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22.615 MHD Theory of Fusion Systems (MIT) 22.615 MHD Theory of Fusion Systems (MIT)

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This course discusses MHD equilibria in cylindrical, toroidal, and noncircular tokamaks. It covers derivation of the basic MHD model from the Boltzmann equation, use of MHD equilibrium theory in poloidal field design, MHD stability theory including the Energy Principle, interchange instability, ballooning modes, second region of stability, and external kink modes. Emphasis is on discovering configurations capable of achieving good confinement at high beta. This course discusses MHD equilibria in cylindrical, toroidal, and noncircular tokamaks. It covers derivation of the basic MHD model from the Boltzmann equation, use of MHD equilibrium theory in poloidal field design, MHD stability theory including the Energy Principle, interchange instability, ballooning modes, second region of stability, and external kink modes. Emphasis is on discovering configurations capable of achieving good confinement at high beta.

Subjects

Magnetohydrodynamics | Magnetohydrodynamics | plasma | plasma | transport theory | transport theory | Boltzmann-Maxwell equations | Boltzmann-Maxwell equations | tokamaks | tokamaks | MHD equilibria | MHD equilibria | poloidal field design | poloidal field design | MHD stability theory | MHD stability theory | Energy Principle | Energy Principle | interchange instability | interchange instability | ballooning modes | ballooning modes | second region of stability | second region of stability | external kink modes | external kink modes | MHD instabilities | MHD instabilities

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8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT) 8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT)

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This course covers probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Topics include: Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Also discussed are conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. The course follows 8.044, Statistical Physics I, and is second in this series of undergraduate Statistical Physics courses. This course covers probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Topics include: Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Also discussed are conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. The course follows 8.044, Statistical Physics I, and is second in this series of undergraduate Statistical Physics courses.

Subjects

Probability distributions | Probability distributions | quantum systems | quantum systems | Microcanonical | canonical | and grand canonical partition-functions | Microcanonical | canonical | and grand canonical partition-functions | thermodynamic potentials | thermodynamic potentials | Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems | Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems | non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases | non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases | mean field theories for real gases | mean field theories for real gases | binary mixtures | binary mixtures | magnetic systems | magnetic systems | polymer solutions | polymer solutions | phase and reaction equilibria | phase and reaction equilibria | critical phenomena | critical phenomena | Fluctuations | Fluctuations | correlation functions and susceptibilities | and Kubo formulae | correlation functions and susceptibilities | and Kubo formulae | Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations | Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations

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8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT) 8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT)

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This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation. This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

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Galactic dynamics | Galactic dynamics | potential theory | potential theory | orbits | orbits | collisionless Boltzmann equations | collisionless Boltzmann equations | Galaxy interactions | Galaxy interactions | Groups and clusters | Groups and clusters | dark matter | dark matter | Intergalactic medium | Intergalactic medium | x-ray clusters | x-ray clusters | Active galactic nuclei | Active galactic nuclei | unified models | unified models | black hole accretion | black hole accretion | radio and optical jets | radio and optical jets | Homogeneity and isotropy | Homogeneity and isotropy | redshift | redshift | galaxy distance ladder | galaxy distance ladder | Newtonian cosmology | Newtonian cosmology | Roberston-Walker models and cosmography | Roberston-Walker models and cosmography | Early universe | Early universe | primordial nucleosynthesis | primordial nucleosynthesis | recombination | recombination | Cosmic microwave background radiation | Cosmic microwave background radiation | Large-scale structure | Large-scale structure | galaxy formation | galaxy formation

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6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT) 6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT)

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6.728 covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics. The course introduces applied quantum physics and  emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others. 6.728 covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics. The course introduces applied quantum physics and  emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others.

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applied quantum physics | applied quantum physics | quantum physics | quantum physics | statistical physics | statistical physics | quantum mechanics | quantum mechanics | Schrodinger | Schrodinger | tunneling | tunneling | harmonic oscillator | harmonic oscillator | hydrogen atom | hydrogen atom | variational methods | variational methods | Fermi-Dirac | Fermi-Dirac | Bose-Einstein | Bose-Einstein | Boltzmann | Boltzmann | distribution function | distribution function | electron microscope | electron microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | thermonic emitter | thermonic emitter | atomic force microscope | atomic force microscope

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2.57 Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes (MIT) 2.57 Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes (MIT)

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This course provides parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale. Topics include the energy levels, the statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport in the forms of waves and particles, scattering and heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation and derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale and their appropriate descriptions, with applications in nano- and microtechnology. This course provides parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale. Topics include the energy levels, the statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport in the forms of waves and particles, scattering and heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation and derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale and their appropriate descriptions, with applications in nano- and microtechnology.

