The Great Magnet, the Earth
This site provides a non-mathematical introduction to the magnetism of the Earth, the Sun, the planets and their environments, following a historical thread. In 1600, four hundred years ago William Gilbert, later physician to Queen Elizabeth I of England, published his great study of magnetism, "De Magnete"--"On the Magnet". It gave the first rational explanation to the mysterious ability of the compass needle to point north-south: the Earth itself was magnetic. "De Magnete" opened the era of mo
Elementary Statistics is an introduction to data analysis course that makes use of graphical and numerical techniques to study patterns and departures from patterns. The student studies randomness with emphasis on understanding variation, collects information in the face of uncertainty, checks distributional assumptions, tests hypotheses, uses probability as a tool for anticipating what the distribution of data may look like under a set of assumptions, and uses appropriate statistical models to
Introduction to Flash MX
This course offers an introduction to the Macromedia Flash multimedia authoring environment. It incorporates hands-on experience developing streaming web-based multimedia presentations including animation, sound, and graphics with Macromedia's Flash MX application. In each lesson, students build a module that contributes to the shaping of a final project - a basic educational, personal, or business website in Flash. Flash offers scripting capabilities and server-side connectivity for creating en
Intermediate ear training for both the major and non-major, this Musicianship course is strongly recommended for students enrolled in theory classes. It provides an aural foundation to the theory presented in those classes. This musicianship course is typically paired up with a music theory course. Study materials on counterpoint are provided under Resources for your review. They offer an introduction to the modal counterpoint principles that guided composers during the medieval and renaissance
Web Page Authoring
This is a beginning hands-on introduction to using HyperText Mark-Up Language ( HTML ) to create web pages, which can be uploaded and displayed on the Word Wide Web. Students will use HTML to create web pages with text in various sizes and colors, links to other sites, background color or patterns, graphics, tables and mailto links. Principles of design and color, as they apply to screen presentations, will be included. The course introduces the student to HTML and Extensible HyperText Markup La
Fundamentals of Physics, I
This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.
Introduction to Political Philosophy
This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various
Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to p
Poverty in Scotland
The facts and figures on poverty often donâ€™t provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This unit demonstrates the true impact of poverty on the people and places in Scotland through a series of essays that combine the statistics with stories of peo
Getting started with SPSS
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 softw
Company law in context
The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don't seem to have clear meanings. This unit from the College of Law gives a basic introduction to the legal concepts of co
Creating People Centred Schools: Section One, Introducing the module
This introduction provides a rationale for the module, as well as its structure and content. We read how the writers intended the module to be used.
Medicine Games: Blood Typing
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you have to blood type each patient and give them a blood transfusion. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives ...
Medicine Games: Control of the Cell Cycle
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! In this game you are to take on the job as a Cell Division Supervisor. Are you familiar with the different phases in the cell cycle? If not, maybe you should pay extra attention to the image of the cell cycle in the introduction.
The NeMO curriculum is based on real events and real data: the 1998 eruption at Axial Volcano and the rumbleometer instrument that was stuck in the new lava flow. The activities for the classroom are modeled on how scientists actually investigated this event. This curriculum is intended for middle and high school students in earth science and marine science classes. It is composed of four parts (which are each a separate file): Part 1 - Introduction and Background Information Part 2 - Classroom
Visit to an Ocean Planet: Fathometer in a Box
This classroom activity gives students an introduction to depth sounding and mapping ocean topography. The materials include an overview, concepts, a materials list, and instructions. Terms are linked to a glossary and a list of related sites is included.
Homework for Resonant Tunneling Diodes
This homework assignment was created for EE 218 "Introduction to Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology" (Stanford University). It includes a couple of simple "warm up" exercises and two design problems, intended to teach students the electronic properties of resonant tunneling diodes and carbon nanotubes, ...
Homework for Circuit Simulation: ECE 255
This collection of homeworks is used in ECE 255 "Introduction to Electronic Analysis and Design" (Purdue University). Students do their work, or sometimes check their work, by using the Spice 3F4 simulator on nanoHUB.org.
Statistics Online Compute Resources
This site offers software tools, instructional materials and online tutorials about college-level probability and statistics. The SOCR tool has interactive graphs and information about dozens of distribution models, as well as a large collection of statistical techniques for online data analysis, visualization, ...
Introduction and Textures and Structures of Igneous Rock
These lecture notes provide an introduction to igneous rocks. The notes cover information about characteristics of magmas, plutonic rocks, volcanic rocks, and textures of igneous rocks. There are several illustrations within the text. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html