14.41 Public Economics (MIT)
This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, the extent of that intervention, and the response of private agents to the government's actions.
22.106 Neutron Interactions and Applications (MIT)
This course is a foundational study of the effects of single and multiple interactions on neutron distributions and their applications to problems across the Nuclear Engineering department - fission, fusion, and RST. Particle simulation methods are introduced to deal with complex processes that cannot be studied only experimentally or by numerical solutions of equations. Treatment will emphasize basic concepts and understanding, as well as showing the underlying scientific connections with curre
LISE08 talk on Second Life in the Chemistry Classroom
I talked about Second Life in the chemistry classroom at the Chemical Heritage Foundation on April 29, 2008. This was part of the 8th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education (LISE 8). Most examples involve work done in collaboration with Andrew Lang. At the end I invite the group to an in-world meeting on May 6, 2008 at 13:30 EDT on ACS
Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College : A Nostra Aetate Lecture
Dr. Heschel of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College, speaks in Riggs Library about the current state of Catholic-Jewish relations and the continuation of interfaith understanding.
Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter
Bryan Caplan, of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, talks about his book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. Caplan argues that democracies work well in giving voters what they want but unfortunately, what voters want isn't particularly wise, especially when it comes to economic policy. He outlines a series of systematic biases we often have on economic topics and explains why we have little or no incentive to improve our understanding of the world
A Common Word: Panel Three: The Role of International NGOs in a Pluralistic World
In the third Panel of day 2 of a Common Word, panelists talk about the role of faith in informing the work and missions of international NGO's. How are traditional theological foundations for love of neighbor interpreted and applied in response to neighbors in today?s global community? In what ways has this understanding informed Muslim-Christian relations in the work of major international NGOs?
Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial
Malaysia's highest court finds opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy, upholding a lower court ruling. Rough Cut (No reporter narration.) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For ov
What the World Eats
This video version of What the World Eats, written by Faith D'Aluisio, includes text, narration, and pictures. The book is listed on the CoreStandards.org website as suggested reading material for grades 2-3. (10:20)
John Haldon, Princeton University: History, Remote Sensing, and GIS - The Avkat Survey Project PDF
This talk introduces briefly the Avkat Archaeological Survey, a collaborative research project in north-central Anatolia which seeks to integrate a number of different approaches to studying the past, using recent technological advances to integrate disparate datasets into a cohesive framework of analysis. From the 1980s, there has been continued development of methodologies of archaeological field survey, as well as remote sensing techniques ranging from ground-penetrating radar to airborne rad
Communication on a worksite: Communicating effectively
Review scenes from a building site and say if the communication was effective and why. As well as what was said, look at things like eye contact and body language. When you work on a building site you need to communicate with other people - tradesmen, suppliers and clients. This involves spoken and written communication, as well as an understanding of safety and warning signs.
Chemical and Environmental Behaviour of Materials: Kinetics of Aqueous Corrosion
This set of animations demonstrates what is meant by aqueous corrosion and the use of the Tafel plot in its understanding. From TLP: Kinetics of Aqueous Corrosion
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials: Superelasticity and shape memory alloys
This set of animations provides understanding of the principles and applications of superelasticity and shape memory alloys materials. From TLP: Superelasticity and shape memory alloys
Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: convergence hypothesis theory
Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth and understanding convergence hypothesis theory.
Problem Based Learning tasks in Economic Growth: endogenous growth theory
Student handout outlining a PBL (Problem Based Learning) task on a final year course on economic growth and understanding endogenous growth theory.
TALAT Lecture 3403: Designing of Forgings
This lecture helps to gain an understanding of the interaction between part design, tool design and forging process parameters in order to achieve optimum quality forged products. General understanding of metallurgy and deformation processes is assumed.
TALAT Lecture 1203: Phase Diagrams
This lecture aims at developing a qualitative understanding of binary phase diagrams by reference to the model systems Cu-Ni, Ni-Pt, Au-Ni and Ag-Cu, and also by reference to the Phase Rule. It applies the basic concepts of phase diagrams to binary aluminium alloys; it also aims at extending the discussion to an outline of ternary phase diagrams, and at showing how a so-called pseudo-binary section can be applied with benefit to the Al-Mg-Si system for alloys balanced in Mg2Si.
TALAT Lecture 1202: Metallography of Aluminium Alloys
This lecture aims at providing a survey of the metallographic techniques available for the examination of aluminium and its alloys. The information must be sufficient to be sure that the students and the users are able to choose the most suitable technique to solve their problems in the examination of samples. The lecture should contain a direct understanding of the main problems in the metallography of the different classes of aluminium materials.
TALAT Lecture 1402: Aluminium Matrix Composite Materials
This lecture provides understanding of the state-of-the-art of aluminium matrix composite materials; it outlines the properties of aluminium matrix composite materials as a basis for materials selection; it explains the limits of useful applications; it demonstrates the various types of aluminium matrix composites. Knowledge in metallurgy, materials science, materials engineering is assumed.
Sustainable Communities: Research in Action (HTML navigation)
This core module will enable you to develop a range of key geographical and transferable skills relating to project research and management. You will begin to understand what a professional geographer does through a consultancy based project which will involve interacting with a client (the University) to create real and useful research. This will help instil a sense of professionalism in your work and create high quality outputs. You will also develop an understanding of how businesses and com
Education Working Better with Employers: a video from the Engage Project
This DVD has been produced as part of the Engage Project, "Facilitating dialogue between employers and engineering, physical sciences and materials academics". The project brought together partners from 13 organisations encompassing higher education, Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), professional bodies, industry, careers services and other interested groups to develop a common understanding of the skills agenda. Mike Pilbeam (VP. Cisco Systems) talks to Professor Fred Maillardet about issues an