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8.311 Electromagnetic Theory (MIT) 8.311 Electromagnetic Theory (MIT)

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Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles. Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.

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electromagnetism | electromagnetism | electrostatics | electrostatics | magnetic fields of steady currents | magnetic fields of steady currents | motional e.m.f. | motional e.m.f. | electromagnetic induction | electromagnetic induction | Maxwell's equations | Maxwell's equations | propagation and radiation | propagation and radiation | electromagnetic waves | electromagnetic waves | electric properties of matter | electric properties of matter | magnetic properties of matter | magnetic properties of matter | conservation laws | conservation laws | electromagnetic waves | electric properties of matter | electromagnetic waves | electric properties of matter | conservation laws. | conservation laws.

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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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22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics (MIT) 22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics (MIT)

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The topics covered under this course include elements of nuclear physics for engineering students, basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations, quantum mechanical calculations of deuteron bound-state wave function and energy, n-p scattering cross-section, transition probability per unit time and barrier transmission probability. Also explored are binding energy and nuclear stability, interactions of charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays with matter, radioactive decays, energetics and general cross-section behavior in nuclear reactions. The topics covered under this course include elements of nuclear physics for engineering students, basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations, quantum mechanical calculations of deuteron bound-state wave function and energy, n-p scattering cross-section, transition probability per unit time and barrier transmission probability. Also explored are binding energy and nuclear stability, interactions of charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays with matter, radioactive decays, energetics and general cross-section behavior in nuclear reactions.

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Nuclear physics | Nuclear physics | Nuclear reaction | Nuclear reaction | Nucleus | Nucleus | Nuclear radiation | Nuclear radiation | Quantum mechanics | Quantum mechanics | Deuteron bound-state wave function and energy | Deuteron bound-state wave function and energy | n-p scattering cross-section | n-p scattering cross-section | Transition probability per unit time | Transition probability per unit time | Barrier transmission probability | Barrier transmission probability | Binding energy | Binding energy | Nuclear stability | Nuclear stability | Interactions of charged particles neutrons and gamma rays with matter | Interactions of charged particles neutrons and gamma rays with matter | Radioactive decay | Radioactive decay | Energetics | Energetics | nuclear physics | nuclear physics | nuclear reaction | nuclear reaction | nucleus | nucleus | nuclear radiation | nuclear radiation | quantum mechanics | quantum mechanics | deuteron bound-state wave function and energy | deuteron bound-state wave function and energy | transition probability per unit time | transition probability per unit time | barrier transmission probability | barrier transmission probability | nuclear stability | nuclear stability | Interactions of charged particles | Interactions of charged particles | neutrons | neutrons | and gamma rays with matter | and gamma rays with matter | energetics | energetics

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8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems (MIT) 8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems (MIT)

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This course covers the concepts and physical pictures behind various phenomena that appear in interacting many-body systems. Visualization occurs through concentration on path integral, mean-field theories and semi-classical picture of fluctuations around mean-field state. This course covers the concepts and physical pictures behind various phenomena that appear in interacting many-body systems. Visualization occurs through concentration on path integral, mean-field theories and semi-classical picture of fluctuations around mean-field state.

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second quantization | second quantization | path-integrals | path-integrals | condensed matter | condensed matter | Goldstone modes | Goldstone modes | rigidity | rigidity | topological defects | topological defects | Mean field theory | Mean field theory | Landau Fermi Liquid Theory | Landau Fermi Liquid Theory | BCS superconductivity | BCS superconductivity | Quantum Phase Transitions | Quantum Phase Transitions | Renormalization group | Renormalization group | Duality transformations | Duality transformations | Luttinger Liquid Theory | Luttinger Liquid Theory | bosonization | bosonization | broken symmetry | broken symmetry | fractionalization | fractionalization | Fractional quantum Hall effect | Fractional quantum Hall effect | spin liquids | spin liquids | gauge theories in condensed matter | gauge theories in condensed matter

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8.311 Electromagnetic Theory (MIT)

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Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.

Subjects

electromagnetism | electrostatics | magnetic fields of steady currents | motional e.m.f. | electromagnetic induction | Maxwell's equations | propagation and radiation | electromagnetic waves | electric properties of matter | magnetic properties of matter | conservation laws | electromagnetic waves | electric properties of matter | conservation laws.

