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Instructor: Professor John Guttag Collection of 26 lectures given during the Spring 2011 semester of 6.00, Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. This course covers introductory computer science methods and topics. All programming assignments use Python. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-00SCS11
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Topics: programming, Python, computation, function, module, parameter, tuples, lists, strings,...
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MIT 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python, Fall 2016 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-0001F16 Instructor: Dr. Ana Bell 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python is intended for students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems and to help students, regardless of their major, feel justifiably confident of their ability to write...
Topics: Computation, Branching, Iteration, Strings, Guess and check, Approximations, Bisection,...
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*Please note that Lecture 4 is unavailable in a higher quality format. Instructor/speaker: Prof. Gilbert Strang View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-06S05 This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms...
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Topic: systems of equations, vector spaces, positive definite matrices, matrix theory, linear algebra,...
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Instructor: Prof. David Jerison This introductory calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, with applications. Note: the review for the exam in lecture 7 is not comprehensive because the students already have practice exams available to them. There is no lecture 8 video because the exam was given during this session. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-01F06 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms...
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Topics: differentiation, integration, functions, single variable, limits, continuity, differentiation...
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The "Digital Lab Techniques Manual" is a series of videos designed to help you prepare for your chemistry laboratory class. Each video provides a detailed demonstration of a common laboratory technique, as well as helpful tips and information. These videos are meant to supplement, and not replace, your lab manual and assigned reading. In fact, you will most benefit from watching the videos if you have already read the appropriate background information. To be a great experimentalist,...
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6.002 is designed to serve as a first course in an undergraduate electrical engineering (EE), or electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) curriculum. At MIT, 6.002 is in the core of department subjects required for all undergraduates in EECS. The course introduces the fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage...
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Topic: Fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction, Resistive elements and networks, independent and...
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Lecture videos from 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, taught by Erik Demaine and Srini Devadas. The course is divided into eight units: introduction, sorting and trees, hashing, numerics, graphs, shortest paths, dynamic programming, and advanced topics.
Topics: algorithms, data structures, algorithm performance, algorithm analysis, sorting, trees, hashing,...
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This course covers vector and multi-variable calculus. It is the second semester in the freshman calculus sequence. Topics include vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus in 2 and 3-space. MIT OpenCourseWare offers another version of 18.02, from the Spring 2006 term. Both versions cover the same material, although they are taught by different faculty and rely on different textbooks. Multivariable Calculus (18.02) is taught during the Fall and...
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Topics: calculus, calculus of several variables, vector algebra, determinants, matrix, matrices,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-042JS15 Instructor: Albert R. Meyer This course covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles;...
Topics: formal logic notation, proof methods, induction, sets, relations, graph theory, integer...
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Instructor: Prof. Jeremy Wolfe See the full course materials at http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-00-introduction-to-psychology-fall-2004 This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. Students are exposed to the range of theoretical perspectives including biological, evolutionary, cognitive, and...
Topics: human behavior, brain, perception, memory, motivation, emotion, learning, senses, sensation,...
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This collection contains a group of problem solving videos. Each video is led by a teaching assistant, who works through a particular linear algebra problem to show OCW users how to complete it. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-06SCF11
Topics: matrix theory, linear algebra, systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues,...
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Instructors: Christine Breiner, David Jordan, Joel Lewis This calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, and concludes with a brief discussion of infinite series. Calculus is fundamental to many scientific disciplines including physics, engineering, and economics. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-01SCF10
Topics: recitations, differentiation of functions, integration of functions, limits, continuity,...
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Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A recent...
Topics: probability, probability models, bayes rule, discrete random variables, continuous random...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-012F04 Instructor: Claudette Gardel, Eric Lander, Robert Weinberg, Andrew Chess (Guest Lecturer) The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and...
Topic: biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA, cell cycle, cell signaling,...
