Process Dynamics and Controls, Fall 2008
Introduction to process control in chemical engineering. Application of linearization methods to the analysis of open-loop and closed-loop process dynamics. Stability analysis and gain/phase margins. Controller modes and settings. Applications to the control of level, flow, heat exchangers, reactors, and elementary multivariable systems.
Summer Reading Tips
Tips to keep kids interested in reading during summer. (01:21)
Lecture 23 - 11/15/2010
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
STELLAR European Research Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning
Starting February 1st, 2009, the European Union is supporting a new Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning called STELLAR (Sustaining Technology Enhanced Learning Large-scale multidisciplinary Research). STELLAR represents the effort of the leading European institutions and projects in Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) to unify their diverse community. This Network of Excellence is motivated by the need for European research on TEL to build upon, synergize and extend the valuable
Every month we will give you a math/statistics brain teaser that lets you test your knowledge with a fun problem.Many of the ideas in these Teasers come from thoughts formed by some of the great mathematical/statistical geniuses in history.
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
This accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution presents an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs
Cancer Statistics, 2003
This Web site contains a recent report on cancer statistics prepared by the American Cancer Society (ACS) that uses incidence data from the National Cancer Institute and mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The report offers "an up-to-date perspective on the occurrence of cancer" in the United States, including cancer frequency, incidence, mortality, and survival statistics for 2003. The Web site provides links to similar articles, the PubMed citation for the report and
A Simulated Student Can Improve Collaborative Learning
This paper describes a Simulated Student architecture designed to detect and avoid three situations that decrease the benefits of learning in collaboration. These are off-topic conversations, students with passive behaviour and problems related to students learning. In order to check the efficiency of the model in a real case a Simulated Student, which has the features described in the model, was added to a collaborative, synchronous system for learning programming. This paper describes the ex
Internet Scout Project
Antarctic monthly mean sea surface temperature and pressure data are accessible online from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) of Oak Ridge, TN. Compiled by the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, UK, this data is an update of temperature. and pressure data collected between 1957-1990 from 29 stations over Antarctica. CDIAC's Web page of this climatic research project displays a map of sampling localities and a table of contents, guiding readers to figure
Royal Botanical Gardens-Orchid Society: Growing Orchids
Hosted by the Orchid Society of Royal Botanical Gardens in Canada, this website features an introduction to growing orchids by Tony Capon of the Kingston Orchid Society. Accompanied by small, but beautiful images of orchids the article includes sections on Light, Water, Fertilizer, Temperature, and more. This site provides links to a nice site on the Native Orchids of Canada, and to information about the Orchid Society of Royal Botanical Gardens. A page of relevant links is offered as well.
Internet Scout Project
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides an array of materials to assist people with their understanding of soils. Through an online presentation, users can learn ten key points about soil characteristics and their importance. Teachers and students can find many fun activities including soil erosion and particle size demonstrations and soil songs. The website provides a great introduction to soil formation and classification. Those contemplating a career in soil science can discover t
Sarn Gynfelyn from Aberystwyth
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Mathematics for Computer Science
A basic introduction to Calculus and Linear Algebra. The goal is to make students mathematically literate in preparation for studying a scientific/engineering discipline. The first week covers differential calculus: graphing functions, limits, derivatives, and applying differentiation to real-world problems, such as maximization and rates of change. The second week covers integral calculus: sums, integration, areas under curves and computing volumes. This is not meant to be a comprehensive calcu
Science in Focus: Force in Motion: Workshop 6: "Force Against Force"
Magnets stick to other magnets and to metal objects made of iron or steel. How much force is required to break the attraction between two magnets? In this workshop, fourth-grade students explore ways to balance the force of magnetism against the force of gravity. A magnet placed in a cup on one side of a pan-balance is stuck to a stationary magnet beneath the cup. When enough washers are placed on the opposite side of the balance, the magnets will separate. Graphical analysis shows some unexpect
RobertNiles.com: Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Robert Niles, a journalist and producer for the LA Times, created this site to help other writers learn the basics of statistics. He explains many key concepts that are essential to report accurate, meaningful numbers and facts. After starting with the fundamentals of mean, median, and percent, Niles goes on to describe more advanced topics like normal distribution, margin of error, and data analysis. For each section, an example or two are provided to demonstrate proper usage of the techniques.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori
Vers une nouvelle interface de lecture pour des forums de discussion dédiés à des élaborations c
Dans le cadre de l'apprentissage collaboratif assisté par ordinateur (ACAO ou CSCL), les forums de discussion occupent une place centrale. Si de multiples recherches leur sont consacrées, elles se centrent pour l'essentiel soit sur des méthodes d'analyse a posteriori du contenu, de la dynamique des échanges et des réseaux sociaux, soit sur le calcul d'indices de participation, éventuellement présentés aux participants en cours d'activité. Suite à un symposium de recherche, organisé à
Logic and Proofs is an introduction to modern symbolic logic. It provides a rigorous presentation of the syntax and semantics of sentential and predicate logic. However, the distinctive emphasis is on strategic argumentation. Students learn effective strategies for constructing natural deduction proofs. This learning is supported by the Carnegie Proof Lab: it provides a sophisticated interface, in which students can give arguments by strategically guided forward and backward steps.
Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? Causal claims permeate everyday life and are constantly the subject of "studies" reported in the newspaper. The material in Causal and Statistical Reasoning examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them. The material is contained in: approximately 20 content modules, a repository of over 100 short case studies, and a "C