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1.364 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (MIT) 1.364 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (MIT)

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1.364 examines site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include: site investigation (with emphasis on in situ testing), shallow (footings and raftings) and deep (piles and caissons) foundations, excavation support systems, groundwater control, slope stability, soil improvement (compaction, soil reinforcement, etc.), and construction monitoring. This course is a core requirement for the Geotechnical Master of Engineering program at MIT. 1.364 examines site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include: site investigation (with emphasis on in situ testing), shallow (footings and raftings) and deep (piles and caissons) foundations, excavation support systems, groundwater control, slope stability, soil improvement (compaction, soil reinforcement, etc.), and construction monitoring. This course is a core requirement for the Geotechnical Master of Engineering program at MIT.

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geotechnical engineering | geotechnical engineering | soil | soil | soil mechanics | soil mechanics | foundations | foundations | earth retaining structures | earth retaining structures | site investigation | site investigation | ultimate limit | ultimate limit | serviceability limit | serviceability limit | soil improvement | soil improvement | gravity walls | gravity walls | composite construction | composite construction | reinforced earth | reinforced earth | structural support | structural support | excavations | excavations | bracing | bracing | tieback anchors | tieback anchors | tiebacks | tiebacks | safety factors | safety factors | boreholes | boreholes | soil sampling | soil sampling | stratigraphy | stratigraphy | SPT | SPT | FV | FV | PCPT | PCPT | spread foundation design | spread foundation design | in situ tests | in situ tests | bearing capacity | bearing capacity | strength parameters | strength parameters | allowable settlements | allowable settlements | sand | sand | clay | clay | soil-structure interaction | soil-structure interaction | pile types | pile types | pile selection | pile selection | pile behavior | pile behavior | pile capacity | pile capacity | pile driving | pile driving | pile load tests | pile load tests | slope stability | slope stability | cantilevers | cantilevers | propper walls | propper walls | braced excavations | braced excavations | reinforced soil | reinforced soil | soil nailing | soil nailing | geosynthetic reinforcement | geosynthetic reinforcement

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1.225J Transportation Flow Systems (MIT) 1.225J Transportation Flow Systems (MIT)

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Design, operation, and management of traffic flows over complex transportation networks are the foci of this course. It covers two major topics: traffic flow modeling and traffic flow operations. Sub-topics include deterministic and probabilistic models, elements of queuing theory, and traffic assignment. Concepts are illustrated through various applications and case studies. This is a half-term subject offered during the second half of the semester. Design, operation, and management of traffic flows over complex transportation networks are the foci of this course. It covers two major topics: traffic flow modeling and traffic flow operations. Sub-topics include deterministic and probabilistic models, elements of queuing theory, and traffic assignment. Concepts are illustrated through various applications and case studies. This is a half-term subject offered during the second half of the semester.

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transportation | transportation | transportation flow systems | transportation flow systems | traffic | traffic | traffic flow | traffic flow | networks | networks | transportation networks | transportation networks | flow modeling | flow modeling | flow operations | flow operations | deteministic models | deteministic models | probabilistic models | probabilistic models | queuing theory | queuing theory | queues | queues | traffic assignment | traffic assignment | case studies | case studies | cumulative plots | cumulative plots | airport runway capacity | airport runway capacity | runway capacity | runway capacity | road traffic | road traffic | shortest paths | shortest paths | optimizations | optimizations | highway control | highway control | ramp metering | ramp metering | simulation models | simulation models | isolated signals | isolated signals | operations | operations | operational problems | operational problems | air traffic operation | air traffic operation | air | air | road | road | component | component | 1.225 | 1.225 | ESD.205 | ESD.205

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Roslindale Square, Boston (MIT) Roslindale Square, Boston (MIT)

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This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas:an overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed;the physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives;the policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; andthe formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district. This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas:an overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed;the physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives;the policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; andthe formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district.

