和Advisor盧了兩個小時以上，他總算准我選第六門課。他要我兩星期以後再去談一次，說到時要Drop掉一門課。我打算到時候說很輕鬆之類的。

**7.012 Introductory Biology**

All three subjects cover the same core material, which includes the
fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology,
and cell biology. In addition, each version of the subject has its own
distinctive material, described below. The core material focuses on
function at a molecular level: the structure and regulation of genes,
and the structure and synthesis of proteins; how these molecules are
integrated into cells; how cells are integrated into multicellular
systems and organisms; and computational and genomic approaches to
biology. 7.012 and 7.013 are similar, as both emphasize current issues
in human biology. 7.012 focuses slightly more on genetic approaches,
7.013 on development and neurobiology. Fall Term: 7.012. Exploration
into areas of current research in cell biology, immunology,
neurobiology, human genetics, developmental biology, and evolution.
*E. Lander, R. Weinberg*

**8.04 Quantum Physics I
**

Experimental basis of quantum physics: photoelectric effect, Compton
scattering, photons, Franck-Hertz experiment, the Bohr atom, electron
diffraction, deBroglie waves, and wave-particle duality of matter and
light. Introduction to wave mechanics: Schroedinger's equation, wave
functions, wave packets, probability amplitudes, stationary states, the
Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and zero-point energies. Solutions to
Schroedinger's equation in one dimension: transmission and reflection
at a barrier, barrier penetration, potential wells, the simple harmonic
oscillator. Schroedinger's equation in three dimensions: central
potentials and introduction to hydrogenic systems.
*P. Jarillo-Herrero*

**8.05 Quantum Physics II
**

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.
*B. Zwiebach*

**18.305 Advanced Analytic Methods in Science and Engineering
**

A comprehensive treatment of the advanced methods of applied
mathematics. Designed to strengthen the mathematical abilities of
graduate students and train them to think on their own. Expansion
around singular points: special functions; the WKB method on ordinary
and partial differential equations; the method of stationary phase and
the saddle point method; the two-scale method and the method of
renormalized perturbation; singular perturbation and boundary-layer
techniques.
*H. Cheng*

**21F.222 Expository Writing for Bilingual Students
**

Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing.
Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a
topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure
to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to
grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of
bilingual students. Undergraduates only. Enrollment limited.
*A. C. Kemp*

**21F.501 Japanese I
**

Introduction to modern standard Japanese. Emphasis on developing
proficiency in speaking and listening, using basic grammar and
vocabulary. Basic skills in reading and writing are also taught. Lab
work required. For graduate credit see 21F.551.
*Y. Nagaya*

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