21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II (MIT)
In this subject, we explore the harmonic, melodic, and formal practices of western music, principally the so-called "Classical" idiom of central Europe, ca. 1750-1825. Topics include a quick review of material covered in 21M.301, chromatic harmony (viio7, bII6, and chords of the augmented sixth), and chromatic modulation; lecture study and discussion are complemented by work in the keyboard laboratory and sight-singing laboratory. All areas of study will be integrated in a semester-long project
6.011 Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing (MIT)
This course is taken mainly by undergraduates, and explores ideas involving signals, systems and probabilistic models in the context of communication, control and signal processing applications. The material expands out from the basics in 6.003 and 6.041. The treatment involves aspects of analysis, synthesis, and optimization. Topics covered differ somewhat from semester to semester, but typically include: random processes, correlations, spectral densities, state-space modeling, multirate proces
21F.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT)
This is the third of the four courses (Chinese I through IV) in MIT's regular (non-streamlined) Chinese curriculum. The four make use of the textbook, Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin (unpublished, but available online), to which are added various supporting materials as needs arise. The foundation level covers core grammar, linguistic culture, basic conversation, the principles of the writing system, and elementary reading. Reading is primarily in the simplified character set t
The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
History professor Nancy Bernkopf Tucker discusses the rapid rise of China to the world stage from hosting the 2008 Olympics to the crises in Tibet to debt policy with the United States.
15.098 Special Seminar in Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes (MIT)
This seminar is intended for doctoral students and discusses topics in applied probability. This semester includes a variety of fields, namely statistical physics (local weak convergence and correlation decay), artificial intelligence (belief propagation algorithms), computer science (random K-SAT problem, coloring, average case complexity) and electrical engineering (low density parity check (LDPC) codes).
18.02 Multivariable Calculus (MIT)
This course covers vector and multi-variable calculus. It is the second semester in the freshman calculus sequence. Topics include Vectors and Matrices, Partial Derivatives, Double and Triple Integrals, and Vector Calculus in 2 and 3-space.
ESD.04J Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design (MIT)
This class provides an introduction to quantitative models and qualitative frameworks for studying complex engineering systems. Also taught is the art of abstracting a complex system into a model for purposes of analysis and design while dealing with complexity, emergent behavior, stochasticity, non-linearities and the requirements of many stakeholders with divergent objectives. The successful completion of the class requires a semester-long class project that deals with critical contemporary is
16.89J Space Systems Engineering (MIT)
In 16.89 / ESD.352 the students will first be asked to understand the key challenges in designing ground and space telescopes, the stakeholder structure and value flows, and the particular pros and cons of the proposed project. The first half of the class will concentrate on performing a thorough architectural analysis of the key astrophysical, engineering, human, budgetary and broader policy issues that are involved in this decision. This will require the students to carry out a qualitative and
15.225 Economy and Business in Modern China and India (MIT)
As markets or production bases, China and India are becoming important and integral players in the global economy. Foreign direct investment (FDI), portfolio investments and outsourcing businesses have increased dramatically in these two economies. Despite the rising importance of these two economies on the world stage, our knowledge and analysis of these two countries in an integrated manner has remained poor. The two are often lumped together by business analysts as "emerging markets," despite
14.123 Microeconomic Theory III (MIT)
This half-semester course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory. We present models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, stochastic dominance, supermodularity, monotone comparative statics, background risk, game theory, rationalizability, iterated strict dominance multi-stage games, sequential equilibrium, trembling-hand perfection, stability, signaling games, theory of auctions, global games, rep
8.821 String Theory (MIT)
This is a one-semester class about gauge/gravity duality (often called AdS/CFT) and its applications.
14.452 Economic Growth (MIT)
This half semester class presents an introduction to macroeconomic modeling, focusing on the theory of economic growth and some of its applications. It will introduce a number of models of non-stochastic and stochastic macroeconomic equilibrium. It will use these models to shed light both on the process of economic growth at the world level and on sources of income and growth differences across countries.
Parts of the Cell
Week 01 Lecture: Introduction and Policy Instruments
Richard and Peter introduce students to the course, central concepts, and teaching arrangements. The first lecture will provide an overview of the subject matter to be explored throughout the semester, the purpose of tutorials as a means for students to engage in deep conversation on the issues which are to be facilitated by students. The role of the supertutorial will be explained, a tool and support mechanism for tutorial facilitators to gather in the week prior to their facilitation for the p
Introduction to drama
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. This module is designed to provide an introduction to the analysis and performance of drama. It has three main aims: 1) To provide an introduction to the analysis of drama; 2) To give a taste of the wide range of performance convention in history, from Ancient Greek tragedy to nineteenth-century naturalism; 3) To foreground drama as a performance medium rather than a form of lit
German stage 2 semester A
This module is aimed post GCSE students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas. The grammar exercises are also supported by audio, so that the pronunciation is underlined and listening skills are practiced. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Mandarin stage 3 semester B
This module is aimed at students who have completed stage 2 Mandarin or have a comparable qualification. The exercises, some of which are supported by audio, concentrate on vocabulary development by using the concept of word families. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Working with Soundbooth and Flash
Learn to add cue points to files in Soundbooth, import sounds into Flash, and perform round-trip editing between Flash with Soundbooth.
Quantum field theory
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Last taught in Spring Semester 2006 A compilation of fourteen lectures in PDF format on the subject of quantum field theory. This module is suitable for 3rd or 4th year undergraduate and postgraduate level learners. Suitable for year 3/4 undergraduate and postgraduate study. Dr Kirill Krasnov, School of Mathematical Sciences Dr Kirill Krasnov is a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. After studying physics in K
Catalyst for Change: A good death
A series of video clips which examines people's reactions to terminal illness and how they have prepared themselves for death. > How can we better informed about the physical processes of death and how we can prepare for that? > End of life care pathways. Recent reports have suggested the need for: > Department of Health End of Life care strategy > High Quality care for all NHS Next Stage Review Final Report (Darzil) Section 1 - Preparing to talk about death Section 2 - Choosi