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main streets | main streets | urban neighborhood decline | urban neighborhood decline | urban design | urban design | urban development | urban development | physical development tools | physical development tools | economic development tools | economic development tools | revitalization strategies | revitalization strategies | retail | retail | market analysis | market analysis | assets | assets | capacity assessment | capacity assessment | existing conditions analysis | existing conditions analysis | streetscapes | streetscapes | neighborhood image and identity | neighborhood image and identity | zoning | zoning | business development | business development | organization | organization | capacity building | capacity building | marketing | marketing

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HST.542J Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems (MIT) HST.542J Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems (MIT)

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This course elaborates on the application of the principles of energy and mass flow to major human organ systems. It discusses mechanisms of regulation and homeostasis. It also discusses anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological features of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. There is emphasis on those systems, features, and devices that are most illuminated by the methods of physical sciences. This course elaborates on the application of the principles of energy and mass flow to major human organ systems. It discusses mechanisms of regulation and homeostasis. It also discusses anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological features of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. There is emphasis on those systems, features, and devices that are most illuminated by the methods of physical sciences.

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electrocardiogram | electrocardiogram | cardiovascular system | cardiovascular system | cardiovascular physiology | cardiovascular physiology | electrophysiology | electrophysiology | myocardial cells | myocardial cells | electrocardiography | electrocardiography | physiological fluid mechanics | physiological fluid mechanics | respiratory physiology | respiratory physiology | renal physiology | renal physiology | quantitative physiology | quantitative physiology | pulmonary mechanics | pulmonary mechanics | heart | heart | arrhythmia | arrhythmia | pulmonary modeling | pulmonary modeling | clinical electrocardiography | clinical electrocardiography | ECG | ECG | EKG | EKG | ischemia | ischemia | infarction | infarction | vector cardiogram | vector cardiogram | purkinje fibers | purkinje fibers | QRS waveform | QRS waveform | tachycardia | tachycardia | action potential | action potential | depolarization | depolarization | afterdepolarization | afterdepolarization | total lung capacity | total lung capacity | systolic | systolic | diastolic | diastolic | residual volume | residual volume | vital capacity | vital capacity | HST.542 | HST.542 | 2.792 | 2.792 | 20.371J20.371 | 20.371J20.371 | 6.022 | 6.022

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1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT) 1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT)

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This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and methods for estimating costs associated with proposed service changes are presented together with means to improve operations through real time intervention. This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and methods for estimating costs associated with proposed service changes are presented together with means to improve operations through real time intervention.

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urban public transportation modes | urban public transportation modes | systems | systems | services | services | bus | bus | rail | rail | capacity | capacity | service quality | service quality | cost | cost | data collection | data collection | analysis | analysis | performance monitoring | performance monitoring | route design | route design | frequency determination | frequency determination | vehicle scheduling | vehicle scheduling | crew scheduling | crew scheduling | pricing policy | pricing policy | ridership | ridership | estimating costs | estimating costs | 1.258 | 1.258 | 11.541 | 11.541 | ESD.226 | ESD.226

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6.050J Information and Entropy (MIT) 6.050J Information and Entropy (MIT)

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6.050J / 2.110J presents the unified theory of information with applications to computing, communications, thermodynamics, and other sciences. It covers digital signals and streams, codes, compression, noise, and probability, reversible and irreversible operations, information in biological systems, channel capacity, maximum-entropy formalism, thermodynamic equilibrium, temperature, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and quantum computation. Designed for MIT freshmen as an elective, this course has been jointly developed by MIT's Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. There is no known course similar to 6.050J / 2.110J offered at any other university.  6.050J / 2.110J presents the unified theory of information with applications to computing, communications, thermodynamics, and other sciences. It covers digital signals and streams, codes, compression, noise, and probability, reversible and irreversible operations, information in biological systems, channel capacity, maximum-entropy formalism, thermodynamic equilibrium, temperature, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and quantum computation. Designed for MIT freshmen as an elective, this course has been jointly developed by MIT's Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. There is no known course similar to 6.050J / 2.110J offered at any other university. 

