Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
"Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.
Signals, Systems, and Transforms (under construction)
This version of Rice University Elec 301 - Signals, Systems, and Transforms - is under active development in Fall 2003.
Finite Impulse Response
A course on FIR filter design.
The New England Forest in the Seventeenth Century 2 from the course American Environmental and Cultu
American Environmental and Cultural History - Fall 2006. This course presents a history of the American environment and the ways in which different cultural groups have perceived, used, managed, and conserved it from colonial times to the present. Cultures include American Indians and European and African Americans. Natural resources development includes gathering-hunting-fishing; farming, mining, ranching, forestry, and urbanization. ...
Understanding Coagulation Disorders
This tutorial is designed to aid medical students at all levels understand the laboratory diagnosis of disorders of coagulation. It includes introductory material on the basic laboratory tests, their general application and pitfalls in interpretation. The introduction is followed by a series of short clinical vignettes illustrating a variety of clotting disorders.
Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nerve Agents: Sarin - Mechanisms of Action
This presentation discusses the chemical mechanisms of action of nerve agents and their antidotes. Medical Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, A Course on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare for Healthcare Providers, was the first of its kind following the devastating events of 2001. This Web-based course combines Medantic Technology's didactic presentations and Medulator virtual patient cases delivered via a custom learning management system. Originally published for Medantic Technol
E-Assessment using Latent Semantic Analysis
E-assessment is an important component of e-learning and e-qualification. Formative and summative assessment serve different purposes and both types of evaluation are critical to the pedagogical process. While students are studying, practicing, working, or revising, formative assessment provides direction, focus and guidance. Summative assessment provides the means to evaluate a learner's achievement and communicate that achievement to interested parties. Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) is a st
"We Sang Rock of Ages": Frances Willard Battles Alcohol in the late 19th century
Among the social movements joined and led by women in the late 19th century, including unionization and women's suffrage, none had either the widespread fervor or success enjoyed by the temperance movement. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), founded in 1873, drew widespread support from labor movements such as the Knights of Labor by linking the fight against liquor with the desire to protect home and family against the ravages of the new industrial order. Frances Willard was one of
The Bum as Con Artist: An Undercover Account of the Great Depression
Middle-class observers reacted to hoboes and tramps of the Great Depression with an array of responses, viewing them with suspicion, empathy, concern, fear, sometimes even a twinge of envy. For some, stolidly holding onto traditional values of work and success, the "bum" was suspect, potentially a con artist. Tom Kromer's "Pity the Poor Panhandler: $2 An Hour Is All He Gets" exemplified this stance, urging readers to resist the appeals of panhandlers and refer them to relief agencies, where prof
"I Always Had Pads with Me": A G.I. Artist's Sketchpad, 1943-1944
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war, thousands of Americans enlisted in the U.S. armed forces. Among them was twenty-year-old Bronx resident Ben Hurwitz. Like many of the men and women who entered military service, Hurwitz (who changed his name to Brown after the war) kept a record of his experiences. But his "journal" was a sketchpad, and, during his two years in North Africa and Italy, Corporal Hurwitz drew and painted at every opportunity. Hurwitz's pictures a
Dissatisfied With the Lives They Live: Farm Women Describe Their Work in a 1913 U.S. Department of A
Statistics on women's work in the early 20th century were invariably misleading: most women worked but only a minority were formally in the wage labor force. Nowhere was the discrepancy between the domestic ideal and the reality of women's work lives wider than in rural America. In 1913 the U. S. Department of Agriculture decided to investigate and document the lives of farm woman they discovered a vast reservoir of discontent. The report, reproduced here, was culled from letters responding to a
Bruce Kent, ordained a Catholic minister in 1958, became general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in 1980 and chairman in 1987, the year he resigned from the ministry. In this video segment, he challenges the damaging spin that secretary for defense Lord Michael Heseltine used to undermine CND rather than engage in public debate about nuclear policy. Kent also refutes accusations that CND was in support of 'one-sided,' full unilateral disarmament. Instead, he argues for 's
GP-B Educator's Guide
This 52-page booklet provides an overview of the history, science and technology of this mission, including an introduction to Einstein's theory of curved spacetime. The guide also contains 18 pages of hands-on classroom activities related to gyroscopes, curved spacetime, frame-dragging and other concepts related to the GP-B experiment.
This website developed by Preetha Ram at Emory is intended to provide web-based support for a problem-based learning exercise focused on forensics. Students work in teams to solve a crime using data from a variety of sources (victim\'s journal, incident reports, coroner\'s reports). The materials are decidedly unique and the approach is likely to be of interest to a large number of faculty and students because of current popular interest in forensics. It should be noted that there are several b
Paper Chromatography of Stains
A paper chromatography experiment separating dyes. The experiment is targeted toward 8-12 grades, but could be suited to an introductory chem laboratory section.The text of the site contains instructions for setting up and executing the experiment in a large class setting.
The Evolution of a Laboratory Syllabus for Quantitative Analysis
The paper contains a syllabus of a redesigned quantitative analysis lab. In its new form, the lab is almost entirely instrumental. The description has sufficient detail to assist a fellow instructor to adopt the experiments. A rationale for the experiments and the lab protocols has also been provided.
US Environmental Protection Agency site that explains GC for those interested in environmental analysis. Assumes some user background in the field.
Study of Electrode Mechanism by Cyclic Voltammetry
This lab experiment uses cyclic voltammetry to determine the concentration of acetaminophen (active ingredient of Tylenol) in a children\'s pain relief elixir and to study the pH dependent mechanism of its oxidation. The experiment includes theory, pre-lab, write-up instructions and reference article.
Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis Chemistry 382
Resources for the instrumental analysis class at St Olaf'sCollege. Syllabus, sample exam, problem sets, class calendar, and an introduction to the use of role playing in the class are provided.
Reasonable Basic Algebra
Reasonable Basic Algebra is: * An introduction that appeals to the reader's reason rather than to her/his ability to memorize. * A complete tool for teaching "developmental" students twice a week for 15 weeks. * A way for adults to learn some mathematics—more or less in the same spirit as mathematicians do. * A text, with a story-line, written to be read and reread. * A presentation that pays pedantic attention to the linguistic difficulties the reader is likely to have in