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E.g., Monday, March 2, 2015
E.g., Monday, March 2, 2015
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Explores the physical processes that control Earth's ocean, atmosphere, & climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass & energy budgets. Topics include rain, clouds, severe storms, regional climate, air pollution, the ozone layer, ocean currents & productivity, global warming, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, energy, & water resources.

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If you think chemistry is difficult, confusing and impossible to learn, this is the course for you! Do you want to understand the world you live in? Chemistry can tell us how three tiny particles - the proton, neutron and electron - come together in trillions of combinations to form ... everything - from food and medicine to life and death.

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Study physics abroad in Europe -- virtually! Learn the basics of physics on location in Italy, the Netherlands and the UK, by answering some of the discipline's major questions from over the last 2000 years.

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In this course, we will study physics from the ground up, learning the basic principles of physical laws, their application to the behavior of objects, and the use of the scientific method in driving advances in this knowledge.

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The most interesting & important topics in physics, focusing on conceptual understanding rather than math.

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This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.

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This course deals with the transfer of work, energy, and material via gases and liquids. These fluids may undergo changes in temperature, pressure, density, and chemical composition during the transfer process and may act on or be acted on by external systems.

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Heat transfer is the thermal energy in transit due to a spatial temperature difference. The topic of heat transfer has enormous applications in mechanical engineering, ranging from cooling of microelectronics to design of jet engines and operations of nuclear power plants.

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There are many different ways that you can go about solving engineering problems. One of the most important methods is energy analysis. Energy is a physical property that allows work of any kind to be done; without it, there would be no motion, no heat, and no life. You wouldn’t be able to get out of bed in the morning, but it wouldn’t matter, because there would be no sun. Without energy, our world would not exist as it does.

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Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation.

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This course will focus on the fundamentals of thermodynamics. Thermodynamics is the study of energy and its transformations.

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Mar 30th 2015

In this course you will learn the basics of the life-cycle assessment (LCA) method for holistic environmental analysis of products, technologies, and systems. LCA sheds light on the environmental implications of the consumption and behavioral choices we all make on a daily basis.

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Feb 2nd 2015

In this course, you will learn how to characterize the energy state of a system and the mechanisms for transferring energy from one system to another. These are the tools necessary to understand stationary and transportation power systems from small scale, like batteries, to large scale, like nuclear power plants.

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Jan 8th 2015

This is a college-level Introductory Newtonian Mechanics course that covers all of the topics and learning objectives specified in the College Board Course Description for Advanced Placement®Physics C (Mechanics) course.

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Feb 2nd 2015

L’ambition du cours est de confronter ses participants aux enjeux techniques, économiques, sociaux et environnementaux du XXIe siècle. Ces enjeux sont par nature très fortement couplés et complexes. Ils exigent une approche interdisciplinaire, afin d’adopter un vrai questionnement, au delà des préjugés et idées reçues.

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Feb 12th 2015

Il corso affronta le tematiche della meccanica e della termodinamica partendo dall’applicazione del metodo sperimentale, per prepararsi al meglio all'ingresso all'università.
The course addresses the thematic of Mechanics and thermodynamics starting from the applications of the experimental method, to better prepare to start the college experience with the fundamental knowledge.

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Feb 23rd 2015

Planet Earth, an overview of selected geological topics, discusses how earthquakes, volcanoes, minerals and rocks, energy, and plate tectonics have interacted over deep time to produce our dynamic island in space, and its unique resources.

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Jan 19th 2015

The course aims at providing students whose main interest is in international relations a background on energy resources, technology and economic realities.

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Feb 3rd 2015

A scientific study of the natural world and how it is influenced by people. Major topics include: food, energy, human population, biodiversity and global change.

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Jan 19th 2015

This course introduces the academic discipline of sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations.

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