How and why we do mathematical proofs
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The aim of this short unit is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs (why proofs are important and how they can help us) and to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, the student will learn the following: * proofs can help you to really see why a result is true; * problems that are easy to state
Fact? or Fiction? 2009
Fact? or Fiction? 2009 was another roaring success! The annual guessing game and fundraising event helps to support the ROM research endowment fund. For one evening each year, devious curatorial staff attempt to outwit participants
Moore's Law Forever?
In 1965, Gordon Moore observed that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubled every technology generation (12 months at that time, currently 18-24 months). He predicted that this trend would continue for a while. Forty years later, Moore's Law continues to hold. Since the number of transistors in a circuit is a measure of the circuit's computational power, the doubling of transistor counts compounded over a 40 year period has led to an enormous increase in the performance of electronic
Ideas Cafe- The Study of Memory - Sean Hand, Department of French
Sean Hand, Department of French discusses Memory and Memorial within French culture and history.
Every year millions of monarch butterflies manage to find their way from hatching grounds in North America to wintering grounds in Mexico. These butterflies log up to 2,000 miles to arrive at their destination: a few fir tree-covered ridge tops in Mexico that none have ever been to. How do these lovely lepidoptera know where to go? How do other species migrate? What are modern threats to migrating species?
EM Radio: Episode 6: Conversation with Cathy Morris
On Dec. 1 the Eiteljorg Museum will host the sixth annual Winter Market. This year more than 50 artists from accross the region will be here selling their works including glass, beadwork, gourds, paintings and more. Also, there will be performances by Monika Herzig, Cathy Morris and others. This week we talk with Cathy Morris. This electric violin player offers a very eclectic sound fusing jazz, funk and more.
Gingerbread Man Math
Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses enjoy special popularity around the holidays, but many of these gingerbread activities are timeless and complement literature titles that teachers use at the beginning of school or after the holidays. It's very easy to incorporate mathematics into a study of gingerbread men, and students will enjoy the data collection activities and games while learning math skills and deepening their understanding of important mathematical concepts. Look through these math
Beyond Turner to Cezanne: Manet and Caillebotte (lecture)
Dr. Bradford Collins lectures on the history of European painting from the Neoclassical movement of the late 18th century through French Impressionism in the early 20th century. In this episode Dr....
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Zooarchaeologist Joanne Bowen decodes 400-year-old leftovers.
We discuss design with Wayne Hemingway, look for love at the Laing Art Gallery, get into the kitchen with a Peruvian Geordie and hear from British Museum curator Ralph Jackson about the Emperor Hadrian’s return to the North East after a 2000 year absence.
A Historical Perspective on Semiconductors and Moore's Law - Craig Barrett ((Formerly) Intel)
Intel Corporation legend, former CEO, and Chairman of the Board Craig Barrett discusses his personal career path from a Stanford Associate Professor, to Silicon Valley consultant, to a 35-year career inside one of the globe's most prominent players in technology. His talk concentrates on Moore's Law and the myriad factors in place to ensure its continued progeny.
Anxiety Disorders II from the course Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Fall 2006. This course offers theoretical and empirical approaches to the explanation of psychological dysfunction. The relation between theories of psychopathology and theories of intervention. A critical evaluation of the effects of individual, family, and community approaches to therapeutic and preventive intervention. Thematic focus of the course may change from year to year. See department notices for details.
20-Year Map of Global Rainfall
This visualization from NASA shows global rainfall patterns over a 22-year span. It incorporates data from a combination of remote-sensing and ground-based sources.
"All We Are Seeking Here Is Equal Opportunity": The American G.I. Forum Desegregates a Texas Communi
With the annexation of Texas in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War, Tejanos--Texans of Mexican descent--lost property rights and political power in a society dominated by Anglos. Through discriminatory practices and violent force, Tejanos were kept at the bottom of the new political and socio-cultural order. From 1900-1930, as an influx of immigrants from Mexico came north to meet a growing demand for cheap labor in the developing commercial agriculture industries, Tejanos experienced c
Blood in the Bank - Professor Gary Slapper
Globally, more people are killed each year at work than are killed in wars. How the law responds is important, and the UK’s new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act is a significant improvement on earlier legislation. The Act arose from a recognition that the common law principles of manslaughter (which had been developed to deal with individuals) were ill-suited to the prosecution of companies, such as train companies or construction companies, whose recklessness had been implica
Inside the Mind of a Reluctant Entrepreneur - Jeff Hawkins (Numenta)
Numenta's Jeff Hawkins, a frequent company founder, inventor, and product designer for Palm and Handspring, highlights lessons learned during his tenure in technology. He also confesses that these accomplishments were mere way stations in his 30-year passionate pursuit of neuroscience.
The Contrasts of a Big Company and a Small Start-Up - Gil Penchina (Wikia)
Gil Penchina, CEO of Wikia, and an 8-year veteran of eBay, contrasts his experiences and lessons of working in a big company with heading a small start-up.
The Golden Age of Couture: Lady Alexandra - A Couture Client
The V& A has a great collection of dresses made by the French couturier Jacques Fath. They were the gift of one of his favourite clients, Lady Alexandra Dacre.Lady Alexandra's daughter, Xania Dennen, rembembers her mother's special arrangement with Fath, who was at the time one of the city's most celebrated designers.
Immune Attacks content is geared for senior level high school biology and first year university biology. To play the game, users control a microscopic robot and navigate through a first-person 3D body, completing a series of stepwise missions to detect a bacterial infection and activate the appropriate defensive immune cells. These stepwise missions follow the actual biological process that occurs during an infection and how immune cells are stimulated to kill the bacteria.
Troubles in Zimbabwe must be resolved peacefully
Dr George Kanyeihamba, one of this years honorary graduates, helped establish democracy and the independent judicial system in Uganda, and is considered the Founding Father of human rights in Africa. Here, he talks about his experiences, and the need for peaceful resolution of events in Zimbabwe.