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17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy (MIT) 17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy (MIT)

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This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives. Implications for political constitution of economic performance. This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives. Implications for political constitution of economic performance.

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political theory | political theory | sustainable development | sustainable development | industrialized nations | industrialized nations | aging population | aging population | consumption | consumption | developing countries | developing countries | economics | economics | production | production | sociology | sociology | technology | technology | regulation | regulation | public policy | public policy | environment | environment | business | business | aging | aging | population | population | countries | countries | developing | developing | development | development | industrial | industrial | industrialized | industrialized | nations | nations | politics | politics | political | political | theory | theory | sustainable | sustainable | public | public | policy | policy | sustainability | sustainability | economies | economies | transition | transition | growth | growth | institutions | institutions | institutional | institutional | trade | trade | international | international

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17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability (MIT) 17.559 Comparative Security and Sustainability (MIT)

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This course focuses on the complexities associated with security and sustainability of states in international relations. Covering aspects of theory, methods and empirical analysis, the course is in three parts, and each consists of seminar sessions focusing on specific topics. This course focuses on the complexities associated with security and sustainability of states in international relations. Covering aspects of theory, methods and empirical analysis, the course is in three parts, and each consists of seminar sessions focusing on specific topics.

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security; sustainability; international relations; comparative approaches; constraints; options; strategies; policy choice; developing and industrial nations; decision; trade-offs; inter-temporal effects; technology; design systems; | security; sustainability; international relations; comparative approaches; constraints; options; strategies; policy choice; developing and industrial nations; decision; trade-offs; inter-temporal effects; technology; design systems; | security | security | sustainability | sustainability | international relations | international relations | comparative approaches | comparative approaches | constraints | constraints | options | options | strategies | strategies | policy choice | policy choice | developing and industrial nations | developing and industrial nations | decision | decision | trade-offs | trade-offs | inter-temporal effects | inter-temporal effects | technology | technology | design systems | design systems

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6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT) 6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT)

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This is an introductory course in Discrete Mathematics oriented toward Computer Science and Engineering. The course divides roughly into thirds: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics: Definitions, Proofs, Sets, Functions, Relations Discrete Structures: Modular Arithmetic, Graphs, State Machines, Counting Discrete Probability Theory A version of this course from a previous term was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5512 (Mathematics for Computer Science). This is an introductory course in Discrete Mathematics oriented toward Computer Science and Engineering. The course divides roughly into thirds: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics: Definitions, Proofs, Sets, Functions, Relations Discrete Structures: Modular Arithmetic, Graphs, State Machines, Counting Discrete Probability Theory A version of this course from a previous term was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5512 (Mathematics for Computer Science).

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mathematical definitions | mathematical definitions | proofs and applicable methods | proofs and applicable methods | formal logic notation | formal logic notation | proof methods | proof methods | induction | induction | well-ordering | well-ordering | sets | sets | relations | relations | elementary graph theory | elementary graph theory | integer congruences | integer congruences | asymptotic notation and growth of functions | asymptotic notation and growth of functions | permutations and combinations | counting principles | permutations and combinations | counting principles | discrete probability | discrete probability | recursive definition | recursive definition | structural induction | structural induction | state machines and invariants | state machines and invariants | recurrences | recurrences | generating functions | generating functions | permutations and combinations | permutations and combinations | counting principles | counting principles | discrete mathematics | discrete mathematics | computer science | computer science

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Introduction to globalisation and the current financial crisis

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Ngaire Woods introduces the podcast series on globalisation and is place in the current financial crisis - outlining some of the questions they will be discussing. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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Globalisation and the effect on economies

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Second part of the Globalisation and the financial crisis series. Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Whalen discuss what Globalisation is and how governments around the world have adapted to it. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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Global Governance and Regulation - why?

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In this podcast, Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Whalen discuss the causes of the current recession and asks why governments, financial regulators and banks failed to act responsibly and how we can act now to prevent the next financial crisis. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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History of Key Institutions IMF/World Bank/G8/G20 - What Why When?

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Ngaire Woods, Jeni Whalen and Christina Ward discuss some of the key institutions and groups who are responding to the financial crisis. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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Credit Crunch Global recession why/when/what?

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Ngaire Woods, Jeni Wharton and Christina Ward discuss why institutions are pushing toward greater financial regulations in order to prevent another global recession. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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What does the Financial Crisis mean for Developing Countries?