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This course provides a review of linear algebra, including applications to networks, structures, and estimation, Lagrange multipliers. Also covered are: differential equations of equilibrium; Laplace's equation and potential flow; boundary-value problems; minimum principles and calculus of variations; Fourier series; discrete Fourier transform; convolution; and applications. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at ocw.mit.edu/terms
Topic: linear algebra, networks, Lagrange multipliers, differential equations of equilibrium, Laplace's...
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Introduction to Solid State Chemistry is a freshman (first-year) class on the principles of chemistry, with an emphasis on solid-state materials, and their application to engineering systems. It covers the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order. Characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins). Topical coverage of organic chemistry, solution chemistry, acid-base...
Topics: solid state chemistry, electronic structure, chemical bonding, crystal structure, atomic and...
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This subject deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase, and rates of chemical reactions.
Topic: thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, macroscopic systems, state variables, law of thermodynamics,...
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This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.
Topics: Python, programming, computer science, computation, problem solving, recursion, binary search,...
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Instructors: Tom Leighton, Marten van Dijk This course covers elementary discrete mathematics. Mathematical definitions and proofs are emphasized. Topics include formal logic, induction, graph theory, asymptotic notation and growth of functions, counting principles, and discrete probability. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-042JF10
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Topics: formal logic notation, proof methods, induction, sets, relations, graph theory, integer...
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Instructor: Jon Gruber, 14.01 students View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/14-01SCF10 This course includes a full set of lecture videos and a selection of problem solving videos. In the lecture videos, Professor Jonathan Gruber covers the principles of microeconomics conceptually, mathematically, and graphically, giving students a holistic understanding of the subject matter. He then moves on to more advanced topics in microeconomics to provide further insight into its many different...
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Topics: microeconomics, producer theory, consumer theory
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Instructor: Dr. Michelle Mischke This collection contains clips from lecture videos of MIT's Introduction to Biology classes. Each video will show the instructor explaining a concept that is covered in the session of the Fundamentals of Biology. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-01SCF11
Topics: Mendel, Mendel's laws, pea plants, experiments, inherited traits, controls, gene, allele, genotype,...
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Differential Equations are the language in which the laws of nature are expressed. Understanding properties of solutions of differential equations is fundamental to much of contemporary science and engineering. Ordinary differential equations (ODE's) deal with functions of one variable, which can often be thought of as time. Topics include: Solution of first-order ODE's by analytical, graphical and numerical methods; Linear ODE's, especially second order with constant coefficients; Undetermined...
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Topic: Ordinary Differential Equations, ODE, modeling physical systems, first-order ODE's, Linear ODE's,...
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This course explores mathematical concepts and techniques used in the financial industry.
Topics: risk model, risk management, financial industry, volatility, portfolio theory, stochastic process,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-046JS15 Instructors: Erik Demaine, Srinivas Devadas, Nancy Ann Lynch 6.046 introduces students to the design of computer algorithms, as well as analysis of sophisticated algorithms. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: algorithm, sorting, search trees, heaps, hashing, divide and conquer, dynamic programming, greedy...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-04S13 Instructor: Allan Adams 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. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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This course introduces students to the principles of computation. Upon completion of 6.001, students should be able to explain and apply the basic methods from programming languages to analyze computational systems, and to generate computational solutions to abstract problems. This is the MP4 version for smaller file size and iPod compatibility. "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has been MIT's introductory pre-professional computer science subject since 1981. It emphasizes...
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Instructor: Christine Breiner, David Jordan, Joel Lewis This course covers differential, integral and vector calculus for functions of more than one variable. These mathematical tools and methods are used extensively in the physical sciences, engineering, economics and computer graphics. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-02SCF10
Topic: multivariable calculus, vectors, matrices, partial derivatives, double integrals, line integrals,...
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Instructor: Prof. John Gabrieli This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, child development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society. View the...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/15-401F08 Instructor: Andrew Lo The collection includes videos that cover the class lectures on finance theory as well as a course summary at the end. Overarching concepts include the framework for financial analysis, valuation, risk, and corporate finance, and market efficiency. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: finance, time-value, cash flows, net present value, pricing, risk, portfolio theory, valuation,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-858F14 Instructor: Nickolai Zeldovich This is a class on the design and implementation of secure computer systems, focusing on threat models, attacks that compromise security, and techniques for achieving security. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: computer security, operating system, network protocol, web security, information flow control,...