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nanotechnology | nanotechnology | nanoscale | nanoscale | transport phenomena | transport phenomena | photons | photons | electrons | electrons | phonons | phonons | energy carriers | energy carriers | energy transport | energy transport | heat transport | heat transport | energy levels | energy levels | statistical behavior | statistical behavior | internal energy | internal energy | waves and particles | waves and particles | scattering | scattering | heat generation | heat generation | Boltzmann equation | Boltzmann equation | classical laws | classical laws | microtechnology | microtechnology | crystal | crystal | lattice | lattice | quantum oscillator | quantum oscillator | laudaurer | laudaurer | nanotube | nanotube | Louiville equation | Louiville equation | X-ray | X-ray | blackbody | blackbody | quantum well | quantum well | Fourier | Fourier | Newton | Newton | Ohm | Ohm | thermoelectric effect | thermoelectric effect | Brownian motion | Brownian motion | surface tension | surface tension | van der Waals potential. | van der Waals potential. | van der Waals potential | van der Waals potential

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6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT) 6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT)

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6.728 is offered under the department's "Devices, Circuits, and Systems" concentration. The course covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics, introduces applied quantum physics, and emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others. 6.728 is offered under the department's "Devices, Circuits, and Systems" concentration. The course covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics, introduces applied quantum physics, and emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others.

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applied quantum physics | applied quantum physics | quantum physics | quantum physics | statistical physics | statistical physics | quantum mechanics | quantum mechanics | Schrodinger | Schrodinger | tunneling | tunneling | harmonic oscillator | harmonic oscillator | hydrogen atom | hydrogen atom | variational methods | variational methods | Fermi-Dirac | Fermi-Dirac | Bose-Einstein | Bose-Einstein | Boltzmann | Boltzmann | distribution function | distribution function | electron microscope | electron microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | thermonic emitter | thermonic emitter | atomic force microscope | atomic force microscope

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16.55 Ionized Gases (MIT) 16.55 Ionized Gases (MIT)

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This course highlights the properties and behavior of low-temperature plasmas in relation to energy conversion, plasma propulsion, and gas lasers. The course includes material on the equilibrium (energy states, statistical mechanics, and relationship to thermodynamics) and kinetic theory of ionized gases (motion of charged particles, distribution function, collisions, characteristic lengths and times, cross sections, and transport properties). In addition, the course discusses gas surface interactions (thermionic emission, sheaths, and probe theory) and radiation in plasmas and diagnostics. This course highlights the properties and behavior of low-temperature plasmas in relation to energy conversion, plasma propulsion, and gas lasers. The course includes material on the equilibrium (energy states, statistical mechanics, and relationship to thermodynamics) and kinetic theory of ionized gases (motion of charged particles, distribution function, collisions, characteristic lengths and times, cross sections, and transport properties). In addition, the course discusses gas surface interactions (thermionic emission, sheaths, and probe theory) and radiation in plasmas and diagnostics.

Subjects

Ionized gases | Ionized gases | plasma physics | plasma physics | motion of charges | motion of charges | drift | drift | adiabatic invariants | adiabatic invariants | collision theory | collision theory | kinetic theory | kinetic theory | H theorem | H theorem | entropy | entropy | Maxwellian distribution | Maxwellian distribution | Boltzmann equation | Boltzmann equation | plasma sheath | plasma sheath | electrostatic probe | electrostatic probe | orbital motion limit | orbital motion limit | equilibrium statistical mechanics | equilibrium statistical mechanics | radiation transport | radiation transport

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6.730 Physics for Solid-State Applications (MIT) 6.730 Physics for Solid-State Applications (MIT)

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This course examines classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solids, emphasizing physical models for elastic properties, electronic transport, and heat capacity. Topics covered include: crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures, phonon dispersion relatons, effective mass theorem, semiclassical equations of motion, and impurity states in semiconductors, band structure and transport properties of selected semiconductors, and connection of quantum theory of solids with quasifermi levels and Boltzmann transport used in device modeling. This course examines classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solids, emphasizing physical models for elastic properties, electronic transport, and heat capacity. Topics covered include: crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures, phonon dispersion relatons, effective mass theorem, semiclassical equations of motion, and impurity states in semiconductors, band structure and transport properties of selected semiconductors, and connection of quantum theory of solids with quasifermi levels and Boltzmann transport used in device modeling.

