13 - Banking: Successes and Failures
Banks, which were first created in primitive form by goldsmiths hundreds of years ago, have evolved into central economic institutions that manage the allocation of resources, channel information about productive activities, and offer the public convenient investment vehicles. Although there are several types of banking institutions, including credit unions and Saving and Loan Associations, commercial banks are the largest and most important in the banking system. Banks are designed to address t
Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - Intracellular signalling
A virtual laboratory which allows users to analyse intracellular signalling pathways. The programme allows the student to stimulate cells for different periods of time and analyse phosphorylation/activation of kinases in the signalling pathways, using SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting. Use of different cell types (dominant-negative mutants) and pull-down assays allows them to derive the hierarchy in the signalling pathways. The programme first introduces the theory behind the techniques. It then takes
Use networked services effectively to provide access to information
By developing their awareness of, and effectively using a range of, networked services practitioners enhance their responses to client requests for information. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: types of databases, responding to client requests for help, the internet, bibliographic databases, kinetica, new developments and putting it all together.
Tool for Stereographic Projection
This tools allows you to draw stereographic projections for different crystal types using different poles for the projection axis. It also allows you to draw circles of a specified angle around either individual poles or all poles with a spacing larger than a selected value.
Introduction to Freshwater Invertebrate & Plant Sampling
Short video providing a summary of why freshwater invertebrates and plant abundances are studied and the broad types of methods used. Aimed at students without previous field experience and linked to other more detailed methods videos up loaded to Jorum Open, which can be found using keywords Freshwater Ecology or Ecology Field Techniques.
TALAT Lecture 1402: Aluminium Matrix Composite Materials
This lecture provides understanding of the state-of-the-art of aluminium matrix composite materials; it outlines the properties of aluminium matrix composite materials as a basis for materials selection; it explains the limits of useful applications; it demonstrates the various types of aluminium matrix composites. Knowledge in metallurgy, materials science, materials engineering is assumed.
Quizzes in Director using Lingo
This set of video tutorials demonstrates how to create quizzes in Director and Lingo. The types of quiz include 'drag and drop' and answering questions using Text Input areas. These training videos assume the user has previous experience working with Director. This is a link to a website where the videos can be viewed from an index. The videos are also available to download from JorumOpen.
Mini project : credit the edit : document transcript
This is Mini Project documentation about creating and editing audio and video content. It is part of the 2009/10 BSc ( Hons ) in Multimedia Technology (course number 2ELE0075) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. It includes a project introduction and specification, day 1 and 2 project briefs and a creative brief. The objectives of this module are to demonstrate abilities to: o To plan, generate, s
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a uniform
The Elegant Universe pt 2
This is the second part of the discussion on String Theory. This part discusses the history of Quantum Mechanics and how it applies. Run time 52:48.
Columbia Plateau, Columbia River Basalt Group
This website features multiple links to geologic resources relating to the Columbia River Plateau and Columbia River Basalt Group. The types of resources available include background information, special items of interest, maps, graphics, images, and educational outreach for multiple levels of experience.
Types of Deserts
Deserts are classified by their location and dominant weather pattern into several types: trade wind, midlatitude, rain shadow, coastal, monsoon, or polar deserts. Former desert areas presently in non-arid environments are paleodeserts, and extraterrestrial deserts exist on other planets. This site, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, describes each type of desert using text and photographs.
This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should learn that many apparently different types of infinity are really the same size. However, there are genuinely more" real numbers than there are positive integ
Superspace: One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry
We introduce superfields in chapter 2 for the simpler world of three spacetime dimensions, where superfields are very similar to ordinary fields. We skip the discussion of nonsuperspace topics (background fields, gravity, etc.) which are covered in following chapters, and concentrate on a pedagogical treatment of superspace. We return to four dimensions in chapter 3, where we describe how supersymmetry is represented on superfields, and discuss all general properties of free superfields (and the
Mel Hurtig on The Truth about Canada
Mel Hurtig delivers a lecture based on the findings in his book, The Truth about Canada, which illuminates some of the truths and myths about Canada.
Open Wide and Trek Inside
This site examines the mouth and its various purposes, different types of teeth and their functions, bacteria that live in the mouth, and the processes of tooth decay and oral disease. The site includes activities and a teachers guide, which are designed for use by elementary school teachers.
Polar: Sounds of the Magnetosphere
This collection of sounds contains recordings of five types of electromagnetic or radio emissions produced by the magnetosphere. The sounds are accompanied by written descriptions of how they are propagated and by spectrograms which provide a graphic display of their frequency distributions.
Igneous Rocks of the Ocean Basins
These lecture notes introduce magmatism and petrology as they relate to the oceanic lithosphere. The notes cover ophiolite sequences and types of volcanic settings found in ocean basins. A section about basalt includes discussion of location, composition and origin of mid-ocean ridge basalts. Ocean ...
Metamorphic Rock Textures
These lecture notes discuss metamorphic textures and the mechanisms that create them. A discussion of foliation covers types of stress and the development of foliated rocks from slate to gneiss. Five modes of metamorphic differentiation are introduced including preservation of original compositional ...