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12.163 Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution (MIT) 12.163 Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution (MIT)

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The course offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes, and examines the interaction of climate, tectonics, and surface processes in the sculpting of Earth's surface. The course offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes, and examines the interaction of climate, tectonics, and surface processes in the sculpting of Earth's surface.

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geomorphic processes | geomorphic processes | climate | climate | tectonics | tectonics | surface processes | surface processes | fluvial processes | fluvial processes | hillslope processes | hillslope processes | glacial processes | glacial processes | weathering | weathering | soil formation | soil formation | runoff | runoff | erosion | erosion | slope stability | slope stability | sediment transport | sediment transport | river morphology | river morphology | glacial erosion | glacial erosion | climatic forcings | climatic forcings | tectonic forcings | tectonic forcings | glaciation | glaciation | sea level change | sea level change | uplift | subsidence | uplift | subsidence | post-glacial isostatic rebound | post-glacial isostatic rebound | uplift | subsidence | uplift | subsidence

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4.170 Ecuador Workshop (MIT) 4.170 Ecuador Workshop (MIT)

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This is a project to assist in the design, drawing, modeling and hopefully constructing of a small Community Children's Center near Guayaquil, Ecuador. For the last year, Nicki Lehrer, from MIT's Aero/Astro Department, has been organizing efforts to build the project. The goal of the workshop is to provide her with a full fleshed out design for the community center so it can be built in the summer of 2007. This is a project to assist in the design, drawing, modeling and hopefully constructing of a small Community Children's Center near Guayaquil, Ecuador. For the last year, Nicki Lehrer, from MIT's Aero/Astro Department, has been organizing efforts to build the project. The goal of the workshop is to provide her with a full fleshed out design for the community center so it can be built in the summer of 2007.

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Ecuador | Ecuador | Pascuales | Pascuales | Guayaquil | Guayaquil | charity | charity | orphanage | orphanage | community center | community center | poverty | poverty | wealth | wealth | giving | giving | public space | public space | architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | space | space | Space Between | Space Between | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | cultural understanding | cultural understanding | path | path | place | place | space as activator | space as activator

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4.144 Architectural Design, Level II: New Orleans Studio (MIT) 4.144 Architectural Design, Level II: New Orleans Studio (MIT)

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The project for this studio is to design a demonstration project for a site near the French Quarter in New Orleans. The objectives of the project are the following: To design more intense housing, community, educational and commercial facilities in four to six story buildings. To explore the "space between" buildings as a way of designing and shaping objects. To design at three scales - dwelling, cluster and overall. To design dwellings where the owners may be able to help build and gain a skill for employment. To provide/design facilities that can help the residents to gain education and skills. The project for this studio is to design a demonstration project for a site near the French Quarter in New Orleans. The objectives of the project are the following: To design more intense housing, community, educational and commercial facilities in four to six story buildings. To explore the "space between" buildings as a way of designing and shaping objects. To design at three scales - dwelling, cluster and overall. To design dwellings where the owners may be able to help build and gain a skill for employment. To provide/design facilities that can help the residents to gain education and skills.

Subjects

architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | space | space | Space Between | Space Between | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | cultural understanding | cultural understanding | path | path | place | place | space as activator | space as activator

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4.511 Digital Mock-Up Workshop (MIT) 4.511 Digital Mock-Up Workshop (MIT)

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This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, with a focus on building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a classroom setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants, and fabricators. Field trips and in-depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships, and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages, based on methods of construction. This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication, with a focus on building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a classroom setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants, and fabricators. Field trips and in-depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships, and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages, based on methods of construction.

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architecture | architecture | digital fabrication | digital fabrication | CAD / CAM | CAD / CAM | machining | machining | computer aided design | computer aided design | digital prototype | digital prototype | fabrication | fabrication | Gehry | Gehry | TriPyramid | TriPyramid | Stata Center | Stata Center | Disney Concert Hall | Disney Concert Hall | digital architecture | digital architecture | 3D modelling | 3D modelling | 3D printing | 3D printing | Palladio | Palladio | design and manufacture | design and manufacture | construction | construction | assembly | assembly | tectonics | tectonics

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4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT) 4.125A Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT)

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This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with 4.125B. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would be useful to look at both together. This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with 4.125B. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would be useful to look at both together.

