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9.29J / 8.261J Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, Spring 2002
(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, ... 
8.962 General Relativity, Spring 2002
(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. 
12.620J / 6.946J / 8.351J Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach, Fall 2002
(200212)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 ... 
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 ... 
8.05 Quantum Physics II, Fall 2002
(200212)Together 8.05 and 8.06 cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. General formalism of quantum mechanics: states, operators, Dirac notation, representations, measurement theory. Harmonic oscillator: ... 
22.611J / 6.651J / 8.613J Introduction To Plasma Physics I, Fall 2002
(200212)Introduces plasma phenomena relevant to energy generation by controlled thermonuclear fusion and to astrophysics. Basic plasma properties and collective behavior. Coulomb collisions and transport processes. Motion of charged ... 
8.07 Electromagnetism II, Fall 2002
(200212)Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter. Timedependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, emission, absorption, ... 
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 ... 
8.02 Electricity and Magnetism: TEAL:Studio Physics Project, Fall 2002
(200212)Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric ... 
9.641J / 8.594J Introduction to Neural Networks, Fall 2002
(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 ... 
8.231 Physics of Solids I, Fall 2002
(200212)Introduction to the basic concepts of the quantum theory of solids. Topics: periodic structure and symmetry of crystals; diffraction; reciprocal lattice; chemical bonding; lattice dynamics, phonons, thermal properties; ... 
8.012 Physics I, Fall 2002
(200212)Elementary mechanics, presented at greater depth than in 8.01. Newton's laws, concepts of momentum, energy, angular momentum, rigid body motion, and noninertial systems. Uses elementary calculus freely. Concurrent ... 
STS.042J / 8.225J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century, Fall 2002
(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 ... 
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, ... 
8.13 / 8.14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab", Fall 2002
(200212)Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called ... 
8.20 Introduction to Special Relativity, January (IAP) 2003
(200301)Introduces the basic ideas and equations of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. Topics include: Lorentz transformations, length contraction and time dilation, four vectors, Lorentz invariants, relativistic energy and ... 
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 ... 
8.592 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 ... 
8.08 Statistical Physics II, Spring 2003
(200306)Probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partitionfunctions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous ... 
8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2003
(200306)Introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Random variables, joint and conditional probability densities, and functions of a random variable. Concepts of macroscopic variables and thermodynamic ...