9.57J Language Acquisition (MIT)
Covers the major results in the study of first language acquisition concentrating on the development of linguistic structure, including sentence structure and morphology. Universal aspects of development are discussed, as well as a variety of cross-linguistic phenomena. Theories of language learning are considered, including parameter-setting and maturation.
Redfish and plumose anemones in the North Sea
Anemones attached to subsea structures, redfish swimming,Sebastes sp. redfish and plumose anemones on and around the subsea structure of the Thistle platform in the North Sea
In this Design Challenge activity students will explore how structure relates to function as they design devices to save Fido.
In this Design Challenge, families and friends work together to design the tallest structure that they can, using only the materials provided.
In this activity, students can select values for quadratic function coefficients, plot and explore multiple functions.
Decays Let Physicists Look Inside Particles
These pages invite students to test various particles for their decay products. Most particles studied by physicists are unstable; they decay. That is, given enough time by itself, one unstable particle will fly apart into two or more particles. By carefully observing and logically classifying these decays according to some well-understood laws of nature, particle physicists have been able to explain much about the fundamental structure of matter.
SIMply Prairie: Prairie Advocates
In this multidisciplinary, inquiry-based project students prepare a plan and give a persuasive oral presentation to create a reconstructed prairie based on research. Teachers can use this unit with their students to justify enlarging or keeping an existing prairie. This project can serve as the organizing structure for prairie study where materials from units such as The Prairie – Our Heartland become research materials. It can be used in conjunction with the unit which is taught best in the f
AlgTop13: More applications of winding numbers
We define the degree of a function from the circle to the circle, and use that to show that there is no retraction from the disk to the circle, the Brouwer fixed point theorem, and a Lemma of Borsuk. This is the 13th lecture of this beginner's course in Algebraic Topology, given by Assoc Prof N J Wildberger at UNSW.
Organic Chemistry I
An intensive survey of structure, reactions and synthesis of the main classes of organic compounds. Laboratory illustrates the preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds by classical and instrumental methods.
Antibody-protein interactions: benchmark datasets and prediction tools evaluation
Background The ability to predict antibody binding sites (aka antigenic determinants or B-cell epitopes) for a given protein is a precursor to new vaccine design and diagnostics. Among the various methods of B-cell epitope identification X-ray crystallography is one of the most reliable methods. Using these experimental data computational methods exist for B-cell epitope prediction. As the number of structures of antibody-protein complexes grows, further interest in prediction methods using 3D s
Cosmic Survey: What are Your Ideas About the Universe?
Lesson plans and activity composed of a three-part questionnaire that launches students on discussions about where objects in space are located, and when they were formed- an introduction to the concepts of structure and evolution of the universe. This astronomical image-sorting activity lays the groundwork for discussions about the size, scale and history of the universe. Use it as a front-end assessment of how students understand the universe. Recommended for teachers of Grades 6-12 and inform
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a uniform
NASA KSNN Why do bones get weaker as you age?
Learn more about current studies in bone strength and examine the structure and composition of bones
Spain hopes for festive lottery luck
As the OECD warns the Spainish government that that it might need to raise taxes further if 2011 growth is weak, Spaniards hope for luck in El Gordo, the Christmas lottery.
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
How to write articles
This resource includes content and activities about writing articles. It presents information and examples related to structure, layout, language and editing.
Regulation of Body Processes
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
Behavior of steel members with trapezoidally corrugated webs and tubular flanges under static loadin
Engineers have long realized that corrugated webs enormously increase steel girdersâ stability against buckling and can result in very economical design. Recently, the new idea of combining the tubular flanges with corrugated webs brought new issues of research. The objective of the research presented in this thesis is to investigate the behavior of steel members with corrugated webs and tubular flanges subjected to shear, bending, and axial compression. Relative buckling modes are also disco
Performative architecture as a guideline for transformation: Defense Line of Amsterdam
Performance as an architectural design paradigm has been emerging during the recent years. We have developed an understanding that we formalized as a taxonomy for performative architecture that considers performance from three points of view: health, safety and security performance; functional and efficiency performance; and psychological, social, cultural, and esthetic performance. This paper focuses on a design project that explores these ideas as a performative architecture proposal. The proj
14.381 Statistical Method in Economics (MIT)
This course is divided into two sections, Part I and Part II. Part I provides an introduction to statistical theory and can be found by visiting 14.381 Fall 2013. Part II, found here, prepares students for the remainder of the econometrics sequence. The emphasis of the course is to understand the basic principles of statistical theory. A brief review of probability will be given; however, this material is assumed knowledge. The course also covers basic regression analysis. Topics c