MIT OpenCourseWare: All Courses in PhysicsAll courses in Physics from MIT OpenCourseWare, provider of free and open MIT course materials.
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2020-10-23T17:44:52+05:00MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduen-USContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.962 General Relativity (MIT)8.962 is MIT's graduate course in general relativity, which covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity, differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.
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Spring2020Hughes, Scott2020-08-26T14:12:46+05:008.962en-USrelativitygeneral relativityspecial relativitylinearized general relativityspacetimeEinstein's equationE = mc2gravitationgravitational wavesgravitational lensingcosmologySchwarzschild solutionblack holesMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.06 Quantum Physics III (MIT)This course is a continuation of 8.05 Quantum Physics II. It introduces some of the important model systems studied in contemporary physics, including two-dimensional electron systems, the fine structure of hydrogen, lasers, and particle scattering.An edX version of this course, 8.06x Applications of Quantum Mechanics, is available starting on February 20, 2019 and running for 19 weeks.
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Spring2018Zwiebach, Barton2019-02-14T15:37:06+05:008.06en-USquantum physicsHamiltonianperturbation theoryperturbation expansionAnharmonic oscillatorhydrogen atomPauli equationtime dependent perturbation theorytime independent perturbation theoryScatteringidentical particlesMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab" (MIT)Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The course sequence is usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring. Each term, students do experiments on phenomena whose discoveries led to major advances in physics. In the process, they deepen their understanding of the relations between experiment and theory, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics.
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Fall2016Faculty, Lecturers, and Technical Staff, Physics Department2018-11-01T10:24:57+05:008.13-14en-USJunior Labexperimental physicsphotoelectric effectPoisson statisticselectromagnetic pulseFranck-Hertz experimentrelativistic dynamicsnuclear magnetic resonancecosmic-ray muonsRutherford ScatteringJohnson noiseshot noisequantum mechanicsMössbauer spectroscopyDoppler-free laser spectroscopyRaman spectroscopyMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.321 Quantum Theory I (MIT)This is the first semester of a two-semester graduate-level subject on quantum theory, stressing principles. Quantum theory explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level. Topics include Fundamental Concepts, Quantum Dynamics, Composite Systems, Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics, and Approximation Methods.
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Fall2017Todadri, Senthil2018-05-21T16:28:44+05:008.321en-USquantum dynamicsquantum mechanicsSchrödingerHeisenbergketsAharanov-Bohm effectquantum entanglementperturbation theorydensity matricesadiabatic approximationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.03SC Physics III: Vibrations and Waves (MIT)Vibrations and waves are everywhere. If you take any system and disturb it from a stable equilibrium, the resultant motion will be waves and vibrations. Think of a guitar string—pluck the string, and it vibrates. The sound waves generated make their way to our ears, and we hear the string’s sound. Our eyes see what’s happening because they receive the electromagnetic waves of the light reflected from the guitar string, so that we can recognize the beautiful sinusoidal waves on the string. In fact, without vibrations and waves, we could not recognize the universe around us at all!
The amazing thing is that we can describe many fascinating phenomena arising from very different physical systems with mathematics. This course will provide you with the concepts and mathematical tools necessary to understand and explain a broad range of vibrations and waves. You will learn that waves come from many interconnected (coupled) objects when they are vibrating together. We will discuss many of these phenomena, along with related topics, including mechanical vibrations and waves, sound waves, electromagnetic waves, optics, and gravitational waves.
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Fall2016Lee, Yen-Jie2018-04-18T20:40:04+05:008.03SCen-USmechanical vibrationswavessimple harmonic motionsuperpositionforced vibrationsresonancecoupled oscillationsnormal modesvibrations of continuous systemsreflectionrefractionphasegroup velocity. Opticswave solutions to Maxwell's equationspolarizationSnell's LawinterferenceHuygens's principleMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.223 Classical Mechanics II (MIT)This undergraduate course is a broad, theoretical treatment of classical mechanics, useful in its own right for treating complex dynamical problems, but essential to understanding the foundations of quantum mechanics and statistical physics.
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January IAP2017Evans, Matthew2017-08-09T15:26:36+05:008.223en-USEquations of MotionLagrangian MechanicsConservedQuantitiesOrbitsScattering OscillationsTricky PotentialsHamiltonian MechanicsCanonical EquationsMotion of a Rigid BodyMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.04 Quantum Physics I (MIT)This is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence. It introduces the basic features of quantum mechanics. It covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.This presentation of 8.04 by Barton Zwiebach (2016) differs somewhat and complements nicely the presentation of Allan Adams (2013). Adams covers a larger set of ideas; Zwiebach tends to go deeper into a smaller set of ideas, offering a systematic and detailed treatment. Adams begins with the subtleties of superpostion, while Zwiebach discusses the surprises of interaction-free measurements. While both courses overlap over a sizable amount of standard material, Adams discussed applications to condensed matter physics, while Zwiebach focused on scattering and resonances. The different perspectives of the instructors make the problem sets in the two courses rather different.
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Spring2016Zwiebach, Barton2017-07-05T16:15:47+05:008.04en-USquantum physics: photoelectric effectCompton scatteringphotonsFranck-Hertz experimentthe Bohr atomelectron diffractiondeBroglie waveswave-particle duality of matter and lightwave mechanics: Schroedinger's equationwave functionswave packetsprobability amplitudesstationary statesthe Heisenberg uncertainty principlezero-point energiestransmission and reflection at a barrierbarrier penetrationpotential wellssimple harmonic oscillatorSchroedinger's equation in three dimensions: central potentials, and introduction to hydrogenic systems.MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.01SC Classical Mechanics (MIT)This first course in the physics curriculum introduces classical mechanics. Historically, a set of core concepts—space, time, mass, force, momentum, torque, and angular momentum—were introduced in classical mechanics in order to solve the most famous physics problem, the motion of the planets. The principles of mechanics successfully described many other phenomena encountered in the world. Conservation laws involving energy, momentum and angular momentum provided a second parallel approach to solving many of the same problems. In this course, we will investigate both approaches: Force and conservation laws. Our goal is to develop a conceptual understanding of the core concepts, a familiarity with the experimental verification of our theoretical laws, and an ability to apply the theoretical framework to describe and predict the motions of bodies.
