18.336 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (MIT)
This graduate-level course is an advanced introduction to applications and theory of numerical methods for solution of differential equations. In particular, the course focuses on physically-arising partial differential equations, with emphasis on the fundamental ideas underlying various methods.
14.452 Economic Growth (MIT)
This half semester class presents an introduction to macroeconomic modeling, focusing on the theory of economic growth and some of its applications. It will introduce a number of models of non-stochastic and stochastic macroeconomic equilibrium. It will use these models to shed light both on the process of economic growth at the world level and on sources of income and growth differences across countries.
6.701 Introduction to Nanoelectronics (MIT)
Traditionally, progress in electronics has been driven by miniaturization. But as electronic devices approach the molecular scale, classical models for device behavior must be abandoned. To prepare for the next generation of electronic devices, this class teaches the theory of current, voltage and resistance from atoms up. To describe electrons at the nanoscale, we will begin with an introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics, including quantization, the wave-particle duality, wavefunct
Freilich Foundation Eminent Lecturer Series: Women & War Lecture 3 - Veiling Gender Justice: Religio
Veiling Gender Justice: Religion and Reconstruction Presented by: Dr Bina D'Costa Research Fellow, Centre for International Governance and Justice, RegNet ANU This lecture argues that gender justice becomes a politicised issue in counter productive ways in conflict zones. While the control of women and the patriarchal family is central to extremist ideologies, women's vulnerability and insecurity increase in times of conflicts not only from the actions of the religious forces but also from 'prog
Week 01 Lecture: Introduction and Policy Instruments
Richard and Peter introduce students to the course, central concepts, and teaching arrangements. The first lecture will provide an overview of the subject matter to be explored throughout the semester, the purpose of tutorials as a means for students to engage in deep conversation on the issues which are to be facilitated by students. The role of the supertutorial will be explained, a tool and support mechanism for tutorial facilitators to gather in the week prior to their facilitation for the p
Week 01 Lecture: Introduction
The first lecture introduces students to the course, the teaching staff, and the course themes. Richard and Alastair will share their views on teaching and learning, providing students with an opportunity to think about the ways they have learnt through primary and secondary school, into tertiary education. This lecture will also cover the assessment scheme, assessment tasks, and if time permits start on defining the central themes of the course: "environment", "society", and "resources".
John Haldon, Princeton University: History, Remote Sensing, and GIS - The Avkat Survey Project PDF
This talk introduces briefly the Avkat Archaeological Survey, a collaborative research project in north-central Anatolia which seeks to integrate a number of different approaches to studying the past, using recent technological advances to integrate disparate datasets into a cohesive framework of analysis. From the 1980s, there has been continued development of methodologies of archaeological field survey, as well as remote sensing techniques ranging from ground-penetrating radar to airborne rad
13 - Banking: Successes and Failures
Banks, which were first created in primitive form by goldsmiths hundreds of years ago, have evolved into central economic institutions that manage the allocation of resources, channel information about productive activities, and offer the public convenient investment vehicles. Although there are several types of banking institutions, including credit unions and Saving and Loan Associations, commercial banks are the largest and most important in the banking system. Banks are designed to address t
15 - Lincoln, Leadership, and Race: Emancipation as Policy
Professor Blight follows Robert E. Lee's army north into Maryland during the summer of 1862, an invasion that culminated in the Battle of Antietam, fought in September of 1862. In the wake of Antietam, Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a document that changed the meaning of the war forever. Professor Blight suggests some of the ways in which Americans have attempted to come to grips with the enigmatic Lincoln, and argues that, in the end, it may be Lincoln's capac
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
Receive the samples and prepare for testing - Perform Non-Instrumental Tests/Procedures
An introduction to procedures in scientific and medical testing laboratories for conducting non-instrumental tests on samples. Covers procedures to correctly receive a sand sample with a certificate of analysis.
Introduction to drama
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. This module is designed to provide an introduction to the analysis and performance of drama. It has three main aims: 1) To provide an introduction to the analysis of drama; 2) To give a taste of the wide range of performance convention in history, from Ancient Greek tragedy to nineteenth-century naturalism; 3) To foreground drama as a performance medium rather than a form of lit
6. Malthusian Times
Global Problems of Population Growth (MCDB 150) In many regions, the central cultural idea is that of a lineage, a family and its line of male ancestors and descendants. The prime duty in these cultures is to keep the lineage going. Religion is small scale with the ancestors performing many of the functions of gods. Denser populations and larger political entities lead to large-scale religion where conformity is stressed and cultural rules are codified in a book and not subject to discussion wi
Tensile test on annealed copper
Full tensile test of annealed copper at 20 times actual speed, showing plastic deformation, necking and failure. From TLP: Introduction to mechanical testing, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/mechanical-testing/results2.php
Slip by movement of whole lattice planes
Animation of slip by movement of whole lattice planes. Shows how plastic shear deformation occurs in a 2D primitive square lattice without dislocation glide. From TLP: Introduction to dislocations, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/dislocations/dislocation_glide.php
Interactive model of cubic perovskite structure
Interactive, rotatable model of the cubic perovskite structure. From TLP: Introduction to Anisotropy, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/anisotropy/dielectric.php
Box of Three Mens Handkerchiefs
Box of three men's handkerchiefs in beige, brown and bronze. Date: 1990 - 1999 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Web Design and Objects - Introduction
This reading material forms part of the "Introduction" topic in the Web Design and Objects module.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Knowledge Representation
This test forms part of the "Knowledge Representation" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.