Interaction of Radiation with Matter OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course

Published Jan 13, 2009

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Learn how radiation works and how it reacts with matter in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Interaction of Radiation With Matter' combines the quantum theory of radiation with accepted statistics and probability. This course is ideal for those considering further education in radiation science and technology who understand physics, chemistry, calculus, differential equations and linear algebra.

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Interaction of Radiation with Matter: Course Description

Discover the world of quantum mechanics as you connect the quantum theory of radiation and different properties of radiation fields. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, offers this course about the transitional properties and statistics of radiation, including scattering problems. Students learn how photons from radiation are absorbed and emitted, the effect of those processes and how they factor into quantum radiation theory. Professor Sow-Hsin Chen teaches this OpenCourseWare about how radiation interacts with matter. Students also learn practical applications for these interactions and how to use them in academic and professional research.

Course materials, including quizzes and homework sets may be downloaded for free online. To take this course or learn more, visit the interaction of radiation with matter course page.