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Fall2016Chakrabarty, DeeptoDourmashkin, PeterTomasik, MichelleFrebel, AnnaVuletic, Vladan2017-06-02T17:19:25+05:008.01SCen-USclassical mechanicsSpace and timestraight-line kinematicsmotion in a planeforces and equilibriumexperimental basis of Newton's lawsparticle dynamicsuniversal gravitationcollisions and conservation lawswork and potential energyvibrational motionconservative forcesinertial forces and non-inertial framescentral force motionsrigid bodies and rotational dynamicsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.06 Quantum Physics III (MIT)8.06 is the third course in the three-sequence physics undergraduate Quantum Mechanics curriculum. By the end of this course, you will be able to interpret and analyze a wide range of quantum mechanical systems using both exact analytic techniques and various approximation methods. This course will introduce some of the important model systems studied in contemporary physics, including two-dimensional electron systems, the fine structure of Hydrogen, lasers, and particle scattering.
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Spring2016Harrow, Aram2016-07-22T22:25:34+05:008.06en-USnatural unitsscales of microscopic phenomenaTime-independent approximation methods: degenerate and non-degenerate perturbation theoryvariational methodBorn-Oppenheimer approximationspin-orbit and relativistic correctionsZeeman and Stark effectsCharged particles in a magnetic fieldLandau levelsinteger quantum hall effectScatteringpartial wavesBorn approximationTime-dependent perturbation theoryMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.821 String Theory and Holographic Duality (MIT)This string theory course focuses on holographic duality (also known as gauge / gravity duality or AdS / CFT) as a novel method of approaching and connecting a range of diverse subjects, including quantum gravity / black holes, QCD at extreme conditions, exotic condensed matter systems, and quantum information.
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Fall2014Liu, Hong2016-03-02T20:58:27+05:008.8218.871en-USstring theoryholographic dualityWeinberg-WittenAdS/CFT dualityblack holesHolographic principleWilson loopsEntanglement entropyQuark-gluon plasmasquantum gravityHamilton-JacobiD-branesLarge-N ExpansionLight-Cone GaugeMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.591J Systems Biology (MIT)This course provides an introduction to cellular and population-level systems biology with an emphasis on synthetic biology, modeling of genetic networks, cell-cell interactions, and evolutionary dynamics. Cellular systems include genetic switches and oscillators, network motifs, genetic network evolution, and cellular decision-making. Population-level systems include models of pattern formation, cell-cell communication, and evolutionary systems biology.
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Fall2014Gore, Jeff2015-07-27T20:48:39+05:008.591J7.81J7.32en-USmolecular systems biologygenetic networkscontrol theorysynthetic genetic switchesbacterial chemotaxisgenetic oscillatorscircadian rhythmscellular systems biologyreaction diffusion equationslocal activationglobal inhibition modelsgradient sensing systemscenter finding networksgeneral pattern formation modelscell-cell communicationquorum sensingMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.09 Classical Mechanics III (MIT)This course covers Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, systems with constraints, rigid body dynamics, vibrations, central forces, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, action-angle variables, perturbation theory, and continuous systems. It provides an introduction to ideal and viscous fluid mechanics, including turbulence, as well as an introduction to nonlinear dynamics, including chaos.
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Fall2014Stewart, Iain2015-05-08T16:56:31+05:008.09en-USLagrangian mechanicsHamiltonian mechanicssystems with constraintsrigid body dynamicsvibrationscentral forcesHamilton-Jacobi theoryaction-angle variablesperturbation theorycontinuous systemsideal fluid mechanicsviscous fluid mechanicsturbulencenonlinear dynamicschaosMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I (MIT)This is the first of a two-semester subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include the interaction of radiation with atoms: resonance; absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission; methods of resonance, dressed atom formalism, masers and lasers, cavity quantum electrodynamics; structure of simple atoms, behavior in very strong fields; fundamental tests: time reversal, parity violations, Bell's inequalities; and experimental methods.
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Spring2014Ketterle, Wolfgang2015-03-17T17:29:48+05:008.421en-USatomatomic and optical physicsresonanceresonance frequencyharmonic oscillatoroscillation frequencymagnetic fieldelectric fieldLandau-Zener problemlamb shiftline broadeningcoherenceMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles (MIT)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.
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Fall2013Kardar, Mehran2014-12-19T22:14:55+05:008.333en-USthermodynamicsentropymehanicsmicrocanonical distributionscanonical distributionsgrand canonical distributionslattice vibrationsideal gasphoton gasquantum statistical mechanicsFermi systemsBose systemscluster expansionsvan der Waal's gasmean-field theoryMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields (MIT)This is the second term in a two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in this class, such as the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Topics from modern statistical mechanics are also explored, including the hydrodynamic limit and classical field theories.
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Spring2014Kardar, Mehran2014-12-19T22:14:44+05:008.334en-USthe hydrodynamic limit and classical field theoriesPhase transitions and broken symmetries: universalitycorrelation functionsand scaling theoryThe renormalization approach to collective phenomenaDynamic critical behaviorRandom systemsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II (MIT)This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include non-classical states of light–squeezed states; multi-photon processes, Raman scattering; coherence–level crossings, quantum beats, double resonance, superradiance; trapping and cooling-light forces, laser cooling, atom optics, spectroscopy of trapped atoms and ions; atomic interactions–classical collisions, quantum scattering theory, ultracold collisions; and experimental methods.
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Spring2013Ketterle, Wolfgang2014-07-10T10:44:58+05:008.422en-USatomicoptical physicssqueezed statessingle photonCasimir forceoptical Bloch equationsPhoton-atom interactionslight forcesquantum gasesion traps and quantum gatesMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.286 The Early Universe (MIT)The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first part of the course deals with the classical cosmology, and later part with modern particle physics and its recent impact on cosmology.In the NewsFor more about Professor Guth's work, listen to this interview from WBUR, Boston's National Public Radio news station.You may also be interested in this MIT Alumni Association Podcast Inflationary Cosmology—Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse? with Professor Guth.
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Fall2013Guth, Alan2014-07-01T19:13:10+05:008.286en-USspecial relativitybig-bang theoryDoppler effectNewtonian cosmological modelsnon-Euclidean spacesthermal radiationearly history of the universegrand unified theoriesparticle theorybaryogenesisinflationary universe modelevolution of galactic structureMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.04 Quantum Physics I (MIT)This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics. It introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.It is the first course in the undergraduate Quantum Physics sequence, followed by 8.05 Quantum Physics II and 8.06 Quantum Physics III.
