Introduction

This unit is about the very basic study skills of reading and taking notes. You will be asked to think about how you currently read and then be introduced to a some techniques that may help you to alter the way you read according to the material you are studying. In the second section you will be asked to look at some useful techniques for note taking and how you may apply them to the notes you make.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Introducing the soc
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The Central Limit Theorem
The applets in this section of Statistical Java allow you to see how the Central Limit Theorem works. The main page gives the characteristics of five non-normal distributions (Bernoulli, Poisson, Exponential, U-shaped, and Uniform).
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Power Applet
The applets in this section of Statistical Java address Power. Users can perform one or two tailed tests for proportions or means for one or two samples. Set the parameters and drag the mouse across the graph to see how effect size affects power.
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Who's Protecting Public Health? Part 2
Local E. coli scares and a measles outbreak are fresh reminders that infectious diseases continue to be major causes of sickness and death. Bioterrorism and biological disaster are on everyone's mind. Keeping one step ahead of these killers is one of the greatest challenges facing medicine and public health.
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Special K Equilibrium Fall 2007
Special K Equilibrium. From Chem 1A General Chemistry - Fall 2007. Stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions. Closed Captioned webcast available.
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Molecules in Motion: Ideal Gases Fall 2007
Molecules in Motion: Ideal Gases. From Chem 1A General Chemistry - Fall 2007. Stoichiometry of chemical reactions, quantum mechanical description of atoms, the elements and periodic table, chemical bonding, real and ideal gases, thermochemistry, introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base and solubility equilibria, introduction to oxidation-reduction reactions. Closed Captioned webcast available.
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CoVis: A National Science Education Collaboratory
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Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spreadsheets
The Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spread Sheets (DISCUSS) project is a modified and supplemented web-based implementation of the initial DISCUS materials for teaching elementary statistics at the introductory level. The site aims to integrate the powerful interactive capabilities of Microsoft Excel with the convenience of web-based resource materials using Microsoft Internet Explorer. There are several modules within the project. Modules include, [no comma] charts and graphs,
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Statistical Mechanics Simulator
Statistical Mechanics Simulator
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Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer materials and devices on a length scale as small as several nanometers (atomic distances are ~ 0.1 nm). The properties of such "nanostructures" cannot be described in terms of macroscopic parameters like mobility and diffusion coefficient and a microscopic or atomistic viewpoint is called for. The purpose of this course is to convey the conceptual framework that underlies this microscopic theory of matter which developed in cou
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Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity challenges students to estimate the total number of fish in a pond, given the numbers of fish initially tagged and released, the tagged fish recaptured, and the total number of recaptured fish. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, introduces the capture-recapture method as a statistical tool used by fish and wildlife experts to estimate the size of populations. The solution hint suggests that students determine
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Physical Chemistry
This item addresses concepts such as: entropy, free energy, first law of thermodynamics, basic reaction kinetics.
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Biochemical Engineering
Biochemical processes, thermodynamics, and kinetics are used in the application of engineering principles to analyze, design, and develop processes using biocatalysts. Processes covered in the course include those that are involved in the formation of desirable compounds and products or in the transformation, or destruction of unwanted or toxic substances.
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STP Eclipse Workspace
The STP Eclipse Workspace contains a ready to use Eclipse worksapce with source code for Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) programs by Jan Tobochnik and Harvey Gould. Unzip this workspace and open it from within Eclipse to compile and run these programs.
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Gut Feelings: short cuts to better decision making
We think of intelligence as a deliberate, conscious activity guided by the laws of logic. Yet much of our mental life is unconscious, based on processes alien to logic: gut feelings, or intuitions. In his lecture Dr Gigerenzer argues that intuition is more than impulse and caprice; it has its own rationale. This can be described by fast and frugal heuristics, which exploit evolved abilities in our brain. Heuristics ignore information and try to focus on the few important reasons. He shows that b
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Computer Science 273A: Machine Learning
The goal of this class is to familiarize you with various state-of-the-art machine learning techniques for classification, regression, clustering and dimensionality reduction. Besides this, an important aspect this class is to provide a modern statistical view of machine learning.


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2.3.6 Torus with 1 hole

We need not restrict ourselves to rectangles: we can also build surfaces by identifying edges of other polygons. For example, if we start with a pentagon and identify two pairs of its edges as shown in Figure 33, what do we get? Identifying the edges labelled a and c in the directions indicated, we obtain
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Regression
This applet from Statistical Java allows the user to generate bivariate data for analysis with simple linear regression. The page describes the equations used to generate the data and estimate the regression lines.
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Confidence Intervals
The applets in this section of Statistical Java allow you to see how levels of confidence are achieved through repeated sampling. The confidence intervals are related to the probability of successes in a Binomial experiment.
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