An integrated system to aid the planning of concrete structures: introducing the system
This paper reports on the development at Loughborough University of a CAD-based integrated model to aid the planning of in-situ concrete structures. The system development started after a review of the planning models currently available and after a detailed questionnaire survey undertaken amongst the top UK and US contractors on the current status of planning techniques and information technology. The main aim of this system i
6.830 Database Systems (MIT)
This course relies on primary readings from the database community to introduce graduate students to the foundations of database systems, focusing on basics such as the relational algebra and data model, schema normalization, query optimization, and transactions. It is designed for students who have taken MIT course 6.033 (or equivalent); no prior database experience is assumed though students who have taken an undergraduate course in databases are encouraged to attend. Topics related to the eng
4.302 BSAD Foundations in the Visual Arts (MIT)
This class offers a foundation in the visual art practice and its critical analysis for beginning architecture students. Emphasis is on long-range artistic development and its analogies to architectural thinking and practice. Students will learn to communicate ideas and experiences through various two-dimensional, and three-dimensional, and time-based media, including installations, performance and video. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practi
16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT)
This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization, and decision-making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their applications, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, reasoning under uncertainty, and machine learning. Optimization
What people really want - User validation of "digital city" concepts
This Paper discusses the experience acquired from the user-compatible development of a digital city model as an aid to urban planning based on the endeavours of a large Austrian city. The method selected was a structured survey of the future users of the "Digital City". In the case in question, the addressee is initially an "internal" client, in other words the staff of the Urban Planning Department. Above all findings it seems vital to work more intensive on common terminology and concepts to f
15.818 Pricing (MIT)
This course, primarily discussion based, provides a framework for understanding pricing strategies and tactics. Topics covered include pricing in competitive markets, estimating demand, price discrimination, the role of price cues, anticipating competitive responses, pricing in business to business markets, and pricing of new products. Lectures and cases are the primary modes of learning.
Intervenir la imagen... o el espejo m?gico (Intervene the image... or the magic mirror)
"A technology is interactive to the degree that it reflects the consequences of our actions or decisions back to us. It follows that an interactive technology is a medium through which we communicate with ourselves... a mirror" The purpose of this work is to explore the implications of interactive media through the review of "Utop?a" digital, an interactive piece that explore the implied transformation of the relationship between art and audience and new forms of perception. The artists' role is
Adaptive Generative Patterns: design and construction of Prague Biennale pavilion
This paper describes an experimental practice-based research project that considered design process, implementation and construction of a pavilion built to be part of the Performative Space section of the International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague 2005. The project was conceptualized as a time-bound performative situation with a parasite-like relationship to its host environment. Its design has emerged through an innovative iterative process that utilized digital simulative and procedura
ARQUITECTURA, CINE Y LITERATURA: LA SEDUCCI?N DE LA GEOMETR?A
?Estamos presenciando un nuevo paradigma hacia otra forma de concebir la matem?tica?. El presente ensayo pretende indagar, a trav?s del an?lisis y discusiones sobre diferentes obras literarias, cinematogr?ficas y proyectos arquitect?nicos, cl?sicos y contempor?neos, la relaci?n entre la arquitectura y la literatura a partir de las estructuras matem?ticas que los sustentan y c?mo estas se han modificado o evolucionado a partir de los cambios tecnol?gicos de las ?ltimas d?cadas. Relacionaremos la
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering (MIT)
This course introduces experimental biochemical and molecular techniques from a quantitative engineering perspective. Rigorous quantitative data collection, statistical analysis, and conceptual understanding of instrumentation design and application form the underpinnings of this course. The four discovery based modules include DNA Engineering, Protein Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomaterials Engineering. Additional information is available on the course Wiki (hosted on OpenWetWare.) T
A Common Word: Panel Four: Where Do We Go from Here?
A summary and wrap-up discussion of the previous four panels, the moderators invite participants to reflect on the issues explored and the future of inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Health Assessment and Promotion
This course focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease in clients across the life span. This course introduces processes of health assessment: interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment. Dominant models, theories and perspectives are used to explain health behavior are considered in relation to evidence-based health promotion and health education strategies. Students are also expected to identif
Mini project : ROM based sine wave generator : document transcript
This is Mini Project documentation introducing a ROM-Based Sine Wave Generator. It is part of the 2009/10 BEng in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering (course number 2ELE0065) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. It includes an introduction, project briefs for days 1 and 2 and a preparation session. This project requires the establishment of a communication protocol between two 68000-based microco
Bernstein on Inequality
William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about inequality. Bernstein is worried about it; Roberts is not. Bernstein argues that inequality is damaging to the health of low-status people and hurts the health of the economy. Roberts challenges Bernstein's empirical evidence. It's a lively conversation on the economics of status, productivity and the progressivity of taxes.
Organic food for students: Cookbook 2. Eating healthy is fun! Organic animal husbandry Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist Soil matters Instruction Sheet: Dock Control
Guide from Spanish government with a complete cookbook for students of organic food. Part of the "organic food for the Andalusian School" program, which aims to improve nutrition of children, providing food produced without synthetic chemicals such as pesticides, fungicides,
This booklet contains the principles that underpin organic farming. It is intended that
producers, technicians and other interested persons, find here the elements to be considered to establish livestock organic farms.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about why he is optimistic about the future and how trade and specialization explain the evolution of human development over the millennia. Ridley argues that life is getting better for most of the people on earth and that the underlying cause is trade and specialization. He discusses the differences between Smith's and Ricardo's insights into trade and growth and why despite what seems to be strong evidence, peo
This manual, from APSRU (Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit) in Australia provides a set of learning modules outlining best practice in soil monitoring. A simple explanation is given of key soil processes as a basis for learning, and practical guidance when making
The leaflet lists the causes an problems of dock, offering solutions to the sanitation of land and shows how dock can be regulated sustainably according to current knowledge in organic farming.
By Martin Hermle, Alfred Schaller (Bioland Bayern), Hans Thalmann (LWA Bayern),
Organic animal husbandry Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist Soil matters Instruction Sheet: Dock Control
Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist
Soil matters Instruction Sheet: Dock Control