Fusion and Plasma Physics OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course by MIT on Fusion Engineering and Plasma Physics

Published Jan 23, 2009

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The seminar-style course 'Fusion and Plasma Physics' is made available as free OpenCourseWare by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. The undergraduate-level course covers several topics related to studies in fusion engineering and plasma physics, including fusion reactors, magnetohydrodynamics and DT fusion. This course is ideal for students studying Engineering or Physics.

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Seminar: Fusion and Plasma Physics: Course Description

In our growing need to seek out and understand alternative energy sources, the relevance of MIT's course, 'Seminar: Fusion and Plasma Physics,' seems monumental. Fusion as a source of energy could potentially provide unlimited electric power with very little negative impact on our environment. Thanks to MIT's offering of free OpenCourseWare, undergraduate students interested in earning their degrees in Fusion Engineering and Plasma Physics can have access to much of the information provided in this course. Three lectures, presented by Professors Ron Parker, Jeff Friedberg and Kim Molvig explore the topics of fusion reactors, magnetohydrodynamics and DT fusion. Sample student projects cover additional areas, such as the politics and policy of energy, stellarators and inertial confinement fusion. An exploration of the suggested related resources will round out students' introduction to the subject.

The OpenCourseWare includes selected lecture notes, sample student project papers and an extensive list of related resources. To find out more about this course, visit the fusion and plasma course page.

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