Why do we do proofs?
The aim of this session is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (the Hospitals paradox); the answer to a question will often depend crucially on t
The inflammatory response
This learning object describes the inflammatory response - a series of local cellular and vascular responses which are triggered when the body is injured or invaded by micro-organisms or antigen.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign
Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some o
Reenactment : fans performing movie scenes from the stage to YouTube
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops, Professor Barbara Klinger from Indiana University discusses her research on the phenomenon of fan recreations. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor Barbara Klinger, Indiana University Professor Barbara Klinger's research and teaching focus on U.S. cinema, film exhibition and reception, fan studies, cinema and new med
Quantitative economics 1
As taught Autumn Semester 2010. There are no pre-requisites for this module. In particular, there is no assumption that Mathematics has previously been studied to A-level standard. In common with practically all subjects, theory in Economics is intrinsically mathematical, and those areas of Mathematics - principally differential calculus and its applications - most relevant to Economics will be covered. The mathematical techniques will be illustrated through economic applications, principally m
Politics in 60 seconds. Party whips
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on the role of the party whips. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Notting
Politics in 60 seconds. Lowering the voting age
Professor Philip Cowley defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on voting at 16. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Philip Cowley, Professor of Parliamentary Government, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Philip Cowley is Professor of Parliamentary Government at The University of Nottingham. He is an e
Politics in 60 seconds. Disaster politics
Dr Vanessa Pupavac defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focusses on disaster politics as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Vanessa Pupavac, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Vanessa Pupavac is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Nottingham. She has previously worked for the U
GRCC's David Pruis' MA133 class
The Future of Cancer Biomarkers: What's in the Pipeline? - Samir Hanash, MD, PhD
Substantial progress has been made in our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer, yet few diagnostics have been developed to date. Opportunities and challenges in developing blood based molecular diagnostics are reviewed from a lung cancer perspective by Dr. Samir Hanash, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The contribution of DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites and circulating tumor cells to lung cancer diagnostics are presented. Samir Hanash MD, PhD, program head, Molecular Dia
Advanced Audio Blog S3 #12 - La ciudad de Cuzco-Machu Picchu:The city of Cuzco-Machu Picchu
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your friends insist on taking you hiking while you’re visiting Peru, but you’re not so sure this is a good plan. After all, you are terribly afraid of heights! Your friends tell in Spanish you that they plan to start small and take it easy—it’s not like you’re climbing Mt. Everest. [...]
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Proud past, bright future? - Senator John Faulkner: Annual Archives Lecture
Senator John Faulkner gives the annual Archives lecture reflecting on the history of the labour movement in Australia. This talk was recorded at The Australian National University on 15 September 2011. His talk also opened the 'labour history and its people' conference hosted by the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in association with the National Centre for Biography. Senator John Faulkner has been a Senator for New South Wales since 1989 and served as a minister in the Keati
 Learn Hindi Daily Show–How was your trip to India?
Master Your Vocabulary. Take a look at: Vocabulary Quiz - Hindi->English; Picture->Hindi; Recording->Hindi; and more!Vocabulary List - Easy to study list with pictures and recordings for some wordsIntroduction Naraindas Jii... Related posts:
BlackRock's Doll upbeat, eyes positive free cash flow stocks
Sept. 23 - BlackRock Chief Equity Strategist Bob Doll says despite turmoil in the markets, investors have an opportunity to buy common stocks at the lowest multiples in 30 years.
Japanese for Everyday Life Lower Intermediate #14 - Asking to See an Item in a Showcase
Learn everyday Japanese conversation with JapanesePod101.com! You’re out on the Japanese street shopping for a gift for your mom. You figure jewelry is easy to send home, and she especially loves to wear earrings, so you decide to look for a pair. As soon as you walk into a nearby Japanese department store, you see [...]
9.02. Land, Labor, and Rent Conflict and Crisis
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When reading novels as a writer, you will immediately notice the importance of conflict as the engine of fiction.
Conflict and Crisis