1 About working with others Very few people study or work in complete isolation. Some courses now set projects and assignments that need to be completed in pairs or groups, either face-to-face or using econferencing. Even if your course does not formally require you to do this, working with others is an important part of your skills portfolio. Most jobs require you to work as part of a team, and employers value individuals who can demonstrate this. In working on a work project or an assignment with others – in p
Very few people study or work in complete isolation. Some courses now set projects and assignments that need to be completed in pairs or groups, either face-to-face or using econferencing. Even if your course does not formally require you to do this, working with others is an important part of your skills portfolio. Most jobs require you to work as part of a team, and employers value individuals who can demonstrate this.
In working on a work project or an assignment with others – in p
Boiler Bytes: Students design 'snobot' to clear walks during winter
Mechanical engineering students developed a 'snobot,' a robot running on batteries and sensors, which can remove snow without human involvement. The invention was part of a senior design project.
5.2 Value Added Tax (VAT)
Do you have a graphics or scientific calculator? If so, this unit will help you to understand the different functions and facilities available. With a focus on arithmetic, you will learn what a powerful tool this type of calculator can be.
This Unit will introduce you to a number of ways of representing data graphically and of summarising data numerically. You will learn the uses for pie charts, bar charts, histograms and scatterplots. You will also be introduced to various ways of summarising data and methods for assessing location and dispersion.
1 Using vectors to model
This unit introduces the topic of vectors. The subject is developed without assuming you have come across it before, but the unit assumes that you have previously had a basic grounding in algebra and trigonometry, and how to use Cartesian coordinates for specifying a point in a plane.
This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.
Common Values and Federalism in Europe
David Hannay, Peter Sutherland and Peter Luff participate in a discussion on Common Values and Federalism in Europe. Part of the Europaeum Conference recorded at St Anthony's College in September 2010.
Procesamiento avanzado de imágenes digitales
Procesamiento digital de imágenes, concediéndose gran importancia al procesamiento de carácter fotogramétrico y al propio de la visión computacional. Objetivos: - Conocer los principios de ajustes de redes en la captura de datos - Conocer los principios matemáticos para procesar datos procedentes de cámaras digitales - Cuantificar y valorar la propagación de errores - Conocer los principios y procesos de la visión computacional.
"Senate Extravaganzapolooza" at Dickinson College
March 29, 2011 - Dickinson College Student Senate's "Senate Extravaganzapolooza"
Workshop 2: Math. Analysis - Why do we do proofs?
The fourth class in Dr Joel Feinstein's G12MAN Mathematical Analysis module aims to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. 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 can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (Simpson's paradox); the ans
Pathway to Space
High school science just got a whole lot more interesting. Students from around Australia can now embark on a mission to Mars and learn what it's like to follow science and engineering careers. Pathways to Space, a federally funded project led by the University of New South Wales, will see students working with scientists in a Mars Yard at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum and linking up via video with researchers at UNSW and The University of Sydney. The simulated mission exhibit, a recipient of alm
Barriers and Motivators for Using OER in Schools
Barriers and Motivators for Using OER in Schools
A retrospective look at space shuttle Endeavour.
Cell Phone Spectrophotometer
Instructions and software are provided to allow students to build an inexpensive spectrophotometer, using digital cameras or cell phone cameras as array detectors. Supplementary materials include instructions for high school teachers and laboratory instructions for both high school and college students. Software source code allows customization.
Animation of GC solvent focusing
This site has very good animations related to separations. It deals specifically with solvent focusing in gas chromatography. The animations are short (one to two minutes) and can easily be shown in class as part of a lecture. They are extremely helpful in illustrating key components and concepts of chromatographic systems. Users are encouraged to explore the site and the other brief animations as well. Separate links to other simulations by the same company (TRSL) are also listed on ASDL.
M.E. Muller Institute for Microscopy
This website is a nice primer for those who are interested in atomic-level surface imaging of biological samples with atomic force microscopy (AFM). The accompanying graphics are illustrative of what can be done and at what resolution. Note the material is a little dated (1996), but is still very useful. If one is interested in learning about biological imaging with other methods as well, it is recommended to open the home page site (http://www.mih.unibas.ch/Booklet/Booklet96/Intro/Intro.ht
Encyclopedia of Analytical Instrumentation
Site contains a comprehensive introduction to a large number of analytical instruments, their components and techniques. Example topics: basic concepts/methods, data acquisition and electronics, data handling, electrochemistry, imaging, material and surface analysis, sensors, spectroscopy, etc.
Steps in conducting a systematic review
This RLO outlines the five fundamental steps to conducting a systematic review of health care research so as identify, select and critically appraise relevant research.
Building a Business: Negotiation Skills
Owen Darbishire, University Lecturer at the Said Business School, presents the seventh lecture of the 2010/11 Building a Business lecture series.
1 Evolution and natural and artificial selection In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.
In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.