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    • 12.740 Paleoceanography, Spring 2002 

      Boyle, Edward A. (2002-06)
      This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million ...
    • 12.620J / 6.946J / 8.351J Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach, Fall 2002 

      Sussman, Gerald Jay; Wisdom, Jack (2002-12)
      Classical mechanics in a computational framework. Lagrangian formulation. Action, variational principles. Hamilton's principle. Conserved quantities. Hamiltonian formulation. Surfaces of section. Chaos. Liouville's theorem ...
    • 12.520 Geodynamics, Fall 2002 

      Hager, Bradford H. (2002-12)
      Mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.
    • 12.215 Modern Navigation, Fall 2002 

      Herring, T. (Thomas) (2002-12)
      Introduces the concepts and applications of navigation techniques using celestial bodies and satellite positioning systems such as the Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include astronomical observations, radio ...
    • 12.010 Computational Methods of Scientific Programming, Fall 2002 

      Herring, T. (Thomas); Elliot, James, 1943-; Hill, Christopher N. (2002-12)
      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 ...
    • 12.141 Electron Microprobe Analysis, January (IAP) 2003 

      Chatterjee, Nilanjan; Grove, Timothy L. (2003-01)
      Introduction to the theory of x-ray microanalysis through the electron microprobe including ZAF matrix corrections. Techniques to be discussed are wavelength and energy dispersive spectrometry, scanning backscattered ...
    • 12.864 Inference from Data and Models, Spring 2003 

      Wunsch, Carl (2003-06)
      Fundamental methods used for exploring the information content of observations related to kinematical and dynamical models. Basic statistics and linear algebra for inverse methods including singular value decompositions, ...
    • 8.282J / 12.402J Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2003 

      Rappaport, S. A., 1942-; Elliot, James, 1943- (2003-06)
      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, ...
    • 12.007 Geobiology, Spring 2003 

      Sachs, Julian P. (Julian Perelman); Summons, Roger E. (2003-06)
      The interactive Earth system: biology in geologic, environmental and climate change throughout Earth history. Since life began it has continually shaped and re-shaped the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and the solid ...
    • 12.540 Principles of the Global Positioning System, Spring 2003 

      Herring, T. (Thomas) (2003-06)
      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 ...
    • 12.820 / 12.822 Turbulence in Geophysical Systems, Spring 2003 

      Ferrari, Raffaele; Flierl, Glenn R.; Legg, Sonya (2003-06)
      This course presents the phenomena, theory, and modeling of turbulence in the Earth's oceans and atmosphere. The scope ranges from the fine structure to planetary scale motions. The regimes of turbulence include homogeneous ...
    • 12.800 Fluid Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Fall 2003 

      Hansen, James A. (2003-12)
      This class introduces fluid dynamics to first year graduate students. The aim is to help students acquire an understanding of some of the basic concepts of fluid dynamics that will be needed as a foundation for advanced ...
    • 5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques, January IAP 2004 

      Tabacco, Sarah (2004)
      This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. Students ...
    • 12.480 Thermodynamics for Geoscientists, Spring 2004 

      Grove, Timothy L. (2004-06)
      Principles of thermodynamics are used to infer the physical conditions of formation and modification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Includes phase equilibria of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems and thermodynamic ...
    • 12.820 / 12.822 Turbulence in Geophysical Systems, Spring 2004 

      Legg, Sonya; Ferrari, Raffaele; Flierl, Glenn R. (2004-06)
      This course presents the phenomena, theory, and modeling of turbulence in the Earth's oceans and atmosphere. The scope ranges from the fine structure to planetary scale motions. The regimes of turbulence include homogeneous ...
    • 12.740 Paleoceanography, Spring 2004 

      Boyle, Edward A. (2004-06)
      This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million ...
    • 15.023J / 12.848J / ESD.128J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy, Spring 2004 

      Jacoby, Henry D.; Prinn, Ronald G. (2004-06)
      Introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. Develops an integrated approach to analysis of ...
    • 12.864 Inference from Data and Models, Spring 2004 

      Wunsch, Carl (2004-06)
      Fundamental methods used for exploring the information content of observations related to kinematical and dynamical models. Basic statistics and linear algebra for inverse methods including singular value decompositions, ...
    • 11.124 Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science, Fall 2004 

      Klopfer, Eric (2004-12)
      This course provides an introduction to teaching and learning in a variety of K-12 settings. Through visits to schools, classroom discussions, selected readings, and hands-on activities, we explore the challenges and ...
    • 12.520 Geodynamics, Fall 2004 

      Hager, Bradford H. (2004-12)
      This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.