21 - Repeated games: cooperation vs. the end game
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16 - Backward induction: reputation and duels
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01 - Course introduction
Professor Kagan introduces the course and the material that will be covered during the semester. He aims to clarify what the class will focus on in particular and which subjects it will steer away from. The emphasis will be placed on philosophical questions that arise when one contemplates the nature of death. The first half of the course will address metaphysical questions while the second half will focus on value theory.
24 - General Review
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21W.780 Communicating in Technical Organizations (MIT)
This class offers students an opportunity to experiment with various forms and practices of cellphone communication and, most importantly, to propose and develop a semester-long project using advanced A780 cellphones donated by Motorola along with access to J2ME™ source code for programming cellphone applications. Class size is limited. Students in small collaborative groups will propose, implement and report on a semester-long project.
The Joy of Economics: Making Sense out of Life
My goal is to provide an accessible book that reflects this theme of choice and conveys a sense of the breadth and power of basic economic analysis. It assumes no prior knowledge of economics and can be read and appreciated by anyone. While some parts of the book cover conventional material, others do not. I've ignored many traditional topics and substituted ones that apply economics in unusual and often provocative ways. The chapters are not meant to be definitive, they are meant to raise q
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Connecting California History/Missions and Theatre. Users will explore maps of Father Serra's journeys from Spain to Mexico, from Baja California to Alta California and El Camino Real and will use mapping skills to place students on the stage using theatre terms.
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons i
15.391 Early Stage Capital (MIT)
15.391 examines the elements of raising early stage capital, focusing on start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. This course also prepares entrepreneurs to make the best use of outside advisors, and to negotiate effective long-term relationships with funding sources. Working in teams, students interact with venture capitalists and other professionals throughout the semester. Disclaimer: The web sites for this course and the materials they offer are provided for educational
The Rise of China: An Interview with Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
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14.123 Microeconomic Theory III (MIT)
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Embedding Shape Grammars in a Parametric Design Software
The Garifuna are a group of people that live on the northern coast of Honduras and the coast of Belize. They have a very distinct and vibrant culture. Minority cultures are currently absorbed by mainstreamed cultures and the Garifuna ethnicity is directly influenced by this phenomenon. In this research it is of special concern to encapsulate Garifuna vernacular architecture by means of shape grammars. The research provides a clear documentation of the grammars implemented in Grasshopper, as well
Week 01 Lecture: Introduction and Policy Instruments
Richard and Peter introduce students to the course, central concepts, and teaching arrangements. The first lecture will provide an overview of the subject matter to be explored throughout the semester, the purpose of tutorials as a means for students to engage in deep conversation on the issues which are to be facilitated by students. The role of the supertutorial will be explained, a tool and support mechanism for tutorial facilitators to gather in the week prior to their facilitation for the p
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This module is aimed at students who have completed stage 2 Mandarin or have a comparable qualification. The exercises, some of which are supported by audio, concentrate on vocabulary development by using the concept of word families. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
Working with Soundbooth and Flash
Learn to add cue points to files in Soundbooth, import sounds into Flash, and perform round-trip editing between Flash with Soundbooth.
Quantum field theory
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Last taught in Spring Semester 2006 A compilation of fourteen lectures in PDF format on the subject of quantum field theory. This module is suitable for 3rd or 4th year undergraduate and postgraduate level learners. Suitable for year 3/4 undergraduate and postgraduate study. Dr Kirill Krasnov, School of Mathematical Sciences Dr Kirill Krasnov is a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. After studying physics in K
Catalyst for Change: A good death
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This module is aimed at students in year 2 semester B. The varied exercises cover a range of topics from Portuguese history to cooking. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
German stage 2 semester A
This module is aimed post GCSE students in semester A and addresses common grammatical problems areas. The grammar exercises are also supported by audio, so that the pronunciation is underlined and listening skills are practiced. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.