Subjects

architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | space | space | Space Between | Space Between | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | cultural understanding | cultural understanding | path | path | place | place | space as activator | space as activator

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4.125B Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT) 4.125B Architecture Studio: Building in Landscapes (MIT)

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This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with course 4.125A. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would be useful to look at both together. This subject introduces skills needed to build within a landscape establishing continuities between the built and natural world. Students learn to build appropriately through analysis of landscape and climate for a chosen site, and to conceptualize design decisions through drawings and models. This class was taught concurrently with course 4.125A. Some of the assignments are the same, some are different, and the sites for the final project are different. But since they were taught in tandem, it would be useful to look at both together.

Subjects

architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | space | space | Space Between | Space Between | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | cultural understanding | cultural understanding | path | path | place | place | space as activator | space as activator

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4.501 Architectural Construction and Computation (MIT) 4.501 Architectural Construction and Computation (MIT)

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This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared design computer model, which is used for testing and process investigation in construction. It then explores the process of construction from all sides of the practice: detail design, structural design, and both legal and computational issues. This class investigates the use of computers in architectural design and construction. It begins with a pre-prepared design computer model, which is used for testing and process investigation in construction. It then explores the process of construction from all sides of the practice: detail design, structural design, and both legal and computational issues.

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architecture | architecture | digital fabrication | digital fabrication | CAD / CAM | CAD / CAM | machining | machining | computer aided design | computer aided design | digital prototype | digital prototype | fabrication | fabrication | Gehry | Gehry | TriPyramid | TriPyramid | Stata Center | Stata Center | Disney Concert Hall | Disney Concert Hall | digital architecture | digital architecture | 3D modelling | 3D modelling | 3D printing | 3D printing | Palladio | Palladio | design and manufacture | design and manufacture | construction | construction | assembly | assembly | tectonics | tectonics | building | building | building materials | building materials | joints | joints | connections | connections

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4.104 Architecture Studio: Intentions (MIT) 4.104 Architecture Studio: Intentions (MIT)

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This is the second undergraduate design studio. It introduces a full range of architectural ideas and issues through drawing exercises, analyses of precedents, and explored design methods. Students will develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas and making aesthetic judgments about building design. Discussions regarding architecture's role in mediating culture, nature and technology will help develop the students' architectural vocabulary. This is the second undergraduate design studio. It introduces a full range of architectural ideas and issues through drawing exercises, analyses of precedents, and explored design methods. Students will develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas and making aesthetic judgments about building design. Discussions regarding architecture's role in mediating culture, nature and technology will help develop the students' architectural vocabulary.

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architecture | architecture | introduction | introduction | design | design | public | public | private | private | structure | structure | material | material | tectonics | tectonics | sketching | sketching | drawing | drawing | perspective | perspective | rendering | rendering | space | space | light | light | MIT | MIT | visual arts | visual arts | artist habitation | artist habitation | dynamism | dynamism | intention creation | intention creation

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4.155B Architectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MIT (MIT) 4.155B Architectural Design, Level III: A Student Center for MIT (MIT)

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This studio will investigate the social, programmatic, tectonic and phenomenological performance and character of a student gathering place on the MIT campus. Whether it is simply for socializing or for more specific events, the student gathering place will serve as a refuge from the vigorous educational environment of the Institute, and it will reinforce a critical sense of "place" through the almost logical organization of its program. The place will foster a casual discovery of "being": a reflection upon the student's own existence based upon participation in group events and an intellectual attitude toward acting. To create a space that inspires, rather than imposes: such a discovery is the foremost challenge of this studio. This studio will investigate the social, programmatic, tectonic and phenomenological performance and character of a student gathering place on the MIT campus. Whether it is simply for socializing or for more specific events, the student gathering place will serve as a refuge from the vigorous educational environment of the Institute, and it will reinforce a critical sense of "place" through the almost logical organization of its program. The place will foster a casual discovery of "being": a reflection upon the student's own existence based upon participation in group events and an intellectual attitude toward acting. To create a space that inspires, rather than imposes: such a discovery is the foremost challenge of this studio.

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Architecture | Architecture | tectonics | tectonics | materials | materials | MIT | MIT | campus living | campus living | student center | student center | activation | activation | Heidegger | Heidegger | place making | place making | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | movement | movement | place | place | life | life | activity | activity

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4.104 Architectural Design: Intentions (MIT) 4.104 Architectural Design: Intentions (MIT)

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This is the second undergraduate design studio. It introduces a full range of architectural ideas and issues through drawing exercises, analyses of precedents, and explored design methods. Students will develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas and making aesthetic judgments about building design. Discussions regarding architecture's role in mediating culture, nature and technology will help develop the students' architectural vocabulary. This is the second undergraduate design studio. It introduces a full range of architectural ideas and issues through drawing exercises, analyses of precedents, and explored design methods. Students will develop design skills by conceptualizing and representing architectural ideas and making aesthetic judgments about building design. Discussions regarding architecture's role in mediating culture, nature and technology will help develop the students' architectural vocabulary.

