24.201 Topics in the History of Philosophy: Kant (MIT)
In this course we shall study the Critique of Pure Reason with special focus on questions about idealism, about our ignorance of things in themselves, and about what, if anything, idealism has to do with this kind of ignorance. Along the way we shall consider Kant's distinctive account of space, matter, and force, all of which had a significant role to play in his own philosophy, and in the historical evolution of field theory. In the last part of the course we shall look at an alternative, and
2.011 Introduction to Ocean Science and Engineering (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of science and engineering necessary for exploring, observing, and utilizing the oceans. Hands-on projects focus on instrumentation in the marine environment and the design of ocean observatories for ocean monitoring and exploration. Topics include acoustics, sound speed and refraction, sounds generated by ships and marine animals, sonar systems and their principles of operation, hydrostatic behavior of floating and submerged bodies geare
3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science (MIT)
This course focuses on the fundamentals of structure, energetics, and bonding that underpin materials science. It is the introductory lecture class for sophomore students in Materials Science and Engineering, taken with 3.014 and 3.016 to create a unified introduction to the subject. Topics include: an introduction to thermodynamic functions and laws governing equilibrium properties, relating macroscopic behavior to atomistic and molecular models of materials; the role of electronic bonding in d
14.11 Putting Social Sciences to the Test: Field Experiments in Economics (MIT)
14.11 is a new class on the topic of field (that is, 'in situ') and laboratory experiments in the social sciences - both what these experiments have taught and can teach us and how to conduct them.
9.675 The Development of Object and Face Recognition (MIT)
This course takes a 'back to the beginning' view that aims to better understand the end result. What might be the developmental processes that lead to the organization of 'booming, buzzing confusions' into coherent visual objects? This course examines key experimental results and computational proposals pertinent to the discovery of objects in complex visual inputs. The structure of the course is designed to get students to learn and to focus on the genre of study as a whole; to get a feel for h
MAS.865J Quantum Information Science (MIT)
This is an advanced graduate course on quantum computation and quantum information, for which prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is required. Topics include quantum computation, advanced quantum error correction codes, fault tolerance, quantum algorithms beyond factoring, properties of quantum entanglement, and quantum protocols and communication complexity.
ESD.342 Advanced System Architecture (MIT)
This course provides a deep understanding of engineering systems at a level intended for research on complex engineering systems. It provides a review and extension of what is known about system architecture and complexity from a theoretical point of view while examining the origins of and recent developments in the field. The class considers how and where the theory has been applied, and uses key analytical methods proposed. Students examine the level of observational (qualitative and quantitat
6.974 Fundamentals of Photonics: Quantum Electronics (MIT)
This course explores the fundamentals of optical and optoelectronic phenomena and devices based on classical and quantum properties of radiation and matter culminating in lasers and applications. Fundamentals include: Maxwell's electromagnetic waves, resonators and beams, classical ray optics and optical systems, quantum theory of light, matter and its interaction, classical and quantum noise, lasers and laser dynamics, continuous wave and short pulse generation, light modulation; examples from
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Wheat facts and futures 2009 Concepts for the Agricultural Policy After 2013 22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research (MIT) Part 1 of the Wallace Warfield Festschrift 11.434J Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance (MIT) 5.33 Advanced Chemical Experimentation and Instrumentation (MIT) 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles (MIT) 12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT) 15.676 Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory (MIT) 6.061 Introduction to Electric Power Systems (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)
The need to develop wheat strains suited to new climatic conditions is likely to be supported by the development of advanced tools from molecular biology. This document from CIMMYT presents some of the key research and development issues and trends in wheat cultivation to me
The EU budget period runs until 2013. After that a fundamental restructuring of the agricultural policy can be assumed. The dimension in which agriculture will be supported by the community in future is a political, ultimately a social question. At least pressure will rise t
This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics ch
Friday April 30, 2010. Colleagues, students, alumni and friends gathered to recognize Wallace's contributions to the scholarship and practice in conflict resolution and his dedication to the building of ICAR as a center of excellence in the field.
This half-semester course introduces and surveys a selection of cutting-edge topics in the field of real estate finance and investments. The course follows an informal "seminar" format to the maximum degree possible, with students expected to take considerable initiative. Lectures and discussions led by the instructors will be supplemented by several guest speakers from the real estate investment industry, who will present perspectives on current trends and important developments in the industry
5.33 focuses on advanced experimentation, with particular emphasis on chemical synthesis and the fundamentals of quantum chemistry, illustrated through molecular spectroscopy. The written and oral presentation of experimental results is also emphasized in the course. Acknowledgements The materials for 5.33 reflect the work of many faculty members associated with this course over the years. WARNING NOTICE The experiments described in these materials are potentially hazardous and require a high
Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: thermodynamics, probability theory, kinetic theory, classical statistical mechanics, interacting systems, quantum statistical mechanics, and identical particles.
Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering.
This seminar will cover the multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical foundations of research on work, employment, labor markets, and industrial relations. We begin by tracing the historical development of theory and research in the field, paying special attention to how the normative premises, concepts, and methodological traditions of industrial relations compare to those of other disciplines that contribute to the study of work and employment relations. Then we will review a number of curr
This course is an introductory subject in the field of electric power systems and electrical to mechanical energy conversion. Electric power has become increasingly important as a way of transmitting and transforming energy in industrial, military and transportation uses. Examples of new uses for electric power include all manners of electric transportation systems (electric trains that run under catenary, diesel-electric railroad locomotion, 'maglev' medium and high speed tracked vehicles, elec
This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle p
Concepts for the Agricultural Policy After 2013 22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research (MIT) Part 1 of the Wallace Warfield Festschrift 11.434J Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance (MIT) 5.33 Advanced Chemical Experimentation and Instrumentation (MIT) 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles (MIT) 12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT) 15.676 Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory (MIT) 6.061 Introduction to Electric Power Systems (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)
22.A09 Career Options for Biomedical Research (MIT)
Part 1 of the Wallace Warfield Festschrift
11.434J Advanced Topics in Real Estate Finance (MIT)
5.33 Advanced Chemical Experimentation and Instrumentation (MIT)
8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles (MIT)
12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT)
15.676 Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory (MIT)
6.061 Introduction to Electric Power Systems (MIT)
12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)