Category Archives: Physics


  • PHY-6 Physics for Humanists, Spring 2006
    Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually andemotionally curious but do not
  • 9.29J / 9.912J / 8.261J Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, Spring 2004
    This course gives a mathematical introduction to neural coding and dynamics. Topics include convolut
  • 9.641J / 8.594J Introduction to Neural Networks, Spring 2005
    This course explores the organization of synaptic connectivity as the basis of neural computation an
  • 5.95J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J Teaching College-Level Science, Spring 2006
    This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in h
  • 12.620J / 6.946J / 8.351J Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach, Fall 2002
    12.620J covers the fundamental principles of classical mechanics, with a modern emphasis on the qual
  • MAS.865J / 6.443J / 8.371J Quantum Information Science, Spring 2006
    This is an advanced graduate course on quantum computation and quantum information, for which prior
  • 22.52J / 8.575J / 10.44J Statistical Thermodynamics of Complex Liquids, Spring 2004
    This course explores the theory of self-assembly in surfactant-water (micellar) and surfactant-water
  • 22.611J / 6.651J / 8.613J Introduction To Plasma Physics I, Fall 2002
    Introduces plasma phenomena relevant to energy generation by controlled thermonuclear fusion and to
  • 22.611J / 6.651J / 8.613J Introduction to Plasma Physics I, Fall 2003
    In this course, students will learn about plasmas, the fourth state of matter. The plasma state
  • 8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005
    This class is an introduction to classical mechanics for students who are comfortable with calculus.
  • 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005
    8.01L is an introductory mechanics course, which covers all the topics covered in 8.01T. The class m
  • 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
    8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic
  • 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003
    Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. Topics in
  • 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004
    This freshman-level course is an introduction to classical mechanics. The subject is taught using th
  • 8.01X / ESG.801X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus, Fall 2002
    Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. This cour
  • 8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Fall 2004
    Course 8.022 is one of several second-term freshman physics courses offered at MIT. It is geare
  • 8.022 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Fall 2002
    Parallel to 8.02: Physics II, but more advanced mathematically. Some knowledge of vector calculus as
  • 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002
    8.02 Classical Theory of Electromagnetism. In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetis
  • 8.02T Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2005
    This freshman-level course is the second semester of introductory physics. The focus is on electrici
  • 8.02X / ESG.802X Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism with an Experimental Focus, Spring 2005
    This course is an introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics. Topics include: electric char
  • 8.033 Relativity, Fall 2003
    Relativity is normally taken by physics majors in their sophomore year. Topics include: Einstein\’s
  • 8.03 Physics III: Vibrations and Waves, Fall 2004
    In addition to the traditional topics of mechanical vibrations and waves, coupled oscillators, and e
  • 8.03 Physics III, Spring 2003
    Mechanical vibrations and waves, simple harmonic motion, superposition, forced vibrations and resona
  • 8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2004
    This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numero
  • 8.04 Quantum Physics I, Spring 2006
    This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schröd
  • 8.05 Quantum Physics II, Fall 2004
    Together, this course and 8.06: Quantum Physics III cover quantum physics with applications drawn fr
  • 8.06 Quantum Physics III, Spring 2005
    Together, this course and its predecessor, 8.05: Quantum Physics II, cover quantum physics with appl
  • 8.07 Electromagnetism II, Fall 2005
    This course is the second in a series on Electromagnetism beginning with Electromagnetism I (8.02 or
  • 8.08 Statistical Physics II, Spring 2005
    This course covers probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Topics include: Micr
  • 8.09 Classical Mechanics II, Fall 2004
    This course provides a formal introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include Euler-Lagrange equ
  • 8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II “Junior Lab”, Fall 2004 – Spring 2005
    Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by
  • 8.20 Introduction to Special Relativity, January (IAP) 2005
    This course introduces the basic ideas and equations of Einstein\’s Special Theory of Relativity. If
  • 8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics, Spring 2003
    Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relat
  • 8.231 Physics of Solids I, Fall 2002
    The topics covered in this course include:Periodic Structure and Symmetry of Crystals
  • 8.251 String Theory for Undergraduates, Spring 2005
    This course introduces string theory to undergraduate and is based upon Prof. Zwiebach\’s textbook e
  • 8.282J / 12.402J Introduction to Astronomy, Spring 2006
    Introduction to Astronomy provides a quantitative introduction to the physics of the solar system, s
  • 8.284 Modern Astrophysics, Spring 2006
    This course explores the applications of physics (Newtonian, statistical, and quantum mechanics) to
  • 8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004
    The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the devel
  • 8.311 Electromagnetic Theory, Spring 2004
    Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: experimental basis, electros
  • 8.321 Quantum Theory I, Fall 2002
    8.321 is the first semester of a two-semester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles.
  • 8.322 Quantum Theory II, Spring 2003
    8.322 is the second semester of a two-semester subject on quantum theory, stressing principles.
  • 8.323 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, Spring 2003
    In 8.323, Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I, concepts and basic techniques are developed through a
  • 8.324 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory II, Fall 2005
    This course is the second course of the quantum field theory trimester sequence beginning with Relat
  • 8.325 Relativistic Quantum Field Theory III, Spring 2003
    This is the third and last term of the quantum field theory sequence. The course is devoted to the s
  • 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2005
    Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degr
  • 8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Mechanics of Fields, Spring 2004
    This is the second term in a two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are exam
  • 8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II, Spring 2005
    This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8
  • 8.511 Theory of Solids I, Fall 2004
    This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include c
  • 8.512 Theory of Solids II, Spring 2004
    This is the second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Topics covered include
  • 8.513 Many-Body Theory for Condensed Matter Systems, Fall 2004
    This course covers the concepts and physical pictures behind various phenomena that appear in intera
  • 8.514 Strongly Correlated Systems in Condensed Matter Physics, Fall 2003
    In this course we shall develop theoretical methods suitable for the description of the many-body ph
  • 8.591J / 7.81J / 9.531J Systems Biology, Fall 2004
    This course introduces the mathematical modeling techniques needed to address key questions in
  • 8.592J / HST.452J Statistical Physics in Biology, Spring 2005
    Statistical Physics in Biology is a survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and m
  • 8.701 Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics, Spring 2004
    The phenomenology and experimental foundations of particle and nuclear physics are explored in this
  • 8.811 Particle Physics II, Fall 2005
    8.811, Particle Physics II, describes essential research in High Energy Physics. We derive the Stand
  • 8.851 Strong Interactions: Effective Field Theories of QCD, Spring 2006
    This is a course in the construction and application of effective field theories, which are the mode
  • 8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics, Fall 2004
    This course is an introduction to branes in string theory and their world volume dynamics. Instead o
  • 8.901 Astrophysics I, Spring 2006
    This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of t
  • 8.902 Astrophysics II, Fall 2004
    This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynami
  • 8.942 Cosmology, Fall 2001
    This course provides an overview of astrophysical cosmology with emphasis on the Cosmic Microwave Ba
  • 8.962 General Relativity, Spring 2002
    This course covers the basic principles of Einstein\’s general theory of relativity. Also discussed