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architecture | architecture | introduction | introduction | design | design | public | public | private | private | restroom | restroom | detention | detention | Cuba | Cuba | Guantanamo | Guantanamo | structure | structure | material | material | tectonics | tectonics | sketching | sketching | drawing | drawing | perspective | perspective | rendering | rendering | space | space | light | light

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4.131B Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum (MIT) 4.131B Architectural Design, Level II: Material and Tectonic Transformations: The Herreshoff Museum (MIT)

Description

This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio, however, is about more than the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land. This semester students are asked to transform the Hereshoff Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, through processes of erasure and addition. Hereshoff Manufacturing was recognized as one of the premier builders of America's Cup racing boats between 1890's and 1930's. The studio, however, is about more than the program. It is about land, water, and wind and the search for expressing materially and tectonically the relationships between these principle conditions. That is, where the land is primarily about stasis (docking, anchoring and referencing our locus), water's fluidity holds the latent promise of movement and freedom. Movement is activated by wind, allowing for negotiating the relationship between water and land.

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architecture | architecture | design | design | tectonics | tectonics | representation | representation | materials | materials | construction | construction | presentation | presentation | sketching | sketching | metaphor | metaphor | boat building | boat building | shipyard renovation | shipyard renovation | adaptive reuse | adaptive reuse | public and private space | public and private space | visual arts | visual arts | America's Cup | America's Cup | racing | racing | displacement | displacement | lightness | lightness | mass | mass | strength | strength | energy | energy | speed | speed | design studio | design studio | architectural design | architectural design | public space | public space | private space | private space | tectonic language | tectonic language | design process | design process | research | research | reading | reading | representing | representing | testing | testing

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4.196 Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba Studio (MIT) 4.196 Architecture Design, Level II: Cuba Studio (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This architectural studio will have one main project for the semester: to explore the issues surrounding the redesign of an area in Havana, Cuba. It is a typical area about the size of a Law of Indies block that presently has a mix of housing, work, and shopping, in buildings that need to be replaced and others that need to be rehabilitated. There is also vacant land, and buildings that are unused. Part of the blocks front on the Malecon, the street next to the water. The other edge fronts onto a typical neighborhood. The intention is to study the culture through an understanding of one area of Havana and then design an "echo" in architectural form. The design will include public space as well as a mix of buildings: some new, Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. This architectural studio will have one main project for the semester: to explore the issues surrounding the redesign of an area in Havana, Cuba. It is a typical area about the size of a Law of Indies block that presently has a mix of housing, work, and shopping, in buildings that need to be replaced and others that need to be rehabilitated. There is also vacant land, and buildings that are unused. Part of the blocks front on the Malecon, the street next to the water. The other edge fronts onto a typical neighborhood. The intention is to study the culture through an understanding of one area of Havana and then design an "echo" in architectural form. The design will include public space as well as a mix of buildings: some new,

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architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | urban design | urban design | Cuba | Cuba | urban redesign | urban redesign | Havana | Havana | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | cultural understanding | cultural understanding

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4.183 Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop (MIT) 4.183 Sustainable Design and Technology Research Workshop (MIT)

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This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project. This workshop investigates the current state of sustainability in regards to architecture, from the level of the tectonic detail to the urban environment. Current research and case studies will be investigated, and students will propose their own solutions as part of the final project.

Subjects

sustainable design | sustainable design | built environment | built environment | green design and technology | green design and technology | urbanism | urbanism | tectonics | tectonics | materials | materials | sustainability | sustainability | ecology | ecology | energy | energy | solar gain | solar gain | fossil fuels | fossil fuels | natural resources | natural resources | renewable energy | renewable energy | modern design | modern design | green design | green design | technology | technology

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4.131 Architectural Design, Level II: Material Essence: The Glass House (MIT) 4.131 Architectural Design, Level II: Material Essence: The Glass House (MIT)

