Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Fall 2001
Examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Guest speakers present cases, involving current projects, which illustrate the scope and methods of urban design practice. This is a class about how cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas change. It is an introductory subject for undergraduates that examines both the evolving structure of the American metropolis and the ways that it can be designed and developed. Top
Integrated Chemical Engineering Topics I: Introduction to Biocatalysis, Fall 2004
This course provides a brief introduction to the field of biocatalysis in the context of process design. Fundamental topics include why and when one may choose to use biological systems for chemical conversion, considerations for using free enzymes versus whole cells, and issues related to design and development of bioconversion processes. Biological and engineering problems are discussed as well as how one may arrive at both biological and engineering solutions.
An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems, Spring 2005
Basic elements of intelligent transportation systems. Technological, systems, and institutional aspects of ITS considered, including system architecture, congestion pricing, public/private partnerships, network models, ITS as industrial policy, and implementation case studies. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) represent a major transition in transportation on many dimensions. This course considers ITS as a lens through which one can view many transportation and societal issues. ITS is an
Probability and Statistics in Engineering, Spring 2005
Quantitative analysis of uncertainty and risk for engineering applications. Fundamentals of probability, random processes, statistics, and decision analysis. Random variables and vectors, uncertainty propagation, conditional distributions, and second-moment analysis. Introduction to system reliability. Bayesian analysis and risk-based decision. Estimation of distribution parameters, hypothesis testing, and simple and multiple linear regressions. Poisson and Markov processes. Emphasis on applicat
Introduction to Civil Engineering Design, Spring 2002
Introduces students to the theory, tools, and techniques of engineering design and creative problem-solving, as well as design issues and practices in civil engineering. Includes several design cases, with an emphasis on built facilities (e.g., buildings, bridges and roads). Project design explicitly concerns technical approaches as well as consideration of the existing built environment, natural environment, economic and social factors, and expected life span. A large design case is introduced
Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Spring 2005
This course examines fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering, scientific and managerial applications. Emphasis is placed on object-oriented software design and development. Students engage in active learning using laptop computers (available on loan). Assignments cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. The Java® programming language is used
Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Spring 2002
Fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering and scientific applications. Object-oriented software design and development. Weekly programming problems cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. Emphasis is on developing techniques for solving problems in engineering, science, management, and planning. The Java(C) programming language is used.
Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Fall 2002
This course presents fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering and scientific applications. Object-oriented software design and development is the focus of the course. Weekly programming problems cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. Emphasis is on developing techniques for solving problems in engineering, science, management, and planning.
The Language of Mathematics (14): Introduction to Trigonometry
The instructor introduces the mathematics of trigonometry. He uses images and a chalkboard for demonstration.
Introduction: Paper Heart Garland: Supplies
Learn how to make a paper heart garland. This introduction to the multi-step project explains what the project requires. It require three colors of craft paper, glue, glitter, safety pins, ribbon and scissors.
Electronic Statistics Textbook
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many o
Leaf Litter Invertebrates of Central Park
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this booklet provides an introduction to urban invertebrates. The book: Focuses on the species that live in city woodlands. Examines the human impact on leaf litter invertebrates and park rangers' conservation efforts. Lists 11 books for references and recommended readings available in English and Spanish. Can be downloaded as a PDF or ordered free of charge.
Kids' Guide to the Birds of Central Park
An illustrated guide to birds commonly found in Central Park, and an introduction to birding for young naturalists. The guide also includes information on where to go in Central Park to see birds in various habitats: freshwater, woodlands, and open areas.
Introduction to Humanities, Fall 2007
This course covers significant ideas, art forms, philosophies, and scientific developments in Western culture since the renaissance. Discussions focus on the way human view their relationship with the past, with the future, with God, with nature, with other humans, and with themselves.
Introduction to Social Network Methods
This on-line textbook introduces many of the basics of formal approaches to the analysis of social networks. The text relies heavily on the work of Freeman, Borgatti, and Everett (the authors of the UCINET software package). The materials here, and their organization, were also very strongly influenced by the text of Wasserman and Faust, and by a graduate seminar conducted by Professor Phillip Bonacich at UCLA. Many other users have also made very helpful comments and suggestions based on the
Introduction to Microeconomics
This course is designed to help you build an understanding of the economics of the market place. In particular we focus on microeconomic principles that demonstrate the role and limitations of both competitive and imperfectly competitive markets in motivating socially efficient consumer, business, and public sector choices.
How People Learn: Introduction to Learning Theory -Session 1
This program introduces the main themes of the course. Teacher
interviews and classroom footage illustrate why learning theory is at
the core of good classroom instruction and demonstrate the broad
spectrum of theoretical knowledge available for use in classroom
Bracero Tutorials - Introduction
The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America. In a partnership between George Mason Universitys Center for History and New Media, the National Museum of American History, the University of Texas at El Paso, and Brown University,
Gil Strang's Introduction to Calculus for Highlights for High School
Gil Strang gives an overview of his video series Calculus for MIT's Highlights for High School program. Designed to give an easier introduction to calculus. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/highlights-of-calculus License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu