Fundamentals of Photovoltaics (2.626/2.627)
Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection.
Commercial and emerging photovoltaic (PV) technologies.
Cross-cutting themes in PV: conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, risk analysis.
Photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment.
Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009, Fall 2008
Mechanics of Materials I (2.001)
Introduction to statics and the mechanics of deformable solids.
Emphasis on the three basic principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior.
Stress and its relation to force and moment; strain and its relation to displacement; linear elasticity with thermal expansion.
Failure modes. Application to simple engineering structures such as rods, shafts, beams, and trusses.
Application to biomechanics of natural materials and structures.
Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
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Mechanics of Materials II (2.002)
Spring 2008, Fall 2007
PV in 2012: Emerging Trends in PV Technology, Policy, and Economics
Fundamentals of PV: Scientific, Engineering, Economic, Policy, and Market Dimensions