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Spring2013Adams, AllanEvans, MatthewZwiebach, Barton2014-06-18T18:41:49+05:008.04en-USquantum physics: photoelectric effectCompton scatteringphotonsFranck-Hertz experimentthe Bohr atomelectron diffractiondeBroglie waveswave-particle duality of matter and lightwave mechanics: Schroedinger's equationwave functionswave packetsprobability amplitudesstationary statesthe Heisenberg uncertainty principlezero-point energiestransmission and reflection at a barrierbarrier penetrationpotential wellssimple harmonic oscillatorSchroedinger's equation in three dimensions: central potentials, and introduction to hydrogenic systemsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.05 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.
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Fall2013Zwiebach, Barton2014-06-17T20:00:31+05:008.05en-USquantum physicsquantum mechanicsSchrodinger equationDirac's notationHarmonic oscillatorwave functionsangular momentumeigenvalueseigenstatesspherical harmonicsspin systemsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.851 Effective Field Theory (MIT)Effective field theory is a fundamental framework to describe physical systems with quantum field theory. Part I of this course covers common tools used in effective theories. Part II is an in depth study of the Soft-Collinear Effective Theory (SCET), an effective theory for hard interactions in collider physics.
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Spring2013Stewart, Iain2014-01-13T19:27:27+05:008.851en-USQuarksRelativistic Quantum Field TheoryQuantum Chromodynamics (QCD)The QCD LangrangianAsymptotic FreedomDeep Inelastic ScatteringJets, The QCD VacuumInstantonsthe U(1) ProblemLattice Guage TheoryMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.044 Statistical Physics I (MIT)This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal radiation, electrons in solids, and noise in electronic devices.This course is an elective subject in MIT’s undergraduate Energy Studies Minor. This Institute-wide program complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences as they relate to energy and associated environmental challenges.
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Spring2013Greytak, Thomas2014-01-07T21:52:01+05:008.044en-USprobabilitystatistical mechanicsthermodynamicsrandom variablesjoint and conditional probability densitiesfunctions of a random variablemacroscopic variablesthermodynamic equilibriumfundamental assumption of statistical mechanicsmicrocanonical and canonical ensemblesFirst, second, and third laws of thermodynamicsmagnetismpolyatomic gasesthermal radiationelectrons in solidsnoise in electronic devicesMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.07 Electromagnetism II (MIT)This course is the second in a series on Electromagnetism beginning with Electromagnetism I (8.02 or 8.022). It is a survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics; magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter; time-dependent electromagnetic fields; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation; and relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics.
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Fall2012Guth, AlanChen, Min2013-12-17T21:46:36+05:008.07en-USelectromagnetic phenomenaelectrostaticsmagnetostaticselectromagnetic fieldselectromagnetic wavesemission of radiationabsorption of radiationscattering of radiationrelativistic electrodynamicsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.592J Statistical Physics in Biology (MIT)Statistical Physics in Biology is a survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology. Topics include: bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence comparison, and phylogenetic trees; physical interactions responsible for structure of biopolymers; DNA double helix, secondary structure of RNA, and elements of protein folding; considerations of force, motion, and packaging; protein motors, membranes. We also look at collective behavior of biological elements, cellular networks, neural networks, and evolution.
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Spring2011Kardar, MehranMirny, Leonid2013-08-13T21:29:30+05:008.592JHST.452Jen-US8.592J8.592HST.452JHST.452Statistical physicsBioinformaticsDNAgene findingsequence comparisonphylogenetic treesbiopolymersDNA double helixsecondary structure of RNAprotein foldingprotein motorsmembranescellular networksneural networksevolutionMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II (MIT)This course is the second course of the quantum field theory trimester sequence beginning with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (8.323) and ending with Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (8.325). It develops in depth some of the topics discussed in 8.323 and introduces some advanced material.
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Fall2010Liu, Hong2011-05-31T19:10:39+05:008.324en-USQuantum Field Theorynonabelian gauge theoriesBRST symmetryPerturbation theory anomaliesRenormalizationsymmetry breakingCritical exponentsscalar field theoryConformal field theoryMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.21 The Physics of Energy (MIT)This course is designed to give you the scientific understanding you need to answer questions like:
How much energy can we really get from wind?
How does a solar photovoltaic work?
What is an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Converter) and how does it work?
What is the physics behind global warming?
What makes engines efficient?
How does a nuclear reactor work, and what are the realistic hazards?
The course is designed for MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to understand the fundamental laws and physical processes that govern the sources, extraction, transmission, storage, degradation, and end uses of energy.
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Fall2009Jaffe, RobertTaylor, Washington2009-12-16T21:41:18+05:008.21en-USenergysolar energywind energynuclear energybiological energy sourcesthermal energyeothermal powerocean thermal energy conversionhydro powerclimate changeenergy storageenergy conservationnuclear radiationsolar photovoltaicOTECnuclear reactorMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.323 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I (MIT)8.323, Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, is a one-term self-contained subject in quantum field theory. Concepts and basic techniques are developed through applications in elementary particle physics, and condensed matter physics.