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8.04 Quantum Physics I (MIT) 8.04 Quantum Physics I (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics. It introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.It is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence, followed by 8.05 Quantum Physics II and 8.06 Quantum Physics III.  Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics. It introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.It is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence, followed by 8.05 Quantum Physics II and 8.06 Quantum Physics III. 

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quantum physics: photoelectric effect | quantum physics: photoelectric effect | Compton scattering | Compton scattering | photons | photons | Franck-Hertz experiment | Franck-Hertz experiment | the Bohr atom | the Bohr atom | electron diffraction | electron diffraction | deBroglie waves | deBroglie waves | wave-particle duality of matter and light | wave-particle duality of matter and light | wave mechanics: Schroedinger's equation | wave mechanics: Schroedinger's equation | wave functions | wave functions | wave packets | wave packets | probability amplitudes | probability amplitudes | stationary states | stationary states | the Heisenberg uncertainty principle | the Heisenberg uncertainty principle | zero-point energies | zero-point energies | transmission and reflection at a barrier | transmission and reflection at a barrier | barrier penetration | barrier penetration | potential wells | potential wells | simple harmonic oscillator | simple harmonic oscillator | Schroedinger's equation in three dimensions: central potentials | and introduction to hydrogenic systems | Schroedinger's equation in three dimensions: central potentials | and introduction to hydrogenic systems

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4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals I: Nano-Machines (MIT) 4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals I: Nano-Machines (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This is the second undergraduate architecture design studio, which introduces design logic and skills that enable design thinking, representation, and development. Through the lens of nano-scale machines, technologies, and phenomena, students are asked to explore techniques for describing form, space, and architecture. Exercises encourage various connotations of the "machine" and challenge students to translate conceptual strategies into more integrated design propositions through both digital and analog means. Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. This is the second undergraduate architecture design studio, which introduces design logic and skills that enable design thinking, representation, and development. Through the lens of nano-scale machines, technologies, and phenomena, students are asked to explore techniques for describing form, space, and architecture. Exercises encourage various connotations of the "machine" and challenge students to translate conceptual strategies into more integrated design propositions through both digital and analog means.

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architecture | architecture | architectural design | architectural design | nano-machine | nano-machine | programmable matter | programmable matter | drawing | drawing | scripting | scripting | casting | casting | modeling | modeling | self-assembly | self-assembly | self-replication | self-replication | Processing | Processing | generation | generation | machine | machine | space | space | scale | scale | void | void | bounding box | bounding box | system | system | habitation | habitation | architectural space | architectural space

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5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT) 5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT)

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5.74 explores time-dependent quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics covered include: perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions and linear response theory, and nonlinear spectroscopy. The instructor would like to acknowledge Anne Hudson for assisting in preparation of the 5.74 notes. 5.74 explores time-dependent quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics covered include: perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions and linear response theory, and nonlinear spectroscopy. The instructor would like to acknowledge Anne Hudson for assisting in preparation of the 5.74 notes.

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introductory quantum mechanics | introductory quantum mechanics | time-dependent quantum mechanics | time-dependent quantum mechanics | spectroscopy | spectroscopy | perturbation theory | perturbation theory | two-level systems | two-level systems | light-matter interactions | light-matter interactions | correlation functions | correlation functions | linear response theory | linear response theory | nonlinear spectroscopy | nonlinear spectroscopy

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22.51 Quantum Theory of Radiation Interactions (MIT) 22.51 Quantum Theory of Radiation Interactions (MIT)

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This subject introduces the key concepts and formalism of quantum mechanics and their relevance to topics in current research and to practical applications. Starting from the foundation of quantum mechanics and its applications in simple discrete systems, it develops the basic principles of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. Topics covered are composite systems and entanglement, open system dynamics and decoherence, quantum theory of radiation, time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering and cross sections. Examples are drawn from active research topics and applications, such as quantum information processing, coherent control of radiation-matter interactions, neutron interferometry and magnetic resonance. This subject introduces the key concepts and formalism of quantum mechanics and their relevance to topics in current research and to practical applications. Starting from the foundation of quantum mechanics and its applications in simple discrete systems, it develops the basic principles of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. Topics covered are composite systems and entanglement, open system dynamics and decoherence, quantum theory of radiation, time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering and cross sections. Examples are drawn from active research topics and applications, such as quantum information processing, coherent control of radiation-matter interactions, neutron interferometry and magnetic resonance.

