22.101 Applied Nuclear Physics (MIT)
The topics covered under this course include elements of nuclear physics for engineering students, basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations, quantum mechanical calculations of deuteron bound-state wave function and energy, n-p scattering cross-section, transition probability per unit time and barrier transmission probability. Also explored are binding energy and nuclear stability, interactions of charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays with matter, radioactive decays, energetic
1.017 Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications (MIT)
This subject is a computer-oriented introduction to probability and data analysis. It is designed to give students the knowledge and practical experience they need to interpret lab and field data. Basic probability concepts are introduced at the outset because they provide a systematic way to describe uncertainty. They form the basis for the analysis of quantitative data in science and engineering. The MATLAB® programming language is used to perform virtual experiments and to analyze real-wo
11.949 City Visions: Past and Future (MIT)
This class is intended to introduce students to understandings of the city generated from both social science literature and the field of urban design. The first part of the course examines literature on the history and theory of the city. Among other factors, it pays special attention to the larger territorial settings in which cities emerged and developed (ranging from the global to the national to the regional context) and how these affected the nature, character, and functioning of citi
MAS.878 Special Topics in Multimedia Production: Experiences in Interactive Art (MIT)
This class deals with interactive art. Visiting artists will discuss their work from a theoretical and practical perspective. Discussions of the history of interactive digital art and contemporary issues in the field will take place. Students will develop an interactive art project for a final exhibition or submit a short paper.
8.325 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (MIT)
This is the third and last term of the quantum field theory sequence. The course is devoted to the standard model of particle physics, including both its conceptual foundations and its specific structure, and to some current research frontiers that grow immediately out of it.
17.960 Foundations of Political Science (MIT)
This subject, required of all first-year PhD students in political science, introduces fundamental ideas, theories, and methods in contemporary political science through the study of a small number of major books and articles that are intrinsically good and have been influential in the field. The first semester focuses principally on issues of political theory and international relations, while the second focuses principally on American and comparative politics. Readings in the fall semeste
4.493 Emergent Materials II (MIT)
This course will focus on providing students with the tools needed to practice responsible architecture in a contemporary context. It will familiarize students with the materials currently used in responsible practice, as well as the material properties most relevant to assembly. The course will also introduce students to materials that are untested but hold promise for future usage. Finally, the course will challenge students to refine their understanding of responsible or sustainable design pr
6.897 Selected Topics in Cryptography (MIT)
This course covers a number of advanced "selected topics" in the field of cryptography. The first part of the course tackles the foundational question of how to define security of cryptographic protocols in a way that is appropriate for modern computer networks, and how to construct protocols that satisfy these security definitions. For this purpose, the framework of "universally composable security" is studied and used. The second part of the course concentrates on the many challenges involved
Why a Massachusetts Liberal Will Be the Next President (and Other Amazing Prophecies)
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich will offer his predictions about this fall's historic civic exercise. His Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy is provocatively titled "Why a Massachusetts Liberal Will Be the Next President (and Other Amazing Prophesies)". A professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, Reich served as labor secretary during the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, involving the creation of 22 million jobs. Before that he served as solicitor general unde
Simultaneity - Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
This is a very informative and well put together video that gives about as easy an explanation on the theory of relativity that you are going to find. It is animated well and explained simply enough that most physics students could get a grasp on it. The video consists of explaining a situation where two different people (one on a speeding train and the other on a platform as the train speeds past) see the same event but have different observations of what happened based on their rel
6.186 Mobile Autonomous Systems Laboratory (MIT)
MASLab (Mobile Autonomous System Laboratory), also known as 6.186, is a robotics contest. The contest takes place during MIT's Independent Activities Period and participants earn 6 units of P/F credit and 6 Engineering Design Points. Teams of three to four students have less than a month to build and program sophisticated robots which must explore an unknown playing field and perform a series of tasks. MASLab provides a significantly more difficult robotics problem than many other university-lev
Ingenious Diagnostics Combat Global Plant Disease
Plant pathologist, Dr. Naidu Rayapati, is using a deceptively simple technology to help diagnose crop diseases in developing countries. Small FTA Classic cards are used in the field to obtain plant samples, which can be easily transported to Washington State University for diagnosis using state-of-the-art lab equipment. His work offers hope for millions of people for whom crop failure can mean poverty and starvation.
A Whole Lot Of Music -- Band of Cougar Alumni Play Hollingbery Field House Before Oregon Game
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Surrounded by a sea of Crimson and Gray, with a touch of Green and Yellow, Cody Beebe and the Crooks filled Hollingbery Field House with country, blues and rock music during the pre-game activities for the Washington State University vs. Oregon game. Headlined by Cody Beebe and other WSU alumni, Beebe said music is something he and the band have a passion for. "I played music, well, the entire time when I was at WSU. I played at 'The Coug' weekly and I played on campus. I pla
9.65 Cognitive Processes (MIT)
This undergraduate course is designed to introduce students to cognitive processes. The broad range of topics covers each of the areas in the field of cognition, and presents the current thinking in this discipline. As an introduction to human information processing and learning, the topics include the nature of mental representation and processing, the architecture of memory, pattern recognition, attention, imagery and mental codes, concepts and prototypes, reasoning and problem solving.
5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II (MIT)
This course covers time-dependent quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics include perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions and linear response theory, and nonlinear spectroscopy.
12.201 Essentials of Geophysics (MIT)
This course is designed to be a survey of the various subdisciplines of geophysics (geodesy, gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and geodynamics) and how they might relate to or be relevant for other planets. No prior background in Earth sciences is assumed, but students should be comfortable with vector calculus, classical mechanics, and potential field theory.
8.08 Statistical Physics II (MIT)
This course covers probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Topics include: Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Also discussed are conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. The course follows 8.044, Statistical Physics I, and is second in this series of undergraduate Statistical Physics courses.
9.036 The Visual System (MIT)
This comprehensive course on the visual system is designed to ground future researchers in the field of visual science and to provide scientists with an excellent basis for using the visual system as a model in research. In this graduate seminar, anatomical, neurophysiological, imaging and behavioral research is examined in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how information is processed in the primate visual system.
21L.705 Masterworks in American Short Fiction (MIT)
For some reason, American literature (like French, Irish, and Russian, among others) has been especially productive in major works in fictional forms shorter than the novel. Our task in this course will be to survey that field, by looking at particular moments of high accomplishment. We will, in addition, consider some of the ways in which literary formulae can be used and varied, and some of the impacts of elements of narrative construction.
Thames Discovery Programme - 2
Episode 2: FROG Field Training At Custom House -- Explore the archaeology and history of the Thames foreshore, London's biggest archaeological site, with our exciting Heritage Lottery funded project http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/