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Spring2008Guth, Alan2009-12-14T19:00:59+05:008.323en-USClassical field theorysymmetriesand Noether's theorem. Quantization of scalar fieldsspin fieldsand Gauge bosons. Feynman graphsanalytic properties of amplitudes and unitarity of the S-matrix. Calculations in quantum electrodynamics (QED). Introduction to renormalization.MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.512 Theory of Solids II (MIT)This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include linear response theory; the physics of disorder; superconductivity; the local moment and itinerant magnetism; the Kondo problem and Fermi liquid theory.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-512-theory-of-solids-ii-spring-2009
Spring2009Lee, Patrick2009-09-10T16:22:32+05:008.512en-USLinear response theoryFluctuation dissipation theoremScattering experimentf-sum rulePhysics of disorderKubo formula for conductivityConductance and sensitivity to boundary conditionsScaling theory of localizationMott variable range hoppingSuperconductorTransverse responseLandau diamagnetismMicroscopic derivation of London equationEffect of disorderQuasiparticles and coherence factorsTunneling and Josephson effectMagnetismLocal moment magnetismexchange interactionFerro- and anti-ferro magnet and spin wave theoryBand magnetismStoner theoryspin density waveLocal moment in metalsFriedel sum ruleFriedel-Anderson modelKondo problemFermi liquid theoryElectron Green?s functionLinear response theoryFluctuation dissipation theoremScattering experimentf-sum rulePhysics of disorderKubo formula for conductivityConductance and sensitivity to boundary conditionsScaling theory of localizationMott variable range hoppingSuperconductorTransverse responseLandau diamagnetismMicroscopic derivation of London equationEffect of disorderQuasiparticles and coherence factorsTunneling and Josephson effectMagnetismLocal moment magnetismexchange interactionFerro- and anti-ferro magnet and spin wave theoryBand magnetismStoner theoryspin density waveLocal moment in metalsFriedel sum ruleFriedel-Anderson modelKondo problemFermi liquid theoryElectron Green?s functionMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (MIT)This class is an introduction to classical mechanics for students who are comfortable with calculus. The main topics are: Vectors, Kinematics, Forces, Motion, Momentum, Energy, Angular Motion, Angular Momentum, Gravity, Planetary Motion, Moving Frames, and the Motion of Rigid Bodies.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-012-physics-i-classical-mechanics-fall-2008
Fall2008Burgasser, Adam2009-05-12T17:17:05+05:008.012en-USelementary mechanicsNewton's lawsmomentumenergyangular momentumrigid body motionnon-inertialMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.821 String Theory (MIT)
This is a one-semester class about gauge/gravity duality (often called AdS/CFT) and its applications.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-821-string-theory-fall-2008
Fall2008McGreevy, John2009-05-07T18:18:24+05:008.821en-USstring theoryconformal field theorylight-cone and covariant quantization of the relativistic bosonic stringquantization and spectrum of supersymmetric 10-dimensional string theoriesT-duality and D-branestoroidal compactification and orbifolds11-dimensional supergravity and M-theory.MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Staff List Visualizations: Prof. John Belcher Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Bruce Knuteson Prof. Gunther Roland Prof. Bolek Wyslouch Dr. Brian Wecht Prof. Eric Katsavounidis Prof. Robert Simcoe Prof. Joseph Formaggio Course Co-Administrators: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Robert Redwine Technical Instructors: Andy Neely Matthew Strafuss Course Material: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin Prof. Eric Hudson Dr. Sen-Ben Liao Acknowledgements The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education, the Class of 1951 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of 1955 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, and the Helena Foundation. Many people have contributed to the development of the course materials. (PDF)
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-02-physics-ii-electricity-and-magnetism-spring-2007
Spring2007Faculty, Lecturers, and Technical Staff, Physics Department2008-01-25T05:04:44+05:008.02en-USelectromagnetismelectrostaticselectric chargeCoulomb's lawelectric structure of matterconductorsdielectricselectrostatic fieldpotentialelectrostatic energyElectric currentsmagnetic fieldsAmpere's lawMagnetic materialsTime-varying fieldsFaraday's law of inductionelectric circuitsElectromagnetic wavesMaxwell's equationsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.231 Physics of Solids I (MIT)
This course offers an introduction to the basic concepts of the quantum theory of solids.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-231-physics-of-solids-i-fall-2006
Fall2006Wen, Xiao-Gang2007-12-04T22:59:23+05:008.231en-USperiodic structuresymmetry of crystalsdiffractionreciprocal latticechemical bondinglattice dynamicsphononsthermal propertiesfree electron gasmodel of metalsBloch theoremband structurenearly free electron approximationtight binding methodFermi surfacesemiconductorselectronsholesimpuritiesoptical propertiesexcitonsmagnetism.MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.325 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III (MIT)This course is the third and last term of the quantum field theory sequence. Its aim is the proper theoretical discussion of the physics of the standard model. Topics include: quantum chromodynamics; the Higgs phenomenon and a description of the standard model; deep-inelastic scattering and structure functions; basics of lattice gauge theory; operator products and effective theories; detailed structure of the standard model; spontaneously broken gauge theory and its quantization; instantons and theta-vacua; topological defects; introduction to supersymmetry.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-325-relativistic-quantum-field-theory-iii-spring-2007
Spring2007Stewart, Iain2007-10-11T05:30:15+05:008.325en-USgauge symmetryconfinementrenormalizationasymptotic freedomanomaliesinstantonszero modesgauge boson and Higgs spectrumfermion multipletsCKM matrixunification in SU(5) and SO(10)phenomenology of Higgs sectorlepton and baryon number violationnonperturbative (lattice) formulationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates (MIT)This course introduces string theory to undergraduate and is based upon Prof. Zwiebach's textbook entitled A First Course in String Theory. Since string theory is quantum mechanics of a relativistic string, the foundations of the subject can be explained to students exposed to both special relativity and basic quantum mechanics. This course develops the aspects of string theory and makes it accessible to students familiar with basic electromagnetism and statistical mechanics.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-251-string-theory-for-undergraduates-spring-2007
Spring2007Zwiebach, BartonGuth, Alan2007-09-14T04:40:03+05:008.251en-USstring theoryquantum mechanicsrelativistic stringspecial relativityelectromagnetismstatistical mechanicsD-branesstring thermodynamics. Light-coneTachyonsKalb-Ramond fieldsLorentz invarianceBorn-Infeld electrodynamicsHagedorn temperatureRiemann surfacesfermionic string theoriesMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.033 Relativity (MIT)
This course, which concentrates on special relativity, is normally taken by physics majors in their sophomore year. Topics include Einstein's postulates, the Lorentz transformation, relativistic effects and paradoxes, and applications involving electromagnetism and particle physics. This course also provides a brief introduction to some concepts of general relativity, including the principle of equivalence, the Schwartzschild metric and black holes, and the FRW metric and cosmology.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-033-relativity-fall-2006
Fall2006Tegmark, Max2007-07-13T04:47:05+05:008.033en-USrelativityspecial relativityEinstein's postulatessimultaneitytime dilationlength contractionclock synchronizationLorentz transformationrelativistic effectsMinkowski diagramsrelativistic invariantsfour-vectorsrelativitistic particle collisionsrelativity and electricityCoulomb's lawmagnetic fieldsNewtonian cosmologygeneral relativitySchwarzchild metricgravitationalred shiftlight trajectoriesgeodesicsShapiro delayMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.952 Particle Physics of the Early Universe (MIT)
This course covers the basics of general relativity, standard big bang cosmology, thermodynamics of the early universe, cosmic background radiation, primordial nucleosynthesis, basics of the standard model of particle physics, electroweak and QCD phase transition, basics of group theory, grand unified theories, baryon asymmetry, monopoles, cosmic strings, domain walls, axions, inflationary universe, and structure formation.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-952-particle-physics-of-the-early-universe-fall-2004