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Where does the credit crunch leave developing countries? In this podcast, Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Wharton discuss the impact of the current financial crisis on the developing world and the G20's responsibility towards developing countries. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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Globalisation and the Financial Crisis - Summary

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Final part of the podcast series, summarising what was discussed in the series, including what globalisation is, what caused the current financial crisis, what it means for developing countries and what can governments do to ensure it doesn't happen again Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation | financial crisis | Global Governance | Developing nations | IMF | economics | Governance | g8 | recession | GEG | World Bank | globalisation

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17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy (MIT) 17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy (MIT)

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This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance. This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance.

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political theory | political theory | sustainable development | sustainable development | industrial ized nations | industrial ized nations | aging population | aging population | consumption | consumption | developing countries | developing countries | economics | economics | production | production | sociology | sociology | technology | technology | regulation | regulation | public policy | public policy | environment | environment | business | business

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12.864 Inference from Data and Models (MIT) 12.864 Inference from Data and Models (MIT)

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The course is directed at making scientifically sensible deductions from the combination of observations with dynamics and kinematics represented, generically, as "models". There are two overlapping central themesLinear "inverse" methods and data "assimilation" including regression, singular value decomposition, objective mapping, non-stationary models and data, Kalman filters, adjoint methods ("assimilation") etc.Standard time series analysis, including basic statistics, Fourier methods, spectra, coherence, filtering, etc. The course is directed at making scientifically sensible deductions from the combination of observations with dynamics and kinematics represented, generically, as "models". There are two overlapping central themesLinear "inverse" methods and data "assimilation" including regression, singular value decomposition, objective mapping, non-stationary models and data, Kalman filters, adjoint methods ("assimilation") etc.Standard time series analysis, including basic statistics, Fourier methods, spectra, coherence, filtering, etc.

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kinematical and dynamical models | kinematical and dynamical models | Basic statistics | Basic statistics | linear algebra | linear algebra | inverse methods | inverse methods | singular value decompositions | singular value decompositions | control theory | control theory | sequential estimation | sequential estimation | Kalman filters | Kalman filters | smoothing algorithms | smoothing algorithms | adjoint/Pontryagin principle methods | adjoint/Pontryagin principle methods | model testing | model testing | stationary processes | stationary processes | Fourier methods | Fourier methods | z-transforms | z-transforms | sampling theorems | sampling theorems | spectra | spectra | multi-taper methods | multi-taper methods | coherences | coherences | filtering | filtering | quantitative combinations of models | quantitative combinations of models

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12.864 Inference from Data and Models (MIT) 12.864 Inference from Data and Models (MIT)

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The course is directed at making scientifically sensible deductions from the combination of observations with dynamics and kinematics represented, generically, as "models". There are two overlapping central themeslinear "inverse" methods and data "assimilation" including regression, singular value decomposition, objective mapping, non-stationary models and data, Kalman filters, adjoint methods ("assimilation") etc.standard time series analysis, including basic statistics, Fourier methods, spectra, coherence, filtering, etc. The course is directed at making scientifically sensible deductions from the combination of observations with dynamics and kinematics represented, generically, as "models". There are two overlapping central themeslinear "inverse" methods and data "assimilation" including regression, singular value decomposition, objective mapping, non-stationary models and data, Kalman filters, adjoint methods ("assimilation") etc.standard time series analysis, including basic statistics, Fourier methods, spectra, coherence, filtering, etc.

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observation | observation | kinematical models | kinematical models | dynamical models | dynamical models | basic statistics | basic statistics | linear algebra | linear algebra | inverse methods | inverse methods | singular value decompositions | singular value decompositions | control theory | control theory | sequential estimation | sequential estimation | Kalman filters | Kalman filters | smoothing algorithms | smoothing algorithms | adjoint/Pontryagin principle methods | adjoint/Pontryagin principle methods | model testing | model testing | stationary processes | stationary processes | Fourier methods | Fourier methods | z-transforms | z-transforms | sampling theorems | sampling theorems | spectra | spectra | multi-taper methods | multi-taper methods | coherences | coherences | filtering | filtering | quantitative combinations | quantitative combinations | realistic observations | realistic observations | data assimilations | data assimilations | deduction | deduction | regression | regression | objective mapping | objective mapping | time series analysis | time series analysis | inference | inference

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17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy (MIT) 17.181 Sustainable Development: Theory and Policy (MIT)

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This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance. This course examines alternative conceptions and theoretical underpinnings of the notion of "sustainable development." It focuses on the sustainability problems of industrial countries (i.e., aging of populations, sustainable consumption, institutional adjustments, etc.); and of developing states and economies in transition (i.e., managing growth, sustainability of production patterns, pressures of population change, etc.). It also explores the sociology of knowledge around sustainability, the economic and technological dimensions and institutional imperatives along with implications for political constitution of economic performance.

