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Le bouchon qui flotte (video)

On peut voir un bouchon flotter à la surface de l’eau ou rester immergé en équilibre à mi-hauteur si on l’accroche à une chaîne.


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Le citron plongeur (video)

Cette expérience montre que la poussée d’Archimède subie par un citron dépend de sa masse volumique moyenne.


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CNIPsy 2010 Marseille - Prévenir et prendre en charge les conduites addictives dans la cité. (au

CNIPsy 2010 Marseille : 7ème Congrès National des Internes en Psychiatrie (CNIPsy). Thème : «Mauvais genre»
Session : Dépendance - Drogue - Addictologie. WORK in PROGRESS.
Titre : CNIPsy 2010 Marseille - L’addictologie, sa place dans la cité : réflexion partagée avec les usagés ou … il était une fois la RDR marseillaise.
Résumé : En prenant le pouvoir sur leur prise en charge, les usagers de drogues ont transformé les approches des médecins : la réducti
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CNIPsy 2010 Marseille - L’addictologie, sa place dans la cité. Débat. (audio)

CNIPsy 2010 Marseille : 7ème Congrès National des Internes en Psychiatrie (CNIPsy). Thème : «Mauvais genre»
Session : Dépendance - Drogue - Addictologie. WORK in PROGRESS.
Titre : CNIPsy 2010 Marseille - L’addictologie, sa place dans la cité : réflexion partagée avec les usagés ou … il était une fois la RDR marseillaise.
Résumé : En prenant le pouvoir sur leur prise en charge, les usagers de drogues ont transformé les approches des médecins : la réducti
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Private Property

[This article is excerpted from chapter 24 of Human Action: The Scholar's Edition (1949) and is read by Jeff Riggenbach.]

Private ownership of the means of production is the fundamental institution of t
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Introduction

This unit introduces some of the main themes and issues in discourse analysis. To do this, it looks at extracts from the late Princess Diana interview screened on Panorama in 1995. The interview not only broke the conventions for British Royal appearances, but also reshaped the usual boundaries between public and private for the Royal family. While the focus here may be on Diana's words, the unit is not in itself concerned with the Diana phenomenon. And while some of the points discour
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Figures

Figure 4 Institute of British Geographers; Tube
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Japan begins water distribution
Japanense authorities start distributing bottled water to parents of young children inTokyo amid radiation scare.
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NATO stresses Libya arms embargo
Fighter jets complete more missions over Libya, and NATO vows to robustly enforce an arms embargo.
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Yemen braces for more protests
Anti-government protesters in Yemen gather to demand President Ali Abdullah Saleh steps down immediately, not by the end of the year as he has offered.
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Gaddafi soldiers: Told to fight or die
Captured Gadaffi soldiers say the Libyan governmenet told them to fight or die. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Suicide blast at Pakistan police station
A suicide bomber rams his car into a police station in northwest Pakistan, killing five people and wounding 25.
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Chris Brown sorry, Gwen Stefani aids Japan
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Chris Brown apologizes, jury selection begins in Michael Jackson manslaughter trial, and Zsa Zsa Gabor in and out of hospital again.
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Just-Eat has appetite for expansion
The London-based online food ordering service Just-Eat has raised $48 million in funding which it says will be used to accelerate the company's international roll-out plans.
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Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit you should be able to:

  • describe why and how we study social phenomena;

  • outline how theory can help us to deal with complex evidence;

  • give examples of the most appropriate theory;

  • identify which concepts are most useful for the task;

  • explain how hypotheses are generated;

  • summarise what makes our evidence and arguments more plausible.

Introduction

In a complex and rapidly changing world, social scientific study examines how we produce things, communicate, govern ourselves, understand our environments, and how to solve the problems we face in the organisation of social relations and processes. This unit provides a basic overview of how social science contains deeply embedded cultural assumptions and outlines the important relationship between philosophical thinking and practical research methods in social sciences.

This material
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Acknowledgments

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Cartoon: "We all want to crack down on crime" David Austin

Figure 1: Croall, H. (1998) Crime and Society in Britain, Addison Wesley Longman Ltd;
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Tornadoes and Galaxies
Students study how the Doppler effect helps scientists study both tornadoes and galaxies. Grades 8-12.
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4 Other influences on evolution
In this unit, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.
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Introduction

‘Tough on the causes of crime.’ A famous phrase, but what is crime? This unit examines how we as a ‘society’ define crime. You will look at the fear that is generated within communities and what evidence is available to support claims that are made about crime rates.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Introducing the social sciences (DD100) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you
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