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Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction 2012

Recorded 11/23/12


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SWIB12 - Linking Data, Linking People (Emmanuelle Bermes)
By: SWIB Linking Data, Linking People Emmanuelle Bermes, Centre Pompidou
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Climate change and economics


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Profile: Lalit Modi, Architect of Indian Premier League
Hear insights from one of India's most successful entrepreneurs - Lalit Modi, Architect of the Indian Premier League.

SMT312 Session 12 Fall 2012
Natural Disasters with Don Gauthier
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Alyssa Explains It All: Little Things
Oswego freshman Alyssa Levenberg discusses a few things from her first semester at college -- from Cookie Monster hats and pajama pants to early/late classes and hockey games.
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Autonomous mechanisms in architectural design systems
The development of architectural design systems that describe fully the form, structure and behaviour of a design relies heavily on the incorporation of intelligence in the representations, analyses, transformations and transactions used by the computer. Traditionally such intelligence takes either of two forms. The first is a methodical framework that guides actions supported by the design system (usually in a top-down fashion). The second is local, intelligence mechanisms that resolve discrete
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Colloquium Week 7: "What are the social work types and why should we care?"
A paper presented on Tuesday 9th June 2009 at the St Cross College Colloquium. Recent literature and policy movements in the UK and USA have given a great deal of focus to evidence-based practice (EBP) in social services, however there remains little clarity in the literature as to the realities of what these concepts look like in practice. As educational models in the social sciences and policy pressure on human services continue to develop, it is imperative to examine what is being considered
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Meanings of the Election Results (Podcast)
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Gamestudio : Maak je eigen games
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Met de GameKit kun je snel en makkelijk zelf games bouwen. Maar niet alleen kun je helemaal zelf games bouwen, je kunt alle andere spellen van de site openen en veranderen of er extra levels bij bouwen. 


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Managing coastal environments
Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This unit looks at the example of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, England, describing how the current state of the estuary came to be. It examines the contests and conflicts that centre on the estuary in terms of managing the environment for human needs and the needs of the other species who make their habitat there.Author(s): Creator not set

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8.4.1 Plan your use of problem-solving skills and select methods

Exploring and planning an activity often results in different options, possibilities and ways forward. Some approaches will be more feasible or will interest you more than others. At this stage you need to think about how you will be using your problem-solving skills and how you will assess the overall quality of your work. To help you make these decisions, you may find tools such as concept maps or critical-path analysis helpful in representing the different parts of the problem-solving acti
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8.3.1 Identify opportunities for using problem-solving skills

Where and how will you use problem-solving skills over the next 3–4 months? What opportunities do you have to develop your skills? For example, you may be working on a course project with a defined goal but the best route to that goal is not clear; you might be involved in contributing to the design of a system, improving its performance or investigating the feasibility of ideas; you may be involved in resolving resource or staffing difficulties, or in planning a major event.

Problems
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Seafloor Spreading
A video clip featuring the discovery of seafloor spreading and its contribution to the development of the Plate Tectonics. This video has good graphics that show the student how the seafloor is spreading. This video clip is hosted by Bill Nye. (8:05)
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6.2 Specific difficulties

Some students contend with physical difficulties in reading. Here is one:

And here is another being offered advice by a friend:

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Introduction

You may be studying this unit because you – or a member of your family or a friend – have been personally affected by cardiovascular diseases in some way. You may be professionally involved in looking after people with one of these diseases. Perhaps you are interested in health issues in general. Whatever your motivation or underlying reasons for studying this unit, you will gain valuable insights into the extent of cardiovascular diseases and their treatment in the early twenty-first cen
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7.2 Square roots

Earlier you met the square function and on most calculators the square root is the second function on the same key. Look to see if this is the case for your calculator and check the calculator handbook on how to use this function. In many cases you will need to press the square root key before the number, instead of afterwards, as for the square key. This is the case on the TI-84. Check that you can find the square root of 25 and of 0.49 (you should get 5 and .7 respectively).

Now find
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Introduction

You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This unit gives an accessible introduction to complex numbers, which are very important in science and technology, as well as mathematics. The unit includes definitions, concepts and techniques which will be very helpful and interesting to a wide variety of people with a reasonable background in algebra and trigonometry.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Complex analysis (M33
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3 Graph sketching

In Section 2 we describe how the graphs of polynomial and rational functions may be sketched by analysing their behaviour – for example, by using techniques of calculus. We assume that you are familiar with basic calculus and that its use is valid. In particular, we assume that the graphs of the functions under consideration consist of smooth curves.

Click 'View document' below to open Section 2 (16 pages, 200KB).

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