Description

The theme that unites the Level II studios in the fall semester is a focus upon the 'making of architecture and built form' as a tectonic, technical and materially driven endeavor. It is a design investigation that is rooted in a larger culture of materiality and the associated phenomena, but a study of the language and production of built form as an integrated response to the conceptual proposition of the project. The studio will look to works of architecture where the material tectonic and its resultant technology or fabrication become instrumental to the realization of the ideas, in whatever form they may take. This becomes the 'art of technology' -- suggesting a level of innovation and creative manipulation as part of the design process to transform material into a composition of b The theme that unites the Level II studios in the fall semester is a focus upon the 'making of architecture and built form' as a tectonic, technical and materially driven endeavor. It is a design investigation that is rooted in a larger culture of materiality and the associated phenomena, but a study of the language and production of built form as an integrated response to the conceptual proposition of the project. The studio will look to works of architecture where the material tectonic and its resultant technology or fabrication become instrumental to the realization of the ideas, in whatever form they may take. This becomes the 'art of technology' -- suggesting a level of innovation and creative manipulation as part of the design process to transform material into a composition of b

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architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | materials | materials | relationships | relationships | interventions | interventions | physics | physics | place and space | place and space | wellesley campus | wellesley campus | thomson island | thomson island | glass | glass | structures | structures | advanced design | advanced design | rapid prototyping | rapid prototyping | environmental control | environmental control | "art of technology" | "art of technology" | fabrication | fabrication | design from detailing | design from detailing | built form | built form | technical | technical | design investigation | design investigation | materiality | materiality | art of technology | art of technology | glasshouse | glasshouse

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4.143 Immaterial Limits: Process and Duration (MIT) 4.143 Immaterial Limits: Process and Duration (MIT)

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This studio proposes to engage tectonics as a material process. By exploring transformation, indeterminacy and mutability inherent in material and landscape processes, students will be challenged to engage notions of duration as a design strategy for architecture and urbanism. While the second law of thermodynamics states that the material universe tends toward a state of increasing disorder, architects build and construct in opposition to these forces. Attempting to delay the processes of disorder, decay and collapse, tectonics is often seen as the embodied expression of an arrested moment the finite resolution of the building process. Yet the processes that enable and disable architecture extend beyond any arrested moment. A more detailed description can be found in the syllabus section. This studio proposes to engage tectonics as a material process. By exploring transformation, indeterminacy and mutability inherent in material and landscape processes, students will be challenged to engage notions of duration as a design strategy for architecture and urbanism. While the second law of thermodynamics states that the material universe tends toward a state of increasing disorder, architects build and construct in opposition to these forces. Attempting to delay the processes of disorder, decay and collapse, tectonics is often seen as the embodied expression of an arrested moment the finite resolution of the building process. Yet the processes that enable and disable architecture extend beyond any arrested moment. A more detailed description can be found in the syllabus section.

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urbanism | urbanism | studio | studio | tectonics | tectonics | material process | material process | indeterminacy and mutability inherent in material | indeterminacy and mutability inherent in material | notions of duration as a design strategy | notions of duration as a design strategy | architecture | architecture

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12.301 Past and Present Climate (12.301) / Climate Physics and Chemistry (12.842) (MIT) 12.301 Past and Present Climate (12.301) / Climate Physics and Chemistry (12.842) (MIT)

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This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history.

Subjects

climate | climate | climate change | climate change | proxies | proxies | ice cores | ice cores | primordial atmosphere | primordial atmosphere | ozone chemistry | ozone chemistry | carbon and oxygen cycles | carbon and oxygen cycles | heat and water budgets | heat and water budgets | aerosols | aerosols | water vapor | water vapor | clouds | clouds | ocean circulation | ocean circulation | orbital variations | orbital variations | volcanism | volcanism | plate tectonics | plate tectonics | solar system | solar system | solar variability | solar variability | climate model | climate model | energy balance | energy balance

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12.520 Geodynamics (MIT) 12.520 Geodynamics (MIT)

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This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic. This course deals with mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions: brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, and viscoelastic.

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Geodynamics | Geodynamics | mechanics of deformation | mechanics of deformation | crust | crust | mantle | mantle | rheological descriptions | rheological descriptions | brittle | brittle | elastic | elastic | linear | linear | nonlinear fluids | nonlinear fluids | viscoelastic | viscoelastic | surface tractions | surface tractions | tectonic stress | tectonic stress | quantity expression | quantity expression | stress variations | stress variations | sandbox tectonics | sandbox tectonics | displacement gradients | displacement gradients | strains | strains | rotations | rotations | finite strain | finite strain | motivation | motivation | dislocation | dislocation | plates | plates | topography | topography | rock rheology | rock rheology | accretionary wedge | accretionary wedge | linear fluids | linear fluids | elastic models | elastic models | newtonian fluids | newtonian fluids | stream function | stream function | Rayleigh-Taylor instability | Rayleigh-Taylor instability | diapirism | diapirism | diapirs | diapirs | plumes | plumes | corner flow | corner flow | power law creep | power law creep | viscoelasticity | viscoelasticity | porous media | porous media | Elsasser model | Elsasser model | time dependent porous flow | time dependent porous flow

