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Events in Japan continue to impact on manufacturing supply chains. But factors other than natural disasters are reshaping the entire global supply chain system
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No. 74: : Germs
The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. This episode is available in audio format. This page recounts the contributions af various persons to the eventual development of the germ theory of disease.
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Innovation Requires Economic Freedom

[Excerpted from chapter 16 of Theory and History (1957). An audio version of this article, excerpted from the forthcoming audiobook version, read by John Pruden, is available as a free MP3 download.]

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7.2.10 Portals
What is ‘e-commerce’? This unit will look at typical application areas including the internet, supply chain management and online auctions. It will also help you to understand the underlying technologies used to implement e-commerce applications before looking at some of the problems that can be encountered when developing distributed e-commerce systems.
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8 Part B: Evidencing your teamworking skills

This part requires you to present work to show the example of work identified in Part A. You need to present the outcomes from your work in a group situation using the criteria given in Table 1 below. (Table 1 was also used in Section 6 to help you select appropriate evidence while working on this assessment unit.)

Please present:

  • A description of the group activity, noting those involve
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Block perimeter applet
This applet is designed to help students understand the meaning of perimeter for regular and irregular shapes. Square boxes can be dragged to the applet's screen to form a shape. The area is determined by the number of boxes in the shape. The perimeter is found by counting the number of unattached sides. Students can check their answer by clicking the Show Perimeter button. Directions explaining how to link the boxes are included. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
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Light : particle or wave?
This is a detailed explanation of the dual nature of light, complete with clear, labeled line drawings and Java interactive tutorials.
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BOWest Pty Ltd: Electrical & Project Engineering
An Australian consulting company maintains this valuable Internet resource for electrical engineers. Many theorems and formulae are included, ranging from fundamental voltage and current laws to transformers and three-phase circuits. The site lists common practices for reducing circuits into simpler representations, which facilitates the process of circuit analysis. Anyone who designs or evaluates analog circuits can benefit from the material, and engineering students can make use of the site by
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5 minute pitch for the Spring 2011 iCampus Prize First Round competition. Bookxor was selected as one of five First Round iCampus Student Prize winners for Spring 2011. See http://icampusprize.mit.edu/ for more information.
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The new Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship will help you shape your business idea with 360 degree feedback!
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3: Testing the limits
In this unit we explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised case study of two people for whom access to community services is particularly problematic. Jim and Marianne are both long-term heroin addicts. Additional problems associated with their addiction are homelessness and physical illness. Their situation raises both practical questions, about how services can be accessed, and moral questions, about entitle
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2 Altering the environment
To be able to understand the importance of the environment for our health, we need to know a little about the interdependence between environment and humankind. This unit will look at interactions between plants, animals and the physical and chemical environment, as well as considering ways in which humans have altered, and are altering this environment. These changes have health implications that are not always immediately obvious. Frequently, we initiate changes that are going to have their ef
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4.5 Section summary
This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of specialised institutions such as asylums. Such developments were also influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds – these are also examined.
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4.2 Social factors in the growth of the asylum: industrialisation, urbanisation and migration
This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of specialised institutions such as asylums. Such developments were also influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds – these are also examined.
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Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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7.5.2 Title

Being able to understand and use a range of numerical, graphical, algebraic and other mathematical techniques is a central feature of number skills. Use the following list to help you identify the areas you may need to work on. Will you need to:

  • make observations, measurements, and express and combine the units of measurement correctly?

  • read and interpret scale drawings, graphs, tables and charts? If so, do you need to learn about the
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2.2 Present-day energy use
Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different sources of energy, some well-known such as coal or petroleum, others less so, such as tides or the heat inside the Earth. Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare? This unit provides background information to each resource, so that you can assess them for yourself.
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A collection of Postboxes in Postcode IP13
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