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Anisotropic dielectric permittivity: tetragonal-cubic phase transition in barium titanate
A thin section of barium titanate is viewed between crossed-polars, Initially, the sample is below the transition temperature, and since the domains of the anisotropic tetragonal phase exhibit birefringence, it is brightly coloured when viewed between crossed-polars. When the sample reaches the transition temperature, the isotropic cubic phase forms, which appears black. From TLP: Introduction to Anisotropy, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/anisotropy/dielectric.php
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

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Anisotropic thermal conductivity in quartz: parallel to c-axis section
A section of quartz cut parallel to the c-axis being heated from a point at its centre. An ellipse shows that the thermal conductivity in this plane is direction-dependent. From TLP: Introduction to Anisotropy, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/anisotropy/thermal.php
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge

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Maritime Transportation, Chemistry and Oil
These files outline a general introduction to a joint view of maritime transportation, chemistry and crude oil and petroleum products. They include study material and self evaluation tests, which could be covered in 35 hours. This material is suitable for 1st year undergraduate students enrolled in Nautical or Maritime Engineering Studies, and also for a general audience.
Author(s): Arturo Santaballa,Moisés Canle

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21H.466 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics (MIT)
At the beginning of the eighteenth century Russia began to come into its own as a major European power. Members of the Russian intellectual classes increasingly compared themselves and their autocratic order to states and societies in the West. This comparison generated both a new sense of national consciousness and intense criticism of the existing order in Russia. In this course we will examine different perspectives on Russian history and literature in order to try to understand the Russian E
Author(s): Wood, Elizabeth A.

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The Changing Workplace
The 20th century ushered in a change from handcrafting to machine tooling. Henry Ford introduced one of the first moving assembly lines as a way to turn out more cars more quickly, and the emerging auto industry popularized this mode. A photo of the Doble Steam Motors Corporation factory shows a line of workers and car chassis in production. This new technology, and the spread of industrialization, changed forever the way that work was completed. A wide variety of industries all across the count
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Back-bench rebels
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back b
Author(s): Cowley Philip J. Professor

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Consumer law
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 This module looks at the role of the law in regulating business in the interests of consumers. Suitable for: Second and final year undergraduates Professor P.R Cartwright, School of Law Peter Cartwright has been Professor of Consumer Protection Law at the University of Nottingham since 2004. He previously worked at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he obtained his Ph.D.
Author(s): Cartwright Peter R. Professor

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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in r
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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European Economic Issues: syllabus
Syllabus for a first year module on on European economic issues at the University of Birmingham. This module will involve the presentation and evaluation of economic data relevant to analysis of the European union, an overview of EU institutions and policy making and the rationale for supranational decision taking, an evaluation of current EU economic policies (agriculture, regional policy, economic and monetary union.
Author(s): Cillian Ryan

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Behaviour, Decisions and Markets: module syllabus
Module outline for a course on Behaviour, Decisions and Markets, as taught by Miguel A. Fonseca and Dieter Balkenborg, University of Exeter. The aim of this module is to enable students to examine economic theory from a behavioural perspective, and highlight instances where standard economics predicts actual choices correctly and instances where it does not. Students will be introduced to recent behavioural theories that have emerged to explain the empirical observations, and will discuss the im
Author(s): Miguel Fonseca,Dieter Balkenborg

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Delamination cracks in h-BN particles.
h-BN particles were subjected to compressive stress in the (0001) planes (within a silicon nitride particulate-reinforced silicon carbide composite). The occurrence of BN inclusions results from the introduction of colloidal BN into the hot isostatic pressing process. They are formed from B2O3 present as a thin surface film on the BN particles in the barrier layer. B2O3 will be molten during the pressing process and will diffuse rapidly into the powder compact and react with Si3N4 to form BN. Su
Author(s): Dr K M Knowles, Department of Materials Science an

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Population and Development
This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and references are provided. Educators can use the activities to help students understand population growth rates.
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Introducing Regional Integration
This course is designed as a general introduction to regional integration, and is particularly aimed at non-specialists. It reviews some of the main definitions of what constitutes a region, and identifies the basic concepts and approaches to integration. The course portrays both the diversity and the hierarchical nature of regionalism, and calls attention to the motivations that lead groups of states and regions to elect for one particular form of regional cooperation over another. The course
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Medicine Games: Control of the Cell Cycle
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you are to take on the job as a Cell Division Supervisor. Are you familiar with the different phases in the cell cycle? If not, maybe you should pay extra attention to the image of the cell cycle in the introduction.
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Muscles
This topic starts with a basic introduction to muscles and an image illustrating the possible locations of the different muscle tissues. The three types of muscle tissue are described in more detail. Along with the features of muscle tissue (e.g. contractibility), the functions of these tissues (e.g. support) are discussed.
Author(s): St George's, University of London,Raja Habib

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Good Practice Guide in Question and Test Design
This booklet will provide an introduction to good practice in question and test design. It includes the art of using objective tests to assess some aspects of student learning. At the outset you should be aware that objective tests are just one method of assessment. They are useful for assessing knowledge, comprehension and application and in some circumstances can be used to assess higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis. They cannot be used to assess creativity, integration of ide
Author(s): PASS-IT Project

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Using Portfolio's for Learning and Assessment - A staff handbook
This resource offers guidance for staff on introducing students to portfolios to be used for learning and assessment. It is based on experience gained while working on an FDTL Project “Promoting the Development of key skills through the use of portfolios” (2002 - 2005). The outlined Portfolio Workshops in this handbook have been developed as a result of the Project activities at Leeds Metropolitan University, but are also supported by the findings from the project as a whole. There are 2 acc
Author(s): Liz Hinchliffe

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Physics in architecture
Developed in 1998 by Dr John Whittle (Department of the Built Environment) using Authorware, this package contains brief interactive notes on eight areas of physics in which architects need a working knowledge. However, it is also useful to others in science, engineering and social sciences looking for an introduction to the topics concerned. These topics are: Units of measurement; Scalar and vector quantities; Newton’s laws; Mass and weight; Action and reaction; Waves; Heat, work and energy;
Author(s): Whittle John Dr

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Armed men seize two Crimea airports, Ukraine blames Russian forces
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews A group of armed men in military uniform takes control of two airports in the Crimean region, a move Ukraine's government calls an invasion. Sarah Toms reports. Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For
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Prescribing Heroin: the logical next step for Canada?
October 30, 2013 - Panel Discussion Prescribing Heroin explores the questions: what would an ongoing prescription heroin program in Canada look like, and how can we get there? Five years after the NAOMI clinical trial, which confirmed worldwide research demonstrating the effectiveness of prescribing heroin for those chronically dependent drug users who have not responded to other forms of treatment, this health intervention is still not available anywhere in Canada. The panel discussion fol
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