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MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/5-111F14 Instructor: Catherine Drennan An introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules with emphasis on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: chemistry, biological molecules, inorganic molecules, organic molecules, atomic structure,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-034F10 Instructor: Patrick Winston In these lectures, Prof. Patrick Winston introduces the 6.034 material from a conceptual, big-picture perspective.  Topics include reasoning, search, constraints, learning, representations, architectures, and probabilistic inference. In these mega-recitations, teaching assistant Mark Seifter works through problems from previous exams in a lecture-style setting.  Students are asked to participate, and emphasis is...
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OCW Scholar courses are designed for independent learners who have few additional resources available to them. The courses are substantially more complete than typical OCW courses and include new custom-created content as well as materials re-purposed from MIT classrooms. The materials are also arranged in logical sequences and include multimedia such as video and simulations. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-03SCF11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
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Instructor: Dennis Freeman, Kendra Pugh This course provides an integrated introduction to electrical engineering and computer science, including modern software engineering, linear systems analysis, electronic circuits, and decision-making. The lecture videos provide an overview of each topic, while the recitation videos are designed to review key concepts. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-01SCS11
Topics: object-oriented programming, signals and systems, circuits, probability, search
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-05F13 Instructor: Barton Zwiebach The collection includes twenty six video lectures. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Topics: quantum physics, quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equation, Dirac's notation, Harmonic oscillator,...
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Instructor: Prof. Gerald Schneider This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory. View the complete course:...
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Topics: functional neuroanatomy, functional neurophysiology, motor systems, centrally programmed behavior,...
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Instructor: Dennis Freeman The analysis of signals and systems forms a key part of many modern technologies, including communications and feedback & control. These lectures give a conceptual and mathematical introduction to the topic, covering both analog and digital systems. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/MIT 6-003F11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: discrete-time signal, continuous-time signal, linear time-invariant system, Fourier representation,...
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This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. We will also look at case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts, and...
Topics: 6.033, computer software, hardware systems, controlling complexity, strong modularity,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/RES-18-009F15 Instructor: Gilbert Strang, Cleve Moler Gilbert Strang and Cleve Moler provide an overview to their in-depth video series about differential equations and the MATLAB® ODE suite. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: ODE, ODE suite, MathWorks, MATLAB, ordinary differential equations, differential equations
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-333F13 Instructor: Mehran Kardar 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. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
Topics: thermodynamics, entropy, mehanics, microcanonical distributions, canonical distributions, grand...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/2-003SCF11 Instructor: J. Kim Vandiver This course covers the basics of engineering dynamics. After this course, students will be able to evaluate free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems and matrix eigenvalue problems. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: kinematics, Lagrange, force, vibration, momentum, rigid bodies, work, energy, linear stability...
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View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/res-18-006f10 Resource Description: Calculus Revisited is a series of videos and related resources that covers the materials normally found in a freshman-level introductory calculus course. The series was first released in 1970 as a way for people to review the essentials of calculus. It is equally valuable for students who are learning calculus for the first time. About the Instructor: Herb Gross has taught math as senior lecturer at MIT and was...
Topics: calculus, single variable, sets, functions, derivatives, limits, differentiation, circular...
