6.253 Convex Analysis and Optimization (MIT)
This course will focus on fundamental subjects in (deterministic) optimization, connected through the themes of convexity, geometric multipliers, and duality. The aim is to develop the core analytical and computational issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. The mathematical theory of convex sets and functions will be central, and will allow an intuitive, highly visual, geomet
Second Sun in our Solar System when Star Super Novas
A second sun in our solar system may Supernova very soon. (01:51)
10.01.2013 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Die zerstrittenen Palästinenser-Organisationen Fatah und Hamas haben bei einem Treffen in Kairo nach ägyptischen Angaben Fortschritte auf dem Weg zu einer Aussöhnung erzielt. Palästinenserpräsident Mahmud Abbas und Hamas-Chef Chaled Maschaal hätten sich auf die weitere Umsetzung des Versöhnungsabkommens von 2011 verständigt, meldet die Nac
Life in an Indian Slum - Shantaram author Gregory David Roberts - Part 1 Author Gregory David Roberts escaped from prison in Australia and began a new life living in a slum in Mumbai, India. His semi-autobiographical novel Shantaram about his experiences there has become a bestseller.
Author Gregory David Roberts escaped from prison in Australia and began a new life living in a slum in Mumbai, India. His semi-autobiographical novel Shantaram about his experiences there has become a bestseller.
Assignment work from David James I have to say I really enjoyed this assignment. Researching sales and publishing figures for the children's and young adult book market has been very interesting. I'm looking forward to doing Part II of this introductory session. Out of curiosity - are other people working through these 'intro' sessions in order (like me)? Or are you doing the ones you find personally interesting first? Dave
I have to say I really enjoyed this assignment. Researching sales and publishing figures for the children's and young adult book market has been very interesting. I'm looking forward to doing Part II of this introductory session.
Out of curiosity - are other people working through these 'intro' sessions in order (like me)? Or are you doing the ones you find personally interesting first?
RoseLee Goldberg on Performance Art
RoseLee Goldberg South African-born world authority on performance art spoke at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 11 March Goldberg illustrious career as art historian critic curator and author has spanned almost three decades and has helped shape the public view of live performance as a visual art form Her book Performance Art from Futurism to the Present was first published in 1979 and pioneered the study of performance art even
LB160 Book 1 Abbreviations
LB160 Book 1 Abbreviations
Egypt crisis: Mubarak stays put
Protesters demand resignation of Egypt's president saying his sacking of the cabinet does not go far enough.
Developed for third grade. Students will begin by being given a mini-lesson on the neuron itself. Then, in the actual activity, students will discover a fun, hands-on project where they learn about the neuron, an essential part of the human body. Each student will be given a piece of clay with which they will be able to form their own neuron. After they have created a neuron, the teacher will guide the students in labeling the various parts of the neuron as well as teach about each individual fu
Manga and Shakespeare
Emma Hayley talks about adapting Shakespeare to the ancient Japanese comic art form of manga, after launching the Manga Shakespeare book series.
Copyright Guide for Educators in SA
This program contains resources for educators on copyright laws in South Africa particularly educators in higher education This program is intended to assist educators in their awareness of copyright laws Included in the program is a copyright timeline as well as an infographic There is also a guide which discusses the implications for both copyright holder and user and the use of copyrighted materials in an educational setting Lastly it advises on where to obtain copyright permissions and provi
Fire and Ice Zen Den How-to-guide: Sharing resources in HumBox Daniel Herwitz on Talk Show Democracy The Spanish-American War Enabling Students to Construct Theories of Collaborative Inquiry and Reflective Learning: Computer S Gardening and Landscaping A Comparison of Model-Tracing and Constraint-Based Intelligent Tutoring Paradigms Effects of pictures, age and experience on learning to use a computer program
Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde
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Philosopher and political commentator Daniel Herwitz launched the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA 2010 Great Texts Big Questions lecture series on 4 March when he discussed Talk Show Democracy Stars Celebrities and American PoliticsProfessor Herwitz Director of the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan USA is currently Mellon Visiting Research Fellow at UCT He is the author of Star as Icon about the creation of this media persona from the joint forces
This video is accompanied by text. "The beginning of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented American prosperity and power. The economic and social environment was perfect for the rise of the International Darwinism movement. Followers of this movement applied some of the fundamental views of Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) to international politics. They believed that the earth belonged to the strong, and with America quickly growing in strength, there was a strong surge of supp
To develop lifelong learning skills, we argue that students need to learn how to learn via inquiry and understand the sociocognitive and metacognitive processes that are involved. We illustrate how software could play a central role in enabling students to develop such expertise. Our hypothesis is that sociocognitive systems, such as those needed for collaborative inquiry and reflective learning, can best be understood as a community of interacting agents, who each have expertise in accomplishin
As the presence of spring grows stronger, many people's thoughts drift towards their yards and gardens. The websites assembled below provide resources for, and information about, different aspects of gardening and landscaping. Although the pop-up ads are a little intense at the first site (1), persistent navigating will pay off because The Gardener's Network website offers a wealth of information about a variety of subjects including extensive sections on Flowers, Vegetables, House plants, Lawn
Two approaches to building intelligent tutoring systems are the well-established model-tracing paradigm and the relatively newer constraint-based paradigm. Proponents of the constraint-based paradigm claim that it affords performance at levels comparable to that of model-tracing tutors, but with significantly less development effort. We have built both a model-tracing and constraint-based tutor for the same problem domain (statistical hypothesis testing) and report on our findings with the goals
This study examines the effects of pictures of screen captures and input devices on documentation for older novices. There was no main effect of pictures, but there were statistically significant interactions between the type of picture and the factors of age and computer experience. As predicted, the most optimized designsthe ones presenting screen capturesmoderated the negative effects of age. We argue that screen captures help reduce two problems in the cognitive area that are especially
How-to-guide: Sharing resources in HumBox
Daniel Herwitz on Talk Show Democracy
The Spanish-American War
Enabling Students to Construct Theories of Collaborative Inquiry and Reflective Learning: Computer S
Gardening and Landscaping
A Comparison of Model-Tracing and Constraint-Based Intelligent Tutoring Paradigms
Effects of pictures, age and experience on learning to use a computer program