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1.561 Motion Based Design (MIT) 1.561 Motion Based Design (MIT)

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This course presents a rational basis for the preliminary design of motion-sensitive structures. Topics covered include: analytical and numerical techniques for establishing the optimal stiffness distribution, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, and active structural control. Examples illustrating the application of the motion-based design paradigm to building structures subjected to seismic excitation are discussed. This course presents a rational basis for the preliminary design of motion-sensitive structures. Topics covered include: analytical and numerical techniques for establishing the optimal stiffness distribution, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, and active structural control. Examples illustrating the application of the motion-based design paradigm to building structures subjected to seismic excitation are discussed.

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preliminary design | preliminary design | motion-sensitive structures | motion-sensitive structures | analytical techniques | analytical techniques | numerical techniques | numerical techniques | optimal stiffness distribution | optimal stiffness distribution | damping | damping | controlling motion | controlling motion | tuned mass dampers | tuned mass dampers | base isolation systems | base isolation systems | active structural control | active structural control | building structures | building structures | wind excitation | wind excitation | seismic excitation | seismic excitation | building design | building design | numerical analysis | numerical analysis | motion control | motion control | motion-based design | motion-based design | safety | safety | serviceability | serviceability | loadings | loadings | optimal stiffness | optimal stiffness | optimal damping | optimal damping | base isolation | base isolation

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21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health (MIT) 21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health (MIT)

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This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international. This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international.

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ethics | ethics | biomedicine | biomedicine | cultural systems | cultural systems | medical practice | medical practice | health | health | disease | disease | mental illness | mental illness | leprosy | leprosy | placebo | placebo | pharmaceuticals | pharmaceuticals | racism | racism | sexism | sexism | medical institutions | medical institutions | chronic illness | chronic illness | reproductive technologies | reproductive technologies | isolation | isolation | international health | international health

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6.830 Database Systems (MIT) 6.830 Database Systems (MIT)

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This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken MIT course 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. Topics related to the engineering and design of database systems, including: data models; database and schema design; schema normalization and integrity constraints; query processing; query optimization and cost estimation; transactions; recovery; concurrency control; isolation and consistency; distributed, parallel, and he This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken MIT course 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. Topics related to the engineering and design of database systems, including: data models; database and schema design; schema normalization and integrity constraints; query processing; query optimization and cost estimation; transactions; recovery; concurrency control; isolation and consistency; distributed, parallel, and he

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engineering and design of database systems | data models | engineering and design of database systems | data models | database and schema design | database and schema design | schema normalization and integrity constraints | schema normalization and integrity constraints | query processing | query processing | query optimization and cost estimation | query optimization and cost estimation | transactions | transactions | recovery | recovery | concurrency control | concurrency control | isolation and consistency | isolation and consistency | distributed | distributed | parallel | parallel | heterogeneous databases | heterogeneous databases | adaptive databases | adaptive databases | trigger systems | trigger systems | pub-sub systems | pub-sub systems | semi structured data and XML querying | semi structured data and XML querying

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16.07 Dynamics (MIT) 16.07 Dynamics (MIT)

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Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics. Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics.

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Curvilinear motion | Curvilinear motion | carteian coordinates | carteian coordinates | dynamics | dynamics | equations of motion | equations of motion | intrinsic coordinates | intrinsic coordinates | coordinate systems | coordinate systems | work | work | energy | energy | conservative forces | conservative forces | potential energy | potential energy | linear impulse | linear impulse | mommentum | mommentum | angular impulse | angular impulse | relative motion | relative motion | rotating axes | rotating axes | translating axes | translating axes | Newton's second law | Newton's second law | inertial forces | inertial forces | accelerometers | accelerometers | Newtonian relativity | Newtonian relativity | gravitational attraction | gravitational attraction | 2D rigid body kinematics | 2D rigid body kinematics | conservation laws for systems of particles | conservation laws for systems of particles | 2D rigid body dynamics | 2D rigid body dynamics | pendulums | pendulums | 3D rigid body kinematics | 3D rigid body kinematics | 3d rigid body dynamics | 3d rigid body dynamics | inertia tensor | inertia tensor | gyroscopic motion | gyroscopic motion | torque-free motion | torque-free motion | spin stabilization | spin stabilization | variable mass systems | variable mass systems | rocket equation | rocket equation | central foce motion | central foce motion | Keppler's laws | Keppler's laws | orbits | orbits | orbit transfer | orbit transfer | vibration | vibration | spring mass systems | spring mass systems | forced vibration | forced vibration | isolation | isolation | coupled oscillators | coupled oscillators | normal modes | normal modes | wave propagation | wave propagation | cartesian coordinates | cartesian coordinates | momentum | momentum | central force motion | central force motion