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information and entropy | information and entropy | computing | computing | communications | communications | thermodynamics | thermodynamics | digital signals and streams | digital signals and streams | codes | codes | compression | compression | noise | noise | probability | probability | reversible operations | reversible operations | irreversible operations | irreversible operations | information in biological systems | information in biological systems | channel capacity | channel capacity | aximum-entropy formalism | aximum-entropy formalism | thermodynamic equilibrium | thermodynamic equilibrium | temperature | temperature | second law of thermodynamics quantum computation | second law of thermodynamics quantum computation | maximum-entropy formalism | maximum-entropy formalism | second law of thermodynamics | second law of thermodynamics | quantum computation | quantum computation | biological systems | biological systems | unified theory of information | unified theory of information | digital signals | digital signals | digital streams | digital streams | bits | bits | errors | errors | processes | processes | inference | inference | maximum entropy | maximum entropy | physical systems | physical systems | energy | energy | quantum information | quantum information | 6.050 | 6.050 | 2.110 | 2.110

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1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT) 1.258J Public Transportation Service and Operations Planning (MIT)

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This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and methods for estimating costs associated with proposed service changes are presented, together with means to improve operations through real time intervention.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free&#16 This course describes the evolution and role of urban public transportation modes, systems, and services, focusing on bus and rail. Technological characteristics and their impacts on capacity, service quality, and cost are described. Current practice and new methods for data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, route design, frequency determination, and vehicle and crew scheduling are also discussed. In addition, the effect of pricing policy and service quality on ridership and methods for estimating costs associated with proposed service changes are presented, together with means to improve operations through real time intervention.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free&#16

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urban public transportation modes | urban public transportation modes | systems | systems | services | services | bus | bus | rail | rail | capacity | capacity | service quality | service quality | cost | cost | data collection | data collection | analysis | analysis | performance monitoring | performance monitoring | route design | route design | frequency determination | frequency determination | vehicle scheduling | vehicle scheduling | crew scheduling | crew scheduling | pricing policy | pricing policy | ridership | ridership | estimating costs | estimating costs | urban transportation | urban transportation | public transportation systems | public transportation systems | public services | public services | planning | planning | 1.258 | 1.258 | 11.541 | 11.541 | ESD.226 | ESD.226

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17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT) 17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT)

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In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research suggests that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare, political stability, economic development, and governmental performance. This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks, norms, and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism. In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research suggests that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare, political stability, economic development, and governmental performance. This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks, norms, and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism.

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social capital | social capital | civil society | civil society | social networks | social networks | community norms | community norms | associational activities | associational activities | state | state | democracy | democracy | government | government | economic development | economic development | social welfare | social welfare | democratization | democratization | pluralism | pluralism | public goods provision | public goods provision | state capacity | state capacity | international politics | international politics | globalization | globalization | social sanctions | social sanctions | political participation | political participation | social movements | social movements | civic engagement | civic engagement | politics | politics | political science | political science | ethnic conflict | ethnic conflict | social justice | social justice

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6.050J Information and Entropy (MIT) 6.050J Information and Entropy (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course explores the ultimate limits to communication and computation, with an emphasis on the physical nature of information and information processing. Topics include: information and computation, digital signals, codes and compression, applications such as biological representations of information, logic circuits, computer architectures, and algorithmic information, noise, probability, error correction, reversible and irreversible operations, physics of computation, and quantum computation. The concept of entropy applied to channel capacity and to the second law of thermodynamics. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course explores the ultimate limits to communication and computation, with an emphasis on the physical nature of information and information processing. Topics include: information and computation, digital signals, codes and compression, applications such as biological representations of information, logic circuits, computer architectures, and algorithmic information, noise, probability, error correction, reversible and irreversible operations, physics of computation, and quantum computation. The concept of entropy applied to channel capacity and to the second law of thermodynamics.

