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Autonomous Vehicles and Urban Mobility
If you had half a million dollars, would you opt for a passenger car that could drive itself (called an autonomous vehicle) or would you choose a new Ferrari? Emilio Frazzoli provides a number of reasons why autonomous vehicles might be the preferred choice, if not the typical one. Autonomous vehicles, that use electron
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The OpenCourseWare Initiative: A New Model for Sharing
Since making its “proof of concept” debut in the Fall of 2003, MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) Initiative has racked up some impressive numbers. This project makes course materials used in MIT undergraduate and graduate subjects available on the Web, free of charge, to any user anywhere in the world. So far, OCW has translated for the w
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1.2 Expressing ratios

To make short crust pastry, one recipe book says ‘use one part of fat to two parts of flour’; another recipe says ‘use fat and flour in the ratio of one to two’; and yet another says ‘use half as much fat as flour’. These are different ways of expressing the same ratio. Ratios are often expressed as fractions. So in this case:

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MJ Jacobsen encourages students to continue evolving their skills
MJ Jacobsen, Senior Vice President of Communications for National Geographic Society, delivered the commencement address at Elon's Mater of Arts in Interactive Media Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2014. Read more: http://bit.ly/1nzHPvf.
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2 Energy, work, power and efficiency

In everyday speech we often refer colloquially to the powerful politician, the energetic child, the working mother and the efficient administrator. We use these terms imprecisely, and often wrongly, compared with their scientific definitions.


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5.2.1 Proof

We check that Tf satisfies conditions (T1)–(T3) for a topology.

Since (T1)–(T3) are satisfied, Tf is a topology on I(X).

Thus (I(X),Tf) is a topological space. We give the topology
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Lecture 16 - 10/29/2010
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3.4 Neoclassical and the Baroque – a delicate balance

As, from the seventeenth century onwards, French aesthetic preferences polarised around Poussin and Rubens (perceived champions, respectively, of line and colour), the argument was largely one of degree: the proportion of swirling movement and colour to balance, order, contour and harmony. The late nineteenth-century philosopher Nietzsche characterised Greek tragedy, and indeed all art, as a tension between the Dionysiac (Bacchanalian forces of whirling revelry, after Dionysus, the Gre
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Vitamin K: What it Does in the Body
This one minute video explains how the vitamin that stops you from bleeding to death. It does not tell you how much is needed,
Vitamin K helps clog blood, bone growth & repair, and can be stored in fat in the liver. Our body gets half of its vitamin K from the bacteria that grows in intestines and comes from eating leafy green food, such as spinach.

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1.4 Cellular responses are diverse

Cellular responses can be extremely rapid – for example, the opening of ion channels to effect a change in the membrane potential or the contraction of muscle fibres, which occur within milliseconds of signal reception, or may take minutes, such as whole cell movement, synthesis of new proteins or changes in metabolic activity. There are also longer-term responses, which may be on the scale of hours or even days, such as cell division and programmed cell death. Often several types of respon
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1.3.6 Diagrams for diagnosis

As the detail of the connectivity revealed through a diagram increases, many diagrams can be used for diagnosis by comparing a diagram of what should be happening with what is happening. This approach has been developed in detail by Bignell and Fortune (1984) to analyse systems failures. They argue that all satisfactory systems have functioning decision-making, operational and performance monitoring systems and that many failures can be explained by a failure in one of these aspects, even whe
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Start writing fiction
This album provides the budding author with everything they need to know about approaching the art of fiction writing. Each track contains discussions and interviews with best-selling novelists from a variety of backgrounds including Alex Garland, Louis de Bernières, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Monique Roffey. This enlightening and engaging series tackles the practicalities and pitfalls of writing fiction. It contains invaluable advice on the creation of characters, the structure of narratives and ho
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Course image: sharkhats in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

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4.1 Conic sections

Conic section is the collective name given to the shapes that we obtain by taking different plane slices through a double cone. The shapes that we obtain from these cross-sections are drawn below. It is thought that the Greek mathematician Menaechmus discovered the conic sections around 350 bc.

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5.4 How is law made?

The Scotland Act 1998 provided minimum requirements for the process which was to be followed by the Parliament in creating law by considering and passing Bills. Section 36(1) of the Scotland Act 1998 required there to be at least three distinct stages to which Bills are subject, including a stage when members can debate and vote on the general principles of the Bill, a stage when they can consider and vote on its details, and a final stage when the Bill can be passed or rejected.


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3.1 The idea of problematic places

Katrina offers us a rich case study through which we have begun to explore some of the concerns surroundng problem places or populations. In reflecting on the controversies that emerged in the aftermath of Katrina, we can see that for some commentators it was a ‘problem place’ long before the hurricane struck in 2005. The idea that different places can be seen as problematic is a recurring theme that emerges in the context of ongoing debates around poverty and inequality, and the relation
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17.1 Getting the technology to work

A fundamental requirement for successful innovation is that the invention must work. It mustn't violate any scientific laws and it must be capable of being transformed into a working prototype. In addition to getting the technology to work it must be designed to be easy to use and reliable, attractive, safe and environmentally friendly. It must also be designed so it's capable of being manufactured on a scale that makes it economic to produce and to buy.

Sometimes an idea for an inventi
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Introducción

In this session you are going to learn how to ask about different places of interest in Spain, Chile and Uruguay: what they are, where they are and what they look like.

Key learning points

  • Asking and answering where a monument or a building is

  • Describing a building

  • Using estar to indicate location


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