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8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates, Spring 2003
(200306)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 ... 
8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates, Spring 2005
(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 ... 
8.282J / 12.402J Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2003
(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, ... 
8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004
(200406)The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the bigbang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory. 
8.321 Quantum Theory I, Fall 2002
(200212)8.321 is the first semester of a twosemester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles. Topics covered include: Hilbert spaces, observables, uncertainty relations, eigenvalue problems and methods for solution thereof, ... 
8.323 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, Spring 2003
(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, ... 
8.324 Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2002
(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 ... 
8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2005
(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 ... 
8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2005
(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 ... 
8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2007
(200712)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 ... 
8.333 Statistical Mechanics, Fall 2002
(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 ... 
8.334 Statistical Mechanics II, Spring 2003
(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, ... 
8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Mechanics of Fields, Spring 2004
(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, ... 
8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields, Spring 2008
(200806)This is the second term in a twosemester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.334, such as the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Topics from ... 
8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II, Spring 2005
(200506)This is the second of a twosemester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics ... 
8.512 Theory of Solids II, Spring 2004
(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 ... 
8.592 Statistical Physics in Biology, Spring 2003
(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 ... 
8.592J / HST.452J Statistical Physics in Biology, Spring 2005
(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 ... 
8.701 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics, Spring 2004
(200406)The phenomenology and experimental foundations of particle and nuclear physics are explored in this course. Emphasis is on the fundamental forces and particles, as well as composites. 
8.811 Particle Physics II, Fall 2004
(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 ...