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information and entropy | information and entropy | computing | computing | communications | communications | thermodynamics | thermodynamics | digital signals and streams | digital signals and streams | codes | codes | compression | compression | noise | noise | probability | probability | reversible operations | reversible operations | irreversible operations | irreversible operations | information in biological systems | information in biological systems | channel capacity | channel capacity | maximum-entropy formalism | maximum-entropy formalism | thermodynamic equilibrium | thermodynamic equilibrium | temperature | temperature | second law of thermodynamics quantum computation | second law of thermodynamics quantum computation

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1.361 Advanced Soil Mechanics (MIT) 1.361 Advanced Soil Mechanics (MIT)

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This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analysis; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice. This class presents the application of principles of soil mechanics. It considers the following topics: the origin and nature of soils; soil classification; the effective stress principle; hydraulic conductivity and seepage; stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses; bearing capacity and slope stability; consolidation theory and settlement analysis; and laboratory and field methods for evaluation of soil properties in design practice.

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soil | soil | origin and nature of soils | origin and nature of soils | soil classification | soil classification | effective stress principle | effective stress principle | hydraulic conductivity and seepage | hydraulic conductivity and seepage | stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses | stress-strain-strength behavior of cohesionless and cohesive soils and application to lateral earth stresses | bearing capacity and slope stability | bearing capacity and slope stability | consolidation theory | consolidation theory | settlement analyses | settlement analyses | laboratory methods | laboratory methods | soil properties | soil properties | design practice | design practice

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3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science (MIT) 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science (MIT)

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This course focuses on the fundamentals of structure, energetics, and bonding that underpin materials science. It is the introductory lecture class for sophomore students in Materials Science and Engineering, taken with 3.014 and 3.016 to create a unified introduction to the subject. Topics include: an introduction to thermodynamic functions and laws governing equilibrium properties, relating macroscopic behavior to atomistic and molecular models of materials; the role of electronic bonding in determining the energy, structure, and stability of materials; quantum mechanical descriptions of interacting electrons and atoms; materials phenomena, such as heat capacities, phase transformations, and multiphase equilibria to chemical reactions and magnetism; symmetry properties of molecules and s This course focuses on the fundamentals of structure, energetics, and bonding that underpin materials science. It is the introductory lecture class for sophomore students in Materials Science and Engineering, taken with 3.014 and 3.016 to create a unified introduction to the subject. Topics include: an introduction to thermodynamic functions and laws governing equilibrium properties, relating macroscopic behavior to atomistic and molecular models of materials; the role of electronic bonding in determining the energy, structure, and stability of materials; quantum mechanical descriptions of interacting electrons and atoms; materials phenomena, such as heat capacities, phase transformations, and multiphase equilibria to chemical reactions and magnetism; symmetry properties of molecules and s

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bonding | bonding | energetics | energetics | structure | structure | antibonding | antibonding | hydrogen | hydrogen | Quantum mechanics | Quantum mechanics | electron | electron | atom | atom | molecule | molecule | molecular dynamics | molecular dynamics | MD | MD | Symmetry properties | Symmetry properties | solid | solid | gas | gas | liquid | liquid | phase | phase | matter; molecular geometry | matter; molecular geometry | complex and disordered materials | complex and disordered materials | thermodynamics | thermodynamics | equilibrium property | equilibrium property | macroscopic behavior | macroscopic behavior | molecular model | molecular model | heat capacity | heat capacity | phase transformation | phase transformation | multiphase equilibria | multiphase equilibria | chemical reaction | chemical reaction | magnetism | magnetism | engineered alloy | engineered alloy | electronic and magnetic material | electronic and magnetic material | ionic solid | ionic solid | network solid | network solid | polymer | polymer | biomaterial | biomaterial | glass | glass | liquid crystal | liquid crystal | LCD | LCD | matter | matter | molecular geometry | molecular geometry

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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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15.761 Introduction to Operations Management (MIT) 15.761 Introduction to Operations Management (MIT)

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This course provides students with concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities, and apply them to a broad range of application domains and industries. It emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay between high-level financial objectives and operational capabilities. Topics covered include production control, risk pooling, quality management, process design, and revenue management. Also included are case studies, guest lectures, and simulation games which demonstrate central concepts. This course provides students with concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities, and apply them to a broad range of application domains and industries. It emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay between high-level financial objectives and operational capabilities. Topics covered include production control, risk pooling, quality management, process design, and revenue management. Also included are case studies, guest lectures, and simulation games which demonstrate central concepts.