Fall2004Wilczek, Frank2007-05-22T05:24:58+05:008.952en-USgeneral relativitybig bangcosmologythermodynamicsearly universecosmic background radiationprimordial nucleosynthesisstandard modelelectroweak and QCD phase transitiongroup theorygrand unified theoriesbaryon asymmetrymonopolescosmic stringsdomain wallsaxionsinflationary universestructure formationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)This course runs parallel to 8.02, but assumes that students have some knowledge of vector calculus. The class introduces Maxwell's equations, in both differential and integral form, along with electrostatic and magnetic vector potential, and the properties of dielectrics and magnetic materials. This class was taught by an undergraduate in the Experimental Study Group (ESG). Student instructors are paired with ESG faculty members, who advise and oversee the students' teaching efforts.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-022-physics-ii-electricity-and-magnetism-fall-2006
Fall2006Shaw, Michael2007-04-25T04:48:59+05:008.022ES.8022en-USElectricityMagnetismMaxwell's equationselectrostatic potentialvector potentialdielectricsCoulomb's LawElectric FieldElectric FluxGauss's LawElectric Potential GradientPoisson EquationsLaplace EquationsCurlConductorsCapacitanceResistanceKirchhoff's RulesEMFRC CircuitsTh?venin EquivalenceMagnetic ForceMagnetic FieldAmpere's LawSpecial RelativitySpacetimeBiot-Savart LawFaraday's LawLenz's LawRL CircuitsAC CircuitsElectromagnetic RadiationPoynting VectorMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.02X Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism with an Experimental Focus (MIT)This course is an introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics. Topics include: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter, conductors and dielectrics, concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy, electric currents, magnetic fields, Ampere's law, magnetic materials, time-varying fields, Faraday's law of induction, basic electric circuits, electromagnetic waves, and Maxwell's equations. The course has an experimental focus, and includes several experiments that are intended to illustrate the concepts being studied. Acknowledgements Prof. Roland wishes to acknowledge that the structure and content of this course owe much to the contributions of Prof. Ambrogio Fasoli.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-02x-physics-ii-electricity-magnetism-with-an-experimental-focus-spring-2005
Spring2005Roland, Gunther M.Dourmashkin, Peter2006-11-07T19:13:02+05:008.02XES.802Xen-USElectromagnetismelectrostaticselectric chargeCoulomb's lawelectric structure of matterconductorsdielectricselectrostatic fieldelectrostatic potentialelectrostatic energyelectric currentmagnetic fieldAmpere's lawmagneticelectrictime-varying fieldsFaraday's lawinductioncircuitselectromagnetic wavesMaxwell's equations8.02X8.02MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.01X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus (MIT)Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. This course has a hands-on focus, and approaches mechanics through take-home experiments. Topics include: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, universal gravitation, statics, conservation laws, energy, work, momentum, and special relativity.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01x-physics-i-classical-mechanics-with-an-experimental-focus-fall-2002
Fall2002Scholberg, KateDourmashkin, Peter2006-11-07T19:06:55+05:008.01XES.801Xen-USNewtonmechanicsNewtonian mechanicsexperiments8.01X8.01MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics (MIT)8.01L is an introductory mechanics course, which covers all the topics covered in 8.01T. The class meets throughout the fall, and continues throughout the Independent Activities Period (IAP).
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-01l-physics-i-classical-mechanics-fall-2005
Fall2005Stephans, George2006-11-03T17:12:08+05:008.01Len-USIntroductory classical mechanicsspacetimestraight-line kinematicsmotion in a planeforcesstatic equilibriumparticle dynamicsconservation of momentumrelative inertial framesnon-inertial forceworkpotential energyconservation of energyideal gasrigid bodiesrotational dynamicsvibrational motionconservation of angular momentumcentral force motionsfluid mechanicsTechnology-Enabled Active LearningMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.282J Introduction to Astronomy (MIT)
Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, stars, the interstellar medium, the galaxy, and the universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-282j-introduction-to-astronomy-spring-2006
Spring2006Rappaport, Saul2006-10-24T13:41:41+05:008.282J12.402Jen-USsolar system; stars; interstellar medium; the Galaxy; the Universe; planets; planet formation; star formation; stellar evolution; supernovae; compact objects; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; plusars, binary X-ray sources; star clusters; globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder;solar systemstarsinterstellar mediumthe Galaxythe Universeplanetsplanet formationstar formationstellar evolutionsupernovaecompact objectswhite dwarfsneutron starsblack holesplusars, binary X-ray sourcesstar clustersglobular and open clustersinterstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic raysdistance laddergalaxies, normal and active galaxies, jetsgravitational lensinglarge scaling structureNewtonian cosmology,dynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universecosmic microwave background radiationbig-bang nucleosynthesiscompact objectsblack holespulsarsbinary X-ray sourcesinterstellar mediumgasdustmagnetic fieldscosmic raysbig-bang nucleosynthesisinterstellar mediumgasdustmagnetic fieldscosmic raysinterstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic raysinterstellar mediumgalaxyuniverseastrophysicsSunsupernovaglobular clustersopen clustersgasdustmagnetic fieldscosmic raysjetsNewtonian cosmologydynamical expansionthermal historycosmic microwave background radiationnormal galaxiesactive galaxiesGreek astronomyphysicsCopernicusTychoKeplerGalileoclassical mechanicscircular orbitsfull kepler orbit problemelectromagnetic radiationmattertelescopesdetectors8.282J12.402J8.28212.402solar systemstarsinterstellar mediumthe Galaxythe Universeplanetsplanet formationstar formationstellar evolutionsupernovaecompact objectswhite dwarfsneutron starsblack holesplusarsbinary X-ray sourcesstar clustersglobular and open clustersinterstellar mediumgasdustmagnetic fieldscosmic raysdistance laddergalaxiesnormal and active galaxiesjetsgravitational lensinglarge scaling structureNewtonian cosmologydynamical expansion and thermal history of the Universecosmic microwave background radiationbig-bang nucleosynthesisMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.901 Astrophysics I (MIT)This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-901-astrophysics-i-spring-2006
Spring2006Chakrabarty, Deepto2006-09-20T21:04:46+05:008.901en-USHistorical astronomyastronomical instrumentationStars: spectraclassificationstellar structure equationsstellar evolutionstellar oscillationsdegenerate and collapsed starsradio pulsarsinteracting binary systemsaccretion disksx-ray sourcesgravitational lensesdark matterinterstellar medium: HII regionssupernova remnantsmolecular cloudsdustradiative transferJeans' massstar formationhigh-energy astrophysicsCompton scatteringbremsstrahlungsynchrotron radiationcosmic raysGalactic stellar distributionsOort constantsOort limitglobular clusters.globular clustersMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.284 Modern Astrophysics (MIT)
This course explores the applications of physics (Newtonian, statistical, and quantum mechanics) to fundamental processes that occur in celestial objects. The list of topics includes Main-sequence Stars, Collapsed Stars (White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes), Pulsars, Supernovae, the Interstellar Medium, Galaxies, and as time permits, Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology. Observational data is also discussed.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-284-modern-astrophysics-spring-2006
Spring2006Schechter, Paul2006-09-06T20:00:30+05:008.284en-USStarsequations stellar structurestellar evolutionstellar abundancesbinaryStarsequations stellar structurestellar evolutionstellar abundancesbinary starsinterstellar medium: neutral and ionized gasdustHII regionssupernovaeshocksgalaxiesgalaxy clustersgalactic structurestellar hydrodynamicsmassive halosactive galactic nucleicosmologyFriedmann modelsprimordial nucleosynthesismicrowave background radiationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems (MIT)
