#258: The world by numbers: How mathematics explains objects and events

Mathematician Prof Chris Budd discusses how mathematics seeks to explain and predict real life phenomena -- from the simple movement of objects to complex, “chaotic” systems such as the weather. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • identify the common features shown by tree-dwelling mammals from different groups;

  • show an awareness of the difficulties of classifying primates, especially in relation to the position of the prosimians;

  • give an account of opportunities and challenges encountered by tree-dwelling mammals and of evolved adaptations linked with arboreal life;

  • provide examples of the closeness (and sometimes
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This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).
Author(s): Boyle, Edward

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Maggie Lena Walker was the the CEO of a fraternal beneficial society as
well as the first woman to establish and head a chartered American bank.
In a time when society sought to limit opportunities for
African-Americans through segregation and Jim Crow laws, Mrs. Walker
achieved remarkable success in business and philanthropy.

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This unit will help you to understand the forms of data that are handled by software and look at the various processes that can be applied to the data. These ideas are demonstrated through the use of a supermarket till and illustrate how simple data sets can be manipulated.
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12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory (MIT)
Course 12.307 is an undergraduate course intended to illustrate, by means of 'hands on' projects, the basic dynamical and physical principles that govern the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and the day to day sequence of weather events.  The course parallels the content of the new undergraduate textbook Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics by John Marshall and R. Alan Plumb.
Author(s): Marshall, John,Illari, Lodovica

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#257: Setting forth safely: Travel health before, during, and after the journey

Infectious diseases specialist Assoc Prof Tilman Ruff explains the myriad health risks to today’s travellers, including what to consider before the journey and post-trip follow-up and care. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

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This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess
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