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The MIT 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science, Fall 2008 course provides an introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules. The emphasis is on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis. Instructors: Prof. Catherine Drennan, Dr. Elizabeth Vogel Taylor View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/5-111F08 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
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Topics: introductory chemistry, atomic structure, molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-91JS14 Instructor: Christopher Burge, David Gifford, Ernest Fraenkel This course is an introduction to computational biology emphasizing the fundamentals of nucleic acid and protein sequence and structural analysis; it also includes an introduction to the analysis of complex biological systems. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, sequence analysis,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-05S14 Instructor: Jeremy Orloff, Jonathan Bloom This collection features videos that are intended to be of use to educators and students are have interest in how the "flipped" classroom for 18.05 operates. A seminar lecture on the topic is included, as well as a sample class session. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: probability, statistics, teaching, education, active learning, Bayesian, updating, normalize
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Highlights of Calculus is a series of videos that introduce the fundamental concepts of calculus to both high school and college students. Renowned mathematics professor, Gilbert Strang, will guide students through a number of calculus topics to help them understand why calculus is relevant and important to understand. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/highlights-of-calculus License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
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Topics: Gilbert Strang, Calculus, Highlights, Fundamentals
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Instructor: Prof. Gerald Schneider The introductory topics will cover various approaches to the study of animals and their behavior. Key concepts in studies of animal behavior, emphasizing ethology, are covered in class and in the assigned readings from Scott (2005), supplemented by selections from other books, especially from classics in the field as well as selected videos. Next, key concepts in sociobiology are covered using readings from Alcock (2001), supplemented by selections from...
Topics: animal behavior, sociobiology, mating behaviors, altruism, path analysis, group selection, fitness,...
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Topic: algorithms, efficient algorithms, sorting, search trees, heaps, hashing, divide-and-conquer,...
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Instructor: Walter Lewin 8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be...
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Topic: units of measurement, powers of ten, dimensional analysis, measurement uncertainty, scaling...
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This graduate-level course is a continuation of Mathematical Methods for Engineers I (18.085). Topics include numerical methods; initial-value problems; network flows; and optimization.
Topics: Scientific computing: Fast Fourier Transform, finite differences, finite elements, spectral method,...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-286F13 Instructor: Alan Guth  The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: special relativity, big-bang theory, doppler effect, Newtonian cosmological models, non-Euclidean...
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NOTE: The recording quality of this audio is the best available given the source. There is no audio available for Lecture 13 or Lecture 20 (the sheep brain dissection). View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/9-14S14 Instructor: Gerard E. Schneider This collection contains 35 audio lectures for 9.14 Brain structure and its origins from Dr. Schneider given during the Spring 2014 semester. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at...
Topics: central nervous system, brain, spinal cord, anatomy, evolution
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Instructors: Graham Walker, Julia Khodor, Michelle Mischke, Penny Chisholm View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/7-014S05 The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of...
Topic: microorganisms, geochemistry, geochemical agents, biosphere, bacterial genetics, carbon metabolism,...
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8.02 Classical Theory of Electromagnetism. In addition to the basic concepts of Electromagnetism, a vast variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Lightning, Pacemakers, Electric Shock Treatment, Electrocardiograms, Metal Detectors, Musical Instruments, Magnetic Levitation, Bullet Trains, Electric Motors, Radios, TV, Car Coils, Superconductivity, Aurora Borealis, Rainbows, Radio Telescopes, Interferometers, Particle Accelerators (a.k.a. Atom Smashers or Colliders), Mass...
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Topic: Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics, electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric...
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MIT 21L.011 The Film Experience, Fall 2013 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/21L-011F13 Instructor: David Thorburn This complete set of lecture videos provides a close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, from the early silent period, classic Hollywood genres including musicals, thrillers and westerns, and European and Japanese art cinema. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Instructors: George Barbastathis, Colin Sheppard, Se Baek Oh This course provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product. Analytical...
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MIT 3.60 Symmetry, Structure, and Tensor Properties of Materials, Fall 2005 View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/3-60F05 Instructor: Bernhardt Wuensch This course covers the derivation of symmetry theory; lattices, point groups, space groups, and their properties; use of symmetry in tensor representation of crystal properties, including anisotropy and representation surfaces; and applications to piezoelectricity and elasticity. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at...