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political theory | political theory | sustainable development | sustainable development | industrial ized nations | industrial ized nations | aging population | aging population | consumption | consumption | developing countries | developing countries | economics | economics | production | production | sociology | sociology | technology | technology | regulation | regulation | public policy | public policy | environment | environment | business | business

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17.524 Nationalism (MIT) 17.524 Nationalism (MIT)

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This course provides a broad overview of the theories of and approaches to the study of nationalist thought and practice. It also explores the related phenomena termed nationalism: national consciousness and identity, nations, nation-states, and nationalist ideologies and nationalist movements. The course analyzes nationalism's emergence and endurance as a factor in modern politics and society. Topics include: nationalism and state-building, nationalism and economic modernization, nationalism and democratization, and nationalism and religious conflict. This course provides a broad overview of the theories of and approaches to the study of nationalist thought and practice. It also explores the related phenomena termed nationalism: national consciousness and identity, nations, nation-states, and nationalist ideologies and nationalist movements. The course analyzes nationalism's emergence and endurance as a factor in modern politics and society. Topics include: nationalism and state-building, nationalism and economic modernization, nationalism and democratization, and nationalism and religious conflict.

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nationalist thought | nationalist thought | nationalist practice | nationalist practice | nationalism | nationalism | political science | political science | national consciousness | national consciousness | identity | identity | nations | nations | nation-states | nation-states | nationalist ideologies | nationalist ideologies | nationalist movements | nationalist movements | modern politics | modern politics | state-building | state-building | economic modernization | economic modernization | democratization | democratization | religious conflict | religious conflict

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17.407 Chinese Foreign Policy (MIT) 17.407 Chinese Foreign Policy (MIT)

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This lecture course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the international relations of the People’s Republic of China. China’s foreign relations during the Cold War as well as contemporary diplomatic, security and economic issues will be examined to identify and explain China’s foreign policy goals and their implementation since 1949. Throughout, this course will investigate the sources of conflict and cooperation in China’s behavior, assessing competing explanations for key events and policies. Readings will be drawn from political science, history, and international relations theory. This lecture course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the international relations of the People’s Republic of China. China’s foreign relations during the Cold War as well as contemporary diplomatic, security and economic issues will be examined to identify and explain China’s foreign policy goals and their implementation since 1949. Throughout, this course will investigate the sources of conflict and cooperation in China’s behavior, assessing competing explanations for key events and policies. Readings will be drawn from political science, history, and international relations theory.

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China | China | chinese | chinese | foreign | foreign | policy | policy | international relations | international relations | People?s Republic of China | People?s Republic of China | foreign relations | foreign relations | Cold War | Cold War | contemporary | contemporary | diplomatic | diplomatic | security | security | economic | economic | 1949 | 1949 | conflict | conflict | cooperation | cooperation | behavior | behavior | competing explanations | competing explanations | key events | key events | political science | political science | history | history | international relations theory | international relations theory

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17.042 Citizenship and Pluralism (MIT) 17.042 Citizenship and Pluralism (MIT)

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This course will serve as both an introduction to contemporary political philosophy and a way to explore issues of pluralism and multiculturalism. Racial and ethnic groups, national minorities, aboriginals, women, sexual minorities, and other groups have organized to highlight injustice and demand recognition and accommodation on the basis of their differences. In practice, democratic states have granted a variety of group-differentiated rights, such as exemptions from generally applicable laws, special representation rights, language rights, or limited self-government rights, to different types of groups. This course will examine how different theories of citizenship address the challenges raised by different forms of pluralism. We will focus in particular on the following questions: Do This course will serve as both an introduction to contemporary political philosophy and a way to explore issues of pluralism and multiculturalism. Racial and ethnic groups, national minorities, aboriginals, women, sexual minorities, and other groups have organized to highlight injustice and demand recognition and accommodation on the basis of their differences. In practice, democratic states have granted a variety of group-differentiated rights, such as exemptions from generally applicable laws, special representation rights, language rights, or limited self-government rights, to different types of groups. This course will examine how different theories of citizenship address the challenges raised by different forms of pluralism. We will focus in particular on the following questions: Do

