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6.821 Programming Languages (MIT)
6.821 teaches the principles of functional, imperative, and logic programming languages. Topics covered include: meta-circular interpreters, semantics (operational and denotational), type systems (polymorphism, inference, and abstract types), object oriented programming, modules, and multiprocessing. The course involves substantial programming assignments and problem sets as well as a significant amount of reading. The course uses the Scheme+ programming language for all of its assignments.
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Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork, Fall 2003
Introduction to ethnographic practices: the study of and communicating about culture. Reading and discussion of classics of anthropological field work, contemporary critiques, and innovative practices. This course involves reading about how to do fieldwork, practicing fieldwork, reading ethnographies and about ethnography, and practicing writing ethnography. We will move from an overview of ethnography, to getting into the field, to writing fieldnotes, to analyzing data and writing a short ethno
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Brown Bear vs Pacific Salmon
In this short video clip, the Kamchatka brown bear charges through a rushing river in to grab slippery Pacific salmon, and high-speed cameras capture the action. Each summer, the brown bears wait for the moment where the rivers team with salmon during the annual salmon spawn. A bear may catch and eat a salmon every 20 minutes, 90 lbs of fish in a single day. Shows predator/prey relationships.  Run time (02:11)
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Daniel Pink on Drive, Motivation, and Incentives
Daniel Pink, author of Drive, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about drive, motivation, compensation, and incentives. Pink discusses the implications of using monetary rewards as compensation in business and in education. Much of the conversation focuses on the research underlying the book, Drive, research from behavioral psychology that challenges traditional claims by economists on the power of monetary and other types of incentive. The last part of the conversation turns toward education
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15.223 Global Markets, National Policies, and the Competitive Advantages of Firms (MIT)
The world is changing in two fundamental ways. First, the development of a truly global market in products, services, capital, and even certain types of labor is changing the basic terms of competition for an array of different firms and industries. Second, the rules and institutions governing the new international economic order are still in flux. National regulations are no longer adequate yet international accords over trade, intellectual property, labor standards, and a host of other issues
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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)
This undergraduate level course presents a basic study in geology. It introduces major minerals and rock types, rock-forming processes, and time scales; temperatures, pressures, compositions, structure of the Earth, and measurement techniques; geologic structures and relationships observable in the field; sediment movement and landform development by moving water, wind, and ice; crustal processes and planetary evolution in terms of global plate tectonics with an emphasis on ductile and brittle p
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Sports soft tissue injury
A presentation given to highlight types of injuries that can happen to soft tissue and the underlying factors that can lead into other related incidents.
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10.05. The Theory of Monopolistic or Imperfect Competition
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Belbin's team roles : managing the work of individuals and teams
Belbin and Woodcock's analysis of team development : presentation transcript is a presentation about managing the work of individuals and teams (HNC In Engineering – Design for manufacture Edexcel HN Unit: Engineering Science (NQF L4) © Leicester College 2009). Teamwork plays a vital role in successfully developing products for the market place. This presentation discusses the types of roles the team members can fulfil and how to get the most out of both the individual and the team as a whole
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Polish astronomers seek planets with two suns
Sept. 12 - A team of scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Torun are using four remotely controlled telescopes placed around the globe to search for circumbinary systems - multiple transiting planets orbiting two suns. They hope to emulate NASA's Kepler mission, which located such a system last month. Jim Drury reports.
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The devil's in the details - regulating financial innovation
With elections in India in a few months, the war on terror must be squarely at the centre of the political agenda. Not far away will be regulation of finance. As Sonia Gandhi put it, the poor had nothing to do with fancy sounding financial instruments. The livelihoods of the poor are at great risk now that financial globalisation has spread the damaging effects of some types of innovative finance across the world. Dr Paul Kattuman looks at the unintended consequences of complex, unproven financi
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Furniture making and design toolbox - Drawing room resources
This group of resources forms part of the Furniture making and design toolbox. These resources all relate to the unit of competence "LMFFM3011A: Produce manual and computer aided drawings". The content is divided into three sections. "Ask an expert" contains useful tips about good work practice in drawing for the funiture making industry and the differences between manual and CAD drawing. "Techniques" contains specific information about the drawing methods and conventions
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Furniture making and design - Task: Size up, draft and finalise drawing
This task contains information and activities about establishing drawing criteria and limitations and drafting checking and completing drawings. The user is guided through the different types of drawing used in the furniture making industry, drawing requirements and conventions, documentation and job specifications and using CAD. Scaling and dimensioning are explained. The relation between CAD, CAM and CNC is discussed. Comprehensive resources are provided which contain i
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Furniture making and design toolbox - Machine Workshop resources
This group of resources forms part of the Furniture making and design toolbox. These resources all relate to the unit of competence "LMFFM3031A Set up, operate and maintain CNC machinery and processing centres". The content is divided into three sections. "Ask an expert" contains useful tips about good work practice in the funiture making industry. "Techniques" contains specific information about the techniques involved in furniture making, particularly as relates to oper
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Provide input to change processes
Discusses the planning and management of change, types of change, steps in the change process, identifying the need for change, involving stakeholders and monitoring the change process.
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Receive and Process Reservations
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner to receive and process reservations in any size establishment. It will also assist the learner with how to provide information to prospective clients that will induce them to make a reservation. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include: responding to enquiries about types of rooms available, costs, facilities and services, promote products and services within the organ
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Prepare appetisers and salads
This unit demonstrates the preparation of appetisers and salads. In activity 1, students will learn about the different types of salads they can make. They will also learn to: select ingredients for salads, prepare salads, choose sauces and dressings and present salads. In activity 2, students will learn about appetisers. They will learn how to: produce appetisers, select and prepare glazes correctly, select equipment, utilise leftovers, plan production, present appetiser
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Prepare and cook poultry and game
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to prepare and cook poultry and game. Activity 1 looks at some of the common principles we need to apply to poultry and game. Students will learn some techniques including handling and storing, defrosting, carving and presenting poultry and game. In Activity 2 we look at poultry. This activity should teach students about types of poultry, selecting poultry, preparations techniques. Activity 3 looks at preparing and selecting game.
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