Saif Rayyan




Dr. Saif Rayyan is a lecturer in the Physics department and the concourse program at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from Virginia Tech before switching his interests to teaching and to physics education research. He spent two years at Beloit College as a Teaching Fellow, and then moved to MIT as a postdoc working with Professor David Pritchard and the RELATE group (Research in Learning, Assessing and Tutoring Effectively).

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Nov 23rd 2016

Learn about momentum and energy in this calculus-based physics course. This course is the second of a series of modules that cover calculus-based mechanics. You will learn about the concepts of momentum, impulse, energy, and work, as well as the powerful idea of conservation laws.

Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
Oct 12th 2016

Learn about kinematics and dynamics in this calculus-based physics course. Mechanics is the study of the physics of motion and how it relates to applied forces. It lays the foundation of understanding the world around us through the how and why of motion.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Apr 27th 2016

Learn about entanglement and Bell inequalities, representations and addition of angular momentum, and central potentials.

Average: 2.1 (8 votes)
Mar 23rd 2016

Learn about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, quantum dynamics and two-state systems including applications to NMR and masers.

Average: 4 (2 votes)
Feb 17th 2016

Learn the foundations of quantum mechanics, including wave mechanics, spin one-half states, linear algebra and bra-ket notation of Dirac.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
Feb 10th 2015

A course that develops the tools and the mathematical foundation needed to have a working knowledge of Quantum Mechanics.

Average: 10 (2 votes)