Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
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 unif
The end of the road?
Road traffic has grown more than 80% since 1980 – as a result roads have deteriorated more quickly than could have been envisaged. Britain’s road network is one of the countries largest national assets. Professor Andy Collop from the Department of Civil Engineering describes the research taking place in Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre and the improvements such knowledge can make to road materials, structures and sustainability.
The anatomy of the kidneys
Aimed at pre-registration Nursing students studying human biology, this learning object introduces the external and internal anatomy of the kidney, including the anatomy of nephrons and corpuscles.
The anatomy cookbook : a dissection guide with recipes
The Anatomy Cookbook has been written to accompany an anatomy and physiology course for bioengineers who would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity to study real organ systems at first hand. It is not an alternative to a standard anatomy text, it acts more as a laboratory supplement. The fun bit is that your kitchen takes the place of the dissection room. Each recipe provides an insight into one or more organs, and all you need to do is go to the supermarket and be prepared to think a
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
Roads to modernity, 1789-1945
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn/Spring Semesters 2010/11. This module addresses the nature of ‘modernity’. It explores the ideas and historical experiences that transformed societies in Europe and around the world during a series of epic journeys from the distant past to the near present. In the autumn semester lectures and seminars provide a broad chronological survey of major events from 1789 to 1945. The focus is on key e
Power and international order
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. This module gives students the unique opportunity to study a selected range of fundamental texts, which have a crucial and seminal influence on the development of International Relations, and on the study of war and peace, culture and strategy. Using these texts, the aim is both to analyse the growth of the discipline of International Relations, and assess how these texts reflect a
Politics, power and political economy in Latin America
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. This module explores and analyses democratic politics in Latin America since the third wave of democratization in the 1980s. It is divided into three parts: 1. Conceptualising democracy in the region with a focus on the debate between those who argue that liberal democracy and liberal markets are necessary and desirable and those who argue that only experiments that go beyon
Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
Politics in 60 seconds. China's responsibility
Dr Miwa Hirono defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast considers China's responsibility. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Dr Miwa Hirono, School of Politics and International Relations Dr Miwa Hirono is an RCUK Fellow at the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at The University of Nottingham’s School of Pol
Angola: Human Security Gateway
The Human Security gateway is a joint project of the Human Security report project and School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. It aims to provide researchers with a searchable database of links to key websites, full-text reports, journal articles, news items and fact sheets relating to human security worldwide. Human security is defined as the protection of individuals from wars, civil wars and violence. It website enables users to search or browse by country or t
Remedies and their pros and cons
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Gengo Spanish #12 - Do You Have Any Spanish Recommendations?
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The Halloween Song Book-Classroom Book Project
This cute video shows a Halloween Classroom Book Project by Mrs. Butkus' class. Young learners will enjoy creating a book like this and learning this "Heidi Songs" Halloween song. The book shows one jack-o-lantern, 2 owls, 3 trick or treaters, 4 cats, and 5 bats. BOO!! (1:27)
Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems [Audio]
Speaker(s): Cardinal Peter Turkson | The current global financial crisis has already continued for six years now – much longer than most feared at the beginning. Moreover, there have been several sequels, the Euro crisis being the most notable. Let us reflect on the surprising technical origins of the crisis and the shocking moral ones. Let us ask what the system has learned, what insights have been acted upon, what reform is underway. And let us explore areas that remain to be reformed, in pa
Nobel winner: why waste is a bigger threat than war
Nobel peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai's exceptional journey reminds us that taking world-changing action can begin with a simple act: planting a tree.
College of Charleston Tour -- Part 2 -- TD Arena
See all 18 tour locations across campus at: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8BA474EF7101CCA4 Completed in 2008, the TD Arena is home to the men's and women's basketball teams as well as the volleyball team. Next to the Arena is are the Johnson and Silcox Centers, home to health and human performance classes as well as student recreation opportunities.
21H.416J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective (MIT)
This course will survey the conditions of material life and the changing social and economic relations in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences. The subject covers the emergence and decline of feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, living standards and the course of epidemic disease, and the ebb and flow of long-distance trade across the Eurasian system. Particular emphasis will be placed
Amusement Park Ride: Ups and Downs in Design
This unit has students design and build foam tubing roller coasters. The design process integrates energy concepts as they test and evaluate their designs that address the task as an engineer would. The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering design associated with kinetic and potential energy to build an optimal roller coaster. The marble starts with potential energy that is then converted to kinetic energy as it moves along the track. The diameter of the loops that the mar