Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, a
Introduction to Applied Statistics, Summer 2003
This course provides graduate students in the sciences with an intensive introduction to applied statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, non-parametric methods, estimation methods, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression, simulation, and robustness considerations. Calculations will be done using handheld calculators and the Minitab Statistical Computer Software.
Universe of Music, Fall 2007
An introduction to the infinite universe of music from its origins to the present, this course investigates the role of instruments, culture, myth and science in the evolution of music. Illustrations through the medium of the World Wide Web present the concept of music as both communication of ideas and expression of feelings in diverse musical traditions of the world.
Introduction to Nanoscale Science: Surface Area to Volume Ratio Module
Many intriguing phenomena observed in the "nanoworld" can be attributed to the increase in the surface to volume ratio ( SVR ) at the nanoscale. Understanding the surface area effects to volume changes is thus crucial to the understanding of nanoscale phenomena and nanotechnology applications. As an introduction to the nanoworld, the major goals of this module are to (1) give students a feel for just how small the nanoscale is, (2) give students practice in mathematically communicating nanoscale
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18.781 Theory of Numbers (MIT)
This course provides an elementary introduction to number theory with no algebraic prerequisites. Topics include primes, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, diophantine equations, irrational numbers, continued fractions and elliptic curves.
Introduction to OO Programming in Java - Mobile Phone Case Study
This visual aid forms part of the "Mobile Phone Case Study" topic in the Introduction to OO Programming in Java module.
The Great Magnet, the Earth
This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following a historical thread. In 1600, four hundred years ago William Gilbert, later physician to Queen Elizabeth I of England, published his great study of magnetism, "De Magnete"--"On the Magnet". It gave the first rational explanation to the mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north-south: the Earth itself was magnetic. "De Magnete" opened the era of mo
New SMU legal center for victims of crimes against women
Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt have committed $5 million to provide a new resource for legal assistance to the North Texas community and opportunities for SMU law students to gain practical experience. The gift will create the JUDGE ELMO B. HUNTER LEGAL CENTER for Victims of Crimes Against Women, named in honor of Mrs. Hunt's father. The new legal center at SMU's Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Re
Introduction to Crossing Borders
An introduction to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book.
16. Population in Traditional China
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) China's early demographic history is similar to that of Europe; population grows only slowly due to war, disease and Malthusian resource limitation. Later, introduction of American foods allowed cultivated land to expand, but population expanded even more rapidly, leading to an extremely dense, but poor population. During this time, female infanticide was frequent, but almost all surviving girls got married. Within marriage, their fertility rate w
Oscar Wilde Biography, Part 3 of A&E Biography. In 1883, Wilde arrived in Paris and "put his aesthetic posing behind him." He wrote the play “The Duchess of Padua” for Mary Anderson; she turns it down. He goes back to London and continues to lecture. There he meets Constance Lloyd and marries her. Apparently unaware of his homosexuality, they have two sons, Cyril in 1885 and Vyvyan in 1886. At 32 he accepts a job as an editor with a popular magaz
A&E Biography. In 1883, Wilde arrived in Paris and "put his aesthetic posing behind him." He wrote the play “The Duchess of Padua” for Mary Anderson; she turns it down. He goes back to London and continues to lecture. There he meets Constance Lloyd and marries her. Apparently unaware of his homosexuality, they have two sons, Cyril in 1885 and Vyvyan in 1886. At 32 he accepts a job as an editor with a popular magaz
Once Upon a Time with Barry Qualls
Tell me a story. Why is storytelling a nearly universal human phenomenon? Is a world without stories human at all? We use stories to explain our beginnings, memorialize our past, and discover meaning—including our own. We begin our lives hearing stories, and we live our lives by understanding the stories of others and creating new ones. Yet, as Thomas Carlyle once proclaimed, storytelling has "an alarming relationship to lying"; parents, wanting to teach honesty, caution their children, "
17.869 Political Science Scope and Methods (MIT)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to a variety of empirical research methods used by political scientists. The primary aims of the course are to make you a more sophisticated consumer of diverse empirical research and to allow you to conduct sophisticated independent work in your junior and senior years. This is not a course in data analysis. Rather, it is a course on how to approach political science research.
15.075 Applied Statistics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Prerequisites are calculus, probability, and linear algebra. We would like to acknowledge the contributions that Prof. Roy Welsch (MIT), Pro
The Greenhouse Effect
A simple animation explaining the greenhouse effect. The video shows what a "perfect" world would work and how the green house effect works. Run time 01:47.