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Instructor: Alan V. Oppenheim Set of 20 video lectures for Signals and Systems, an introductory course in analog and digital signal processing, including seismic data processing, communications, speech processing, image processing, consumer electronics, and defense electronics. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/RES6-008S11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Lecture videos from 6.262 Discrete Stochastic Processes, Spring 2011. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-262S11 Instructor: Robert Gallager License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms
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This course will assess the relationships among sequence, structure, and function in complex biological networks as well as progress in realistic modeling of quantitative, comprehensive, functional genomics analyses. Exercises will include algorithmic, statistical, database, and simulation approaches and practical applications to medicine, biotechnology, drug discovery, and genetic engineering. Future opportunities and current limitations will be critically addressed. In addition to the regular...
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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/3-054S15 Instructor: Lorna Gibson This course reviews the structure and mechanical behavior of honeycombs and foams and applies models for their behavior to applications in engineering and medicine and to natural materials.  License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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Instructor: James K. Roberge Electronic Feedback Systems presents material that practicing engineers need for the effective design and analysis of electronic and electromechanical systems that utilize feedback. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/RES6-010S13 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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In this collection of 51 videos, MIT Teaching Assistants solve selected recitation and tutorial problems from the course 6.041SC Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability. See the 6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability Fall 2010 Internet Archive collection for the video lectures. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-041SCF13 Instructors: Qing He, Jimmy Li, Jagdish Ramakrishnan, Katie Szeto, and Kuang Xu License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/CMS-611JF14 Instructor: Philip Tan, Sara Verrilli, Richard Eberhardt, Andrew Haydn Grant Creating Video Games teaches creative design and production methods, having students work together in small teams to design, develop, and thoroughly test their own original digital games. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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This collection includes ten videos to help students learn how to approach and solve problems related to Physics III: Vibrations and Waves. The OCW website also includes sample problems for students to solve and insights for educators on how to help students approach to problem solving.   View the complete OCW resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-8-005-vibrations-and-waves-problem-solving-fall-2012/   Instructor: Wit Busza *NOTE: These videos were originally produced as part of a...
Topics: harmonic motion, harmonic oscillators, damping, vibrations, waves, standing waves, traveling waves,...
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This 12 session course is designed for the beginning or novice weight lifter, or for those who have experience lifting but lack proper instruction. We will provide an understanding of the biomechanics involved, muscles used for a given exercise, and program development.
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In addition to the traditional topics of mechanical vibrations and waves, coupled oscillators, and electro-magnetic radiation, students will also learn about musical instruments, red sunsets, glories, coronae, rainbows, haloes, X-ray binaries, neutron stars, black holes and big-bang cosmology.
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Instructor: Yossi Farjoun The collection includes six supplementary lectures demonstrating how to use MATLAB's command prompt, plot graphs, use files and functions, and debug code. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/18-S997F11 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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This course reviews the key genomic technologies and computational approaches that are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment. Throughout the semester, emphasis will return to issues surrounding the context of genomics in medicine including: what does a physician need to know? what sorts of questions will s/he likely encounter from patients? how should s/he respond? Lecturers will guide the student through real world patient-doctor interactions. Outcome considerations and...
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16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience. Oral and written versions of the case study are...
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MIT 8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I, Spring 2014 View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/8-421S14 Instructor: Wolfgang Ketterle 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...
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View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/9-04F13 Instructor: Peter H. Schiller, Chris Brown This collection includes 23 lectures, including presentation of slides in each session, which cover the visual and auditory systems. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of nonlinear optimization theory and methods. Topics include unconstrained and constrained optimization, linear and quadratic programming, Lagrange and conic duality theory, interior-point algorithms and theory, Lagrangian relaxation, generalized programming, and semi-definite programming. Algorithmic methods used in the class include steepest descent, Newton's method, conditional gradient and subgradient optimization, interior-point methods...
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Instructors: Saman Amarasinghe, Charles Leiserson Lecture videos for 6.172 Performance Engineering of Software Systems, Fall 2010. Also includes one session introducing industry mentors to 6.172. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-172F10 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Topics: performance analysis, algorithmic techniques, high performance, instruction level optimization,...