Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Author(s): University of Nottingham

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Structures and materials : section 4 behaviour of materials : presentation transcript
This is a presentation transcript for Structures and Materials : Section 4 : behaviour of materials. It introduces the behaviour of materials by introducing the stress-strain curve. The concepts of elastic and plastic deformation are covered. This leads to a discussion of the micro-structure of materials and a physical explanation of what is happening to a polycrystalline material as it is loaded to failure. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engi
Author(s): Dr Andrew Watson (Loughborough University),Dr Paul

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War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Author(s): Humphrey Matthew Dr

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Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Geometrical Optics
This section is concerned with Optics; we shall be interested in the behaviour of visible light as it interacts with plane and curved surfaces.
Author(s): Samuel Atarah

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Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Atoms and Light
In this session we shall look at how light interacts with atoms. This will enable us to determine the internal structure of atoms and also the quantum behaviour of light.
Author(s): Derek Raine

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Economic and Political Framework: unit handbook
Unit handbook for a Level 1 module on the Economic and Political Framework as taught by Dave Wilson London Metropolitan University.
Author(s): Dave Wilson

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TALAT Lecture 4601: Introduction to Brazing of Aluminium Alloys
This lecture describes the characteristics of brazing aluminium and the process involved; it helps to understand the use potential and the limitations of brazing aluminium. Basic knowledge of aluminium alloys designation system, surface treatment and corrosion behaviour is assumed.
Author(s): R Mundt, Corus (formerly Hoogovens), Koblenz,TALAT

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TALAT Lecture 1254: Fatigue
This lecture describes the most significant correlation among foundry processes, microstructures and defects of castings and fatigue behaviour of Al casting alloys. No prior knowledge is strictly necessary; however, the basic concepts developed in TALAT lectures 2400 and 3200 are very useful for the comprehension of this lecture.
Author(s): F Bonolo, University of Padova,R Tovo, University

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what is enterprise
Enterprise is how people behave in different circumstances to make the most of their own abilities and capabilities - contextual examples of entrepreneurial behaviour
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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TALAT Lecture 5203: Anodizing of Aluminium
This lecture describes the process of anodic oxidation of aluminium, which is one of the most unique and commonly used surface treatment techniques for aluminium; it illustrates the weathering behaviour of anodized surfaces. Some familiarity with the subject matter covered in TALAT This lectures 5101- 5104 is assumed.
Author(s): J Gazapo, Alcoa (formerly INESPAL), Alicante,J Gea

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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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SKAT : Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov
Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov [Saint Petersburg corpus of hagiographical texts] is a searchable database of medieval Slavic saints lives, constructed by the department of mathematical linguistics at the University of St Petersburg. It contains more than 50 manuscripts, with around 500,000 catalogued word usages. The word index may be searched in Old Slavic using an online keyboard, and results show the desired word (and lexical derivatives) in context. Unfortunately it is
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Principles & Practice for non-Pharmacological preventative Intervention (BM, BVSc, etc.)
This resource aims to offer tutors flexible options for small group teaching about behaviour change in the clinical context with regard to smoking behaviour, weight reduction and alcohol consumption- it allows for more or less depth in various areas, with links to resources and options for role play/discussion/quiz to introduce medical students to approaches to for behavioural change in the clinical context, as applied to smoking, weight reduction and alcohol; by the end of the session, students
Author(s): Anne Wylie (Primary Care and Public Health Science

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TALAT Lecture 5202: Conversion Coatings
This lecture describes the key factors associated with conversion coatings on aluminium can be appreciated, such as general and local behaviour of the aluminium surface, range of conversion coatings and interrelationships, requirements of conversion coating, tailor-making of coatings, current and future issues. Some familiarity with the subject matter covered in TALAT This lectures 5101, 5102, 5201 is assumed.
Author(s): TALAT,G E Thompson, UMIST, Manchester

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Public policy
The aim of this module is to further our understanding of public policy – the nature, causes and effects of public policies; the policy process – how policy is made; and with prescription as to how policy might be improved. Since the effectiveness of policies and policy-making processes cannot be assessed independently of analysis of the distribution of economic and political power within political systems, this module also examines the central position of the state in policy analysis.
Author(s): Dr Cathy Gormley-Heenan

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Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Author(s): Morton Adam D. Dr

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Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Author(s): Guerra Simona Dr;Bieler Andreas Prof

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Electrons and their interaction with the specimen
This is a third edition of the Electron Microscopy and Analysis textbook, which was published by Taylor and Francis Books UK in 2001 (ISBN 0748409688). It deals with several sophisticated techniques for magnifying images of very small objects by large amounts - especially in a physical science context. Consisting of seven chapters, presented as separate files the resource incorporates questions and answers in each chapter for ease of learning. Equally as relevant for material scientists and bio
Author(s): Peter J. Goodhew, Department of Engineering, The U

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ASSIMILATE project - exploring assessment at Masters level
Key things about assessment - exploring assessment at Masters degree level in the UK and internationally. Assessment driving learning -Assessment is the major driving force on learning for most students. If assessment is well-designed, there are positive effects on how students go about their learning. Global literature has confirmed this over the last 30 years. (Boud, Mentkowski, Knight and Yorke and many others). -The design of assessment shapes students patterns of studying (marks as money) a
Author(s): Phil Race,Sally Brown

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