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citizenship | citizenship | ethnicity | ethnicity | identity | identity | democracy | democracy | nations | nations | politics | politics | class differentiation | class differentiation | pluralism | pluralism | national unity | national unity | contemporary | contemporary | political | political | philosophy | philosophy | multiculturalism | multiculturalism | racial | racial | ethnic | ethnic | groups | groups | national | national | minorities | minorities | aboriginals | aboriginals | women | women | sexual | sexual | injustice | injustice | recognition | recognition | accommodation | accommodation | democratic | democratic | states | states | group-differentiated | group-differentiated | rights | rights | exemptions | exemptions | laws | laws | representation | representation | language | language | limited | limited | self-government | self-government | theories | theories | justice | justice | conflict | conflict | liberalequality | liberalequality | citizens | citizens | multi-religious | multi-religious | multicultural | multicultural | society | society | diversity | diversity | communitarian | communitarian | civic | civic | republican | republican | cosmopolitan | cosmopolitan | pluralist | pluralist | radical | radical | postmodern | postmodern | American | American | gender | gender | class | class | differentiation | differentiation | liberal | liberal | equality | equality | unity | unity

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6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT) 6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions. Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. This course covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions.

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formal logic notation | formal logic notation | proof methods | proof methods | induction | induction | sets | sets | relations | relations | graph theory | graph theory | integer congruences | integer congruences | asymptotic notation | asymptotic notation | growth of functions | growth of functions | permutations | permutations | combinations | combinations | counting | counting | discrete probability | discrete probability

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1.201J Transportation Systems Analysis: Demand and Economics (MIT) 1.201J Transportation Systems Analysis: Demand and Economics (MIT)

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The main objective of this course is to give broad insight into the different facets of transportation systems, while providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analyses. As part of the core in the Master of Science in Transportation program, the course will not focus on a specific transportation mode but will use the various modes to apply the theoretical and analytical concepts presented in the lectures and readings. Introduces transportation systems analysis, stressing demand and economic aspects. Covers the key principles governing transportation planning, investment, operations and maintenance. Introduces the microeconomic concepts central to transportation systems. Topics covered include economic theories of the firm, the consumer, and the market, demand models, The main objective of this course is to give broad insight into the different facets of transportation systems, while providing a solid introduction to transportation demand and cost analyses. As part of the core in the Master of Science in Transportation program, the course will not focus on a specific transportation mode but will use the various modes to apply the theoretical and analytical concepts presented in the lectures and readings. Introduces transportation systems analysis, stressing demand and economic aspects. Covers the key principles governing transportation planning, investment, operations and maintenance. Introduces the microeconomic concepts central to transportation systems. Topics covered include economic theories of the firm, the consumer, and the market, demand models,

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1.201 | 1.201 | 11.545 | 11.545 | ESD.210 | ESD.210 | transportation | transportation | travel demand | travel demand | organizational models | organizational models | consumer theory | consumer theory | project finance | project finance | intelligent transportation systems | intelligent transportation systems | project evaluation | project evaluation | demand modelling | demand modelling | technology | technology | environmental | environmental | energy | energy | economic development | economic development | sustainability | sustainability | urban structure | urban structure | land use | land use | equity | equity | transportation components | transportation components | intermodal combinations | intermodal combinations | quantitative modeling | quantitative modeling | strategic regional planning | strategic regional planning | institutional change analysis | institutional change analysis | large-scale systems | large-scale systems

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1.201J Introduction to Transportation Systems (MIT) 1.201J Introduction to Transportation Systems (MIT)

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1.201J/11.545J/ESD.210J is required for all first-year Master of Science in Transportation students. It would be of interest to, as well as accessible to, students in Urban Studies and Planning, Political Science, Technology and Policy, Management, and various engineering departments. It is a good subject for those who plan to take only one subject in transportation and serves as an entry point to other transportation subjects as well. The subject focuses on fundamental principles of transportation systems, introduces transportation systems components and networks, and addresses how one invests in and operates them effectively. The tie between transportation and related systems is emphasized. 1.201J/11.545J/ESD.210J is required for all first-year Master of Science in Transportation students. It would be of interest to, as well as accessible to, students in Urban Studies and Planning, Political Science, Technology and Policy, Management, and various engineering departments. It is a good subject for those who plan to take only one subject in transportation and serves as an entry point to other transportation subjects as well. The subject focuses on fundamental principles of transportation systems, introduces transportation systems components and networks, and addresses how one invests in and operates them effectively. The tie between transportation and related systems is emphasized.

