Description: The professor provides some final thoughts to conclude the course on the challenges of world poverty. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
This lecture discusses the ways in which risk is costly to the poor and if insurance is beneficial to this population. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
This lecture covers risk and insurance for the world's poor. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
Description: This lecture covers credit and lending to the world's poor. Instructor: Esther Duflo
Description: This lecture discusses the topic of pros and cons of microfinance for the poor. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
This lecture discusses the perceived returns of education and highlights various studies done on the subject. Instructor: Abhijit Banerjee
Lecture 2 provides an introduction to the idea of poverty traps. Instructor: Esther Duflo
In this lecture, Esther Duflo talks about social experiments done to understand what interventions work best to mitigate world poverty. Instructor: Esther Duflo
In this lecture, Esther Duflo covers malnutriton and the nutrition-based poverty trap, including the relationship between productivity and nutrition. Instructor: Esther Duflo
In this lab, the class does a charcoal burn from start to finish, loading the drum, lighting it, and sealing it after some of the burn. While the burn is going on, they grate yucca to make a binder and make briquettes using the contents from a previous burn. Speaker: ...
This lecture reviews solar cooker technology and a case study in D-Lab's Creative Capacity Building workshops. The session ends with final thoughts on trip preparation, including how to get good information from community partners, and how to pack. Speaker: Amy ...
This video contains three student team presentations previewing their plans for upcoming visits to Nicaragua and El Salvador community partners, and feedback from instructor Amy Banzaert about those plans. Speaker: MIT Students, Amy Banzaert
Four student teams (juice bag sealer, charcoal barrel improvement, solar charger for cell phones, rice dehusking) give final presentations and demonstrations of their projects, at the D-Lab Spring Showcase event. Speaker: MIT Students
Description: The main focus is the microscopic picture of waves. This lecture discusses the energy transport by waves, by using the Maxwell's equations in different electric/magnetic fields and between different interfaces. Instructor: Prof. Gang Chen
Description: Students learn to solve the Boltzmann equation in the classical limit under relaxation time approximation in this lecture. Students also learn to derive the Fourier law, Newton shear law, and the electron transport process with the Ohm's Law. Instructor: ...
Description: This lecture continues discussion on energy transport when it travels perpendicularly to a film. It also provides solving Boltzmann equation with consideration of classical size effects under circumstances of heat carriers colliding with boundaries. ...
Instructor: Dennis Freeman Description: The final Signals and Systems lecture explains how audio playback evolved from the fragile Edison cylinder phonograph to durable modern optical disks, through the application of digital signal processing concepts.
This lab consists of three modules: - Characterize the peak power output of the solar cell - Measure how power output of a solar panel changes with the angle of light - Measure how solar panel efficiency drops when the panel is shaded Students also get more instruction ...
In this pre-lab lecture, students learn the basics about how photovoltaic solar panels work. They also learn about various solar thermal technologies, and the advantages to using SODIS bags for solar water disinfection. Speaker: Amit Gandhi
In this lab, students use soda bottles, wire, and magnets to construct small wind turbines on wooden bases. They use the Savonius wind turbine design and troubleshoot various problems that come up, finally calculating voltage and current when finished. Speaker: Amit ...