Bone structure and function
This topic begins with an introduction to the primary functions of bone. A labelled diagram of the femur bone and bone matrix is included. The different types of osteoprogenitor cells are described (e.g. osteoclasts) and an Electron Microscope (EM) image is shown.
This topic has a thorough introduction to the whole gastro-intestinal tract. An animation illustrates the pathway taken by food as it travels through the digestive system. Peristalsis is illustrated using an animation. Students can test their knowledge of the components of the GI tract with a show/hide feature. The topic finishes with an overview of the gastric juices involved in the GI tract.
Philosophical issues in research
Introduction to philosophical issues in research and questions to help you draw out the philosophical underpinnings of your own research. It will also help you identify those adopted by existing research that you read.
This topic has a thorough introduction relating the disease to the underlying genetic causes. An interactive element gives information about the effects of cystic fibrosis on different organs of the body. A range of diagnoses and treatment methods are described. Psychosocial effects are detailed. The topic concludes with a page summarising care and management.
Functional Behaviour of Materials: Introduction to Semiconductors
This set of animations covers the principles and applications of semiconductors. From TLP: Introduction to Semiconductors
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
A general introduction to analytical chemistry with a special focus upon the analytical process, quality assurance, and guidance on solution preparation including volumetric and concentration calculations. It also includes a bibliography of useful texts for the analytical chemist.
Visual Anthropology CSAPOER
This module is concerned with how anthropology can contribute to - and gain insight from - the analysis of visual forms of representation; it is an introduction to anthropology through an examination of the ‘ways of seeing’ across-cultures and to the methods used for gathering information about other cultures’ ‘visual systems’. The module introduces how different cultures are depicted in a range of media, in particular ethnographic film and photography, and deals with the analytical an
European Business Culture and Practice, Workbook 1: Describing and Analysing Culture for Business
These workbooks form a major part of the class programme in European Business Culture and Practice. They provide a framework within which we explore concepts of national (or regional) culture and the way it translates into organisational or business culture. They combine individual and group work, as understanding and working within cultural differences is necessarily a group activity. As your group progresses through the workbooks, you may evaluate the effectiveness of this framework for yourse
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Knowledge Representation
These notes form part of the "Knowledge Representation" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Introduction to Chromatography
An introduction to chromatographic analysis, describing the different types of chromatography, their application areas and basic principles of operation. It is illustrated with simple diagrams, photographs of equipment and chromatograms illustrating practical aspects of the technique.
The Think Show
On November 11, 2010 from 9AM-6PM
Optical Communication Systems
This course is a brief introduction to optical communication systems. These systems are described, focusing on lasers, photodetectors, fibers, and design budgets. The aim is qualifying students to design simple optical systems.
Design for Sustainability, Fall 2004
This course on sustainability will cover the implications of this topic on engineering, design, and architecture. The course will begin with a general survey and discussion of current trends, followed by the introduction of the life cycle assessment (LCA) method as a rigorous, quantitative alternative to current popular sustainability measures for the built environment.
Article :: Introducing ColdFusion
Before diving into ColdFusion and web-based applications, start with this introduction and see what lies behind this powerful language.
The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross The Crusades were a series of religion-driven military campaigns waged by much of Christian Europe, fought mainly against Muslims. The original goal was to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
The Crusades were a series of religion-driven military campaigns waged by much of Christian Europe, fought mainly against Muslims. The original goal was to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
1.89 Environmental Microbiology (MIT)
This class provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. It will cover topics including: cellular architecture, energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration and bioremediation.
Real-Time Embedded Systems - Introduction to embedded software development
This lecture forms part of the "Introduction to embedded software development" topic in the Real-Time Embedded Systems module.
Natural Environmental Change
A brief introduction to natural causes of thermal environmental change.
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy": FDR Asks for a Declaration of War
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan's carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly addressed Congress to ask for a declaration of war as illustrated in this audio excerpt. Although he never mentioned Europe or the fact that Germany had by then declared war on the United States, the Pearl Harbor attack allowed him to begin the larger intervention in