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11.307 Beijing Urban Design Studio (MIT) 11.307 Beijing Urban Design Studio (MIT)

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This is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Urban Design Studio, which is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools of Architecture and Planning. The goal of the studio is to foster international cooperation through the undertaking of a joint urban design and planning initiative in the city of Beijing involving important, often controversial, sites and projects. Since 1995, almost 250 MIT and Tsinghua University students and faculty have participated in this annual studio, making it one of the most successful and enduring international academic programs between China and the U.S. It has received the Irwin Sizer Award from MIT for outstanding innovation in education. The studio takes place over five weeks in June and July including several weeks in residence at Tsinghu This is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Urban Design Studio, which is a joint program between the MIT and Tsinghua University Schools of Architecture and Planning. The goal of the studio is to foster international cooperation through the undertaking of a joint urban design and planning initiative in the city of Beijing involving important, often controversial, sites and projects. Since 1995, almost 250 MIT and Tsinghua University students and faculty have participated in this annual studio, making it one of the most successful and enduring international academic programs between China and the U.S. It has received the Irwin Sizer Award from MIT for outstanding innovation in education. The studio takes place over five weeks in June and July including several weeks in residence at Tsinghu

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China | China | Beijing | Beijing | urban planning | urban planning | international relations | international relations | site planning | site planning | building use | building use | services | services | zoning | zoning | urban improvement | urban improvement | reuse | reuse | green building | green building | cultural understanding | cultural understanding | architecture | architecture | tectonics | tectonics | place making | place making | space | space | Space Between | Space Between | urban design | urban design | urban redesign | urban redesign | village | village | neighborhood | neighborhood | mixed-use public space | mixed-use public space | light and space | light and space | affordable design | affordable design | green design | green design | LEED | LEED | path | path | place | place | space as activator | space as activator

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15.616 Innovative Businesses and Breakthrough Technologies - The Legal Issues (MIT) 15.616 Innovative Businesses and Breakthrough Technologies - The Legal Issues (MIT)

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15.616 is an introduction to business law which covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations, with an in-depth treatment of the legal issues relating to breakthrough technologies, including the legal framework of R&D, the commercialization of new high-technology products in start-ups and mature companies, and the liability and regulatory implications of new products and innovative business models. There is extensive attention to national and international intellectual property protection and strategies. Examples are drawn from many industries, including information technology, communications, and life sciences. Note: This course used to be numbered 15.648. 15.616 is an introduction to business law which covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations, with an in-depth treatment of the legal issues relating to breakthrough technologies, including the legal framework of R&D, the commercialization of new high-technology products in start-ups and mature companies, and the liability and regulatory implications of new products and innovative business models. There is extensive attention to national and international intellectual property protection and strategies. Examples are drawn from many industries, including information technology, communications, and life sciences. Note: This course used to be numbered 15.648.

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geomorphic processes | geomorphic processes | climate | climate | tectonics | tectonics | surface processes | surface processes | fluvial processes | fluvial processes | hillslope processes | hillslope processes | glacial processes | glacial processes | weathering | weathering | soil formation | soil formation | runoff | runoff | erosion | erosion | slope stability | slope stability | sediment transport | sediment transport | river morphology | river morphology | glacial erosion | glacial erosion | climatic forcings | climatic forcings | tectonic forcings | tectonic forcings | glaciation | glaciation | sea level change | sea level change | uplift | subsidence | uplift | subsidence | post-glacial isostatic rebound | post-glacial isostatic rebound | contracts | contracts | liability | liability | regulation | regulation | business law | business law | employment | employment | corporations | corporations | in-depth treatment of the legal issues relating to breakthrough technologies | in-depth treatment of the legal issues relating to breakthrough technologies | D | D | commercialization of new high-technology products | commercialization of new high-technology products | start-ups | start-ups | liability and regulatory implications of new products and innovative business models | liability and regulatory implications of new products and innovative business models | national and international intellectual property | national and international intellectual property | intellectual property | intellectual property | industries | industries | information technology | information technology | communications | communications | life sciences | life sciences

