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1.1 The Sun at visible wavelengths

The Sun is seen as a blindingly bright, yellow object in the sky. The part of the Sun that you normally see is called the photosphere (meaning 'sphere of light'); this is best thought of as the 'surface' of the Sun, although it is very different from the surface of a planet such as Earth. Its diameter is about 1.4 million kilometres, making the Sun's volume roughly one million times that of the Earth. The photosphere is not solid. Rather, it is a thin layer of hot gaseous material, abo
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Anatomy of an Orientation
Video for the new OHCC six-week format!
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Rethinking the Creative Architectural Design in the Digital Culture
This paper tries to examine the effects of emerging digital tools in architectural design. Digital tools are not only practical instruments used for drawing, but they also affect design thinking. As the ones that are used in architectural design are mostly commercial, one can say that design thinking, the identity of the design and the creativity of the designer are defined by the companies which develop these tools. Therefore architects have to be able to manipulate these tools and personalize
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10.1 Further reading

There are many relevant books available from libraries and bookshops. Here are some suggestions to start you off.

  • de Bono's Thinking Course by Edward de Bono, published by BBC Books, 1999

    An interesting general consideration of thinking skills with tools and techniques for developing thinking in a general way.

  • Use Your Head by Tony Buzan, published by BBC Books, 1995

    Lots of useful information on how to make t
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Importing photos from a digital camera
Learn how to use the Organizer to download images from your digital camera and import them into your catalog in one efficient step.
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Approach to Computer Implementation in Architectural Curriculum
This paper examines traditional teaching methods in architecture and identifies opportunities which are offered by computers for changing the teaching process. Introduction of CAAD to the teaching schedules unquestionably and explicity uncovered a need of changes within the whole schedule of study. In this paper we will submit the thesis that the problem does not lay in how will CAAD be incorporated into the architectural curriculum, because it is the CAAD that has the potential to become an int
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • outline the ways in which the relations between work and welfare are made and remade in different places and at different times

  • explain how these changing relations contribute to constituting welfare subjects

  • describe how welfare provision that is connected to work affects the lives of different welfare subjects in different and unequal ways

  • assess the relative influences and effects
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Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage
Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment influence their art? After leaving the area as a child the Romantic poet William Wordsworth returned to the Lake District and remained there from 1799 to 1802. Surrounded by scenery he cherished Wordsworth composed some of his best poetry in Dove Cottage, but the building was also the residence of friend Thomas De Quincy whom documented his time with the Wordsworth’s as well as his own experiences in the property.
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1.4 Actividad

Actividad 1.4

1 Look at the following pictures and write two sentences describing each building. Use the nouns and adjectives from the boxes below, and don't forget to put the appropriate endings! You can either use the co
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Prepared for the course team by Peter Hamilton and Kath Woodward


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Derived copy of Adjustments of the Infant at Birth and Postnatal Stages
Stephanie Fretham
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Discuss the importance of an infant’s first breath Explain the closing of the cardiac shunts Describe […]

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iImprov - The Minor II V App for iPad
'iImprov-The Minor II V for the iPad is part of a series from the developers at Jazz Apps Mobile LLC. The iImprov series is intended for jazz improvisers of all levels to help them gain and perfect the tools of the craft. These apps are not presented progressively as each one is designed to target a specific need in any jazz improviser’s arsenal. Beginning and intermediate musicians can benefit from full explanations of the theory and concepts involved in tackling specific challenges
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Brent Wahl, Re-contextualizing Art
Photographer and multimedia artist Brent Wahl sometimes finds inspiration for his work just by walking around the city. Often comprised of “collected” and staged objects, his work includes items that he’s found in various sites that are potentially loaded with meaning—from empty lots and construction sites to the side of the road. Regardless of the site’s location, it is crucial to Wahl that there is an interesting history embedded in either the place or the object. “In these circu
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Literary Festival 2016: We Don't Have to Live Like This: experiments in utopian living [Audio]
Speaker(s): Michael Caines, Benjamin Markovits, Jacqueline Yallop | Why are utopian communities so appealing and are they always doomed to failure? The panel discuss utopian experiments in British history and consider whether utopian living would be possible today. Michael Caines (@michaelscaines) is an Assistant Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. Benjamin Markovits is the author of six previous novels: The Syme Papers, Either Side of Winter, Imposture, A Quiet Adjustment, Playing Days and
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • show a broader understanding of contemporary Scottish society

  • show a broader understanding of Scottish culture and identity

  • demonstrate an understanding of the various frameworks and standards of professional recognition in Scotland

  • demonstrate an awareness of the opportunities for further supported study in your chosen area.


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2.1.2 Diffraction and interference of light

When light, or indeed any type of wave, passes through a narrow aperture, it will spread out on the other side. This is the phenomenon of diffraction. For example Figure 17 shows the diffraction of water waves in a device called a ripple tank. The extent to which waves are diffracted depends on the size of the aperture rel
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14.30 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Economics (MIT)
This course will provide a solid foundation in probability and statistics for economists and other social scientists. We will emphasize topics needed for further study of econometrics and provide basic preparation for 14.32. Topics include elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, and hypothesis testing.
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The Real Mary Magdelene ( 4 of 5 )
This History Channel documentary is sympathetic to the life of Mary Magdalene. Use this documentary to learn -- information contained in the documentary does not have to interfere with one's faith. It is NOT meant to be inflammatory but informative. (WARNING; Educators/Parents: Very brief artist nudity 2 minutes in.)
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Greco-mania: an exploration of this cultural craze
Photographer and writer Roger Vlitos talks about Greco-mania.
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U.S.-Soviet Relations
This video is accompanied by text. "Throughout much of World War II, the U.S. and the USSR were reluctant allies. Germany posed a significant threat to both countries and necessity dictated that they cooperate militarily. Germany had launched a brutal invasion into the Soviet Union that eventually caused the deaths of 20 million Soviets. The USSR begged the western Allies to attack the German army on its western front. The U.S. and England were under-resourced and unwilling to launch a costly at
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