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09 Fashion Victims
The media is being used as a convenient scapegoat for the development of eating disorders. This is the view of Professor Kenneth Nunn from Sydney University, Australia who will be speaking at the ninth in a series of debates on topical issues in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry. He will argue that evidence suggests that the onset of an eating disorder has little to do with the media and everything to do with individual biological and psychological vulnerabilities. Vehemently opposing
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1.2 Challenges to child-centredness: the curriculum and assessment 5–14 programme

In Scotland, the Scottish Curriculum and Assessment 5–14 Programme is an essential part of the initiative that has been promoted by HM Inspectorate as upholding and maintaining the standard of pupils' achievements in Scottish schools. A Scottish Education Department (SED) consultative paper enjoined the inspectorate to ‘pay particular attention in their inspection of schools to the extent to which schools and education authorities have had regard to the national curricular policies
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1.2 Hints before you start
Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially statistical software packages, extremely daunting. This unit takes a step-by-step approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities. No statistics software is needed.
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10. Fourier Transforms Lecture 10
Lecture by Professor Brad Osgood for the Electrical Engineering course, The Fourier Transforms and its Applications (EE 261). Professor Osgood introduces the final operation of convolution to the central limit theorem.
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11. Fourier Transforms Lecture 11
Electrical, engineering, computers, math, physics, geometry, algebra, calculus, technology, functions, linear operations, sin, cosin, Fourier transformations, Fourier series, central limit theorem, repeated convolutions, random variables, CLT, convergence
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Visual Images in Social Sciences

How do social scientists use visual images?

What does a picture or image tell you? This unit is an introduction to analysing and interpreting photographs as social data. Who controls what the image is saying? You will look at how photographs provide visual evidence and how they can illustrate and support our ideas about society.

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1.1 Why look at photographs?
What does a picture or image tell you? This unit is an introduction to analysing and interpreting photographs as social data. Who controls what the image is saying? You will look at how photographs provide visual evidence and how they can illustrate and support our ideas about society.
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 1 (March 30, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, reality, proof, symmetry, operation, axis, a priori, dynamical system, law of motion, rules, rando
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 2 (April 6, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, maximize, thermal equilibrium, function, variable, average, minimum value, equation, lamb
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 3 (April 13, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, heat bath, fixed system, average energy, state, factorial, N, n, #, maximize, logarithm,
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 5 (April 27, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, theory, thermodynamics, math, formula, space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, center of mass, radius, kinetic energy, moment of inertia, position, angle, momen
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Statistical Mechanics Lecture 6 (May 4, 2009)
classical quantum physics, science, biology, engineering, theory, thermodynamics, math, formula, phase space, statistics, variable, methodology, probability distribution, entropy, second law of thermodynamics, Newton's law of motion, trajectory, inverse,
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Ermaine De Etaël on the nation and nationalism
There are few historical figures as dramatically enticing and colourfully enigmatic as Germaine de Staël. The young Germaine had an early introduction to the culture of the French Enlightenment through her mother's influential Paris-based salo. De Staël's (Running Time 51:52)
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4.1 Using memories to order narrative

The philosopher John Locke made the assertion that individual identity is inextricably linked to memory – we are only what we remember being. Memory is a central part of how we think of ourselves, and indeed a central strand of what we might know. Memory is not simply a mechanical process. It works in various ways and you will use it in various ways in your writing. If you study A215 Creative Writing, the course from which this unit was extracted, you will have the opportunity to think abou
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Introduction

This unit explores the commemoration of war through treating two war memorials – the Sandham Memorial Chapel and the Royal Artillery Memorial – as 'visual texts'. By helping you to respond to visual cues the unit aims for you to develop your understanding of these memorials, not only as memorials, but as artefacts or 'made objects'. It does this through consideration of such factors as the location of the monument; its function and purpose; its symbolism or realism; use of materials and o
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Acknowledgements
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
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Comparing modelled and observed temperature
This unit provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice ages and analyisis of recorded temperatures. We will aim to gather meaningful information from this data. We will briefly assess the impact and influence of humans on global warming and, finally, we will examine climate models and how to predict future changes.
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1.1.1 Assessing your current level of knowledge
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
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1.1.6 Keeping up-to-date
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
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1.1.5 Organising information
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
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