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physics | physics | solid state application | solid state application | quantum model | quantum model | electron | electron | lattice vibration | lattice vibration | electronic transport | electronic transport | heat capacity | heat capacity | elastic properties | elastic properties | cystal lattice | cystal lattice | electronic energy band | electronic energy band | phonon dispersion relatons | phonon dispersion relatons | effective mass theorem | effective mass theorem | motion equation | motion equation | impurity state | impurity state | semiconductor | semiconductor | band structure | band structure | transport properties | transport properties | quantum theory of solids | quantum theory of solids | quasifermi | quasifermi | Boltzmann transport | Boltzmann transport | device modeling | device modeling

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8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT) 8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT)

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Probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. Applications: non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases; mean field theories for real gases, binary mixtures, magnetic systems, polymer solutions; phase and reaction equilibria, critical phenomena. Fluctuations, correlation functions and susceptibilities, and Kubo formulae. Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations. Probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. Applications: non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases; mean field theories for real gases, binary mixtures, magnetic systems, polymer solutions; phase and reaction equilibria, critical phenomena. Fluctuations, correlation functions and susceptibilities, and Kubo formulae. Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations.

Subjects

Probability distributions | Probability distributions | quantum systems | quantum systems | Microcanonical | Microcanonical | canonical | canonical | grand canonical partition-functions | grand canonical partition-functions | thermodynamic potentials | thermodynamic potentials | Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems | Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems | non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases | non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases | mean field theories for real gases | mean field theories for real gases | binary mixtures | binary mixtures | magnetic systems | magnetic systems | polymer solutions | polymer solutions | phase and reaction equilibria | phase and reaction equilibria | critical phenomena | critical phenomena | Fluctuations | Fluctuations | correlation functions and susceptibilities | correlation functions and susceptibilities | Kubo formulae | Kubo formulae | Evolution of distribution functions | Evolution of distribution functions | Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations | Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations | correlation functions | correlation functions | susceptibilities | susceptibilities

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8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT)

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Probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. Applications: non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases; mean field theories for real gases, binary mixtures, magnetic systems, polymer solutions; phase and reaction equilibria, critical phenomena. Fluctuations, correlation functions and susceptibilities, and Kubo formulae. Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations.

Subjects

Probability distributions | quantum systems | Microcanonical | canonical | grand canonical partition-functions | thermodynamic potentials | Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems | non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases | mean field theories for real gases | binary mixtures | magnetic systems | polymer solutions | phase and reaction equilibria | critical phenomena | Fluctuations | correlation functions and susceptibilities | Kubo formulae | Evolution of distribution functions | Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations | correlation functions | susceptibilities

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6.730 Physics for Solid-State Applications (MIT)

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This course examines classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solids, emphasizing physical models for elastic properties, electronic transport, and heat capacity. Topics covered include: crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures, phonon dispersion relatons, effective mass theorem, semiclassical equations of motion, and impurity states in semiconductors, band structure and transport properties of selected semiconductors, and connection of quantum theory of solids with quasifermi levels and Boltzmann transport used in device modeling.

Subjects

physics | solid state application | quantum model | electron | lattice vibration | electronic transport | heat capacity | elastic properties | cystal lattice | electronic energy band | phonon dispersion relatons | effective mass theorem | motion equation | impurity state | semiconductor | band structure | transport properties | quantum theory of solids | quasifermi | Boltzmann transport | device modeling

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6.730 Physics for Solid-State Applications (MIT)

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This course examines classical and quantum models of electrons and lattice vibrations in solids, emphasizing physical models for elastic properties, electronic transport, and heat capacity. Topics covered include: crystal lattices, electronic energy band structures, phonon dispersion relatons, effective mass theorem, semiclassical equations of motion, and impurity states in semiconductors, band structure and transport properties of selected semiconductors, and connection of quantum theory of solids with quasifermi levels and Boltzmann transport used in device modeling.

Subjects

physics | solid state application | quantum model | electron | lattice vibration | electronic transport | heat capacity | elastic properties | cystal lattice | electronic energy band | phonon dispersion relatons | effective mass theorem | motion equation | impurity state | semiconductor | band structure | transport properties | quantum theory of solids | quasifermi | Boltzmann transport | device modeling

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16.55 Ionized Gases (MIT)

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This course highlights the properties and behavior of low-temperature plasmas in relation to energy conversion, plasma propulsion, and gas lasers. The course includes material on the equilibrium (energy states, statistical mechanics, and relationship to thermodynamics) and kinetic theory of ionized gases (motion of charged particles, distribution function, collisions, characteristic lengths and times, cross sections, and transport properties). In addition, the course discusses gas surface interactions (thermionic emission, sheaths, and probe theory) and radiation in plasmas and diagnostics.