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6.893 Database Systems (MIT) 6.893 Database Systems (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, query optimization, query processing, and transactions. This is not a course on database design or SQL programming (though we will discuss these issues briefly). It is designed for students who have taken 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, query optimization, query processing, and transactions. This is not a course on database design or SQL programming (though we will discuss these issues briefly). It is designed for students who have taken 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend.

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database systems | database systems | data models | data models | database design | database design | schema design | schema design | schema normalization | schema normalization | integrity constraints | integrity constraints | query processing | query processing | query optimization | query optimization | cost estimation | cost estimation | transactions | transactions | recovery | recovery | concurrency control | concurrency control | isolation | isolation | consistency | consistency | distributed | parallel | and heterogeneous databases | distributed | parallel | and heterogeneous databases | adaptive databases | adaptive databases | trigger systems | trigger systems | pub-sub systems | pub-sub systems | semi-structured data | semi-structured data | XML querying | XML querying

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6.033 Computer System Engineering (MIT) 6.033 Computer System Engineering (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. Two design projects are required, and students engage in extensive written communication exercises. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. Two design projects are required, and students engage in extensive written communication exercises.

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computer systems | computer systems | systems design | systems design | complexity | complexity | abstractions | abstractions | modularity | modularity | client server | client server | operating system | operating system | performance | performance | networks | networks | layering | layering | routing | routing | congestion control | congestion control | reliability | reliability | atomicity | atomicity | isolation | isolation | security | security | authentication | authentication | cryptography | cryptography | therac 25 | therac 25 | unix | unix | mapreduce | mapreduce | architecture of complexity | architecture of complexity | trusting trust | trusting trust | computer system design | computer system design

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Communication (MIT) Communication (MIT)

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This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the curriculum, 7.02CI. Additional Faculty Dr. Katherine Bacon Schneider Dr. Jean-Francois Hamel Ms. Deborah Kruzel Dr. Megan Rokop This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the curriculum, 7.02CI. Additional Faculty Dr. Katherine Bacon Schneider Dr. Jean-Francois Hamel Ms. Deborah Kruzel Dr. Megan Rokop

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experimental biology | experimental biology | microbial genetics | microbial genetics | protein biochemistry | protein biochemistry | recombinant DNA | recombinant DNA | development | development | zebrafish | zebrafish | phase contrast microscopy | phase contrast microscopy | teratogenesis | teratogenesis | rna isolation | rna isolation | northern blot | northern blot | gene expression | gene expression | western blot | western blot | PCR | PCR | polymerase chain reaction | polymerase chain reaction | RNA gel | RNA gel | RNA fixation | RNA fixation | probe labeling | probe labeling | mutagenesis | mutagenesis | transposon | transposon | column chromatography | column chromatography | size-exclusion chromatography | size-exclusion chromatography | anion exchange chromatography | anion exchange chromatography | SDS-Page gel | SDS-Page gel | enzyme kinetics | enzyme kinetics | transformation | transformation | primers | primers

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6.883 Program Analysis (MIT) 6.883 Program Analysis (MIT)

