Guide to the James Bonar Papers, 1886-1924
James Bonar was a late nineteenth and early twentieth century Pittsburgh businessman born in Dunfermline, Scotland, the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie. Bonar migrated to the United States where he was employed for a time by the Carnegie Steel Co. and later formed his own steam appliance company. Bonar was also an artist and served for a number of years as president of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs. Included in the corres
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Lighting Up: Analysis Of Yeast RAS Genes Using A Chemiluminescent Southern Blot Procedure
Genomic and plasmid-encoded RAS2 genes from Baker's and brewing yeast strains will be analyzed using a shortened Southern blot procedure employing chemiluminescence. Unique parts of this procedure are the gravity-driven "upside down" transfer and a rotisserie-like hybridization oven, which greatly facilitate shortening the transfer time to 45 minutes and the hybridization step to 60 minutes. Chemiluminescence obviates problems associated with radioisotopes without sacrificing sensitivity: the pl
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SFU Track and Field
Brit Townsend, Adam Reid and Helen Crofts express their excitement on being accepted into the NCAA.
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Matrix Concepts -- Multiplying Matrices
This module covers multiplication of matrices.
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Staying at the Nettles Lodge (Bedrooms)
A beautiful five-bedroom lodge at the Whispering Pines Conference Center, located at the W. Alton Jones Campus. For more information, please visit: http://web.uri.edu/wpinescc/
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Do gamblers make good leaders?
A professor of corporate strategy at Tsinghua University explores the link between risk-taking in the casino and in the board room.
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5.62 Physical Chemistry II (MIT)
This course covers elementary statistical mechanics, transport properties, kinetic theory, solid state, reaction rate theory, and chemical reaction dynamics. Acknowledgements The staff for this course would like to acknowledge that these course materials include contributions from past instructors, textbooks, and other members of the MIT Chemistry Department affiliated with course #5.62. Since the following works have evolved over a period of many years, no single source can be attributed.
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Visualizing Magnetic Field Lines
In this activity, students take the age old concept of etch-a-sketch a step further. Using iron filings, students begin visualizing magnetic field lines. To do so, students use a compass to read the direction of the magnet's magnetic field. Then, students observe the behavior of iron filings near that magnet as they rotate the filings about the magnet. Finally, students study the behavior of iron filings suspended in mineral oil which displays the magnetic field in three dimensions.
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Numeracy - Basic Exercises Level 3
This tutorial provides an interactive series of exercises to assist students in basic numeracy
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The Avon Navigation Bath to Hanham Lock
A journey in pictures along the Avon Navigation from Bath to Hanham Lock
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Why Study Icons with Dr Mary Cunningham
Icons -- religious images from the eastern Churches -- are far more than religious images as seen in western churches: they enable an encounter between the observer and the mystery. In this video, Mary Cunningham, an expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.
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Race activists want more black models
June 20 - Black rights campaigners in Brazil criticize labels at Sao Paulo Fashion Week for casting a small number of dark-skinned models and demand 20 percent quotas for future shows. Tara Cleary reports.
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De justes inégalités

John Rawls est un auteur américain qui a réveillé la philosophie politique, qui a pris au sérieux les critiques de ses contempteurs, et qui s'est impliqué dans la vie politique américaine. C'est un auteur classique, qui doit beaucoup à la pensée de Kant.
Son ouvrage le plus connu, Théorie de la justice, répond à une question fondamentale de la philosophie politique : selon quels principes ordonner une société juste ? Trois grands principes, que l'auteur écartera successi
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An introduction to social work in Wales
Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users and carers and in the practice of social work practitioners. This free course, An introduction to social work in Wales, will introduce you to the import
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18.443 Statistics for Applications (MIT)
This course provides a broad treatment of statistics, concentrating on specific statistical techniques used in science and industry. The course topics include hypothesis testing and estimation. It also includes confidence intervals, chi-square tests, nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation.
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3.00 Thermodynamics of Materials (MIT)
Treatment of the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to equilibrium and the properties of materials. Provides a foundation to treat general phenomena in materials science and engineering, including chemical reactions, magnetism, polarizability, and elasticity. Develops relations pertaining to multiphase equilibria as determined by a treatment of solution thermodynamics. Develops graphical constructions that are essential for the interpretation of phase diagrams. Treatment includes elec
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18.05 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (MIT)
This course provides an elementary introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include: basic probability models; combinatorics; random variables; discrete and continuous probability distributions; statistical estimation and testing; confidence intervals; and an introduction to linear regression.
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3.4 Databases

At a basic level, a database is a collection of information which can be searched. It is a way of storing, indexing, organising and retrieving information. You may have created one yourself to keep track of your references - or your friends' names and addresses. They are useful for finding articles on a topic, and can be used to search for many different types of information.

You may find some of the following databases useful for your topic. They contain different types of information
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Convex optimization I : EE364A : Linear systems and optimization
This lecture course on convex optimisation is made available as part of Stanford Engineering Everywhere, an initiative from Stanford University licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States licence. The course introduces a special class of mathematical optimisation problems, convex optimisation, including the basic concepts and theorems. The topics of the course include convex sets, convex functions, convex optimisation problems, duality, approximation and fitting, statistical
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Cold War: Red China - part 1/5
1949 - 1972 Chinese communists win the longest civil war in 20th century history. Mao's land reforms are popular but in 1958, he embarks on a series of catastrophic changes. China maintains an incrasingly uneasy relationship with the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Sino-Soviet split paves the way for President Nixon's historic visit to Beijing.
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