This book covers the following topics: The Method of Stationary Phase; Morse's Lemma and Some Generalizations; Differential Operators and Asymptotic Solutions; Geometrical Optics; Symplectic Geometry; Geometric Quantization; Geometric Aspects of Distribution; The Plancherel Formula for the Complex Semi-Simple Lie Groups; Compound Asymptotics; Various Functorial Constructions.
Picking up, examining and collecting rocks can be the first steps in moving children toward an appreciation of geology and the “bones” of the Earth. Children can find a wide variety of rocks in many places, from the school yard to parks and driveways at home. Even very young children enjoy picking up rocks, lining them up, choosing “favorite” ones, pouring water over them to make them shiny and even painting them as gifts for adults. By letting children handle and observe rocks you give
The Dose Makes the Poison -- Or Does It?
News reports frequently include stories about toxic chemicals in our food, water, and environment. But what does it mean to label a substance either "toxic" or "nontoxic"? Toxicity indicates the degree to which a substance is poisonous to biological organisms, including humans. The traditional way to test toxicity is to count how many laboratory organisms die or suffer impaired health when exposed to various concentrations of a substance. However, in recent years this method of estimating the d
PhD Forum for Finance and Economics on China 2010
The main theme of this forum is Chinese Financial Reform and 'Sustainable Economic Development Under the Global Crisis'. New perspectives on what we can learn from China and what China might learn from the global financial crisis will be discussed.
An Alternative to Statecraft: should diplomacy adapt to a new world environment?
The European Union is designing a new external action service as part of the changes to foreign policy proposed under the Lisbon Treaty. This lecture examines the contemporary demands on diplomatic missions. Pilar Saborio is the ambassador of Costa Rica to the UK. Georg Boomgaarden is the ambassador of Germany to the UK. Nick Mabey is chief executive of E3G Third Generation Environmentalism. Mary Martin is a research fellow at LSE's Centre for the Study of Global Governance.
Here, the eponymous ones are everyday folk. Frozen in stasis, and caught in seemingly private moments, they are strangely familiar to us despite the emphasis to the contrary suggested by the title. These images have an immediacy which resonates with our universal experience -e.g. discernible feelings of isolation, of insignificance; anxieties and desires. Often these subjects are pictured by a window. As evidenced by Friedrich's fascination with window-as-motif (which later influenced Rothko)
Effet d'un dispositif de communication médiatisée synchrone dans une tâche de résolution de prob
Cette étude examine l'incidence d'un dispositif de communication médiatisée synchrone (messagerie instantanée) sur les interactions d'enfants de CM1 dans une tâche de co-résolution d'un problème. Les enfants réalisent une tâche de sélection de phrases importantes d'un récit d'abord individuellement puis avec un camarade de classe. Certains enfants collaborent dans une situation de face à face (7 dyades) et d'autres utilisent un dispositif de communication médiatisée synchrone (8 dy
Modèles de soutien à l'élaboration de scénarios
Les enseignants participant aux nombreux dispositifs d'enseignement à distance sont confrontés à la difficulté d'élaborer leurs activités d'apprentissage, sur support numérique, sous forme de scénarios pédagogiques. Dans cet article, nous proposons un dispositif de soutien à la tâche de conception de scénarios pédagogiques « analyse de documents » basé sur différents niveaux de modèles.,Preprint
La transposition informatique, un nouveau problème pour la didactique
We outline the main features of the computational transposition, a process likely to deeply transform the knowledge to be taught in the course of design and implementation of computer-based learning environments.
Introduction de nouvelles représentations dans le micromonde Aplusix
Représentations sous forme mi
Dans le cadre du projet Européen ReMath, nous avons entrepris dintroduire deux nouvelles représentations des expressions algébriques dans le micromonde Aplusix : une représentation mixte Naturelle & Arbre mêlant la représentation naturelle en deux dimensions des expressions algébriques avec une représentation en arbre, et une représentation graphique dans le plan des fonctions et sur la droite des ensembles de solutions des équations. Notre travail emprunte une démarche traditionnel
Farms and Cities in the Early Republic 1 from the course American Environmental and Cultural History
American Environmental and Cultural History - Fall 2006. This course presents a history of the American environment and the ways in which different cultural groups have perceived, used, managed, and conserved it from colonial times to the present. Cultures include American Indians and European and African Americans. Natural resources development includes gathering-hunting-fishing; farming, mining, ranching, forestry, and urbanization. ...
From dirt to dinner
This lesson serves as an introductory study of the plant world. The lesson allows students to study seeds, parts of plants, microclimates, and how to grow seeds into vegetable plants for harvest. Parents are encouraged to assist at home.
Voter Registration Training Tool
Students at Miles College in Birmingham developed this "crib sheet" and questionnaire to help black citizens become registered voters and to document racial discrimination in the voting process in the 1950s.
The Road to Brown
This video segment looks at history of the NAACP's efforts to convince the Supreme Court that segregated schools were unconstitutional, leading up to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education cases.
Movement Music Medley
This collection of songs and images highlights the role of music in the Civil Rights movement.
Little Rock Nine
This collection of photos shows scenes from the controversial desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
"Conclusions and Recommendations by the Committee of Six Disinterested Americans"
U.S. marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934. By 1919, Haitian Charlemagne Péralte had organized more than a thousand cacos, or armed guerrillas, to militarily oppose the marine occupation. The marines responded to the resistance with a counterinsurgency campaign that razed villages, killed thousands of Haitians, and destroyed the livelihoods of even more. In 1926 the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organized a committee to look into conditions in Haiti and offer alt
"It Had a Lot of Advantages"Alfred DuBray Praises the Indian Reorganization Act
The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, which became known as the Indian New Deal, dramatically changed the federal government's Indian policy. Although John Collier, the commissioner of Indian affairs who was responsible for the new policy, may have viewed Indians with great sympathy, not all Native Americans viewed the Indian New Deal in equally positive terms. But in this 1970 interview, Sioux tribal leader Alfred DuBray argued that the Indian New Deal, on balance, brought positive changes.
"Please, Let Me Put Him in a Macaroni Box" The Spanish Influenza of 1918 in Philadelphia
In 1918 and 1919 the Spanish influenza killed more humans than any other disease in a similar period in the history of the world. In the United States a quarter of the population (25 million people or more) contracted the flu; 550,000 died. In the early 1980s, when historian Charles Hardy did interviews for the Philadelphia radio program "The Influenza Pandemic of 1918," he was struck by the painful memories as many older Philadelphians recalled the inability of the city to care for the dead and