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quantum mechanics | quantum mechanics | closed system dynamics | closed system dynamics | composite systems | composite systems | entanglement | entanglement | mixed states | mixed states | open quantum systems | open quantum systems | quantum harmonic oscillator | quantum harmonic oscillator | perturbation theory | perturbation theory | scattering | scattering | interaction with matter | interaction with matter

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5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT) 5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT)

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This course covers topics in time-dependent quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and relaxation, with an emphasis on descriptions applicable to condensed phase problems and a statistical description of ensembles. This course covers topics in time-dependent quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and relaxation, with an emphasis on descriptions applicable to condensed phase problems and a statistical description of ensembles.

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introductory quantum mechanics | introductory quantum mechanics | time-dependent quantum mechanics | time-dependent quantum mechanics | spectroscopy | spectroscopy | perturbation theory | perturbation theory | two-level systems | two-level systems | light-matter interactions | light-matter interactions | correlation functions | correlation functions | linear response theory | linear response theory | nonlinear spectroscopy | nonlinear spectroscopy

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3.46 Photonic Materials and Devices (MIT) 3.46 Photonic Materials and Devices (MIT)

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This course covers the theory, design, fabrication and applications of photonic materials and devices. After a survey of optical materials design for semiconductors, dielectrics and polymers, the course examines ray optics, electromagnetic optics and guided wave optics; physics of light-matter interactions; and device design principles of LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, modulators, fiber and waveguide interconnects, optical filters, and photonic crystals. Device processing topics include crystal growth, substrate engineering, thin film deposition, etching and process integration for dielectric, silicon and compound semiconductor materials. The course also covers microphotonic integrated circuits and applications in telecom/datacom systems. Course assignments include four design projects that This course covers the theory, design, fabrication and applications of photonic materials and devices. After a survey of optical materials design for semiconductors, dielectrics and polymers, the course examines ray optics, electromagnetic optics and guided wave optics; physics of light-matter interactions; and device design principles of LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, modulators, fiber and waveguide interconnects, optical filters, and photonic crystals. Device processing topics include crystal growth, substrate engineering, thin film deposition, etching and process integration for dielectric, silicon and compound semiconductor materials. The course also covers microphotonic integrated circuits and applications in telecom/datacom systems. Course assignments include four design projects that

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Optical materials design | Optical materials design | Ray optics | Ray optics | electromagnetic optics | electromagnetic optics | guided wave optics | guided wave optics | light-matter interactions | light-matter interactions | LED | LED | laser | laser | photodetector | photodetector | modulator | modulator | interconnect | interconnect | optical filter | optical filter | photonic crystals | photonic crystals | crystal growth | crystal growth | substrate engineering | substrate engineering | thin film deposition | thin film deposition | microphotonic integrated circuits | microphotonic integrated circuits | telecom and datacom systems | telecom and datacom systems

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8.07 Electromagnetism II (MIT) 8.07 Electromagnetism II (MIT)

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Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic properties of matter. Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation. Relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics. Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic properties of matter. Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation. Relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics.

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electromagnetic phenomena | electromagnetic phenomena | electrostatics | electrostatics | magnetostatics | magnetostatics | electromagnetic properties of matter | electromagnetic properties of matter | Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations | Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations | Electromagnetic waves | Electromagnetic waves | emission | emission | absorption | absorption | scattering of radiation | scattering of radiation | Relativistic electrodynamics | Relativistic electrodynamics | mechanics | mechanics

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22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (MIT) 22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (MIT)

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In this course, students will learn about plasmas, the fourth state of matter. The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is of increasing economic importance. Plasmas behave in lots of interesting and sometimes unexpected ways. The course is intended only as a first plasma physics course, but includes critical concepts needed for a foundation for further study. A solid undergraduate background in classical physics, electromagnetic theory including Maxwell's equations, and mathematical familiarity with partial differential equations and complex analysis are prerequisites. The course introduces plasma phenomena relevant to energy generation by controlled thermonuclear fusion and to astrophysics, coulomb collisions and transport processes, motion of charged particles in magne In this course, students will learn about plasmas, the fourth state of matter. The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is of increasing economic importance. Plasmas behave in lots of interesting and sometimes unexpected ways. The course is intended only as a first plasma physics course, but includes critical concepts needed for a foundation for further study. A solid undergraduate background in classical physics, electromagnetic theory including Maxwell's equations, and mathematical familiarity with partial differential equations and complex analysis are prerequisites. The course introduces plasma phenomena relevant to energy generation by controlled thermonuclear fusion and to astrophysics, coulomb collisions and transport processes, motion of charged particles in magne

