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2.4 Models as part of systems work

Thinking systemically involves identifying systems relevant to some situation, and models are invariably used as part of this process. An example of this forms part of Checklands' Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) (Checkland, 1981). One aspect of this methodology concerns the formulation of a root definition of some system that is relevant to the situation of interest and the construction of a conceptual model of this system. The root definition is a concise, verbal description of what a
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6.1 Introduction

The international level can be viewed as an arena of politics in its own right and not just as a context for states and other actors. If we think of the international world in this way, how should relations between states, and other actors on the international stage, be constructed? To what extent should those relations be regulated? We can ask whether relations between states, and states' policy making, should be dictated by allegedly universally shared human rights principles, or by other o
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4.2.5 Scanners and OCRs

A better solution is to get some electronic help. A page of text is placed in a scanner, which produces an image of the page using techniques that I will discuss shortly. The image is passed to a computer program called an optical character recogniser (OCR), which detects each letter on the page in turn and transforms it into its digital code. This recognition is an immensely difficult task, requiring very sophisticated software, so OCRs are generally only partially effective.

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The AUM Capetown Workshop and Discoveries
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5 Contributors to the course

Giskin Day lectures on the Humanities undergraduate programme on the course ‘Communicating Science: the media and the public’ at Imperial College London. She also co-ordinates and lectures on the Medical Humanities taught option for fourth-year medical students. She originally trained as a botanist in South Africa and worked at Blackwell Science as a copy editor on medical journals before joining the Science Museum where she was publications officer. She has an MSc in Science Commu
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
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3.2.1 Try some yourself

Activity 13

You are planning to paint three rooms with total wall areas of 56, 38 and 40 square metres, using paint that comes in tins which claim to cover 15 square metres per tin. How many tins will you need for each roo
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4.1 Advancing knowledge

Over the centuries, engineers have faced and solved a huge number of problems of one sort or another. Each time a problem is solved, knowledge is advanced, something usually gets written down, and so today we have a wealth of experience to draw on. Equally, problem-solving techniques have also been developed and evolved through use and refinement, which is rather handy. Not only do we have some idea of existing solutions to similar problems, but we also have an indication of how to go
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Animation Mondays - Dream
Welcome to Animation Mondays! If you're an animation fan or creator this is the series for you. Each Monday our graduate student hosts will be introducing you to the amazing world of animation - how works were created, different techniques used and more. In this episode, Digital Media graduate Regine Clarke takes a look at the digitally painted work of "Dream". Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to our channel: www.youtube.com/unsw
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Engineering. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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La gestion des fichiers (Module 4.2.2) (Vidéo)

MOOC "Données et services numériques dans le nuage et ailleurs" : cours en ligne délivré du 27 janvier 2014 au 31 mars 2014 sur la plateforme FUN-MOOC.


Semaine 4 : Formats des documents numériques

Cours 2 : Paramétrer son environnement
Séquence 2 : La gestion des fichiers



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Acknowledgements

Course image: Argonne National Laborator in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

Except fo
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1.1 Entitlements and obligations

Informal conversation with nature invokes intuitive ideas about human understanding and appreciation of value. The conversation develops practical ideas about how our entitlements affect our access to, and our relationships with, other constituents of the natural world. It also helps us to develop a sense of obligation towards the natural world. These less formalised aspects of responsibility are shaped by, and give shape to, the more codified rights and duties that provide guidance on our re
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Museum aan de IJzer
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Een werkbundel met opdrachten voor en tijdens het bezoek aan het Museum aan de IJzer.

Volgende onderwerpen komen aan bod:

  • de weg uitstippelen van de school naar het museum,
  • een filmpje bekijken dat het verhaal vertelt rond het gedicht In …

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8 Conclusion

We have seen that there are three independent pieces of evidence, all of which point to the occurrence of a big bang: (i) the recession of the galaxies; (ii) the cosmic microwave background; and (iii) the comparison between the calculated primordial nuclear abundances and the present-day composition of matter in the Universe. For these various reasons, the vast majority of cosmologists today accept that there was a big bang. This acceptance has been given extra support by the agreement betwee
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6.2 Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations CHIP3

These regulations, which were first introduced in 1992, are known as CHIP1 and these were last revised in 2002 and called CHIP3. They are currently being revised again in 2005 to keep up with developments in the field of health and safety.

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Robert Morrison on Islam and Science
Robert Morrison, Associate Professor of Religion at Bowdoin College, on Islam, Science and the Importance of History. Morrison cites Islamic religious scholars from historical times and from the present in order to show how Islam and science are compatable.
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