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1.201 | 1.201 | 11.545 | 11.545 | ESD.210 | ESD.210 | transportation | technology | environmental | energy | economic development | sustainability | urban structure | land use | equity | transportation components | modes | intermodal combinations | quantitative modeling | strategic regional planning | institutional change analysis | CLIOS | large-scale systems | transportation | technology | environmental | energy | economic development | sustainability | urban structure | land use | equity | transportation components | modes | intermodal combinations | quantitative modeling | strategic regional planning | institutional change analysis | CLIOS | large-scale systems

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6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT) 6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT)

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This course is offered to undergraduates and is an elementary discrete mathematics course oriented towards applications in computer science and engineering. Topics covered include: formal logic notation, induction, sets and relations, permutations and combinations, counting principles, and discrete probability. This course is offered to undergraduates and is an elementary discrete mathematics course oriented towards applications in computer science and engineering. Topics covered include: formal logic notation, induction, sets and relations, permutations and combinations, counting principles, and discrete probability.

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Elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering | Elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering | mathematical definitions | mathematical definitions | proofs and applicable methods | proofs and applicable methods | formal logic notation | formal logic notation | proof methods | proof methods | induction | induction | well-ordering | well-ordering | sets | sets | relations | relations | elementary graph theory | elementary graph theory | integer congruences | integer congruences | asymptotic notation and growth of functions | asymptotic notation and growth of functions | permutations and combinations | permutations and combinations | counting principles | counting principles | discrete probability | discrete probability | recursive definition | recursive definition | structural induction | structural induction | state machines and invariants | state machines and invariants | recurrences | recurrences | generating functions | generating functions | 6.042 | 6.042 | 18.062 | 18.062

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11.949 Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice (MIT) 11.949 Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice (MIT)

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This course's aims are two-fold: to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand how and why cities become torn by ethnic, religious, racial, nationalist, and/or other forms of identity that end up leading to conflict, violence, inequality, and social injustice; and to use this knowledge and insight in the search for solutions As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to each other. They also will focus on the ways that racial, ethnic, religious, nationalist or other identities grow and manifest themselves in cities or other territorial levels of determination (including the regional or transnational). In the search for remedies, students will be encouraged to cons This course's aims are two-fold: to offer students the theoretical and practical tools to understand how and why cities become torn by ethnic, religious, racial, nationalist, and/or other forms of identity that end up leading to conflict, violence, inequality, and social injustice; and to use this knowledge and insight in the search for solutions As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to each other. They also will focus on the ways that racial, ethnic, religious, nationalist or other identities grow and manifest themselves in cities or other territorial levels of determination (including the regional or transnational). In the search for remedies, students will be encouraged to cons

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why cities become torn | why cities become torn | ethnic | ethnic | religious | religious | racial | racial | nationalist | nationalist | forms of identity that end up leading to conflict | forms of identity that end up leading to conflict | violence | violence | inequality | inequality | social injustice | social injustice | solutions | solutions | social and political theories of the city and the nation | social and political theories of the city and the nation | territorial levels of determination | territorial levels of determination | regional or transnational | regional or transnational | policymaking | policymaking | democratic participation | democratic participation | citizenship | citizenship | spatial | spatial | infrastructural | infrastructural | technological interventions | technological interventions | spatial | infrastructural | and technological interventions | spatial | infrastructural | and technological interventions | democracy | democracy | democratic | democratic | territory | territory | territorial | territorial | participation | participation | policy | policy | theoretical | theoretical | practical | practical | identity | identity | conflict | conflict | social | social | political | political | theories | theories | regional | regional | transnational | transnational | levels of determination | levels of determination | institutional | institutional | technological | technological | interventions | interventions | city | city | difference | difference | diversity | diversity | equality | equality | class | class | cities | cities | nations | nations | legal | legal | jurisdiction | jurisdiction | peace | peace | cosmopolitan | cosmopolitan

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12.864 Inference from Data and Models (MIT) 12.864 Inference from Data and Models (MIT)

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This course covers the fundamental methods used for exploring the information content of observations related to kinematical and dynamical models. This course covers the fundamental methods used for exploring the information content of observations related to kinematical and dynamical models.

