12.086 Modeling Environmental Complexity (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the study of environmental phenomena that exhibit both organized structure and wide variability—i.e., complexity. Through focused study of a variety of physical, biological, and chemical problems in conjunction with theoretical models, we learn a series of lessons with wide applicability to understanding the structure and organization of the natural world. Students will also learn how to construct minimal mathematical, physical, and computational mod
Cure or weapon? Towards a new ethics of biological research - Alexander Kelle
In this Charter Day lecture, Dr Alexander Kelle, from the University of Bath's Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, talks about biological research and its possible applications for good, and ill. Illustrating a track record over a century long of biological developments being put to uses outside their original purpose, he proposes the creation of an International Framework Agreement to ensure that we learn from the mistakes of the past.Author(s):
Fact and Opinion
This brief slideshow shows the differences between fact and opinion. There is no narration--just music.
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
<p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts f
6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (MIT)
This 6-unit P/D/F course will provide a gentle introduction to programming using Python for highly motivated students with little or no prior experience in programming computers over the first two weeks of IAP. The course will focus on planning and organizing programs, as well as the grammar of the Python programming language. Lectures will be interactive, featuring in-class exercises with lots of support from the course staff. This class is designed to help prepare students for 6.01 Introductio
21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity (MIT)
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.
2.1 Two examples
This unit introduces ‘voice-leading’ or ‘Schenkerian’ analysis, perhaps the most widely-used and discussed method of analysing tonal music. In this unit, this method is explained through the analysis of piano sonatas by Mozart. The unit is the first in the AA314 series of three units on this form of harmonic analysis, and concentrates on the ‘foreground level’ of voice leading. As you work through this unit, you will become familiar with five complete movements of Mozart’s piano
War Studies Primer - an introductory course on the study of war and military history
War Studies Primer is an introductory course on the study of war and military history. Its purpose is to provide an introduction, or primer, to the study of war. War Studies Primer is presented as a lecture curriculum at the senior high school and university level. It is a free course that consists ...
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Neural Networks
This reading material forms part of the "Neural Networks" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Neural Networks
This test forms part of the "Neural Networks" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Essentials of Medical Microbiology I - Part 2 of 2
This resource provides an introduction into Medical Microbiology and should be used in conjunction with Part 1 - Part 1 of 1. The unit comprises factors that affect the spread of infection and a detailed description of the human commensal microbiota. A help file is included and should be read first.
Tools for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
A series of learning objects, based around the Virtual Rocky Shore resource at http://open.jorum.ac.uk:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/2729 . These include web based instructions on experimental design, a PDF and web based resources for statistics, video tutorials for data presentation in Microsoft Excel (2007), simulations of grazing on rocky shores, a capture-mark-recapture simulation for estimating population sizes and a series of Scilab simulations for teaching physiology, evolution, popu
Using the Sony PSP in the Classrooom Workshop - MoLeNET Conference 2010. An introduction to the many possibilities of the Sony PSP - staff and students from The City School Sheffield and The Sheffield College.
Workshop - MoLeNET Conference 2010. An introduction to the many possibilities of the Sony PSP - staff and students from The City School Sheffield and The Sheffield College.
Introduction to Fluid Power: Introduction
Part 1 of 4 - Introduction. Each topic can be download as an individual item. In this unit, you will be introduced to hydraulics and how they work.
Orientation to the alcohol and other drugs sector
This resource applies to all workers who may be working primarily with clients with AOD issues and provides a basic introduction to values, services and approaches applied to work in the alcohol and other drugs sector. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: assessing clients, the sector, service provider, client and you, historical perspectives, statutory frameworks, drug identification 1, harm minimisation and models of treatment.
Provides an introduction to the Forest and Forest Products Industry, covering rules and responsibilities, awards and agreements, and how to plan a day's work.
Introduction to digital cameras including ISO, film speed, digital camera, charged couple device (CCD), lenses, SLR body, focal length, angle of view, wide-angle lens, telephoto lens, close-ups, aperture, exposure, f/number, shutter speed, focus, depth of field, lighting, indirect light, diffused light, direct light, three-point lighting, key light, fill light, back light, shadows, flash, backgrounds, composition, rule of thirds, framing, looking space, wa
Monitor Stock and Environmental Conditions
This unit covers the knowledge and processes involved in monitoring stock health in the aquaculture industry. Activity 1 gives an introduction to water quality factors such as dissolved oxygen levels, pH, hardness, alkalinity, water temperature and salinity, and how these affect stock and other water quality factors. Activity 2 covers the location to take a water sample, methods of taking a water sample, sending it for analysis and interpreting results of water analysis.
Learning outcomes After studying this course you should have: developed an awareness of different ways in which our use of technology can affect the environment developed your own skills in reading and interpreting texts and diagrams containing some technical descriptions
After studying this course you should have:
developed an awareness of different ways in which our use of technology can affect the environment
developed your own skills in reading and interpreting texts and diagrams containing some technical descriptions
3-point bending under a circular polariscope of annealed polycarbonate bar, close up
Close up of annealed, polycarbonate bar undergoing 3-point bending under a circular polariscope. From TLP: Introduction to photoelasticity, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/photoelasticity/index.html