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process analysis | process analysis | capacity analysis | capacity analysis | innovation | innovation | inventory management | inventory management | production | production | supply chain design | supply chain design | sustainability | sustainability | operational risk | operational risk | quality management | quality management | revenue management | revenue management | pricing | pricing | queuing | queuing | process re-engineering | process re-engineering | Toyota | Toyota | Amazon | Amazon | CVS | CVS | McDonald's | McDonald's | Burger King | Burger King | Hewlett-Packard | Hewlett-Packard | Sport Obermeyer | Sport Obermeyer | Walmart | Walmart

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15.992 S-Lab: Laboratory for Sustainable Business (MIT) 15.992 S-Lab: Laboratory for Sustainable Business (MIT)

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How can we translate real-world challenges into future business opportunities? How can individuals, organizations, and society learn and undergo change at the pace needed to stave off worsening problems? Today, organizations of all kinds—traditional manufacturing firms, those that extract resources, a huge variety of new start-ups, services, non-profits, and governmental organizations of all types, among many others—are tackling these very questions. For some, the massive challenges of moving towards sustainability offer real opportunities for new products and services, for reinventing old ones, or for solving problems in new ways. The course aims to provide participants with access and in-depth exposure to firms that are actively grappling with the sustainability-related issue How can we translate real-world challenges into future business opportunities? How can individuals, organizations, and society learn and undergo change at the pace needed to stave off worsening problems? Today, organizations of all kinds—traditional manufacturing firms, those that extract resources, a huge variety of new start-ups, services, non-profits, and governmental organizations of all types, among many others—are tackling these very questions. For some, the massive challenges of moving towards sustainability offer real opportunities for new products and services, for reinventing old ones, or for solving problems in new ways. The course aims to provide participants with access and in-depth exposure to firms that are actively grappling with the sustainability-related issue

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sustainability | sustainability | sustainable business | sustainable business | ecological footprint | ecological footprint | world population | world population | biocapacity | biocapacity | carbon | carbon | emissions | emissions | globalization | globalization | innovation | innovation | development | development | business strategy | business strategy | global warming | global warming | green buildings | green buildings | climate change | climate change | limits to growth | limits to growth | design | design

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15.760B Introduction to Operations Management (MIT) 15.760B Introduction to Operations Management (MIT)

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This half-term course introduces students to problems and analysis related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Class sessions involve explaining concepts, working examples, and discussing cases. A wide range of topics are covered, including: process analysis, quality management, supply chain design, procurement, and product development. Toward the end of the course, students work in teams to manage a virtual factory in a web-based simulation exercise. This half-term course introduces students to problems and analysis related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Class sessions involve explaining concepts, working examples, and discussing cases. A wide range of topics are covered, including: process analysis, quality management, supply chain design, procurement, and product development. Toward the end of the course, students work in teams to manage a virtual factory in a web-based simulation exercise.

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operations management | operations management | service operations | service operations | manufacturing design | manufacturing design | manufacturing planning | manufacturing planning | production control | production control | quality management | quality management | process design | process design | reengineering | reengineering | product development | product development | project management | project management | supply chain design | supply chain design | improving manufacturing processes | improving manufacturing processes | capacity | capacity | inventory | inventory | quality control | quality control | product design | product design | factory management | factory management

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16.72 Air Traffic Control (MIT) 16.72 Air Traffic Control (MIT)

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This course introduces the various aspects of present and future Air Traffic Control systems. Among the topics in the present system that we will discuss are the systems-analysis approach to problems of capacity and safety, surveillance, including the National Airspace System and Automated Terminal Radar Systems, navigation subsystem technology, aircraft guidance and control, communications, collision avoidance systems and sequencing and spacing in terminal areas. The class will then talk about future directions and development and have a critical discussion of past proposals and of probable future problem areas. This course introduces the various aspects of present and future Air Traffic Control systems. Among the topics in the present system that we will discuss are the systems-analysis approach to problems of capacity and safety, surveillance, including the National Airspace System and Automated Terminal Radar Systems, navigation subsystem technology, aircraft guidance and control, communications, collision avoidance systems and sequencing and spacing in terminal areas. The class will then talk about future directions and development and have a critical discussion of past proposals and of probable future problem areas.

