Ever wondered why rats, mice and squirrels seem to reproduce at such an alarming rate? Rodents are among the most successful of all the mammal groups. In this unit you will learn more about some of the evolutionary features that make these creatures so plentiful. This is the third unit in the ‘Studying mammals’ series.
Introduction to Free/Open-Source Software
Structure: Three credits. Three lecture hours per week (45 total contact hours). Prerequisites: none Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS) has grown from small beginnings to a ma jor trend in the IT industry. Big companies like IBM have reoriented their business and are now deriving the majority of their revenues from services related to FOSS. Countless small and medium enterprises all over the world are also successful in this area.
Introduction to compact operators
The aim of this session is to cover the basic theory of compact linear operators on Banach spaces. This includes definitions and statements of the background and main results, with illustrative examples and some proofs. Target audience: This material is accessible to anyone who has a basic knowledge of metric space topology, and who knows what a bounded linear operator on a Banach space is. It is most likely to be suitable for postgraduate students or final year undergraduates.
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament
Introduction to macroeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. This module provides an introduction to modern macroeconomic analysis. Macroeconomics is concerned with some of the most pressing and fundamental questions economists can ask, such as: What determines economic growth? Why do economies exhibit expansions ('booms') and contractions ('busts') in output? What drives employment and wages, saving and investment? What causes inflation
Introduction to microeconomics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Semester 1 2009/2010. There are no pre-requisites to taking this module and in particular there is no assumption of any prior knowledge of economics. For those who have taken A-level economics or any other version of economics some of the module content will appear familiar to you. However, the methods of analysis and the approach to teaching will quite probably be very different to anything experienced
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : central tendency
Statistical data have a tendency to cluster around some central point. How do we determine this point? Is there just one way of doing it or more than one?
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : graphical display
Different ways of displaying data: boxplots, histograms and distributions.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : normal distribution
One of the most common statistical distributions is the normal distribution. What does it tell us and how do we use it?
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : standard deviation
A standard way of measuring statistical variability: standard deviation and the associated concepts of variance and degrees of freedom.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign
Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : variability
Statistical data vary: range and inter-quartile range measure this. Are they good measures?
Introduction to Applied Statistics
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Introduction to Business
BU100 - Introduction to Business The BU100 Introduction to Business course provides a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of business and prepares you for future studies in more specialized topics within the subject area. You will increase your awareness of the overall environment and function of business as well as observe its contributions to society. This course also covers communication technology, globalization, and business ethics.
Introduction to Geology
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Introduction to Transportation Technology I
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Numbers: An introduction to subtraction
Do you want to improve your ability to subtract one number from another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator? This unit will help you get to grips with subtraction and give you some practice in doing it.
Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols and styles to convey meaning. Also, graphs are normally drawn specifically with the intention of presenting information in a particularly favourable or unfavourable light, to convince you of an argument or to influence your decisions.
An introduction to complex numbers
This unit looks at complex numbers. You will learn how they are defined, examine their geometric representation and then move on to looking at the methods for finding the nth roots of complex numbers and the solutions to simple polynominal equations.