2 Operations, operations management and operations managers
Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations whether producing goods or services, or in the private, public or voluntary sectors. This unit will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function and discusses the role of operations managers, in particular the importance of focusing on suppliers and customers.
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WildLinAlg12: Generalized dilations and eigenvectors
This video introduces the important idea of changing coordinates in Linear Algebra. A linear transformation can be described using many different matrices, depending on the underlying coordinate system, or ordered basis, which is used to describe the space. The simplest case is when the linear transformation is in diagonal form. Finding such a diagonal form requires finding the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix, which we introduce in this video. We also discuss change of basis matrices.
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WildLinAlg10: Equations of lines and planes in 3D
This video shows how we work with lines in the plane and planes in 3D space in Linear Algebra. A line in 2D is represented by a linear equation in x and y, a plane in 3D by a linear equation in x,y and z. Both can also be described in parametric form. It is important to be able to change from a Cartesian to a parametric form. The space of all lines in the plane has a curious connection with the Mobius band. Lines in 3D are somewhat trickier to describe since they require two linear equations.
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Stalinâ€™s Rise to Power
This podcast explores the variety of approaches to the question of Stalinâ€™s power. It considers the relative importance of a/ Stalinâ€™s control of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the...

Why did the General Strike not Succeed?
Why did the General Strike not Succeed? Dr. Hester Barron, University of Sussex: Introduction; How far were the leaders of the TUC General Council responsible?; Government position (maintenance of...

The First World War: The Central Powers
The First World War: The Central Powers. Part of a two-part presentation by Professor John Gooch, University of Leeds, for The History Faculty: www.thehistoryfaculty.com.

In this section, I want to take the ideas of mess and difficulty and explore them in the context of complexity. I want to determine how these ideas are connected, how significant the connections are and what the differences illuminate. I shall draw on the ideas of three writers: Schön, whose central theme is practice (e.g. Schön, 1983; 1987); Ackoff, who explores the characteristics of mess; and Rosenhead, who shows how different approaches to practice may be contrasted in terms tha
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As outlined in Table 2, ethics within systemic practice are perceived as operating on multiple levels. Like the systems concept of hierarchy, what we perceive to be good at one level might be bad at another. Because an epistemological position must be chosen, rather than taken as a given, the choice involves taking responsibility. The choices made have ethical implications. Within systematic practice ethics and values are g
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Of course, our bodies can't just be made up of squidgy bubbles of phospholipid, or we would collapse in a heap on the floor! Stiffer frameworks, both inside and outside the cells, also exist and help to define shape and add strength. These frameworks are formed largely from structural proteins, a class of polymeric materials that form fibres and filaments to provide mechanical support for cells and tissues. Structural proteins are made inside cells but are often then moved into the spa
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4.5.2 Thermal effects
This extract is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the operation of the three-way catalytic converter that is placed in the exhaust systems of motor vehicles in order to reduce the emissions of primary pollutants: carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds, including hydrocarbons. Discussion of the various effects of these pollutants and the consequent introduction and refinement of â€˜automotive emission regulationsâ€™ has not been included, nor is the
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Wikis in Plain English
A short introduction to wikis focused a group of people that plan a camping trip using a wiki.
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Spartan Sagas: Linda Nelson
I earned a doctoral degree from MSU in 1963 and am a professor emeritus and former chairperson of MSU's family ecology department. I went to Costa Rica to gather data for both my master's (from Iowa State) and for my doctoral degree. I remained in Latin America for 17 years, working for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Both positions were for South and Central America and I was headquartered in Costa Rica and then in Santi
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Westward Expansion
Each time the United States expanded its territory, a wave of settlers and the development of new routes for trade and migration soon followed.Â This three minute video goes over some of the trails, personalities, and geography of this expansion. A good introduction, but students need to have map to follow the action.
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ECB, BoE hold low interest rates
The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have held interest rates at record low levels.
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JFK at the Boston Garden
Excerpts of John F. Kennedy's speech at the Boston Garden on November 7, 1960, the eve of the 1960 presidential election.
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Episode 10, Part 2 Making a GAMBIT Game
MAKING A GAMBIT GAME Ep 10, Pt 2. "INTERVIEWS AND PRESENTATION" IN EPISODE 10 OF "MAKING A GAMBIT GAME": In this, the final episode of "Making a GAMBIT Game". The "depression" game now called "Elude" has gone "gold" meaning the final prototype has been approved by the GAMBIT Staff. Team 4 will now work on promotion for the Elude game and many of the members are interviewed about their experience at GAMBIT before they deliver their final presentation of the game. THE MAKING A GAMBIT GAME S
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