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6.883 is a graduate seminar that investigates a variety of program analysis techniques that address software engineering tasks. Static analysis topics include abstract interpretation (dataflow), type systems, model checking, decision procedures (SAT, BDDs), theorem-proving. Dynamic analysis topics include testing, fault isolation (debugging), model inference, and visualization. While the course focuses on the design and implementation of programming tools, the material will be useful to anyone who wishes to improve his or her programming or understand the state of the art. Students are expected to read classic and current technical papers, actively participate in class discussion, perform small exercises that provide experience with a variety of tools, and complete a team research project. 6.883 is a graduate seminar that investigates a variety of program analysis techniques that address software engineering tasks. Static analysis topics include abstract interpretation (dataflow), type systems, model checking, decision procedures (SAT, BDDs), theorem-proving. Dynamic analysis topics include testing, fault isolation (debugging), model inference, and visualization. While the course focuses on the design and implementation of programming tools, the material will be useful to anyone who wishes to improve his or her programming or understand the state of the art. Students are expected to read classic and current technical papers, actively participate in class discussion, perform small exercises that provide experience with a variety of tools, and complete a team research project.

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program analysis | program analysis | static analysis | static analysis | abstract interpretation (dataflow) | abstract interpretation (dataflow) | type systems | type systems | model checking | model checking | decision procedures (SAT | decision procedures (SAT | BDDs) | BDDs) | theorem-proving | theorem-proving | dynamic analysis | dynamic analysis | testing | testing | fault isolation (debugging) | fault isolation (debugging) | model inference | and visualization | model inference | and visualization | decision procedures (SAT | BDDs) | decision procedures (SAT | BDDs)

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1.561 Motion Based Design (MIT)

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This course presents a rational basis for the preliminary design of motion-sensitive structures. Topics covered include: analytical and numerical techniques for establishing the optimal stiffness distribution, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, and active structural control. Examples illustrating the application of the motion-based design paradigm to building structures subjected to seismic excitation are discussed.

Subjects

preliminary design | motion-sensitive structures | analytical techniques | numerical techniques | optimal stiffness distribution | damping | controlling motion | tuned mass dampers | base isolation systems | active structural control | building structures | wind excitation | seismic excitation | building design | numerical analysis | motion control | motion-based design | safety | serviceability | loadings | optimal stiffness | optimal damping | base isolation

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Lecture 30: Clients for Assignment 3 Visit Lecture 30: Clients for Assignment 3 Visit

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Description: The 3rd team assignment is to design a simulation for psychiatry residents interacting with agitated patients. Dr. Cezar Cimpeanu and Dr. James Cartreine present an overview of the problem and discuss their research on effective conflict resolution. Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Cezar Cimpeanu, James CartreineKeywords: psychiatry, doctor, violence, simulation, teaching, roleplaying, conflict resolution, assault, narrative, storytelling, NASA, astronaut training, decision tree, information theory, communication channel, isolation, risk assessment, anger management, ethics, mental illness, patientTranscript: PDFSubtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA) Description: The 3rd team assignment is to design a simulation for psychiatry residents interacting with agitated patients. Dr. Cezar Cimpeanu and Dr. James Cartreine present an overview of the problem and discuss their research on effective conflict resolution. Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Cezar Cimpeanu, James CartreineKeywords: psychiatry, doctor, violence, simulation, teaching, roleplaying, conflict resolution, assault, narrative, storytelling, NASA, astronaut training, decision tree, information theory, communication channel, isolation, risk assessment, anger management, ethics, mental illness, patientTranscript: PDFSubtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA)

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psychiatry | psychiatry | doctor | doctor | violence | violence | simulation | simulation | teaching | teaching | roleplaying | roleplaying | conflict resolution | conflict resolution | assault | assault | narrative | narrative | storytelling | storytelling | NASA | NASA | astronaut training | astronaut training | decision tree | decision tree | information theory | information theory | communication channel | communication channel | isolation | isolation | risk assessment | risk assessment | anger management | anger management | ethics | ethics | mental illness | mental illness | patient | patient

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1.561 Motion Based Design (MIT)

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This course presents a rational basis for the preliminary design of motion-sensitive structures. Topics covered include: analytical and numerical techniques for establishing the optimal stiffness distribution, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, and active structural control. Examples illustrating the application of the motion-based design paradigm to building structures subjected to seismic excitation are discussed.