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plasma phenomena | plasma phenomena | energy generation | energy generation | controlled thermonuclear fusion | controlled thermonuclear fusion | astrophysics | astrophysics | Coulomb collisions | Coulomb collisions | transport processes | transport processes | charged particles | charged particles | magnetic fields | magnetic fields | plasma confinement schemes | plasma confinement schemes | MHD models | MHD models | simple equilibrium | simple equilibrium | stability analysis | stability analysis | Two-fluid hydrodynamic plasma models | Two-fluid hydrodynamic plasma models | wave propagation | wave propagation | kinetic theory | kinetic theory | Vlasov plasma model | Vlasov plasma model | electron plasma waves | electron plasma waves | Landau damping | Landau damping | ion-acoustic waves | ion-acoustic waves | streaming instabilities | streaming instabilities | fourth state of matter | fourth state of matter | plasma state | plasma state | visible universe | visible universe | economics | economics | plasmas | plasmas | motion of charged particles | motion of charged particles | two-fluid hydrodynamic plasma models | two-fluid hydrodynamic plasma models | Debye Shielding | Debye Shielding | collective effects | collective effects | charged particle motion | charged particle motion | EM Fields | EM Fields | cross-sections | cross-sections | relaxation | relaxation | fluid plasma descriptions | fluid plasma descriptions | MHD equilibrium | MHD equilibrium | MHD dynamics | MHD dynamics | dynamics in two-fluid plasmas | dynamics in two-fluid plasmas | cold plasma waves | cold plasma waves | magnetic field | magnetic field | microscopic to fluid plasma descriptions | microscopic to fluid plasma descriptions | Vlasov-Maxwell kinetic theory.linear Landau growth | Vlasov-Maxwell kinetic theory.linear Landau growth | kinetic description of waves | kinetic description of waves | instabilities | instabilities | Vlasov-Maxwell kinetic theory | Vlasov-Maxwell kinetic theory | linear Landau growth | linear Landau growth | 22.611 | 22.611 | 6.651 | 6.651 | 8.613 | 8.613

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8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (MIT) 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)

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This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Staff List Visualizations: Prof. John Belcher Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Bruce Knuteson Prof. Gunther Roland Prof. Bolek Wyslouch Dr. Brian Wecht Prof. Eric Katsavounidis Prof. Robert Simcoe Prof. Joseph Formaggio Course Co-Administrators: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Robert Redwine Technical Instructors: Andy Neely Matthew Strafuss Course This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Staff List Visualizations: Prof. John Belcher Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Bruce Knuteson Prof. Gunther Roland Prof. Bolek Wyslouch Dr. Brian Wecht Prof. Eric Katsavounidis Prof. Robert Simcoe Prof. Joseph Formaggio Course Co-Administrators: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Robert Redwine Technical Instructors: Andy Neely Matthew Strafuss Course

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electromagnetism | electromagnetism | electrostatics | electrostatics | electric charge | electric charge | Coulomb's law | Coulomb's law | electric structure of matter | electric structure of matter | conductors | conductors | dielectrics | dielectrics | electrostatic field | electrostatic field | potential | potential | electrostatic energy | electrostatic energy | Electric currents | Electric currents | magnetic fields | magnetic fields | Ampere's law | Ampere's law | Magnetic materials | Magnetic materials | Time-varying fields | Time-varying fields | Faraday's law of induction | Faraday's law of induction | electric circuits | electric circuits | Electromagnetic waves | Electromagnetic waves | Maxwell's equations | Maxwell's equations

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5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT) 5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT)

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This class covers topics in time-dependent quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, and relaxation, with an emphasis on descriptions applicable to condensed phase problems and a statistical description of ensembles. This class covers topics in time-dependent quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, and relaxation, with an emphasis on descriptions applicable to condensed phase problems and a statistical description of ensembles.

