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5.1 The nervous system

Development has so far mostly been assessed in terms of the gross performance, the overt behaviour, of the organism. Relationships have been established between certain environmental events and certain behaviours. In the next three sections, Sections 5 to 7, there is a major shift in emphasis, from considering behaviour to considering the structure of the nervous system. Essentially, this is doing no more than stepping down a level to look at what is going on inside the organism, in particula
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2.6.1 Try some yourself

Activity 20

Place the following masses in order, with the lightest first:

  2125 mg   1.9 g   0.02 kg

Answer

To compare these m
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1.1.7 Body weights and brain weights for animals

The next data set comprises average body and brain weights for 28 kinds of animal, some of them extinct. The data are given in Table 6.

Tab
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Creese, M. and Earley, P. (1999,) Improving Schools and Governing Bodies: Making a difference, Routledge, London, p. 52.
National training Programme for New Governors – 2003. Module 2, ‘The critical friend’.

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Lesson 02 - One Minute Luxembourgish
In lesson 02 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn a few more useful words in Luxembourgish which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
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Specialist hunting strategies demand particular adaptations of the body, from fearsome teeth to scimitar-sharp claws and tusks. This video has dramatic animal on animal hunting scenes not appropriate for young children. (44,04)
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Mr. Franco is a Professor of Government with teaching responsibilities in the history of political philosophy and contemporary political theory. Mr. Franco is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott, Hegel’s Philosophy of Freedom, and most recently Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction.
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Chapter 30 - Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
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Chapter 30. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Mike Vendetti.


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1 The size of numbers

Numbers are used to specify a quantity or amount. For example, people give their ages as a number of years: ‘I am 51 years old’ or ‘I am five and a half’. Votes in elections may be described in thousands. Temperatures are measured in positive and negative degrees Celsius. Numbers smaller than one may be expressed as fractions or decimals. This section considers whole numbers, decimals, fractions and negative numbers and reminds you of the essence of a number – how ‘big’ it is.
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1.2 Decimal points

Suppose you have less than one of any particular unit: how would you represent that using the decimal system?

Well, we've already seen that decimal numbers rely on a positional system, in which values get smaller by factors of ten as you read from left to right. If we continue doing this, then the number to the right of a single unit represents tenths of that unit. A decimal point is then used to mark the boundary between the whole units and tenths of that unit.

For instanc
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1.1 Assessing your current level of knowledge

If you explore all the resources and activities in this course, you might need to allow between two and nine hours to complete it.

Before you read this guide, why not use the self-assessment questions on the screens to rate your current level of knowledge?

Print or save these questions and for each question, mark the most appropriate number on the scale. When you have finished, you can review your answers. A score of three or less might indicate a gap in your knowledge or u
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1.8.3 Distance, speed and time: assumptions

The formulas for speed, distance and time are all examples of mathematical models. Here, you should bear in mind that such models stress some aspects of travelling but ignore others. Building a mathematical model involves making some assumptions, and usually this involves disregarding those inconvenient aspects of real-world events which can not easily be fitted into a mathematical description.

Take, for example, the model s = d/t used to calculate speed. Dividing a
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2.2 Browsing for information on the Web

One way to find what you are looking for on the Web is to start from sites that you know are likely to have useful 'links' on them, like the main Open University pages or the Open University Library pages. These opening pages are known as home pages and are a bit like the contents page of a book. The home page usually gives you some information about the content of the website, often with links to other pages of information held on that site and on sites elsewhere. By clicking on a link – w
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7.2 Drafting reports

As you may remember from Activity 3, the three general principles of a report (whether it is of a social sciences investigation or a scientific experiment) are:

  • Why was it done?

  • How was it done?

  • What does it mean?

You will need to make some decisions, not only about wha
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Considered the most dynamic young conductor in classical music since Bernstein, 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009. In this program, learn more about Dudamel, the LA Philharmonic, composer John Adams, and see a movement from John Adams' "City Noir" and Mahler's "Symphony No. 1 in D major" performed at his inaugural concert. (51:41)
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