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kinematical and dynamical models | kinematical and dynamical models | Basic statistics | Basic statistics | linear algebra | linear algebra | inverse methods | inverse methods | singular value decompositions | singular value decompositions | control theory | control theory | sequential estimation | sequential estimation | Kalman filters | Kalman filters | smoothing algorithms | smoothing algorithms | adjoint/Pontryagin principle methods | adjoint/Pontryagin principle methods | model testing | model testing | stationary processes | stationary processes | Fourier methods | Fourier methods | z-transforms | z-transforms | sampling theorems | sampling theorems | spectra | spectra | multi-taper methods | multi-taper methods | coherences | coherences | filtering | filtering | quantitative combinations of models | quantitative combinations of models

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15.014 Applied Macro- and International Economics (MIT) 15.014 Applied Macro- and International Economics (MIT)

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15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts: Basic tools of macroeconomic management Evaluation of different economic development strategies Crises in emerging markets: causes, solutions, and prevention Problems faced by transition economies Challenges of developed countries   This course is a full-term version of Applied Macro- and International Economics (15.012), with additional topics. 15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts: Basic tools of macroeconomic management Evaluation of different economic development strategies Crises in emerging markets: causes, solutions, and prevention Problems faced by transition economies Challenges of developed countries   This course is a full-term version of Applied Macro- and International Economics (15.012), with additional topics.

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macroeconomics | macroeconomics | international economics | international economics | world economies | world economies | global trade | global trade | economic policy | economic policy | inflation | inflation | interest rates | interest rates | exchange rates | exchange rates | national economic strategies | national economic strategies | developing nations | developing nations | currency crisis | currency crisis | transition economies | transition economies | global markets | global markets | world bank | world bank | IMF | IMF | international monetary fund | international monetary fund | monetary policy | monetary policy | depression | depression | unemployment | unemployment | international financial architecture | international financial architecture

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16.120 Compressible Flow (MIT) 16.120 Compressible Flow (MIT)

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The course begins with the basics of compressible fluid dynamics, including governing equations, thermodynamic context and characteristic parameters. The next large block of lectures covers quasi-one-dimensional flow, followed by a discussion of disturbances and unsteady flows. The second half of the course comprises gas dynamic discontinuities, including shock waves and detonations, and concludes with another large block dealing with two-dimensional flows, both linear and non-linear. The course begins with the basics of compressible fluid dynamics, including governing equations, thermodynamic context and characteristic parameters. The next large block of lectures covers quasi-one-dimensional flow, followed by a discussion of disturbances and unsteady flows. The second half of the course comprises gas dynamic discontinuities, including shock waves and detonations, and concludes with another large block dealing with two-dimensional flows, both linear and non-linear.

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compressible fluid dynamics | compressible fluid dynamics | fluid dynamics | fluid dynamics | external flows | external flows | internal flows | internal flows | quasi-on-dimensional | quasi-on-dimensional | quasi-1D | quasi-1D | channel flow | channel flow | multi-dimensional flows | multi-dimensional flows | nozzles | nozzles | diffusers | diffusers | inlets | inlets | loss generation | loss generation | interactions | interactions | aerodynamic shapes | aerodynamic shapes | subsonic | subsonic | supersonic | supersonic | transonic | transonic | hypersonic | hypersonic | shock waves | shock waves | vortices | vortices | disturbance behavior | disturbance behavior | unsteady | unsteady | speed of sound | speed of sound | isentropic flows | isentropic flows | non-isentropic flows | non-isentropic flows | potential flows | potential flows | rotational flows | rotational flows | shaft work | shaft work | heat addition | heat addition | mass addition | mass addition | flow states | flow states | flow regime | flow regime | velocity non-uniformities | velocity non-uniformities | density non-uniformities | density non-uniformities | fluid system components | fluid system components | lift | lift | drag | drag | continuum flow | continuum flow | shock strength | shock strength | characteristics | characteristics | governing equations | governing equations | thermodynamic context | thermodynamic context | characteristic parameters | characteristic parameters | quasi-one-dimensional flow | quasi-one-dimensional flow | disturbances | disturbances | unsteady flow | unsteady flow | gas dynamic discontinuities | gas dynamic discontinuities | detonations | detonations | linear two-dimensional flows | linear two-dimensional flows | non-linear two-dimensional flows | non-linear two-dimensional flows

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