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Introduction to Physics for Energy SEM5311-01: Home

This Course Guide helps you identify some of the resources available at Mohammed VI Library. For more information please get in touch with Your Librarian whose contact information is listed below right.

Vocabulary list

Please use the vocabulary list below to search the library catalog, through the keyword function, to identify materials relevant to this course.

  • Physics of Energy
  • Physical process
  • Energy Sources
  • Energy Landscape
  • Extraction
  • Degradation
  • Transmission



The Physics of Energy is a new subject, offered for the first time in the Fall of 2013. The course is designed for MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to understand the fundamental laws and physical processes that govern the sources, extraction, transmission, storage, degradation, and end uses of energy.The course is not aimed specifically at physics majors. It is designed for any MIT student, including, for example, an engineer, scientist, social scientist, or management, architecture or planning major, who wants to get a firm foundation in the physical principles that constrain the energy landscape. The course will enable students to approach energy issues in a sophisticated and scientific fashion, but without having to take advanced subjects in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, or nuclear physics beforehand.

Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

Please use the call number below to search the library catalog, through the Call Number function, to browse the library collection listing materials relevant to this course.

  • Q1-390                    Science (General)
  • QC1-999                  Physics
  • QC1-75                    General
  • TJ163.13-163.25     Power resources
  • TJ163.26-163.5       Energy conservation
  • TJ807-830               Renewable energy sources

Subject Guide