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What is MIT OpenCourseWare?

MIT OpenCourseWare is a free and open publication of material from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum and used by millions of learners and educators around the world.

Do I have to register or sign up?

No enrollment or registration. Freely browse and use OCW materials at your own pace. There's no signup, and no start or end dates.

Why is OCW made free to the public?

Knowledge is your reward. Use OCW to guide your own life-long learning, or to teach others. We don't offer credit or certification for using OCW.

Are there any restrictions on use of OCW materials?

Made for sharing. Download files for later. Send to friends and colleagues. Modify, remix, and reuse (just remember to cite OCW as the source.)

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Please see our Help pages for answers to many common questions about OCW.

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