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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 ... 
15.389 GLab: Global Entrepreneurship Lab, Fall 2007
(200712)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
(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 ... 
5.95J / 6.982J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J / 1.95J / 2.978J Teaching CollegeLevel Science and Engineering, Fall 2012
(201212)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 CollegeLevel Science, Spring 2006
(200606)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
(200312)Physics I is a firstyear physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. Topics include: space and time; straightline kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's ... 
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 ... 
8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005
(200512)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 ... 
8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004
(200412)This freshmanlevel 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 tabletop experiments utilizing ... 
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 ... 
8.033 Relativity, Fall 2003
(200312)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
(200306)Experimental basis of quantum physics: photoelectric effect, Compton scattering, photons, FranckHertz experiment, the Bohr atom, electron diffraction, deBroglie waves, and waveparticle duality of matter and light. ... 
8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2006
(200606)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
(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 ... 
8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2004
(200406)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
(200806)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
(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: ... 
8.05 Quantum Physics II, Fall 2004
(200412)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
(200306)Continuation of 8.05. Units: natural units, scales of microscopic phenomena, applications. Timeindependent approximation methods: degenerate and nondegenerate perturbation theory, variational method, BornOppenheimer ... 
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, ...