This course covers the concepts and physical pictures behind various phenomena that appear in interacting many-body systems. Visualization occurs through concentration on path integral, mean-field theories and semi-classical picture of fluctuations around mean-field state.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-513-many-body-theory-for-condensed-matter-systems-fall-2004
Fall2004Todadri, Senthil2006-08-28T16:36:55+05:008.513en-USsecond quantizationpath-integralscondensed matterGoldstone modesrigiditytopological defectsMean field theoryLandau Fermi Liquid TheoryBCS superconductivityQuantum Phase TransitionsRenormalization groupDuality transformationsLuttinger Liquid Theorybosonizationbroken symmetryfractionalizationFractional quantum Hall effectspin liquidsgauge theories in condensed matterMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to branes in string theory and their world volume dynamics. Instead of looking at the theory from the point of view of the world-sheet observer, we will approach the problem from the point of view of an observer which lives on a brane. Instead of writing down conformal field theory on the world-sheet and studying the properties of these theories, we will look at various branes in string theory and ask how the physics on their world-volume looks like.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-871-selected-topics-in-theoretical-particle-physics-branes-and-gauge-theory-dynamics-fall-2004
Fall2004Hanany, Amihay2006-08-15T15:40:36+05:008.871en-USMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.851 Strong Interactions: Effective Field Theories of QCD (MIT)This is a course in the construction and application of effective field theories, which are the modern tool of choice in making predictions based on the Standard Model. Concepts such as matching, renormalization, the operator product expansion, power counting, and running with the renormalization group will be discussed. Topics will be taken from factorization in hard processes relevant for the LHC, heavy quark decays and CP violation, chiral perturbation theory, non-relativistic bound states in field theory (QED and QCD), nucleon effective theories with a fine-tuning, and possibly other subjects from QCD, electroweak physics, and gravity.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-851-strong-interactions-effective-field-theories-of-qcd-spring-2006
Spring2006Stewart, Iain2006-07-25T18:10:44+05:008.851en-USmatchingrenormalizationthe operator product expansionpower countingheavy quark decaysCP violationfactorization in hard processesnon-relativistic bound states in field theory (QED and QCD)chiral perturbation theoryfew-nucleon systemsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.811 Particle Physics II (MIT)
8.811, Particle Physics II, describes essential research in High Energy Physics. We derive the Standard Model (SM) first using a bottom up method based on Unitarity, in addition to the usual top down method using SU3xSU2xU1. We describe and analyze several classical experiments, which established the SM, as examples on how to design experiments. Further topics include heavy flavor physics, high-precision tests of the Standard Model, neutrino oscillations, searches for new phenomena (compositeness, supersymmetry, technical color, and GUTs), and discussion of expectations from future accelerators (B factory, LHC, large electron-positron linear colliders, etc). The term paper requires the students to have constant discussions with the instructor throughout the semester on theories, physics, measurables, signatures, detectors, resolution, background identification and elimination, signal to noise and statistical analysis.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-811-particle-physics-ii-fall-2005
Fall2005Chen, Min2006-04-18T21:54:25+05:008.811en-USelectron-positron and proton-antiproton collisionselectroweak phenomenaheavy flavor physics, and high-precision tests of the Standard Modelcompositeness, supersymmetry, and GUTsTop Quark, and expectations from future accelerators (B factory, LHC)electron-positron and proton-antiproton collisionsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.06 Quantum Physics III (MIT)Together, this course and its predecessor, 8.05: Quantum Physics II, cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. Topics in this course include units, time-independent approximation methods, the structure of one- and two-electron atoms, charged particles in a magnetic field, scattering, and time-dependent perturbation theory. In this second term, students are required to research and write a paper on a topic related to the content of 8.05 and 8.06.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-06-quantum-physics-iii-spring-2005
Spring2005Rajagopal, Krishna2005-10-18T07:15:39+05:008.06en-USnatural unitsscales of microscopic phenomenaTime-independent approximation methods: degenerate and non-degenerate perturbation theoryvariational methodBorn-Oppenheimer approximationspin-orbit and relativistic correctionsZeeman and Stark effectsCharged particles in a magnetic fieldLandau levelsinteger quantum hall effectScatteringpartial wavesBorn approximationTime-dependent perturbation theoryMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.20 Introduction to Special Relativity (MIT)This course introduces the basic ideas and equations of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. If you have hoped to understand the physics of Lorentz contraction, time dilation, the "twin paradox", and E=mc2, you're in the right place.AcknowledgementsProf. Knuteson wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. Robert Jaffe.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-20-introduction-to-special-relativity-january-iap-2005
January IAP2005Knuteson, Bruce2005-10-07T06:47:24+05:008.20en-USEinstein's Special Theory of RelativityLorentz transformationslength contractiontime dilationfour vectorsLorentz invariantsrelativistic energy and momentumrelativistic kinematicsDoppler shiftspace-time diagramsrelativity paradoxesGeneral RelativityMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.08 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.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-08-statistical-physics-ii-spring-2005
Spring2005Wen, Xiao-Gang2005-10-07T05:44:53+05:008.08en-USProbability distributionsquantum systemsMicrocanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functionsthermodynamic potentialsConditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systemsnon-interacting Bose and Fermi gasesmean field theories for real gasesbinary mixturesmagnetic systemspolymer solutionsphase and reaction equilibriacritical phenomenaFluctuationscorrelation functions and susceptibilities, and Kubo formulaeEvolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equationsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.02T Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electricity and magnetism. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology. The TEAL/Studio Project at MIT is a new approach to physics education designed to help students develop much better intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena. Acknowledgements The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education, the Class of 1951 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of 1955 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, and the Helena Foundation. Many people have contributed to the development of the course materials. (PDF)
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-02t-electricity-and-magnetism-spring-2005
Spring2005Knuteson, BruceHudson, EricStephans, GeorgeBelcher, JohnJoannopoulos, JohnFeld, MichaelDourmashkin, Peter2005-04-27T19:44:48+05:008.02Ten-USelectromagnetismelectrostaticselectric chargeCoulomb's lawelectric structure of matterconductorsdielectricselectrostatic fieldpotentialelectrostatic energyElectric currentsmagnetic fieldsAmpere's lawMagnetic materialsTime-varying fieldsFaraday's law of inductionelectric circuitsElectromagnetic wavesMaxwell's equationsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.591J Systems Biology (MIT)
This course introduces the mathematical modeling techniques needed to address key questions in modern biology. An overview of modeling techniques in molecular biology and genetics, cell biology and developmental biology is covered. Key experiments that validate mathematical models are also discussed, as well as molecular, cellular, and developmental systems biology, bacterial chemotaxis, genetic oscillators, control theory and genetic networks, and gradient sensing systems. Additional specific topics include: constructing and modeling of genetic networks, lambda phage as a genetic switch, synthetic genetic switches, circadian rhythms, reaction diffusion equations, local activation and global inhibition models, center finding networks, general pattern formation models, modeling cell-cell communication, quorum sensing, and finally, models for Drosophila development.
