"Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design, Spring 2007"
" This class provides an introduction to quantitative models and qualitative frameworks for studying complex engineering systems. Also taught is the art of abstracting a complex system into a model for purposes of analysis and design while dealing with complexity, emergent behavior, stochasticity, non-linearities and the requirements of many stakeholders with divergent objectives. The successful completion of the class requires a semester-long class project that deals with critical contemporary
Author(s): Sussman, Joseph

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"Special Topics: Computational Camera and Photography, Fall 2008"
" A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample light in radically new ways, then rich and us
Author(s): Raskar, Ramesh

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"Designing Your Life, Spring 2009"
" This course provides an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life, on your own terms. The instructors address what it takes to succeed, to be proud of your life, and to be happy in it. Participants tackle career satisfaction, money, body, vices, and relationship to themselves. They learn how to confront issues in their lives, how to live life, and how to learn from it. A short version of this course meets during the Independent Activ
Author(s): Jordan, Gabriella,Zander, Lauren

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"Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Problem Solving Approach, Spring 2008"
" This text is an introductory treatment on the junior level for a two-semester electrical engineering course starting from the Coulomb-Lorentz force law on a point charge. The theory is extended by the continuous superposition of solutions from previously developed simpler problems leading to the general integral and differential field laws. Often the same problem is solved by different methods so that the advantages and limitations of each approach becomes clear. Sample problems and their solu
Author(s): Zahn, Markus

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Prototype development: try, try again...
This electronic publication offers middle school teachers select resources that they can use when teaching about the prototype development stage of the design process. Engineers engage in the design process when they are developing new products.
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Solo Acts: Derique
SPARK follows as Derique takes his one-man show from stage to street and back again as an evangelist for the art of "Hambone," a traditional form of body percussion originated by African American slaves in the Old South. This Educator Guide introduces educators to Hambone, explores the evolution of ...
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Kidney Failure
This patient education program discusses end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. It reviews how the kidneys work, signs and symptoms of problems, treatment options, and preventive measures. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
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Texas Independence
A 2:25 video that reviews the causes of the Texas war for independence and the events that resulted ultimately to the surrender of the Mexican leader and the signing of documentation giving Texas independence. Student done. Strange ending.
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Brazilian Portuguese year 1 semester B
This module is aimed at students in year 1 semester B (beginners Portuguese). The varied exercises cover a range of topics from a solar eclipse to the Portuguese language. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
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Mandarin stage 1 semester A
This module is aimed at complete beginners in Mandarin Chinese in semester A and exposes the student to listening and reading material, as well as practice in grammar. The transcript reader of the listening exercises allows students to identify words/passages they find difficult to understand.
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons i
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
Author(s): Surkan, Kim

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Radio Lingua celebrates 3 years of language-learning

On 18th October 2006, episode one of a new language-learning podcast called Coffee Break Spanish was released to the world. This show was a bit different from the other Spanish learning shows out there: it was a gradual introduction to basic Spanish presented by teacher Mark, teaching student Kara. At this stage no-one really knew [...]

Author(s): mark@coffeebreakspanish.com (Radio Lingua Network)

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Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor I - Introitus and Kyrie
This is a live video in color of John Eliot Gardiner conducting the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir. This performance was filmed at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona in Dec. 1991. The performance takes place on a stage. The sound quality is excellent, but the picture is a little on the dark side due to stage lighting.
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Habanera (aria) from Carmen sung by Maria Callas
One of the greatest opera stars of the 20th century, Maria Callas, sings "Habanera," in Covent Garden 1962. From the opera "Carmen," by Georges Bizet. Sound quality is not the best and the video is black and white, but the quality of the performance is top-notch. Video is of just Callas on stage. (4:21)
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Porgi Amor from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a live performance of Kiri Te Kanawa singing on stage in a concert hall accompanied by an orchestra. The lighting creates a beautiful backdrop for Ms. Te Kanawa's performance even though it is a bit dark. The picture and sound quality are excellent.
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Dove sono from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a video of a live performance of Kiri Te Kanawa singing with an orchestra on stage in a concert hall. The lighting is a bit dark, but the picture quality is still good.

Dove sono i bei momenti
Di dolcezza e di piacer?
Dove andaro i giuramenti
Di quel labbro menzogner?

Perchè mai, se in pianti e in pene
Per me tutto si cangiò,
La memoria di quel bene
Dal mio sen non trapassò?

Ah! se almen la mia costanza,

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I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérable sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a video of a live performance by Kiri Te Kanawa on stage accompanied by the Australian Pops Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins. It was recorded at State Theatre Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia, 1993. The picture quality is good, but a little dark to the stage lighting. The sound is okay and has some crackling sounds throughout.
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