Historical Introduction to Philosophy
This course covers the following topics: an introduction to philosophy; philosophy of religion; epistemology; the philosophy of mind; free-will and determinism; ethics and metaphysics.
Linear Systems and Optimization: Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems
Introduction to applied linear algebra and linear dynamical systems, with applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, and control systems. Topics include: Least-squares aproximations of over-determined equations and least-norm solutions of underdetermined equations. Symmetric matrices, matrix norm and singular value decomposition. Eigenvalues, left and right eigenvectors, and dynamical interpretation. Matrix exponential, stability, and asymptotic behavior. Multi-input multi-outp
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date. Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)? There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing
Introduction to Molecular Virology
Introductory Virology for 2nd and 3rd year courses The material consists of a series of linked pages exploring an introduction to the concept of viruses, and an exploration of their general properties. This site provides the basis of material for 7-lecture course in introductory microbiology (MCB2016F) and a 20-lecture course (MCB3024S, Defence and Disease) given to third-year students.
This animation represents the case of frictionless motion of an object that experiences a centripetal force. More specifically, the strength of the centripetal force is proportional to the distance to the central axis of rotation. A proportional centripetal force is very symmetrical and the motion under the influence of that force has distinctive properties.
Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications
The book, Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications, presented in the following pages represents over twenty years of experience in teaching the material contained therein. The high price of textbooks and a desire to customize course material for my own needs caused me to write this material. This Web text and associated exercises is a continuing project. Check back often for updates.
Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking.
Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of independence. Today, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, rethinking their functioning and their modus operandi is both natural and needed. Howard Davies and David Green write on this issue with authority, reflecting their practical experience, political sensitivity, and high analytic skills.
The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?
There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the summer of 2007. A huge number of suspects have been identified, from greedy investment bankers, through feckless borrowers, dilatory regulators and myopic central bankers to violent video games and high levels of testosterone among the denizens of trading floors. There is not even agreement on whether the crisis shows a need for more government intervention in markets, or less: some
12 Year old kid develops for Windows Phone! Elliot Forde is just like any other 12 year old. He likes to hang with his friends, play video games and wrestle with his dog. The difference is Elliot is a self taught Windows Phone developer whose app is rising to the top of the marketplace! We stopped by his home to catch Elliot in his natural habitat and see how this boy wonder came to be.
Elliot Forde is just like any other 12 year old. He likes to hang with his friends, play video games and wrestle with his dog. The difference is Elliot is a self taught Windows Phone developer whose app is rising to the top of the marketplace! We stopped by his home to catch Elliot in his natural habitat and see how this boy wonder came to be.Author(s):
Nancy Folbre: "The Socialist Feminist Imaginary" NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between
political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on
the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles
published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and
Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children:
Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who P
NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
Gcompris : Verzameling educatieve programma's Gcompris staat voor het Franse “J’ai compris” (ik heb het begrepen). Het is een verzameling educatieve programma’s voor kinderen van twee tot tien jaar. Naast de meer dan vijftig kleine activiteiten die in …
Gcompris staat voor het Franse “J’ai compris” (ik heb het begrepen).
Het is een verzameling educatieve programma’s voor kinderen van twee tot tien jaar. Naast de meer dan vijftig kleine activiteiten die in …
Reality check: an uphill struggle to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
Do today's global energy efficiency initiatives work? "Insufficiently ambitious," says Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. So what do we need to address the challenge of climate change?
Obama warns on Budget impasse
U.S. President Barack Obama urged Congress to find "common ground" sparing the country a damaging government shutdown. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Calls from the street continue in Bahrain
Thousands march through the streets of Bahrain's capital, Manama calling for change. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Respite at Tunisia-Libya border
Volunteers on Tunisia's border with Libya offer food and shelter to refugees fleeing violence.
Preserving Personal Web Content
On May 10, 2010, the Library of Congress held Personal Archiving Day in conjunction with the American Library Association's annual Preservation Week. The Library invited members of the public to visit and learn about how to preserve their personal information in both digital and non-digital form. During the event, Library staff gave talks about how to preserve specific kinds of information. In this video, Abigail Grotke, web archiving team lead and Gina Jones, digital media project coordinator,
Reform Movements 1800s
This seven minute video discusses the reform movement in regard to mental illness and prisons of the 1800s. The work of Dorothy Dix is explained and its importance. The modern public education movement under Horace Mann is explained, too. The 18th amendment's passage and the causes are also examined and its failure. A good overview of the progressive movement and those responsible for its improvements.
Wounded At Antietam 1862
This is the opening sequence of Lincoln and Lee, directed by Rob Child, that depicts a young civilian Mary Bedinger Mitchell engulfed by the unending stream of wounded Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Antietam-1862. This 1:40 videos shows students what it was like during this battle. Video shows wounded soldiers.
NSS 2011: the writing's on the wall
The feedback you give us through the National Student Survey makes a real difference. FInd out what improvements we've made at Nottingham.