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12.301 Climate Physics and Chemistry (MIT) 12.301 Climate Physics and Chemistry (MIT)

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This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history; methods for detecting climate change, including proxies, ice cores, instrumental records, and time series analysis; physical and chemical processes in climate, including primordial atmosphere, ozone chemistry, carbon and oxygen cycles, and heat and water budgets; internal feedback mechanisms, including ice, aerosols, water vapor, clouds, and ocean circulation; climate forcing, including orbital variations, volcanism, plate tectonics, and solar variability; climate models and mechanisms of variability, including energy balance, coupled models, and global ocean and atmosphere models; and outstanding problems. This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history; methods for detecting climate change, including proxies, ice cores, instrumental records, and time series analysis; physical and chemical processes in climate, including primordial atmosphere, ozone chemistry, carbon and oxygen cycles, and heat and water budgets; internal feedback mechanisms, including ice, aerosols, water vapor, clouds, and ocean circulation; climate forcing, including orbital variations, volcanism, plate tectonics, and solar variability; climate models and mechanisms of variability, including energy balance, coupled models, and global ocean and atmosphere models; and outstanding problems.

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climate | climate | climate change | climate change | proxies | proxies | ice cores | ice cores | primordial atmosphere | primordial atmosphere | ozone chemistry | ozone chemistry | carbon and oxygen cycles | carbon and oxygen cycles | heat and water budgets | heat and water budgets | aerosols | aerosols | water vapor | water vapor | clouds | clouds | ocean circulation | ocean circulation | orbital variations | orbital variations | volcanism | volcanism | plate tectonics | plate tectonics | solar system | solar system | solar variability | solar variability | climate model | climate model | energy balance | energy balance

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life. Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life.

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geology | geology | rock | rock | mineral | mineral | igneous | igneous | sedimentary | sedimentary | metamorphic | metamorphic | paleontology | paleontology | rock deformation | rock deformation | rheology | rheology | volcano | volcano | plate tectonics | plate tectonics | earthquakes | earthquakes | field trip | field trip | topography | topography

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4.173 Digital Mock-Up Workshop (MIT) 4.173 Digital Mock-Up Workshop (MIT)

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This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication in building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a studio setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants and fabricators. Field trips and in depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages based on new methods of design and construction. This is an advanced subject in computer modeling and CAD CAM fabrication in building large-scale prototypes and digital mock-ups within a studio setting. Prototypes and mock-ups are developed with the aid of outside designers, consultants and fabricators. Field trips and in depth relationships with building fabricators demonstrate new methods for building design. The class analyzes complex shapes, shape relationships and curved surfaces fabrication at a macro scale leading to new architectural languages based on new methods of design and construction.

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architecture | architecture | digital fabrication | digital fabrication | CAD / CAM | CAD / CAM | machining | machining | computer aided design | computer aided design | digital prototype | digital prototype | fabrication | fabrication | Gehry | Gehry | TriPyramid | TriPyramid | Stata Center | Stata Center | Disney Concert Hall | Disney Concert Hall | digital architecture | digital architecture | 3D modelling | 3D modelling | 3D printing | 3D printing | Palladio | Palladio | design and manufacture | design and manufacture | construction | construction | assembly | assembly | tectonics | tectonics

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12.842 Climate Physics and Chemistry (MIT) 12.842 Climate Physics and Chemistry (MIT)

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This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements. This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.

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climate | climate | climate change | climate change | proxies | proxies | ice cores | ice cores | primordial atmosphere | primordial atmosphere | ozone chemistry | ozone chemistry | carbon and oxygen cycles | carbon and oxygen cycles | heat and water budgets | heat and water budgets | aerosols | aerosols | water vapor | water vapor | clouds | clouds | ocean circulation | ocean circulation | orbital variations | orbital variations | volcanism | volcanism | plate tectonics | plate tectonics | solar system | solar system | solar variability | solar variability | climate model | climate model | energy balance | energy balance

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle processes. This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle processes.

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minerals | minerals | igneous rocks | igneous rocks | sedimentary rocks | sedimentary rocks | metamorphic rocks | metamorphic rocks | volcanoes | volcanoes | earthquakes | earthquakes | geologic mapping | geologic mapping | plate tectonics | plate tectonics

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Climate change: interpreting geological evidence

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climate change | geography | geological record | plate tectonics | tectonics | continental drift | pacific | earth sciences | palaeoclimate | glaciation | palaeogeography | ukoer | geesoer | gondwana | pangaea | Physical sciences | F000

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