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Browsing Physics (8)  Archived by Title

Zwiebach, Barton
(200506)
Introduction to the main concepts of string theory to undergraduates. Since string theory is quantum mechanics of a relativistic string, the foundations of the subject can be explained to students exposed to both special ...

Rappaport, S. A., 1942; Elliot, James, 1943
(200306)
Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the Galaxy, and Universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Topics: planets, planet formation; stars, ...

Guth, Alan H.
(200306)
In 8.323, Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, concepts and basic techniques are developed through applications in elementary particle physics, and condensed matter physics. Topics include: Classical field theory, symmetries, ...

Hanany, Amihay
(200212)
Second semester of a threesemester subject sequence on quantum field theory stressing the relativistic quantum field theories relevant to the physics of the Standard Model. Develops in depth some of the topics discussed ...

Zwiebach, Barton
(200512)
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 ...

Todadri, Senthil
(200212)
8.333 is the first course in a twosemester sequence on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of ...

Kardar, Mehran
(200512)
Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this twosemester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability ...

Levitov, Leonid
(200306)
A twosemester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, ...

Kardar, Mehran
(200406)
A twosemester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, ...

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946
(200406)
Second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Interacting electron gas: manybody formulation, Feynman diagrams, random phase approximation and beyond. General theory of linear response: dielectric ...

Mirny, Leonid; Kardar, Mehran
(200506)
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 ...

Kardar, Mehran; Mirny, Leonid A.
(200306)
A survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology: Bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence comparison, phylogenetic trees. Physical interactions ...

Chen, Min
(200412)
Survey of current research in High Energy Physics. Topics include electronpositron and protonantiproton collisions; electroweak phenomena, heavy flavor physics, and highprecision tests of the Standard Model. Other topics ...

Stewart, Iain
(200306)
The strong force which bind quarks together is described by a relativistic quantum field theory called quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Subject surveys: The QCD Langrangian, asymptotic freedom and deep inelastic scattering, ...

Bertschinger, Edmund W.
(200206)
This course covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Also discussed are differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.

Seung, H. Sebastian
(200206)
Mathematical introduction to neural coding and dynamics. Convolution, correlation, linear systems, Fourier analysis, signal detection theory, probability theory, and information theory. Applications to neural coding, ...

Seung, H. Sebastian
(200212)
Organization of synaptic connectivity as the basis of neural computation and learning. Single and multilayer perceptrons. Dynamical theories of recurrent networks: amplifiers, attractors, and hybrid computation. Backpropagation ...

Schüll, Natasha
(200812)
This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of ...

Kaiser, David
(200212)
This class will study some of the changing ideas within modern physics, ranging from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to solidstate physics, nuclear and elementary particles, and cosmology. These ideas will be ...

Kaiser, David
(200606)
This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to highenergy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development ...