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Active Learning in Advanced Analytical Chemistry, a course for first year graduate students
The introductory lecture course for graduate-level analytical chemistry is commonly understood to require students to be broadly aware of analytical tools, current problems, and methods for linking problems and measurements. This article describes an active learning approach to this course, using review articles to focus discussion and reveal gaps in student knowledge. Students give most of the course\'s lectures, with grades based on lectures, exams, and a term paper.
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Chromatography Nomenclature and Definitions
This website gives the IUPAC approved definitions in the field of chromatography. It is critical for students to appreciate the importance of using standardized nomenclature and definitions.
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Tunable Monochromator Movie
This Quick Time movie illustrates and describes to operation of a Czerny-Turner monochromator. The slits, mirrors, grating and grating scan are described in the production of a specific wavelength at the outlet slit. The movie is a companion to the double beam spectrometer animation.
Author(s): Thomas G. ChasteenChasteen

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RSC.org: Gas Chromatography
This video, distributed on YouTube by the Royal Society of Chemistry is on the basic principles of GC. This video is a short primer (~5 min) which introduces the technique and instrumentation. There are many assumptions that are made in the presentation of this material, due to the fact the video is meant to be a basic introduction. Examples of such assumptions include the statement that volatility solely controls the elution order of volatile compounds on a GC column and that concentration
Author(s): The Royal Society of Chemistry- Univ.Warwick

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RSC.org: Mass Spectrometry
This video, distributed on YouTube by the Royal Society of Chemistry is on the basic principles of mass spectrometry, using a magnetic sector instrument to demonstrate how specific m/z ratios can be selected. The theory and operation of MS, including the chemistry of ionization and fragmentation is described at an introductory level. There\'s also an excellent example of the use of high resolution MS to differentiate between nominal mass and actual mass. The video does a very good job of explain
Author(s): Royal Society of Chemistry- Univ. Warwick

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Principal Component Analysis
This site provides an introduction to principal component analysis, beginning with a glossary of important terms before taking the reader through the process of completing a principal component analysis. One limitation to the site is its reliance on Minitab and SPSS for calculations. Users without access to these programs can reproduce the calculations using other software packages, such as the freeware program R. Prior knowledge of basic statistics is assumed; thus, the site is most appropriate
Author(s): Alan Fielding

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Simplex Optimization Methods
This site, from the developers of the software program Multisimplex, provides a basic introduction to simplex optimization. Topics include the basic simplex method, the modified simplex method and evolutionary optimization. Although the mathematical details are not included, the site provides flow charts showing the logic behind the optimization. The site assumes that the user understands the need for optimization and, therefore, is less suitable for beginners.
Author(s): Grabitech

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NIST Engineering Statistics Handbook
This site provides a comprehensive electronic handbook on statistics for scientists and engineers. Topics include graphical approaches for exploratory data analysis, the characterization of measurement processes, the construction of statistical models for predicting and/or optimizing process, experimental design, process control monitoring, significance testing and the evaluation of product reliability. Although the site may be too detailed and complex for an undergraduate student to navigate wi
Author(s): NIST

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Basic Microscopy Concepts
The site provides introductory information related to optical microscopy. Among the topics addressed are resolution, numerical aperture, depth of field, field of view, illumination and the useful magnification range. A section on fluorescence microscopy is also included. Interactive video is used to demonstrate concepts in some cases. Researchers and educators interested in a brief overview of optical microscope principles may find the site useful.
Author(s): Nikon

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CIF vaccinologie 2011 – Vaccinations contre la typhoïde

Cours international francophone de vaccinologie
Hôpital d’instruction des armées du Val-de-Grâce – Ecole du Val-de-Grâce
Titre : CIF vaccinologie 2011 – Vaccinations contre la typhoïde et le choléra.
Intervenant : Eric GARNOTEL
Résumé : 29 mars 2011 - cours 23 : Vaccinations contre la typhoïde et le choléra.
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les données diffusées dans cette vidéo ou publiées dans la réfé
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Criminal Justice Is No Job for the State

The local paper had a brief news item recently quoting Alabama's state finance director as saying 3,000 nonviolent prisoners would have to be released if the state legislature adopts the budget proposed by the new governor.

"[David] Perry made the dire pronouncement Wednesday as members of the two judiciary committees were discussing a package of bills" designed to change the state's sent
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The Earth rotates through days
The students will be a part of a model showing how the Earth's rotation creates what we see as a sunrise and sunset every twenty-four hours.
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Democracy and Liberty

[This article is excerpted from Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery (1949; 2007). An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Colin Hussey, is available for download.]

Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery by FA Ha</span><br><span class=Author(s): No creator set

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My Bookmarks
My Bookmarks.
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1 Understanding social construction and social constructionism

The audio file included in this unit was designed to complement the D218 Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity Open University course. It is intended to help you gain a greater understanding of the terms: social construction and social constructionism.

The audio file was recorded in 2001. It is a studio discussion between academic colleagues who examine and define social construction and social constructionism.

Participants in the discussion were:

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2.2 The semiotic approach to textual meaning: image and ideology

Activity 2

Think of an image of a celebrity winning an award. How is s/he photographed, dressed and accompanied?

Perhaps the most likely image you thought of was a full-length or mid-shot of the celebr
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1 Introduction and overview

This unit is concerned with the very things that we, as ordinary people, talk about as a consequence of listening to radio, watching television or reading newspapers and magazines: the programmes and articles that constitute media output. We do not (except on rare occasions) experience celebrities face-to-face, as their celebrity is conditional on having their image disseminated far and wide. This unit examines the everyday evidence of celebrity activity – what academic media analyst
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7.4 Evaluating your strategy and assessing your work

Include a reflective summary that gives details of:

  • a judgement of your own progress and performance in the information literacy skills you set out to improve, including an assessment of where you feel you have made the greatest progress; discuss how you used criteria and feedback comments to help you assess your progress;

  • those factors that had the greatest effect on your achieving what you set out to do; include those that worked we
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7.3 Monitoring your progress

Use your records or logbook to provide a reflective commentary on:

  • what you did to help you set up and use information literacy methods and techniques to achieve your goals; for example, what you did to:

    • search for information and explore alternative lines of enquiry;

    • use different search strategies and tools effectively;

    • choose criteria and use them to critically evaluate th
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