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Inside the Occupy movement - Mexico City
Edur Velasco, a participant in the global "Occupy" protest movement, speaks to Reuters on November 10 from the protest camp outside Mexico's stock market in Mexico City.
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Yes, Ricky's Back!
Nov. 17 - British comedian, Ricky Gervais, will host the Gloden Globes for the third time. Alicia Powell reports.
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Queer Tango re-imagines the dance of love
Nov. 17 - Buenos Aires Queer Tango Festival examines gender identity in tango one sensual step at a time. Elly Park reports.
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Anthropology
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the Department of Anthropology. A key concern of anthropology is to understand the human species -- its origins, evolution, differentiation, and the structures that reflect forms of social life defining in their various ways persons, families, societies and nations.
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First Year of Studies
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the First Year of Studies. FYS provides the foundation for a liberal education and offers students the opportunity to take courses in a variety of academic areas before choosing a particular major.
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Police use tear gas against Greek protesters
Nov. 17 - Demonstrators opposing austerity measures clash with police in Athens, at a march to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising. Sarah Irwin reports.
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The GOP national security debate in six minutes
Nov. 23 - The eight leading GOP candidates met at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night for a two-hour debate on national security and foreign policy. Here are some of the most significant exchanges of the night.
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Star Life
Visitors to this site can follow the life cycle of a star, beginning with its formation from matter exploded outward by the Big Bang, followed by its expansion into a red giant as nuclear "fuel" is consumed, and ending with its "death" in a supernova, after which it becomes a neutron star or black hole.
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Differential Equation Model
This video explains how a function can be modeled using a differential equation if it is growing or shrinking exponentially.  In the differential equation model, k is a constant that determines if the function is growing or shrinking.  If k is greater than 1, the function is growing.  If it is less than 1, the function is shrinking.  (2:20)
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Differential Equation Model - Problem 1 of 4
This video is a continuation and explains how a function can be modeled using a differential equation if it is growing or shrinking exponentially.  The example provided solves a differential equation problem that involves exponential growth.  (4:19)
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Differential Equation Model - Problem 2 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides another example of solving a differential equation problem related to exponential growth.  (3:39)
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Chariots for Apollo - A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft
This site, originally published as part of NASA's History Series, presents a detailed history of the Apollo program. The story begins in the 1950s with early efforts to beat the Soviet Union into space, carries through the Kennedy administration, with its famous challenge to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s, and culminates with the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon in July 1969. The site features text, pictures, references, and several appendices conta
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Wall St. shakes on global jitters
Nov. 23 - Economic jitters from abroad offset optimism heading into the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, pulling U.S. stocks down by more than two percent. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Exponential Equations with Different Bases - Problem 4 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides another example problem that demonstrates how to solve exponential equations when the bases cannot be written as the same base.  (4:17)
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The U.S. Day Ahead: Price wars set to kickoff Black Friday
Nov. 23 - Thomson Reuters Retail Analyst Jharonne Martis says expect discounters excluding Wal-Mart to have bumper sales on so-called Black Friday.
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Mad World
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Solving Logarithmic Equations - Problem 3 of 3
This video is a continuation and provides another example that demonstrates how to solve logarithmic equations with a single log on both sides.  (2:22)
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10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering (MIT)
This course focuses on the use of modern computational and mathematical techniques in chemical engineering. Starting from a discussion of linear systems as the basic computational unit in scientific computing, methods for solving sets of nonlinear algebraic equations, ordinary differential equations, and differential-algebraic (DAE) systems are presented. Probability theory and its use in physical modeling is covered, as is the statistical analysis of data and parameter estimation. The finite di
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"The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens (poetry reading)
One can gain insight into what poets are trying to convey from listening to them read their poems. Most poets read with a conspicuous mannerism which, I suggest, mimics a pattern of speech they heard in early life that had a powerful influence on them. In Bukowski's work, for instance, I'm sure I hear the dismissive, jeering voice of his abusive father. Wallace Stevens reads with a "dying fall", as though he's casting a spell - somewhat like a preacher reading a lesson. Listen to Wallace S
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