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air traffic control | air traffic control | air traffic control systems | air traffic control systems | systems-analysis | systems-analysis | capacity | capacity | safety | safety | surveillance | surveillance | NAS | NAS | ARTS | ARTS | navigation subsystem technology | navigation subsystem technology | aircraft guidance and control | aircraft guidance and control | communications | communications | collision avoidance systems | collision avoidance systems | sequencing and spacing | sequencing and spacing | terminal areas | terminal areas | NGATS | NGATS

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18.318 Topics in Algebraic Combinatorics (MIT) 18.318 Topics in Algebraic Combinatorics (MIT)

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The course consists of a sampling of topics from algebraic combinatorics. The topics include the matrix-tree theorem and other applications of linear algebra, applications of commutative and exterior algebra to counting faces of simplicial complexes, and applications of algebra to tilings. The course consists of a sampling of topics from algebraic combinatorics. The topics include the matrix-tree theorem and other applications of linear algebra, applications of commutative and exterior algebra to counting faces of simplicial complexes, and applications of algebra to tilings.

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algebraic combinatorics | algebraic combinatorics | matrix-tree theorem | matrix-tree theorem | linear algebra | linear algebra | commutative algebra | commutative algebra | exterior algebra | exterior algebra | counting faces of simplicial complexes | counting faces of simplicial complexes | tilings | tilings | Young's lattice | Young's lattice | Shannon capacity | Shannon capacity | Fisher inequality | Fisher inequality | Hadamard matrices | Hadamard matrices | f-vectors | f-vectors | Sperner Property | Sperner Property | -Binomial Coeffcients | -Binomial Coeffcients

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MedicineAfrica

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Dr Alexander Finlayson tells us how MedicineAfrica aims to bring healthcare professionals around the world in a global expert network. Disparity in healthcare between the developed and developing world is a major global health problem. MedicineAfrica, an online health facility, aims to connect doctors and healthcare professionals in Africa to clinical support teams around the world. Dr Alexamder Finlayson established MedicineAfrica in 2008, and is now working to develop this platform for future users, such as medical students, doctors and nurses, in other countries including Palestine and India. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Global health | communication | Africa | capacity building | Global health | communication | Africa | capacity building

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MedicineAfrica

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Dr Alexander Finlayson tells us how MedicineAfrica aims to bring healthcare professionals around the world in a global expert network. Disparity in healthcare between the developed and developing world is a major global health problem. MedicineAfrica, an online health facility, aims to connect doctors and healthcare professionals in Africa to clinical support teams around the world. Dr Alexamder Finlayson established MedicineAfrica in 2008, and is now working to develop this platform for future users, such as medical students, doctors and nurses, in other countries including Palestine and India. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Global health | communication | Africa | capacity building | Global health | communication | Africa | capacity building

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15.761 Operations Management (MIT) 15.761 Operations Management (MIT)

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This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. The course provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. We present the material in five modules: Operations Analysis Coordination and Planning Quality Management Project Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. The course provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. We present the material in five modules: Operations Analysis Coordination and Planning Quality Management Project Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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manufacturing | manufacturing | service | service | analyzing operations | analyzing operations | operational decisions | operational decisions | operations analysis | operations analysis | quality management | quality management | project management | project management | logistics | logistics | supply chain management | supply chain management | job shop operations | job shop operations | process matching | process matching | queuing | queuing | forecasting | forecasting | queueing | queueing | analysis | analysis | analyzing | analyzing | operations | operations | coordination | coordination | planning | planning | quality | quality | project | project | management | management | supply chain | supply chain | job shop | job shop | decisions | decisions | decision making | decision making | operational | operational | design | design | control | control | materials | materials | production | production | scheduling | scheduling | reengineering | reengineering | capacity | capacity | facilities | facilities | strategy | strategy | process | process | processes | processes | matching | matching | inventory | inventory | vendor | vendor | customer | customer

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1.364 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (MIT)

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1.364 examines site characterization and geotechnical aspects of the design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include: site investigation (with emphasis on in situ testing), shallow (footings and raftings) and deep (piles and caissons) foundations, excavation support systems, groundwater control, slope stability, soil improvement (compaction, soil reinforcement, etc.), and construction monitoring. This course is a core requirement for the Geotechnical Master of Engineering program at MIT.

