In this activity, students use wood, wax paper and oil to investigate the importance of lubrication between materials and to understand the concept of friction. Using wax paper and oil placed between pieces of wood, the function of lubricants between materials is illustrated. Students extend their understanding of friction to bones and joints in the skeletal system and become aware of what engineers can do to help reduce friction in the human body as well as in machines.
Techniques for Studying Materials: Raman Spectroscopy
This set of animations provides understanding of Raman Spectroscopy, rule of mutual exclusion, spectral resolution and the interactions of light with a molecule. From TLP: Raman Spectroscopy
3.21 Kinetic Processes in Materials (MIT)
This course presents a unified treatment of phenomenological and atomistic kinetic processes in materials. It provides the foundation for the advanced understanding of processing, microstructural evolution, and behavior for a broad spectrum of materials. The course emphasizes analysis and development of rigorous comprehension of fundamentals. Topics include: irreversible thermodynamics; diffusion; nucleation; phase transformations; fluid and heat transport; morphological instabilities; gas-solid
Innovation North Research Conference 2006 Alan Dix
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Teaching and learning in diverse university settings: analytic frameworks for integrating different
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There have been many studies of teaching and learning in classrooms, for example, involving teaching approaches and styles, learning or broad classroom level structures (e.g. age of pupils, ability, curriculum). These studies offer insights into teaching effectiveness, patterns of learning and broad explanations of classroom effects, yet they add little insight into the complex ecology that characterises children’s development in school contexts. Studies of teaching and learning within classro
What Color is Your Air Today?
Students develop awareness and understanding of the daily air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) listed in the newspaper. They explore what engineers can do to help reduce poor air quality.
18 - The badness of death, Part III; Immortality, Part I
The discussion of the badness of death continues by asking whether it is bad that we do not exist before our birth. The views of a number of contemporary philosophers, such as Tom Nagle, Fred Feldman, and Derek Parfit, are introduced. Then Professor Kagan turns to the subject of immortality. Would it be desirable to live forever, and if so, under what circumstances one might enjoy such a prolonged existence? The lecture concludes with Bernard Williams' take on immortality which posits that no ki
Normal Distribution Curve
West Virginia Math and Science Initiative - Contemporary Math - Normal Distribution Curve - American Military University > ACADEMICS AND TRAINING > West Virginia Math and Science Initiative > Contemporary Math > Normal Distribution Curve
19 - Paradise XV, XVI, XVII
This lecture focuses on the cantos of Cacciaguida (Paradiso 15-17). The pilgrim's encounter with his great-great grandfather brings to the fore the relationship between history, self and exile. Through his ancestor's mythology of their native Florence, Dante is shown to move from one historiographic mode to another, from the grandeur of epic to the localism of medieval chronicles. Underlying both is the understanding of history in terms of genealogy reinforced and reproved by Dante's mythic r
14 - Purgatory XXIV, XXV, XXVI
Guest lecturer Prof. David Lummus discusses Purgatorio 24-26. On the terraces of gluttony and lust, the pilgrim’s encounters with masters of the Italian love lyric give rise to the Comedy’s most sustained treatment of poetics. Through Dante’s older contemporary Bonagiunta (Purgatorio 24), the pilgrim distinguishes the poetic style of his youth from that of the courtly love tradition pursued by his interlocutor. In Purgatorio 26, Dante reinforces his own poetic genealogy through his enco
Students will research common diseases/disorders that affect the nervous system. They can present their findings to the class to enhance the class's understanding
West Virginia Math and Science Initiative - Contemporary Math - Equivalent Sets - American Military University > ACADEMICS AND TRAINING > West Virginia Math and Science Initiative > Contemporary Math > Equivalent Sets
Design a dynamic website
Design a dynamic website for Bazaar Ceramics. At this stage the prototype will not include the database and server-side scripting required to implement the e-commerce functions. This stage of the project is to focus on design only. Therefore the prototype will develop the pages and interface for the e-commerce features, but none of the functionality. Your task is to review the requirements document to develop an understanding of the e-commerce requirements of the website and then design and buil
Care for babies
Learn how to be a caregiver with babies. This project includes understanding babies and their needs, sleeping patterns, distressed babies, separation anxiety, feeding, safety hazards, nappy changing, toilet training and illness.
Safety Signs and Information: Understanding Saftey Signs
Understanding Safety Signs. Topic 2, extracted from the Safety Signs and Information resource. In this topic you will understand the appropriate action to take for common safety signs.
Manage Your Own Performance
This unit encourages professional development and self management in the areas of performance, personal competency and personal work priorities to foster a better understanding of the management style of the student and increase effectiveness in such a role using a holistic approach.
Small Business Marketing: Financial Plan
The Financial Plan. This unit focuses on identifying the elements of a financial plan; understanding the information required to compile a financial plan; describe sources of finance; prepare a profit and loss statement; conduct break-even analysis; cash-flow projection; and develop a comprehensive financial plan. This object is supported by the text Reynolds, W, Savage, W, & Williams, A (1994) Your Own Business, (2nd Edition), Nelson, Australia. This forms a resource for Certificate III in Sma
Perform four basic rules mathematical calculations
Understanding how to do calculations is important when measuring and marking out lengths of material for specific jobs. Trying to reduce waste and cost is always necessary. To do any simple calculations there are four main rules that you need to follow.
Plan for minimal Environment Impact Practices
This unit is about planning for minimal environmental impact. It is of a practical nature - you will need to show your understanding of the unit competencies in practical ways, that is, in the field and over a period of time. It covers the knowledge and skills to plan outdoor activities to ensure that minimal environmental impact occurs. At the end of your study, you should understand key ecological concepts and identify sources and types of environmental impact. You will become aware of land ma