8.05 Quantum Physics II (MIT)
Together, this course and 8.06: Quantum Physics III cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics covered in this course include the general formalism of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, quantum mechanics in three-dimensions, angular momentum, spin, and addition of angular momentum.
Lord Richard Rogers: Architecture and the Compact City
Lord Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, the recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and winner of the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal. He is also winner of the 2000 Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture, the 2006 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (La Biennale di Venezia) and the 2007 Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal. Richard Rogers was awarded the Légion d'Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a life peer in 1996. In 1995, he was the first ar
DynaFit - (Bio)Chemical Kinetics and Equilibria
The freely available software package uses a nonlinear least-squares regression analysis to fit chemical kinetic, enzyme kinetic, or ligand-receptor binding data to a user-defined molecular mechanism represented symbolically by a set of chemical equations. Dynafit is available for Microsoft Windows XP or 2000.
Bill Erb Thesis Defense
Bill Erb's thesis defense on June 12, 2007 at the Drexel University Chemistry Department.
Exploration of the Fundamentals of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
This thesis focuses on the study of different tools that can be used for preparing samples for matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI TOFMS) and utilizing these tools to study different ionization processes that
STP Eclipse Workspace
The STP Eclipse Workspace contains a ready to use Eclipse worksapce with source code for Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) programs by Jan Tobochnik and Harvey Gould. Unzip this workspace and open it from within Eclipse to compile and run these programs.
The Spins package is a self-contained file for the teaching of measurement and time evolution of spin-1/2 systems in quantum mechanics. The file contains ready-to-run OSP programs and a set of curricular materials. The material focuses on single and multiple measurements of different ensembles of identically prepared spin-1/2 particles. The OSP Collection provides curriculum resources that engage students in physics, computation, and computer modeling. Computational physics and computer modeling
Can simulations in VE support architects in solving complex design problems?
Building design is facing development of industrialization of the production on the one hand and more complex 'One of a Kind' products on the other. This will be for rebuilding of a large stock of existing buildings and what can be left to new production. In both cases the results of the design process have to be solid to guarantee a successful product. In both cases an integrated and careful design process is absolutely crucial. The demands on the built environment make the systems of buildings
Swarthmore Sigma Xi ONS Talk
On November 27, 2007 I presented our work on Open Notebook Science. I had a little more time to explain most aspects of our work to a scientific, but not necessarily a chemistry audience.
Near the end I did discuss some of our very recent results relating to our CombiUgi project and the synthesis of some compounds about to to be tested for
ACS Talk on Teaching Chemistry with Second Life
I present on using Second Life to teach chemistry at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans April 7, 2008. Examples include using quizzes, generating 3D molecules, visualizing docking, proteins and reactions. An overview of ACS island is also given, with a focus on the Sci-Mix virtual poster session. Much of this work was
Second Life and Social Media: Networking Goldmine or Time Sink?
Update: transcript available
This talk was presented by Jean-Claude Bradley at the American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia on August 18, 2008.
This is an overview of how social media and Second Life can be used to productively network. Prominent recent examples involving Deepak Singh
Chemistry Concepts in Second Life - Bradley/Lang
This is a co-presentation by Jean-Claude Bradley and Andrew Lang on August 18, 2008 at the American Chemical Society conference in Philadelphia. The focus is on many of the tools available to easily demonstrate chemistry concepts in Second Life such as 3D molecules, reaction mechanisms, docking, organic chemistry quizzes, 5D graphs, the ACS museum featuring an HIV exhibit, the red tide phenomenon and many others. Most of the content on display rests on A
Metal ring round white dwarf solves missing planets puzzle
Dr Boris Gänsicke and Professor Tom Marsh from The University of Warwick's Astronomy and Astrophysics Group within the Department of Physics talk about their recent discovery of a metal rich gas disc around a white dwarf in the Virgo constellation. Length: 16 minutes
Europe as a Global Actor? A Conversation with Javier Solana
After ten years of serving as EU High Representative for CFSP, Javier Solana reflects on the achievements and challenges ahead for Europe as a global security actor with Professor Mary Kaldor. Javier Solana is a Senior Visiting Professor at the LSE Global Governance. He was formerly the Secretary General of the Council of the EU and EU High Representative for CSFP (October 1999 - December 2009). Prior to that, he was the Secretary General of NATO from 1995 – 1999. He is a former physics profes
Voronoi diagram Voro [Schemata]: Application of interactive weighted voronoi diagrams as an alternat
This paper explores the application of Interactive Weighted Voronoi diagrams in business park master plans through site specific testing, derivation of zoning parameters and creation of an applet.
Warning: Physics Envy May be Hazardous to Your Wealth
In this talk Andrew Lo addresses the problem of finding the right level of abstraction with which to think about economic phenomena. He compares economics to physics, with some surprising results.
For at least several decades economics theorists have assumed that the highest level of abstraction is the best. Lo argues
TALAT Lecture 2501: Fire Protection and Regulation
This lecture helps to understand the characteristics of fire, the conditions for its occurrence and development; it introduces definition and terms of fire resistance and protection. General engineering or physics background is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 1253: Creep
This lecture constitutes an introduction to creep and to the creep response of aluminium and its alloys. It provides basic information on creep and its mechanisms; it gives a description of the more extensively used mathematical relations among creep variables (time, stress and temperature); it illustrates the creep response of pure Aluminium and of Al-Mg alloys; it provides a synthesis of the information available in the literature on the creep behaviour of a number of new alloys and composites
TALAT Lecture 4300: Beam Welding Processes of Aluminium
This lecture gives a brief introduction to beam welding and cutting techniques of aluminium; it describes the process principle of electron and laser beam welding and cutting of aluminium; it gives some information about the choice of welding and cutting parameters; it also gives information about the weldability of aluminium alloys with electron beam welding. General mechanical engineering background and basic knowledge of electron and laser beam physics is assumed.
The Dynamic Perception of Digitally Created Abstract Urban Space
Sigmund Freud in his book has used a City as a Metaphor of human Psyche. According to him City is not only images of the forms given us in the process of perception but all invisible and nowadays not existing forms (buildings) too. This way of representing historical sequences is possible thanks to ability of our mind to parallel consideration of different spatial meanings. Aldo Rossi called it - ?analogous City? ? a city which includes the existing buildings, buildings which was existed in the
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