4 Classes (54 Units)

8.05 (12), 8.07 (12), 8.13 (18), 21W.755 (12)

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8.05 Quantum Physics II

Class Info

Together 8.05 and 8.06 cover quantum physics with applications drawn from modern physics. General formalism of quantum mechanics: states, operators, Dirac notation, representations, measurement theory. Harmonic oscillator: operator algebra, states. Quantum mechanics in three dimensions: central potentials and the radial equation, bound and scattering states, qualitative analysis of wavefunctions. Angular momentum: operators, commutator algebra, eigenvalues and eigenstates, spherical harmonics. Spin: Stern-Gerlach devices and measurements, nuclear magnetic resonance, spin and statistics. Addition of angular momentum: Clebsch-Gordan series and coefficients, spin systems, and allotropic forms of hydrogen.

This class has 8.04 as a prerequisite.

8.05 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by W. Detmold.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 6-120.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Quantum Physics II site or on the 8.05 Stellar site.

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8.07 Electromagnetism II

Class Info

Survey of basic electromagnetic phenomena: electrostatics, magnetostatics; electromagnetic properties of matter. Time-dependent electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic waves, emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation. Relativistic electrodynamics and mechanics.

This class has 8.03, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

8.07 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by A. Guth.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 6-120.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT Department of Physics: 8.07 Home Page site or on the 8.07 Stellar site.

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8.13 Experimental Physics I

Class Info

Four fundamental laboratory experiments are carried out each term, covering most aspects of modern physics relating to names such as Rutherford, Franck-Hertz, Hall, Ramsauer, Doppler, Fraunhofer, Faraday, Mossbauer, Compton, and Stern-Gerlach. Stresses basic experimental techniques and data analysis, and written and oral presentation of experiment results.

This class has 8.04 as a prerequisite.

8.13 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Conrad, J. Formaggio, A. Levine and K. Perez.

This class counts for a total of 18 credits. This class counts as a CI-M.

You can find more information at the 8.13 Class Site site or on the 8.13 Stellar site.

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21W.755 Writing and Reading Short Stories

Class Info

An introduction to writing fiction. Students write their own stories and study essays and short stories by contemporary authors from around the world. Discussion focuses on students' writing and on assigned works in their historical and social contexts.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.755 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Lewitt and M. Nathan.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 66-154.

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

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Writing and Reading Short Stories site.

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