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Fall2004van Oudenaarden, Alexander2005-04-07T20:07:27+05:008.591J7.81J9.531Jen-USmolecular systems biologyconstructing and modeling of genetic networkscontrol theory and genetic networksambda phage as a genetic switchsynthetic genetic switchesbacterial chemotaxisgenetic oscillatorscircadian rhythmscellular systems biologyreaction diffusion equationslocal activation and global inhibition modelsgradient sensing systemscenter finding networksdevelopmental systems biologygeneral pattern formation modelsmodeling cell-cell communicationquorum sensingmodels for Drosophilia development8.591J7.81J8.5917.81MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.902 Astrophysics II (MIT)This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.
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Fall2004Schechter, Paul2005-03-31T22:54:51+05:008.902en-USGalactic dynamicspotential theoryorbitscollisionless Boltzmann equationsGalaxy interactionsGroups and clustersdark matterIntergalactic mediumx-ray clustersActive galactic nucleiunified modelsblack hole accretionradio and optical jetsHomogeneity and isotropyredshiftgalaxy distance ladderNewtonian cosmologyRoberston-Walker models and cosmographyEarly universeprimordial nucleosynthesisrecombinationCosmic microwave background radiationLarge-scale structuregalaxy formationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)Course 8.022 is one of several second-term freshman physics courses offered at MIT. It is geared towards students who are looking for a thorough and challenging introduction to electricity and magnetism. Topics covered include: Electric and magnetic field and potential; introduction to special relativity; Maxwell's equations, in both differential and integral form; and properties of dielectrics and magnetic materials. In addition to the theoretical subject matter, several experiments in electricity and magnetism are performed by the students in the laboratory. Acknowledgments Prof. Sciolla would like to acknowledge the contributions of MIT Professors Scott Hughes and Peter Fisher to the development of this course. She would also like to acknowledge that these course materials include contributions from past instructors, textbooks, and other members of the MIT Physics Department affiliated with course 8.022. Since the following works have evolved over a period of many years, no single source can be attributed.
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Fall2004Sciolla, Gabriella2005-03-31T22:50:09+05:008.022en-USElectricityMagnetismMaxwell's equationselectrostatic potentialvector potentialdielectricsCoulomb's LawElectric FieldElectric FluxGauss's LawElectric Potential GradientPoisson EquationsLaplace EquationsCurlConductorsCapacitanceResistanceKirchhoff's RulesEMFRC CircuitsTh?venin EquivalenceMagnetic ForceMagnetic FieldAmpere's LawSpecial RelativitySpacetimeBiot-Savart LawFaraday's LawLenz's LawRL CircuitsAC CircuitsElectromagnetic RadiationPoynting VectorMagnetism, Maxwell's equations;MIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.511 Theory of Solids I (MIT)This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.
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Fall2004Lee, Patrick2005-03-18T01:02:35+05:008.511en-USphysics of solidselementary excitationssymmetrytheory of representationsenergy bandsexcitonscritical pointsresponse functionsinteractions in the electron gaselectronic structure of metals, semimetalssemiconductorsinsulatorsFree electron modelCrystalline latticeDebye Waller factorBravais latticePseudopotentialvan Hove singularityBloch oscillationquantization of orbitsde Haas-van Alphen effectQuantum Hall effectElectron-electron interactionHartree-Fock approximationExchange energy for JelliumDensity functional theoryHubbard modelElectron-phonon couplingphononsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.325 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.
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Spring2003Wilczek, Frank2004-09-16T19:58:29+05:008.325en-USgauge symmetryconfinementrenormalizationasymptotic freedomanomaliesinstantonszeromodesgauge boson and Higgs spectrumfermion multipletsCKM matrixunification in SU(5) andSO(10)phenomenology of Higgs sectorlepton andbaryon number violationnonperturbative (lattice)formulationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.701 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics (MIT)
The phenomenology and experimental foundations of particle and nuclear physics are explored in this course. Emphasis is on the fundamental forces and particles, as well as composites.
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Spring2004Surrow, Bernd2004-09-11T23:55:04+05:008.701en-USQEDQuantum ElectroDynamicsQFDQuantum FlavorDynamicsQCDQuantum ChromoDynamicsRelativistic KinematicsAcceleratorsDetectorsQuark ModelLepton-Nucleon scatteringQFTQuantum Field Theorynuclear physicsnuclear forceRelativistic heavy-ion physicsParticle astrophysicsnuclear astrophysicsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.322 Quantum Theory II (MIT)8.322 is the second semester of a two-semester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles. Topics covered include: time-dependent perturbation theory and applications to radiation, quantization of EM radiation field, adiabatic theorem and Berry's phase, symmetries in QM, many-particle systems, scattering theory, relativistic quantum mechanics, and Dirac equation.