Subjects

preliminary design | motion-sensitive structures | analytical techniques | numerical techniques | optimal stiffness distribution | damping | controlling motion | tuned mass dampers | base isolation systems | active structural control | building structures | wind excitation | seismic excitation | building design | numerical analysis | motion control | motion-based design | safety | serviceability | loadings | optimal stiffness | optimal damping | base isolation

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Lecture 30: Clients for Assignment 3 Visit

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Description: The 3rd team assignment is to design a simulation for psychiatry residents interacting with agitated patients. Dr. Cezar Cimpeanu and Dr. James Cartreine present an overview of the problem and discuss their research on effective conflict resolution. Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy, Cezar Cimpeanu, James CartreineKeywords: psychiatry, doctor, violence, simulation, teaching, roleplaying, conflict resolution, assault, narrative, storytelling, NASA, astronaut training, decision tree, information theory, communication channel, isolation, risk assessment, anger management, ethics, mental illness, patientTranscript: PDF (English - US)Subtitles: SRTAudio - download: Internet Archive (MP3)Audio - download: iTunes U (MP3)(CC BY-NC-SA)

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psychiatry | doctor | violence | simulation | teaching | roleplaying | conflict resolution | assault | narrative | storytelling | NASA | astronaut training | decision tree | information theory | communication channel | isolation | risk assessment | anger management | ethics | mental illness | patient

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Communication (MIT)

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This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the curriculum, 7.02CI. Additional Faculty Dr. Katherine Bacon Schneider Dr. Jean-Francois Hamel Ms. Deborah Kruzel Dr. Megan Rokop

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experimental biology | microbial genetics | protein biochemistry | recombinant DNA | development | zebrafish | phase contrast microscopy | teratogenesis | rna isolation | northern blot | gene expression | western blot | PCR | polymerase chain reaction | RNA gel | RNA fixation | probe labeling | mutagenesis | transposon | column chromatography | size-exclusion chromatography | anion exchange chromatography | SDS-Page gel | enzyme kinetics | transformation | primers

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A0000P0023

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The entry to isolation ward.

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svmsvet | isolation

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Apollo 11 Crew in Raft before Recovery

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moon | big | columbia | recovery | usshornet | michaelcollins | splashdown | apollo11 | buzzaldrin | neilarmstrong | lunarlanding | mikecollins | biologicalisolationgarment

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The entry to isolation ward.

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svmsvet | isolation

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Introduction to United States History: Reconstruction to the Present

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This course will introduce the student to United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present era. The student will learn about the major political, economic, and social changes that took place in America during this 150-year period. By the end of the course, the student will understand how the United States grew from a relatively weak and divided agricultural nation into a cohesive military and industrial superpower by the beginning of the twenty-first century. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 212)

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reconstruction | african-americans | oppression | industrialization | immigration | migration | unionization | urbanization | technology | frontier | imperialism | populist | progressive | isolationism | world war i | depression | world war ii | new deal | cold war | korean war | communism | civil rights | integration | vietnam | reagan | new world disorder | philosophical studies | V000

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Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/

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Introduction to International Relations

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This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of foreign affairs and the fundamental principles of international relations within a political science framework. It will examine the theories of realism and liberalism, which will serve as the foundation for more advanced study in international relations and help students develop the critical thinking skills needed in order to analyze conflicts between states. Additionally, the course will explore issues that relate to the politics of global welfare, such as war, world poverty, disease, trade policy, environmental concerns, human rights, terrorism, the global distribution of wealth, the concept of the balance of power, and what happens in the international system when the balance of power collapses. This free course may be completed onli

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international relations | anarchism | nationalism | global development | realism | neorealism | liberalism | constructivism | marxism | foreign policy | isolationism | unilateralism | war | poverty | united nations | trade | globalization | european union | Social studies | L000

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21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health (MIT)

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This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international.

