# 5 Classes (54 Units)

**2.086**(12),

**8.02**(12),

**18.06**(12),

**22.012**(6),

**24.211**(12)

# 2.086 Numerical Computation for Mechanical Engineers

Covers elementary programming concepts, including variable types, data structures, and flow control. Provides an introduction to linear algebra and probability. Numerical methods relevant to MechE, including approximation (interpolation, least squares, and statistical regression), integration, solution of linear and nonlinear equations, and ordinary differential equations. Presents deterministic and probabilistic approaches. Uses examples from MechE, particularly from robotics, dynamics, and structural analysis. Assignments require MATLAB programming. Enrollment may be limited due to laboratory capacity; preference to Course 2 majors and minors.

This class has 18.02, 8.01, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

2.086 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by D. Frey, F. Hover and N. Hadjiconstantinou.

Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 1-190.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 2.086 - Google Search site or on the 2.086 Stellar site.

# 8.02 Physics II

Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric currents, magnetic fields and Ampere's law. Magnetic materials. Time-varying fields and Faraday's law of induction. Basic electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations. Subject taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) studio format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology to help students develop intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena.

This class has 18.01, and 8.01 as prerequisites.

8.02 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by N. Gedik, M. Tegmark, P. Dourmashkin and R. Redwine.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 26-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 8.02 - Google Search site or on the 8.02 Stellar site.

# 18.06 Linear Algebra

Basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra, emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, singular value decomposition, and positive definite matrices. Applications to least-squares approximations, stability of differential equations, networks, Fourier transforms, and Markov processes. Uses linear algebra software. Compared with 18.700, more emphasis on matrix algorithms and many applications.

This class has 18.02 as a prerequisite.

18.06 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by S. G. Johnson and A. Edelman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 54-100.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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# 22.012 Seminar in Fusion and Plasma Physics

Lectures and discussion introducing the range of topics relevant to plasma physics and fusion engineering. Introductory discussion of the economic and ecological motivation for the development of fusion power. Contemporary magnetic confinement schemes, theoretical questions, and engineering considerations are presented by expert guest lecturers. Includes visit to Plasma Science and Fusion Center experimental facilities.

This class has no prerequisites.

22.012 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Whyte and Z. Hartwig.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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# 24.211 Theory of Knowledge

Study of problems concerning our concept of knowledge, our knowledge of the past, our knowledge of the thoughts and feelings of ourselves and others, and our knowledge of the existence and properties of physical objects in our immediate environment.

This class has no prerequisites.

24.211 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by J. Spencer.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-257.

This class counts for a total of
12 credits.
This class counts as a **HASS H**.

You can find more information at the MIT + 24.211 - Google Search site or on the 24.211 Stellar site.