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introductory quantum mechanics | introductory quantum mechanics | time-dependent quantum mechanics | time-dependent quantum mechanics | spectroscopy | spectroscopy | perturbation theory | perturbation theory | two-level systems | two-level systems | light-matter interactions | light-matter interactions | correlation functions | correlation functions | linear response theory | linear response theory | nonlinear spectroscopy | nonlinear spectroscopy

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The evolving Universe

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The ‘Big Bang’ is said to be the origin of our Universe. This unit will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.

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science and nature | antimatter | big_bang | electron | galaxies | inflation | lepton | matter | neutrino | neutron | nuclei | proton | quark | stars | universe | Education | X000

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Magnetism with an Experimental Focus (MIT) Magnetism with an Experimental Focus (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics. Topics include: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter, conductors and dielectrics, concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy, electric currents, magnetic fields, Ampere's law, magnetic materials, time-varying fields, Faraday's law of induction, basic electric circuits, electromagnetic waves, and Maxwell's equations. The course has an experimental focus, and includes several experiments that are intended to illustrate the concepts being studied. Acknowledgements Prof. Roland wishes to acknowledge that the structure and content of this course owe much to the contributions of Prof. Ambrogio Fasoli. This course is an introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics. Topics include: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter, conductors and dielectrics, concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy, electric currents, magnetic fields, Ampere's law, magnetic materials, time-varying fields, Faraday's law of induction, basic electric circuits, electromagnetic waves, and Maxwell's equations. The course has an experimental focus, and includes several experiments that are intended to illustrate the concepts being studied. Acknowledgements Prof. Roland wishes to acknowledge that the structure and content of this course owe much to the contributions of Prof. Ambrogio Fasoli.

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Electromagnetism | Electromagnetism | electrostatics | electrostatics | electric charge | electric charge | Coulomb's law | Coulomb's law | electric structure of matter | electric structure of matter | conductors | conductors | dielectrics | dielectrics | electrostatic field | electrostatic field | electrostatic potential | electrostatic potential | electrostatic energy | electrostatic energy | electric current | electric current | magnetic field | magnetic field | Ampere's law | Ampere's law | magnetic | magnetic | electric | electric | time-varying fields | time-varying fields | Faraday's law | Faraday's law | induction | induction | circuits | circuits | electromagnetic waves | electromagnetic waves | Maxwell's equations | Maxwell's equations | 8.02 | 8.02

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8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT) 8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)

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Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.

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solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars | binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays; distance ladder; | solar system | solar system | stars | stars | interstellar medium | interstellar medium | the Galaxy | the Galaxy | the Universe | the Universe | planets | planets | planet formation | planet formation | star formation | star formation | stellar evolution | stellar evolution | supernovae | supernovae | compact objects | compact objects | white dwarfs | white dwarfs | neutron stars | neutron stars | black holes | black holes | plusars | binary X-ray sources | plusars | binary X-ray sources | star clusters | star clusters | globular and open clusters | globular and open clusters | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | interstellar medium | gas | dust | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | distance ladder | distance ladder | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | jets | gravitational lensing | gravitational lensing | large scaling structure | large scaling structure | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | cosmic microwave background radiation | cosmic microwave background radiation | big-bang nucleosynthesis | big-bang nucleosynthesis | pulsars | pulsars | binary X-ray sources | binary X-ray sources | gas | gas | dust | dust | magnetic fields | magnetic fields | cosmic rays | cosmic rays | galaxy | galaxy | universe | universe | astrophysics | astrophysics | Sun | Sun | supernova | supernova | globular clusters | globular clusters | open clusters | open clusters | jets | jets | Newtonian cosmology | Newtonian cosmology | dynamical expansion | dynamical expansion | thermal history | thermal history | normal galaxies | normal galaxies | active galaxies | active galaxies | Greek astronomy | Greek astronomy | physics | physics | Copernicus | Copernicus | Tycho | Tycho | Kepler | Kepler | Galileo | Galileo | classical mechanics | classical mechanics | circular orbits | circular orbits | full kepler orbit problem | full kepler orbit problem | electromagnetic radiation | electromagnetic radiation | matter | matter | telescopes | telescopes | detectors | detectors | 8.282 | 8.282 | 12.402 | 12.402 | plusars | plusars | galaxies | galaxies | normal and active galaxies | normal and active galaxies | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe | dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universe

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8.901 Astrophysics I (MIT) 8.901 Astrophysics I (MIT)

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This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter. This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter.

