Earthquake Shaking and Damage
This homework exercise is designed to familiarize students with earthquake shaking, acceleration, intensity and hazards, including the quantitative measurement of these properties. Students analyze real earthquake data to determine the damage to their homes. By using students' own homes, they see the impacts of shaking, hazard, and intensity in a more personal, connected way. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
Two streams, two stories: How Humans Alter Floods and Streams
In this class activity, students determine the discharge of a 100-year flood for two human-impacted streams. This activity supports the quantitative concepts of recurrence intervals, floods and flooding, and probability. It is appropriate for a class of under 40 students. This assignment uses real data, asks students to graph and interpret data, examines the errors associated with that data and its analysis, and requires the students to look at societal impacts. Learning goals, context for use,
Pumping Stations and Transport Pipelines
Water transport through pipes, pressure losses, (pressure) network design and building, pump selection, pumping stations, power supply, quantitative reliability, operation and maintenance.
Touch and Temperature Senses
This investigation focuses on the sensory biology of human touch and temperature reception. Students investigate quantitative and qualitative aspects of touch-sensory functions in human skin. Values for two-point discrimination are compared to Weber's original data. In addition, novel materials and ...
Water Transport in Plants: Anatomy and Physiology
This investigation presents a condensation of two, 3-hour laboratory sessions. In one phase, we adopt a classic dye uptake experiment to determine the path of upward water transport in a detached shoot. Photography of stem thin sections taken with a digital video camera aided by compound and stereomicroscopes and a computer significantly enhance the presentation of observations and their interpretation. In a second phase, we determine the quantitative role of leaves in determining the rate of tr
Coleman lecture 2 part B
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Principles of Economics is designed for a two-semester principles of economics sequence. It is traditional in coverage, including introductory economics content, microeconomics, macroeconomics […]
Researchers "buzz" the brain to speed up learning
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 8 - Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing technology that could increase the speed at which we learn. In trials, they ran mild electric current through the brains of volunteers and say the results demonstrated an increase in the rate at which they were able to learn. Ben Gruber reports. More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one e
Empirical Research Methods in Software Engineering
This course will explore the role of empiricism in software engineering research, and will prepare students for advanced research in SE by examining how to plan, conduct and report on empirical investigations. The course will cover all of the principal methods applicable to SE: controlled experiment, case studies, surveys, archival analysis, action research and ethnographies, and will relate these methods to relevant metatheories in the philosophy and sociology of science. The course will critic
Quantitative Curriculum For Life Science Students
This website contains outcome reports of two workshops that address the lack of quantitative training in Life Science majors. Users can follow links to recommendations from several workshops, final reports from workshops, life sciences software, teaching materials and much more useful information.
Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and ideas in natural language processing (NLP), and to get them up to speed with current research in the area. It develops an in-depth understanding of both the algorithms available for the processing of linguistic information and the underlying computational properties of natural languages. Wordlevel, syntactic, and semantic processing from both a linguistic and an algorithmic perspective are considered. The focus is on m
"A new global climate change treaty - can humanity deliver?"
A New Global Climate Change Treaty - Can humanity deliver? Our challenge after Durban for 2015. This special lecture was delivered by Professor Jonathan Boston, School of Government Victoria University. He was hosted by CSAFE, the Centre for Science Communication, the Centre for theology and Public Issues and Generation Zero. The lecture addresses ploicy developments in relation to the new global climate change treaty proposed - the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. The lecture was held on M