"Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design, Spring 2007"
" This class provides an introduction to quantitative models and qualitative frameworks for studying complex engineering systems. Also taught is the art of abstracting a complex system into a model for purposes of analysis and design while dealing with complexity, emergent behavior, stochasticity, non-linearities and the requirements of many stakeholders with divergent objectives. The successful completion of the class requires a semester-long class project that deals with critical contemporary
"Designing Your Life, Spring 2009"
" This course provides an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life, on your own terms. The instructors address what it takes to succeed, to be proud of your life, and to be happy in it. Participants tackle career satisfaction, money, body, vices, and relationship to themselves. They learn how to confront issues in their lives, how to live life, and how to learn from it. A short version of this course meets during the Independent Activ
"Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Problem Solving Approach, Spring 2008"
" This text is an introductory treatment on the junior level for a two-semester electrical engineering course starting from the Coulomb-Lorentz force law on a point charge. The theory is extended by the continuous superposition of solutions from previously developed simpler problems leading to the general integral and differential field laws. Often the same problem is solved by different methods so that the advantages and limitations of each approach becomes clear. Sample problems and their solu
Spatial Climate Analysis Service
This web site provides access to high-quality spatial climate data sets. The site provides: up-to-date and historical monthly climate data sets and graphics for the continental United States, related papers and presentations, as well as hard copies of maps for purchase.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
This Web site, created to complement the Hall of Ocean Life, looks at the cradle of life for our planet, along with its key to our future. It includes the following sections: Dioramas is an in-depth look at the Hall of Ocean Life's dioramas. They are: Andros Coral Reef, Diving Birds, Diving for Pearls, Polar Bear, Sargasso Sea, Walrus, West Indian Manatee, Northern Elephant Seal, Northern Sea Lion, Harbor Seal, Dolphin and Tuna, Sea Otter, Tiger Shark, and Sperm Whale and Giant Squid. Ecosystems
Brazilian Portuguese year 1 semester B
This module is aimed at students in year 1 semester B (beginners Portuguese). The varied exercises cover a range of topics from a solar eclipse to the Portuguese language. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Mandarin stage 1 semester A
This module is aimed at complete beginners in Mandarin Chinese in semester A and exposes the student to listening and reading material, as well as practice in grammar. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
1. Wake Up, It’s Getting Late! (Upper Intermediate)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod! You asked, we listened: the brand new Upper Intermediate Level Italian Course is finally here! This series continues right where the Intermediate Level left off, and it features conversations on useful and practical topics, as well as a comprehensive review of the Italian grammar focusing on those "not so easy" subjects, [...]
2. Catch That Train & Ride (Upper Intermediate)
Learn Italian online with LearnItalianPod! We definitely did not expect such an enthusiastic reaction for this new "Upper Intermediate Level Series" - everyone seems to be finding our "a day in the life of our Italian friend Italo" very useful and entertaining, and that's a terrific thing! Thanks everyone for all of your positive feedback; [...]
3. Can We Reschedule? (Upper Intermediate)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod! Episode #3 of the highly acclaimed, new "Upper-Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Can We Reschedule?" - Our hero Italo is on the train for Venice, where he has an important business appointment. The train is running late, and Italo is forced to call to reschedule the appointment. Today we are going [...]
4. Let Me Grab A Bite To Eat (Upper Intermediate)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod! Episode #4 of the new Upper Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Let Me Grab A Bite To Eat". Italo, the protagonist of this series, has finally arrived in Venice. It's 1:00 PM and his business meeting is two hours away. Italo is starving and decides to stop at a bar to [...]
5. An Unexpected Encounter (Upper Intermediate)
Here's what our VIP Subscriber Amanda has to say about this new Upper Intermediate Level Series: "I just love this new series. That's exactly what I needed. I can understand most of the Italian spoken on the series, and it is challenging enough to drive me on and keep me digging deeper into this [...]
6. What Do You Mean He’s Not Here? (Upper Intermediate)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com! Episode #6 of the new Upper Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "What Do You Mean He's Not Here?". Our hero Italo has finally arrived to his important business appointment. Unfortunately an unexpected and unpleasant surprise awaits him... - Today we are going to learn some useful sentences and vocabulary that you [...]
7. I Need A Room For Tonight (Upper Intermediate)
Episode #7 of this exciting "Upper Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "I Need A Room For Tonight". Last week we had left our friend Italo in the middle of un unpleasant situation. The business meeting he was supposed to have has been cancelled and rescheduled for the following morning. Now Italo must find a place [...]
8. Where is Piazza San Marco? (Upper Intermediate)
Episode #8 of the "Upper Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Where is Piazza San Marco?" - Let's start with a little recap. Our friend Italo, who is spending the night in a hotel in Venice after his business meeting was cancelled, decides to go for a walk, determined to reach San Marco Square. He thinks [...]
9. Is It Worth Going There? (Upper Intermediate)
Episode #9 of the "Upper Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Is It Worth Going There?" - Our hero Italo has finally made it to Piazza S. Marco. As he stands in the middle of the Piazza, enjoying the marvelous view of that timeless place, he hears a tourist guide talking about the mythical "Harry's Bar" [...]
10. At The Internet Cafe (Upper Intermediate)
Episode #10 of the "Upper-Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "At The Internet Cafe" - It's 9:00 PM in Venice, and our hero Italo, after visiting Piazza San Marco, the famous Harry's Bar, and other beautiful tourist places, decides to spend the last half hour of the day at an Internet Cafe, to check his email, [...]
11. Goodnight My Love (Upper Intermediate)
Episode #11 of the "Upper-Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Goodnight My Love". Italo is finally in his bedroom at the hotel in Venice, ready to go to bed. There's only one thing he needs to do right before falling asleep: calling his wife Lucia, ask her about her day, and wish her goodnight. Let's hear [...]
12. At The Newsstand (Upper Intermediate)
Let's do a little recap. In the first eleven episodes of this "Upper-Intermediate Level Series" we've followed our friend Italo during one of his days. Now, let's go back in time, and let's see what happened to his wife Lucia during the same day. In doing so, we'll review and practice conversations on useful and [...]
13. Planning A Surprise (Upper Intermediate)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com! Episode #13 of the "Upper-Intermediate Level Series" is entitled "Planning A Surprise". Lucia is planning a surprise party to celebrate her husband Italo's birthday, and she decides to call Gianni, a friend of the family, to discuss what to do. We'll hear a phone conversation between two friends: you'll find a [...]