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ethics | biomedicine | cultural systems | medical practice | health | disease | mental illness | leprosy | placebo | pharmaceuticals | racism | sexism | medical institutions | chronic illness | reproductive technologies | isolation | international health

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6.830 Database Systems (MIT)

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This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken MIT course 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. Topics related to the engineering and design of database systems, including: data models; database and schema design; schema normalization and integrity constraints; query processing; query optimization and cost estimation; transactions; recovery; concurrency control; isolation and consistency; distributed, parallel, and he

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engineering and design of database systems | data models | database and schema design | schema normalization and integrity constraints | query processing | query optimization and cost estimation | transactions | recovery | concurrency control | isolation and consistency | distributed | parallel | heterogeneous databases | adaptive databases | trigger systems | pub-sub systems | semi structured data and XML querying

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16.07 Dynamics (MIT)

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Dynamics starts with fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics. Further topics include kinematics, particle dynamics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, systems of particles and rigid body dynamics. Applications to aerospace engineering are discussed, including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics.

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Curvilinear motion | carteian coordinates | dynamics | equations of motion | intrinsic coordinates | coordinate systems | work | energy | conservative forces | potential energy | linear impulse | mommentum | angular impulse | relative motion | rotating axes | translating axes | Newton's second law | inertial forces | accelerometers | Newtonian relativity | gravitational attraction | 2D rigid body kinematics | conservation laws for systems of particles | 2D rigid body dynamics | pendulums | 3D rigid body kinematics | 3d rigid body dynamics | inertia tensor | gyroscopic motion | torque-free motion | spin stabilization | variable mass systems | rocket equation | central foce motion | Keppler's laws | orbits | orbit transfer | vibration | spring mass systems | forced vibration | isolation | coupled oscillators | normal modes | wave propagation | cartesian coordinates | momentum | central force motion

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6.893 Database Systems (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, query optimization, query processing, and transactions. This is not a course on database design or SQL programming (though we will discuss these issues briefly). It is designed for students who have taken 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend.

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database systems | data models | database design | schema design | schema normalization | integrity constraints | query processing | query optimization | cost estimation | transactions | recovery | concurrency control | isolation | consistency | distributed | parallel | and heterogeneous databases | adaptive databases | trigger systems | pub-sub systems | semi-structured data | XML querying

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Communication (MIT)

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This introductory biology laboratory course covers the application of experimental techniques in microbiology, biochemistry, cell and developmental biology. Emphasis is placed on the integration of factual knowledge with understanding of the design of the experiments and data analysis in order to prepare the students for future research projects. Development of skills critical for writing about scientific findings in modern biology is also covered in the Scientific Communications portion of the curriculum, 7.02CI. Additional Faculty Dr. Katherine Bacon Schneider Dr. Jean-Francois Hamel Ms. Deborah Kruzel Dr. Megan Rokop

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experimental biology | microbial genetics | protein biochemistry | recombinant DNA | development | zebrafish | phase contrast microscopy | teratogenesis | rna isolation | northern blot | gene expression | western blot | PCR | polymerase chain reaction | RNA gel | RNA fixation | probe labeling | mutagenesis | transposon | column chromatography | size-exclusion chromatography | anion exchange chromatography | SDS-Page gel | enzyme kinetics | transformation | primers

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6.033 Computer System Engineering (MIT)

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This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. Two design projects are required, and students engage in extensive written communication exercises.

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computer systems | systems design | complexity | abstractions | modularity | client server | operating system | performance | networks | layering | routing | congestion control | reliability | atomicity | isolation | security | authentication | cryptography | therac 25 | unix | mapreduce | architecture of complexity | trusting trust | computer system design

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6.883 Program Analysis (MIT)

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6.883 is a graduate seminar that investigates a variety of program analysis techniques that address software engineering tasks. Static analysis topics include abstract interpretation (dataflow), type systems, model checking, decision procedures (SAT, BDDs), theorem-proving. Dynamic analysis topics include testing, fault isolation (debugging), model inference, and visualization. While the course focuses on the design and implementation of programming tools, the material will be useful to anyone who wishes to improve his or her programming or understand the state of the art. Students are expected to read classic and current technical papers, actively participate in class discussion, perform small exercises that provide experience with a variety of tools, and complete a team research project.

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program analysis | static analysis | abstract interpretation (dataflow) | type systems | model checking | decision procedures (SAT | BDDs) | theorem-proving | dynamic analysis | testing | fault isolation (debugging) | model inference | and visualization | decision procedures (SAT | BDDs)

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