class covers the principles for optimal performance and survival of extreme events in a random environment; linear time invariant systems and Fourier transform; random processes, autocorrelation function, and power ...
  • Wierzbicki, Tomasz (2006-06)
    This course explores the following topics: derivation of elastic and plastic stress-strain relations for plate and shell elements; the bending and buckling of rectangular plates; nonlinear geometric effects; post-buckling ...
  • Boyle, Edward; Frey, Frederick; Bowring, Samuel; Grove, Timothy (2006-06)
    This is a laboratory course supplemented by lectures that focus on selected analytical facilities that are commonly used to determine the mineralogy, elemental abundance and isotopic ratios of Sr and Pb in rocks, soils, ...
  • Tsitsiklis, John (2005-12)
    This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or second-year graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 ...
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