Authors@Google: W. Scott Poole
Author W. Scott Poole visits Google Cambridge to speak about his new book, Monsters in America. From the book's description: "Salem witches, frontier wilderness beasts, freak show oddities, alien invasions, Freddie Krueger. From our colonial past to the present, the monster in all its various forms has been a staple of American culture. A masterful survey of our grim and often disturbing past, Monsters in America uniquely brings together history and culture studies to expose the dark obsessions
The Deaths of Others [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Tirman | US author John Tirman argues that while Americans are rightly concerned about the number of US troops killed in battle, they can seem indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those they fight and those they fight for. John Tirman is executive director of MIT's Center for International Studies. This lecture marks the publication of his new book The Death of Others.
Visitors to this site can follow the life cycle of a star, beginning with its formation from matter exploded outward by the Big Bang, followed by its expansion into a red giant as nuclear "fuel" is consumed, and ending with its "death" in a supernova, after which it becomes a neutron star or black hole.
International Graduation 2011: Wednesday 16 Nov, 10am
Coverage of our 10am International Graduation ceremony.
A 3-Dimensional Model of the Magnetosphere (WMS)
The earths magnetosphere protects the earth from high-energy charged particles coming from the sun. Some charged particles are deflected by the magnetosphere, while others become trapped and produce the aurora. This presentation shows a 3-dimensional model of the magnetosphere. The features that it highlights are flat ribbons representing the paths of charged particles deflected by the magnetosphere, triangular ribbons representing magnetic field lines, and colored surfaces representing constant
The Vaughan Parry Williams Coaching Fund
Sports coaches are the driving force behind sporting success. Will you help take Nottingham's student sport to new heights?
Lakeside: Cultural Impact
One million people have experienced prestigious exhibitions, innovative theatre and creative workshops at Lakeside in the past ten years. Will you help Lakeside reach out to a further one million people during its second decade?
Mark Penn: Global Leadership
Burson Marsteller CEO Mark Penn talks Nov. 11, 2011, at the Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue in Glendale, Arizona.
Differential Equation Model
This video explains how a function can be modeled using a differential equation if it is growing or shrinking exponentially. In the differential equation model, k is a constant that determines if the function is growing or shrinking. If k is greater than 1, the function is growing. If it is less than 1, the function is shrinking. (2:20)
Differential Equation Model - Problem 1 of 4
This video is a continuation and explains how a function can be modeled using a differential equation if it is growing or shrinking exponentially. The example provided solves a differential equation problem that involves exponential growth. (4:19)
Differential Equation Model - Problem 2 of 4
This video is a continuation and provides another example of solving a differential equation problem related to exponential growth. (3:39)
Chariots for Apollo - A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft
This site, originally published as part of NASA's History Series, presents a detailed history of the Apollo program. The story begins in the 1950s with early efforts to beat the Soviet Union into space, carries through the Kennedy administration, with its famous challenge to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s, and culminates with the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon in July 1969. The site features text, pictures, references, and several appendices conta
The Hyperbola - Problem 1 of 2
This video is a continuation and demonstrates how to graph a hyperbola. (5:36)
Hyperbola Graphs - Problem 2 of 2
This video is a continuation and demonstrates how to find the center, vertices, co-vertices, and focus when given the equation of a hyperbola. (7:07)
Conic Section Formulas
This video explains how to identify a conic section by its formula. Conic section formulas have different identifiers. For example, a vertical parabola has a squared "x" term and single "y" term while a horizontal parabola has a single "x" term and a "y" squared term. An equation for a circle has a squared "x" term, a squared "y" term and identical coefficients. (5:21)
Conic Section Formulas - Example Problem
This video explains is a continuation and explains how to identify a conic section by its formula. (3:19)
Ronald Pruessen on 9/11: Reflections after Ten Years
University of Toronto history professor, Ronald Pruessen, with his contribution to 9/11: Ten Reflections after the Passage of Ten Years: An Opportunity to Contemplate and Remember. It was recorded on September 13, 2011. The event was produced by the Munk School of Global Affairs in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of the United States.
Economic Update on WBAI Nov 19
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History of Japan in 5 minutes
2000 years of Japanese history abridged to 5 minutes is the theme of this fast paced video. Good visuals, but no narration. The video may have to be stopped at times to allow the students to catch-up with the information.