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21L.017 The Art of the Probable: Literature and Probability (MIT)
"The Art of the Probable" addresses the history of scientific ideas, in particular the emergence and development of mathematical probability. But it is neither meant to be a history of the exact sciences per se nor an annex to, say, the Course 6 curriculum in probability and statistics. Rather, our objective is to focus on the formal, thematic, and rhetorical features that imaginative literature shares with texts in the history of probability. These shared issues include (but are not limited to)
Author(s): Jackson, Noel,Raman, Shankar,Kibel, Alvin

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5.15 Further investigation is possible

There are still many mysteries that surround the Tay Bridge disaster, largely because so little was recorded at the time of construction. For instance, questions remain about the details of reject rates for the castings, and modifications made to the first designs of the piers and their component parts.

Although enlargement of the BoT set of pictures has helped clarify the various failure modes described by Henry Law and others at the enquiry, it has also revealed yet more mysteries. Wh
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1.5 Summary of Section 1

The auditory system is able to process sounds in such a way that, although several may be present simultaneously, it is possible to focus upon the message of interest. However, in experiments on auditory attention, there have been contradictory results concerning the fate of the unattended material:

  • The auditory system processes mixed sounds in such a way that it is possible to focus upon a single wanted message.

  • Unattended material a
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1.5 Key dissertation ingredients

A number of ingredients are essential for a satisfactory dissertation:

  • a thesis, i.e. one coherent overriding ‘story’ or argument

  • situation in existing knowledge, i.e. a critical review of prior research which motivates and justifies the research question

  • contribution of something new

  • appropriate voice and argument, i.e. the provision of clear and explicit evidence, substantiation, and chain of in
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1.8.12 Distance-time graphs: summing up

A distance-time graph is a graph of distance measured from a specific place and along a particular route, plotted against time measured after a specific time. The gradient on such a graph gives the numerical value of the average speed and indicates the direction of travel. Speed is an unsigned quantity equal to the distance travelled along a set route divided by time irrespective of direction towards or away from the starting point (the origin for distance measurement). A positive gradient in
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How to Act and Think Like a Leader
To become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional “think before doing” logic and instead start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.
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16.901 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering (MIT)
This course serves as an introduction to computational techniques arising in aerospace engineering. Applications are drawn from aerospace structures, aerodynamics, dynamics and control, and aerospace systems. Techniques include: numerical integration of systems of ordinary differential equations; finite-difference, finite-volume, and finite-element discretization of partial differential equations; numerical linear algebra; eigenvalue problems; and optimization with constraints.
Author(s): Darmofal, David

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3.4 Debates about rights

There are at least four big debates about modern individual rights. The aim in putting these before you is to introduce these hotly contested issues to which there are no conclusive answers, but which help frame discussions about human rights. Considering these debates is designed to help you weigh up the different arguments and form your own opinions about the meaning and effectiveness of rights claims.

The first debate concerns how our rights are grounded. One view is that our
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Introduction

This unit examines how self-assembled structures based on lipids and proteins provide a framework for cellular processes.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies (T356).


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Gunfire and funerals in Syria
Dec. 10 - Amateur video appears to show heavy gunfire in Homs as the West warns Syria against storming the rebel city. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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World Heritage
This free course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in identifying and listing sites. It identifies and discusses with exemplification the major conventions and protocols affecting World Heritage. It shows how World Heritage expanded from cultural to natural and other sites, as well as embracing landscapes, and intangible and industrial heritages. It provides case studies of New Lanark as industrial heritage, Bath
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Robert-Jones - Augustus John DP184057

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Augustus John statue (1974) by Ivor Robert-Jones. Riverside Place, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. General view from the north. Photographed by Steven Baker 2015.
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Probability I Fall 2007
This course covers population and variables; Standard measures of location, spread and association; Normal approximation; Regression. Probability and sampling: Binomial distribution. Interval estimation; Some standard significance tests.
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Cross Theme (1962) by Geoffrey Clarke. The Chapel of the Ascension, Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex. Cast aluminium sculpture which represents the crucifixion. General view from the north west. Photographed by Steven Baker 2015.
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Creating an interactive AIR widget
Learn how to create rich internet applications that run on multiple operating systems using Adobe AIR.
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Getting Started: 14 Using the Motion Editor
Control the properties of an animation using the Motion Editor. Adjust the x and y values and property keyframes. Add effects using filters.
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Three problems computers can never solve
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329780.400 For 75 years, computers have worked within limits defined by Alan Turing. Now work has begun to fulfil his prophecy of a machine that can solve the unsolvable
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Nursing Innovations in Springfield
College of Nursing students and alumni are thrilled with the state-of-the-art teaching and health assessment facilities at the UMass Center in Springfield. This is the latest chapter in our longstanding association with health care in Springfield.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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1.2.3 Did Beveridge wear blinkers?

Activity 2: Who isn't mentioned?

0 hours 10 minutes

Jacobs singled out several groups who were not covered by the insurance scheme. They include:

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