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Spring2003Taylor, Washington2004-08-20T14:52:44+05:008.322en-USuncertainty relationobservableseigenstateseigenvaluesprobabilities of the results of measurementtransformation theoryequations of motionconstants of motionSymmetry in quantum mechanicsrepresentations of symmetry groupsVariational and perturbation approximationsSystems of identical particles and applicationsTime-dependent perturbation theoryScattering theory: phase shiftsBorn approximationThe quantum theory of radiationSecond quantization and many-body theoryRelativistic quantum mechanics of one electronprobabilitymeasurementmotion equationsmotion constantssymmetry groupsquantum mechanicsvariational approximationsperturbation approximationsidentical particlestime-dependent perturbation theoryscattering theoryphase shiftsquantum theory of radiationsecond quantizationmany-body theoryrelativistic quantum mechanicsone electronquantizationEM radiation fieldelectromagnetic radiation fieldadiabatic theoremBerry?s phasemany-particle systemsDirac equationHilbert spacestime evolutionSchrodinger pictureHeisenberg pictureinteraction pictureclassical mechanicspath integralsEM fieldselectromagnetic fieldsangular momentumdensity operatorsquantum measurementquantum statisticsquantum dynamicsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.311 Electromagnetic Theory (MIT)
Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents, motional e.m.f. and electromagnetic induction, Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. This is a graduate level subject which uses appropriate mathematics but whose emphasis is on physical phenomena and principles.
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Spring2004Levitov, Leonid2004-07-19T13:52:38+05:008.311en-USelectromagnetismelectrostaticsmagnetic fields of steady currentsmotional e.m.f.electromagnetic inductionMaxwell's equationspropagation and radiationelectromagnetic waveselectric properties of mattermagnetic properties of matterconservation lawselectromagnetismelectrostaticsmagnetic fields of steady currentsmotional e.m.f.electromagnetic inductionMaxwell's equationspropagation and radiationelectromagnetic waves, electric properties of mattermagnetic properties of matterconservation laws.conservation lawsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.942 Cosmology (MIT)
This course provides an overview of astrophysical cosmology with emphasis on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation, galaxies and related phenomena at high redshift, and cosmic structure formation. Additional topics include cosmic inflation, nucleosynthesis and baryosynthesis, quasar (QSO) absorption lines, and gamma-ray bursts. Some background in general relativity is assumed.
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Fall2001Bertschinger, Edmund2004-07-16T08:02:30+05:008.942en-UScosmologythermal backgroundcosmological principleNewtonian cosmologytypes of universesrelativistic cosmologyhorizonsevolution in cosmologyradiationelement synthesisCosmic Microwave Background radiationgalaxieshigh redshiftcosmic structure formationMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics (MIT)
Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. Weekly meetings include an evening seminar and recitation. The last third of the semester is reserved for collaborative research projects on topics such as the Global Positioning System, solar system tests of relativity, descending into a black hole, gravitational lensing, gravitational waves, Gravity Probe B, and more advanced models of the Cosmos.
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Spring2003Bertschinger, EdmundTaylor, Edwin F.2004-07-14T16:31:36+05:008.224en-USblack holegeneral relativityastrophysicscosmologyEnergy and momentum in flat spacetimethe metriccurvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attractiontrajectories and orbits of particles and lightelementary models of the CosmosGlobal Positioning Systemsolar system tests of relativitydescending into a black holegravitational lensinggravitational wavesGravity Probe Bmore advanced models of the Cosmosspacetime curvaturerotating centers of attractionnonrotating centers of attractionevent horizonenergymomentumflat spacetimemetrictrajectoriesorbitsparticleslightelementarymodelscosmosspacetimecurvatureflatGPSgravitationallensingwavesrotatingnonrotatingcentersattractionsolar systemtestsrelativitygeneraladvancedMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.03 Physics III (MIT)Mechanical vibrations and waves, simple harmonic motion, superposition, forced vibrations and resonance, coupled oscillations and normal modes, vibrations of continuous systems, reflection and refraction, phase and group velocity. Optics, wave solutions to Maxwell's equations, polarization, Snell's law, interference, Huygens's principle, Fraunhofer diffraction, and gratings.
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Spring2003Mavalvala, NergisGreytak, Thomas2004-06-03T19:23:42+05:008.03en-USMechanical vibrations and wavessimple harmonic motionsuperpositionforced vibrations and resonancecoupled oscillations and normal modesvibrations of continuous systemsreflection and refractionphase and group velocitywave solutions to Maxwell's equationspolarizationSnell's LawinterferenceHuygens's principleFraunhofer diffractiongratingsMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.514 Strongly Correlated Systems in Condensed Matter Physics (MIT)
In this course we shall develop theoretical methods suitable for the description of the many-body phenomena, such as Hamiltonian second-quantized operator formalism, Greens functions, path integral, functional integral, and the quantum kinetic equation. The concepts to be introduced include, but are not limited to, the random phase approximation, the mean field theory (aka saddle-point, or semiclassical approximation), the tunneling dynamics in imaginary time, instantons, Berry phase, coherent state path integral, renormalization group.
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Fall2003Levitov, Leonid2004-03-29T06:08:39+05:008.514en-UScondensed matter systemslow-dimension magnetic and electronic systemsdisorder and quantum transportmagnetic impuritiesthe Kondo problemquantum spin systemsthe Hubbard modelhigh temperature superconductorsBose CondensatesQuasiparticlesCollective ModesSuperfluidityVorticesFermi GasesFermi LiquidsCollective ExcitationsCooper PairingBCS TheoryOff-diagonal Long-range OrderSuperconductivityAtom InteractingOptical FieldsLamb ShiftCasimir EffectDicke SuperradianceQuantum TransportWave ScatteringDisordered MediaLocalizationTunnelingInstantonsMacroscopic Quantum SystemsCouplingThermal BathSpin-boson ModelKondo EffectSpin DynamicsGases TransportSolids TransportCold AtomsOptical LatticesQuantum TheoryPhotodetectionElectric NoiseMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (MIT)Parallel to 8.02: Physics II, but more advanced mathematically. Some knowledge of vector calculus assumed. Maxwell's equations, in both differential and integral form. Electrostatic and magnetic vector potential. Properties of dielectrics and magnetic materials. In addition to the theoretical subject matter, several experiments in electricity and magnetism are performed by the students in the laboratory.
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Fall2002Katsavounidis, ErikFisher, Peter2003-09-17T15:20:27+05:008.022en-USElectricityMagnetismMIT OpenCourseWare https://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm