Explore the powerful and intriguing connections between astronomy and Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Concepts in Nanotechnology is a six-week introduction to nanotechnology. You will learn what nanotechnology is and what it means for something to be a nanomaterial. You will also learn about the applications and commercial products that use nanotechnology.
Using publicly available data from NASA of actual satellite observations of astronomical x-ray sources, we explore some of the mysteries of the cosmos, including neutron stars, black holes, quasars and supernovae.
Learn some basic principles of physics that help you understand how the world around you works.
An introduction to the modern extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, the physical universe, big bang, formation and evolution of galaxies, quasars, and large-scale structure.
An introduction to physics in the context of everyday objects.
This cross-disciplinary course deals with the undetermined, the unpredictable- or what appears to be such. Learn about the usefulness of randomness in communication and computation, the intrinsic randomness of quantum phenomena, the unpredictability of the weather, the role of chance in evolution, and the implications of the neural activity of the brain on our "free will".
本课程以通俗的语言介绍粒子物理的主要内容和最前沿的研究。课程涉及的主要内容包括： 物质和反物质， 夸克和强相互作用，中微子和弱相互作用，对称性和它的作用， 粒子物理的标准模型，粒子天文学， 暗物质。
An introduction to astronomy through a broad survey of what we know about the universe and how we know it.
Nanotechnology is an emerging area that engages almost every technical discipline – from chemistry to computer science – in the study and application of extremely tiny materials. This short course allows any technically savvy person to go one layer beyond the surface of this broad topic to see the real substance behind the very small.
Intro course on the dynamics of mechanical systems: geometry of motion, forces causing motion, and predicting dynamic behavior with computational methods.
This class is an introduction to the science of global warming for students without a science background. Students will examine the evidence surrounding climate change from a variety of perspectives and approaches, and, in the process, gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the scientific process.
There is something out there in space, something invisible we have a hard time to understand. But we can be certain of one thing: It played a major role in the formation of our and any other galaxy!
An introduction to quantum physics with emphasis on topics at the frontiers of research, and developing understanding through exercise.
PHYS 102x serves as an introduction to electromagnetism, including charge, electric and magnetic forces, induction, current, and resistance.
Chemistry is one of the central physical sciences. As a Chemistry Major, you will explore matter at its most basic—as a collection of atoms.
To earn the equivalent of a minor in Chemistry, you must complete four broad introductory-level courses as well as two chemistry electives of your choice.
Este curso provee al estudiante con conceptos y herramientas matemáticas para modelar problemas en física, que al aplicar podrá enfrentar con éxito los cursos de física universitarios.
This course aims to teach quantum mechanics to anyone with a reasonable college-level understanding of physical science or engineering.