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Historical astronomy | Historical astronomy | astronomical instrumentation | astronomical instrumentation | Stars: spectra | Stars: spectra | classification | classification | stellar structure equations | stellar structure equations | stellar evolution | stellar evolution | stellar oscillations | stellar oscillations | degenerate and collapsed stars | degenerate and collapsed stars | radio pulsars | radio pulsars | interacting binary systems | interacting binary systems | accretion disks | accretion disks | x-ray sources | x-ray sources | gravitational lenses | gravitational lenses | dark matter | dark matter | interstellar medium: HII regions | interstellar medium: HII regions | supernova remnants | supernova remnants | molecular clouds | molecular clouds | dust | dust | radiative transfer | radiative transfer | Jeans' mass | Jeans' mass | star formation | star formation | high-energy astrophysics | high-energy astrophysics | Compton scattering | Compton scattering | bremsstrahlung | bremsstrahlung | synchrotron radiation | synchrotron radiation | cosmic rays | cosmic rays | Galactic stellar distributions | Galactic stellar distributions | Oort constants | Oort constants | Oort limit | Oort limit | globular clusters. | globular clusters. | globular clusters | globular clusters

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8.02T Electricity and Magnetism (MIT) 8.02T Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)

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This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Acknowledgements The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education, the Class of 1951 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of 1955 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, a This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Acknowledgements The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education, the Class of 1951 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of 1955 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, a

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electromagnetism | electromagnetism | electrostatics | electrostatics | electric charge | electric charge | Coulomb's law | Coulomb's law | electric structure of matter | electric structure of matter | conductors | conductors | dielectrics | dielectrics | electrostatic field | electrostatic field | potential | potential | electrostatic energy | electrostatic energy | Electric currents | Electric currents | magnetic fields | magnetic fields | Ampere's law | Ampere's law | Magnetic materials | Magnetic materials | Time-varying fields | Time-varying fields | Faraday's law of induction | Faraday's law of induction | electric circuits | electric circuits | Electromagnetic waves | Electromagnetic waves | Maxwell's equations | Maxwell's 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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The Quays, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow The Quays, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow

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bridge | bridge | ireland | ireland | buildings | buildings | river | river | timber | timber | ships | ships | postbox | postbox | quays | quays | wicklow | wicklow | sawmill | sawmill | lumber | lumber | glassnegative | glassnegative | thequay | thequay | leinster | leinster | cowicklow | cowicklow | vartry | vartry | tuskar | tuskar | robertfrench | robertfrench | williamlawrence | williamlawrence | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | vartryriver | vartryriver | lawrencecollection | lawrencecollection | susanvittery | susanvittery | leitrimriver | leitrimriver | 19051912 | 19051912 | lawrencephotographicstudio | lawrencephotographicstudio | thelawrencephotographcollection | thelawrencephotographcollection | mattersmaritime | mattersmaritime | exbrooklands | exbrooklands | fruitrunfromtheazores | fruitrunfromtheazores | sunkinagalein1953 | sunkinagalein1953 | rakeformussels | rakeformussels | stlivinius | stlivinius | brixhamschooner | brixhamschooner

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Dark Matter is Darker Than Once Thought Dark Matter is Darker Than Once Thought

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optical | optical | nasa | nasa | xray | xray | astronomy | astronomy | darkmatter | darkmatter | chandra | chandra | hubble | hubble | galaxycluster | galaxycluster | chandraxrayobservatory | chandraxrayobservatory | macsj071753745 | macsj071753745 | abell370 | abell370 | abell2744 | abell2744 | macsj015252852 | macsj015252852 | macsj041612403 | macsj041612403 | zwcl135862 | zwcl135862

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optical | optical | nasa | nasa | xray | xray | astronomy | astronomy | darkmatter | darkmatter | chandra | chandra | hubble | hubble | galaxycluster | galaxycluster | chandraxrayobservatory | chandraxrayobservatory | macsj04161–2403 | macsj04161–2403

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optical | optical | nasa | nasa | xray | xray | astronomy | astronomy | darkmatter | darkmatter | chandra | chandra | hubble | hubble | galaxycluster | galaxycluster | chandraxrayobservatory | chandraxrayobservatory | macsj015252852 | macsj015252852

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