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    • 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 ...
    • 15.389 G-Lab: Global Entrepreneurship Lab, Fall 2007 

      Morse, Kenneth; Lehrich, M. Jonathan; Locke, Richard; Loessberg, Shari; Huang, Yasheng (2007-12)
      Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is evolving. Because of global changes in technology, communications, and capital markets, today's innovative startups are building successful companies in countries around the globe, ...
    • 22.611J / 6.651J / 8.613J Introduction To Plasma Physics I, Fall 2002 

      Molvig, Kim (2002-12)
      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 ...
    • 5.95J / 6.982J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J / 1.95J / 2.978J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering, Fall 2012 

      Rankin, Janet (2012-12)
      This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone ...
    • 5.95J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J Teaching College-Level Science, Spring 2006 

      Breslow, Lori (2006-06)
      This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include: using current research in student learning to improve teaching; developing courses; ...
    • 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003 

      Kowalski, Stanley (2003-12)
      Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. Topics include: space and time; straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's ...
    • 8.012 Physics I, Fall 2002 

      Wilczek, Frank; Kleppner, Daniel; Burles, Scott M. (2002-12)
      Elementary mechanics, presented at greater depth than in 8.01. Newton's laws, concepts of momentum, energy, angular momentum, rigid body motion, and non-inertial systems. Uses elementary calculus freely. Concurrent ...
    • 8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005 

      Chakrabarty, Deepto (2005-12)
      Elementary mechanics, presented at greater depth than in 8.01. Newton's laws, concepts of momentum, energy, angular momentum, rigid body motion, and non-inertial systems. Uses elementary calculus freely. Concurrent ...
    • 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004 

      Surrow, Bernd; Litster, J. David; Dourmashkin, Peter; Pritchard, David E. (2004-12)
      This freshman-level course is an introduction to classical mechanics. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which features small group interaction via table-top experiments utilizing ...
    • 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism: TEAL:Studio Physics Project, Fall 2002 

      Belcher, John W.; Dourmashkin, Peter (2002-12)
      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 ...
    • 8.033 Relativity, Fall 2003 

      Rappaport, S. A., 1942- (2003-12)
      Normally taken by physics majors in their sophomore year. Einstein's postulates; consequences for simultaneity, time dilation, length contraction, clock synchronization; Lorentz transformation; relativistic effects and ...
    • 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2003 

      Lee, Young S. (2003-06)
      Experimental basis of quantum physics: photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, photons, Franck-Hertz experiment, the Bohr atom, electron diffraction, deBroglie waves, and wave-particle duality of matter and light. ...
    • 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2006 

      Vuletic, Vladan (2006-06)
      This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.
    • 8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2003 

      Greytak, Thomas John, 1940- (2003-06)
      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 ...
    • 8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2004 

      Greytak, Thomas John, 1940- (2004-06)
      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 ...
    • 8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2008 

      Lee, Young (2008-06)
      This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal ...
    • 8.05 Quantum Physics II, Fall 2002 

      Rajagopal, Krishna, 1965- (2002-12)
      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: ...
    • 8.05 Quantum Physics II, Fall 2004 

      Stewart, Iain (2004-12)
      Together, this course and 8.06: Quantum Physics III cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics covered in this course include the general formalism of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, ...
    • 8.06 Quantum Physics III, Spring 2003 

      Rajagopal, Krishna, 1965- (2003-06)
      Continuation of 8.05. Units: natural units, scales of microscopic phenomena, applications. Time-independent approximation methods: degenerate and non-degenerate perturbation theory, variational method, Born-Oppenheimer ...
    • 8.07 Electromagnetism II, Fall 2002 

      Zwiebach, Barton; Levitov, Leonid (2002-12)
      Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter. Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, emission, absorption, ...