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geotechnical engineering | soil | soil mechanics | foundations | earth retaining structures | site investigation | ultimate limit | serviceability limit | soil improvement | gravity walls | composite construction | reinforced earth | structural support | excavations | bracing | tieback anchors | tiebacks | safety factors | boreholes | soil sampling | stratigraphy | SPT | FV | PCPT | spread foundation design | in situ tests | bearing capacity | strength parameters | allowable settlements | sand | clay | soil-structure interaction | pile types | pile selection | pile behavior | pile capacity | pile driving | pile load tests | slope stability | cantilevers | propper walls | braced excavations | reinforced soil | soil nailing | geosynthetic reinforcement

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1.225J Transportation Flow Systems (MIT)

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Design, operation, and management of traffic flows over complex transportation networks are the foci of this course. It covers two major topics: traffic flow modeling and traffic flow operations. Sub-topics include deterministic and probabilistic models, elements of queuing theory, and traffic assignment. Concepts are illustrated through various applications and case studies. This is a half-term subject offered during the second half of the semester.

Subjects

transportation | transportation flow systems | traffic | traffic flow | networks | transportation networks | flow modeling | flow operations | deteministic models | probabilistic models | queuing theory | queues | traffic assignment | case studies | cumulative plots | airport runway capacity | runway capacity | road traffic | shortest paths | optimizations | highway control | ramp metering | simulation models | isolated signals | operations | operational problems | air traffic operation | air | road | component | 1.225 | ESD.205

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Roslindale Square, Boston (MIT)

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This course focuses on the physical and economic renewal of urban neighborhood Main Streets by combining classroom work with an applied class project. The course content covers four broad areas:an overview of the causes for urban business district decline, the challenges faced in revitalization and the type of revitalization strategies employed;the physical and economic development planning tools used to understand and assess urban Main Streets from physical design and economic development perspectives;the policies, interventions, and investments used to foster urban commercial revitalization; andthe formulation of a revitalization plan for an urban commercial district.

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main streets | urban neighborhood decline | urban design | urban development | physical development tools | economic development tools | revitalization strategies | retail | market analysis | assets | capacity assessment | existing conditions analysis | streetscapes | neighborhood image and identity | zoning | business development | organization | capacity building | marketing

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HST.542J Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems (MIT)

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This course elaborates on the application of the principles of energy and mass flow to major human organ systems. It discusses mechanisms of regulation and homeostasis. It also discusses anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological features of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. There is emphasis on those systems, features, and devices that are most illuminated by the methods of physical sciences.

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electrocardiogram | cardiovascular system | cardiovascular physiology | electrophysiology | myocardial cells | electrocardiography | physiological fluid mechanics | respiratory physiology | renal physiology | quantitative physiology | pulmonary mechanics | heart | arrhythmia | pulmonary modeling | clinical electrocardiography | ECG | EKG | ischemia | infarction | vector cardiogram | purkinje fibers | QRS waveform | tachycardia | action potential | depolarization | afterdepolarization | total lung capacity | systolic | diastolic | residual volume | vital capacity | HST.542 | 2.792 | 20.371J20.371 | 6.022

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15.760B Introduction to Operations Management (MIT)

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This half-term course introduces students to problems and analysis related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Class sessions involve explaining concepts, working examples, and discussing cases. A wide range of topics are covered, including: process analysis, quality management, supply chain design, procurement, and product development. Toward the end of the course, students work in teams to manage a virtual factory in a web-based simulation exercise.

Subjects

operations management | service operations | manufacturing design | manufacturing planning | production control | quality management | process design | reengineering | product development | project management | supply chain design | improving manufacturing processes | capacity | inventory | quality control | product design | factory management

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