Applied Physics

Open Courseware and Resources (Applied Physics, Astropohysics, Astronomy, Cosmology)

- Applied Physics: general term for physics which is intended for a particular technological or practical use (Wikipedia).

Neutron Science and Reactor Physics

fundamental properties of the neutron, reactions induced by neutrons, nuclear fission, slowing down of neutrons in infinite media, diffusion theory, the few-group approximation, point kinetics, fission-product poisoning, nuclear physics basis of reactor design and its relationship to reactor engineering problems

Astrophysical Chemistry

Overview of the Universe, Introduction to atomic and molecular spectroscopy, spectra of atoms and molecules in space, origin of the elements, The development of molecular radio astronomy and infra red techniques, Optical (electronic) spectra from space, Electronic spectroscopy and Franck Condon factors, Radio astronomy - resolution issues

Wolfram Demonstrations Project

brings computational exploration to the widest possible audience, open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts, free player runs all demos: Browse Latest, Random Selection, FAQs, Authoring area

Geometry and Quantum Field Theory

designed for mathematicians is rigorous introduction to perturbative quantum field theory using language of functional integrals, basics of classical field theory, free quantum theories & Feynman diagrams, goal to discuss using mathematical language basic notions and results of QFT necessary to for QFT and String Theory

Interactive Science Simulations

interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena: ongoing effort to provide extensive suite of simulations to improve the way that physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math are taught and learned

Systems Biology

mathematical modeling techniques needed to address key questions in modern biology, cell biology and developmental biology, Key experiments, molecular cellular and developmental systems biology, bacterial chemotaxis, genetic oscillators, control theory, gradient sensing systems, constructing and modeling, lambda phage, synthetic genetic switches, circadian rhythms, reaction diffusion equations, local activation and global inhibition models, center finding networks, pattern formation models, modeling cell-cell communication, quorum sensing, Drosophila development: readings, study materials

Applied Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

flow systems encountered in engineering design: viscous flow in pipes, external flow (boundary layers),compressible flow, and turbomachines (pumps), thermodynamics of gas mixtures, psychometrics and air-conditioning processes

Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials

materials & processes from perspective of thermodynamics & kinetics, laws of thermodynamics, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams, diffusion, phase transformations, development of microstructure: lecture slides & summaries, study materials

Atomistic Computer Modeling of Materials

theory & application of atomistic computer simulations, predict properties of real materials, energy models from classical potentials, first-principles approaches, density functional theory & total-energy pseudopotential method, errors & accuracy of quantitative predictions, free energy & phase transitions, fluctuations & transport properties, coarse-graining approaches & mesoscale models, case studies from industrial applications of advanced materials to nanotechnology: readings, labs
 

Nano-to-Macro Transport Processes

photons, electrons, phonons, and molecules as energy carriers, fundamental understanding and descriptive tools for energy and heat transport processes from nanoscale continuously to macroscale: energy levels, statistical behavior and internal energy, energy transport, scattering, heat generation processes, Boltzmann equation, derivation of classical laws, deviation from classical laws at nanoscale, applications in nano- and microtechnology.

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