Introduction to Sequential Smoothing and Prediction
The book deals extensively with polynomial filters, namely, fixed-memory,expanding-memory and fading-memory filters.
Design and Manufacturing II, Spring 2003
Integration of design, engineering, and management disciplines and practices for analysis and design of manufacturing enterprises. Emphasis is on the physics and stochastic nature of manufacturing processes and systems, and their effects on quality, rate, cost, and flexibility. Topics include process physics and control, design for manufacturing, and manufacturing systems. Group project requires design and fabrication of parts using mass-production and assembly methods to produce a product in qu
First Man on the Moon
2004 Purdue University interview with Neil Armstrong about his trip to the moon, with NASA footage.
Chemistry of Cobalt
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Household Economic Losses: A Case Study of Thailand’s 2011 Flood
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Portland, Indiana Volunteer Firemen and Firetruck
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4.2 Ionic and covalent bonding
We begin by applying simple bonding theories to molecular chlorine gas (Cl2) and non-molecular sodium chloride (NaCl), whose structures were discussed in Section 1. Figure 28 shows the result.
Sweatshops and the exploitation of workers are often linked to the globalised production of ‘big brand’ labels. This unit examines how campaigners have successfully closed the distance between the brands and the sweatshops, while others argue that such production ‘kick starts’ economies into growth benefiting whole communities.
This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Author(s):
Let's see if we have made any progress in studying thermal effects. The following SAQ is based on Exercise 3, although this time I have a higher expectation of how much you should be able to do.
4.2.1 Quantifying thermal energy
Thermal energy is associated with random motion – that is, in effect, a definition. Because it is random, it only makes sense to talk about it in connection with a large population of atoms. I began with fifty million million million silicon atoms – that should be enough. If whatever motion they have is random, some may have lots of it, others very little. With such a large population it is reasonable to try to think about an average motion or, better, to define an average energy of the p
2.4 Summary of Section 2
Thermometers sense temperature. They are transducers providing observable and quantifiable signals in variables other than temperature. Thermometers are calibrated to give numbers in accord with an internationally agreed scale. Various attributes influence the selection of an instrument for a task.
Temperature can determine the rate at which certain physical and chemical changes proceed, and whether some changes can occur at all.
3.2.5 Group development
Next on the list of priorities in the functioning of groups is the process of group development. One popular conception of the way in which groups ‘gel’ and become effective was first suggested by Tuckman (1965) and then extended by Tuckman and Jensen (1977). Tuckman originally identified four stages in this development process, which he named ‘forming’, ‘storming’, ‘norming’ and ‘performing’. These stages (see Author(s):
3.1 Belonging to a group
Because work groups are of central significance in the functioning of an organisation they have been studied intensively, and much has been written about group processes. In this reading it would be inappropriate to attempt to review this vast literature, which covers an enormous range of topics and aspects of groups. Instead, I focus attention here on two particular aspects of groups. First, I examine the nature of the contracts within a group: what it is that people gain from belonging to a
Checkland, P. (1981) Systems Thinking, Systems Practice, Chichester, Wiley.
This key skill develops your information technology (IT) skills in your studies, work or other activities over a period of time. To tackle all of this key skill, you will need to plan your work over at least 3–4 months to give yourself enough time to practise and improve your skills, to seek feedback from others, to monitor your progress and evaluate your strategy and present outcomes.
Skills in information technology cover a broad range, from using software unitages to developing a c
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