Subjects

Ionized gases | plasma physics | motion of charges | drift | adiabatic invariants | collision theory | kinetic theory | H theorem | entropy | Maxwellian distribution | Boltzmann equation | plasma sheath | electrostatic probe | orbital motion limit | equilibrium statistical mechanics | radiation transport

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8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT)

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This course covers probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Topics include: Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Also discussed are conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. The course follows 8.044, Statistical Physics I, and is second in this series of undergraduate Statistical Physics courses.

Subjects

Probability distributions | quantum systems | Microcanonical | canonical | and grand canonical partition-functions | thermodynamic potentials | Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems | non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases | mean field theories for real gases | binary mixtures | magnetic systems | polymer solutions | phase and reaction equilibria | critical phenomena | Fluctuations | correlation functions and susceptibilities | and Kubo formulae | Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations

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22.615 MHD Theory of Fusion Systems (MIT)

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This course discusses MHD equilibria in cylindrical, toroidal, and noncircular tokamaks. It covers derivation of the basic MHD model from the Boltzmann equation, use of MHD equilibrium theory in poloidal field design, MHD stability theory including the Energy Principle, interchange instability, ballooning modes, second region of stability, and external kink modes. Emphasis is on discovering configurations capable of achieving good confinement at high beta.

Subjects

Magnetohydrodynamics | plasma | transport theory | Boltzmann-Maxwell equations | tokamaks | MHD equilibria | poloidal field design | MHD stability theory | Energy Principle | interchange instability | ballooning modes | second region of stability | external kink modes | MHD instabilities

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6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT)

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6.728 covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics. The course introduces applied quantum physics and  emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others.

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applied quantum physics | quantum physics | statistical physics | quantum mechanics | Schrodinger | tunneling | harmonic oscillator | hydrogen atom | variational methods | Fermi-Dirac | Bose-Einstein | Boltzmann | distribution function | electron microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | thermonic emitter | atomic force microscope

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8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT)

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This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

Subjects

Galactic dynamics | potential theory | orbits | collisionless Boltzmann equations | Galaxy interactions | Groups and clusters | dark matter | Intergalactic medium | x-ray clusters | Active galactic nuclei | unified models | black hole accretion | radio and optical jets | Homogeneity and isotropy | redshift | galaxy distance ladder | Newtonian cosmology | Roberston-Walker models and cosmography | Early universe | primordial nucleosynthesis | recombination | Cosmic microwave background radiation | Large-scale structure | galaxy formation

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2.57 Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes (MIT)

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This course provides parallel treatments of photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, aiming at fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale. Topics include the energy levels, the statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport in the forms of waves and particles, scattering and heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation and derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale and their appropriate descriptions, with applications in nano- and microtechnology.

Subjects

nanotechnology | nanoscale | transport phenomena | photons | electrons | phonons | energy carriers | energy transport | heat transport | energy levels | statistical behavior | internal energy | waves and particles | scattering | heat generation | Boltzmann equation | classical laws | microtechnology | crystal | lattice | quantum oscillator | laudaurer | nanotube | Louiville equation | X-ray | blackbody | quantum well | Fourier | Newton | Ohm | thermoelectric effect | Brownian motion | surface tension | van der Waals potential. | van der Waals potential

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6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT)

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6.728 is offered under the department's "Devices, Circuits, and Systems" concentration. The course covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics, introduces applied quantum physics, and emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others.

Subjects

applied quantum physics | quantum physics | statistical physics | quantum mechanics | Schrodinger | tunneling | harmonic oscillator | hydrogen atom | variational methods | Fermi-Dirac | Bose-Einstein | Boltzmann | distribution function | electron microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | thermonic emitter | atomic force microscope

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6.728 Applied Quantum and Statistical Physics (MIT)

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6.728 is offered under the department's "Devices, Circuits, and Systems" concentration. The course covers concepts in elementary quantum mechanics and statistical physics, introduces applied quantum physics, and emphasizes an experimental basis for quantum mechanics. Concepts covered include: Schrodinger's equation applied to the free particle, tunneling, the harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen atom, variational methods, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Boltzmann distribution functions, and simple models for metals, semiconductors, and devices such as electron microscopes, scanning tunneling microscope, thermonic emitters, atomic force microscope, and others.

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applied quantum physics | quantum physics | statistical physics | quantum mechanics | Schrodinger | tunneling | harmonic oscillator | hydrogen atom | variational methods | Fermi-Dirac | Bose-Einstein | Boltzmann | distribution function | electron microscope | scanning tunneling microscope | thermonic emitter | atomic force microscope

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