Furniture making and design - Task: Operate machinery
This task contains information and activities about operating a CNC machining and processing centre. The user is guided through the process of operating and monitoring CNC machines, checking and minimising waste quantities, identifying and reporting problems and meeting quality requirements related to repairing, recycling or discarding items. Comprehensive resources are provided which contain interactions and activities. Opportunities for collaborative discussion are incl
Furniture making and design - Task: Identify object to be
This task contains information and activities related to identifying the object to be drawn for a piece of furniture. The user is guided through the safety issues relevant to the workplace, determining job requirements, planning a work sequence a identifying production materials and method and quality assurance. Comprehensive resources are provided which contain interactions and activities. Opportunities for collaborative discussion are included. The user can choose betwe
Part II: The Trucking Industry: Transition from Diesel to Natural Gas Is on Deck
The U.S. trucking industry faces major technological disruption – a switch from diesel fuel to natural gas products. This means new – and more expensive – engines and other infrastructure investments. But after a relatively short payback period, substantial fuel savings and environmental advantages offer significant incentives to plunge ahead.
Technical Paper 4 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Parent, Family a
Information on the characteristics of the parents, families, and children was collected by parental interview at the start of the study. This information was used to describe the sample in terms of the parents (labour market participation, socio-economic characteristics, qualifications, marital status and age), the family (composition, ethnicity and language), the child’s health, development and behaviour, the child’s activities in the home, the use of pre-school provision and childcare hist
The design process : document transcript
This is a document about the Design Process HNC In Engineering – Design for manufacture Edexcel HN Unit: Engineering Science (NQF L4). The presentation looks at the design process as applied to practical engineering situations. An overview of design considerations and the basic methodology is given. Each stage of the process is explained and its relevance to modern engineering practice is discussed. This open educational resource was released through the Higher Education Academy Engineering
Historical skills : dating documents
Explains the different dating conventions employed in historical documents. For example, the system of dating by reference to a religious feast day and the year of the reigning monarch has little in common with the modern calendar. Even where a recognisable date is provided, it may not be what it at first appears.... The resource includes a glossary, bibliography and translation of relevant Latin numbers/phrases. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
Ethics and Midwifery Research
A power point presentation providing a lecture and activities that will look at the orgins of modern ethical thinking. It describes the system of ethical governance in the UK and looks to introduce the main ethical research issues and explore some of the dilemmas that researchers face.
Numbers, Symmetries and Groups
This module aims to provide an introduction to axiomatic reasoning in mathematics, particularly in relation to the perspective adopted by modern algebra. Properties of the standard number systems will be developed. The abstract definition of a group will be motivated by a number of concrete examples. Standard results in the theory of groups will be proved rigorously. Applications of group theory in geometry will be stressed.
Supermarkets under scrutiny: Competition Policy inaction?
This student handout relates to a case study that examines developments within the UK supermarket industry since the mid 1990s that prompted two significant inquiries during the 1999-2007 period. It is available as a Word document of some 4 pages.
Ni-Superalloy, exposed microstructure
Following exposure at temperature typical of that found in the modern gas turbine engine, there exist two white phases, one with intergranular distribution and the other smaller particles, apparently randomly distributed. The larger semi-continuous intergranular phase is likely to be either the M23C6 carbide or the deleterious TCP phase, σ. Previous work has concluded that this phase is indeed σ, which is detrimental to mechanical strength, in particular creep life by embrittlement of the grai
Frozen stress photoelastic fringe pattern during fibre pushout
The experiment indicates a more uniform of shear stress than that predicted by the shear lag model, suggesting that interfacial shear de-bonding strength values obtained from de-bonding loads on the basis of that model may be overestimates. (See 'The use of single fibre pushout testing to explore interfacial mechanisms in SiC monofilament-reinforced Ti-I. A photoelastic study of the test', Watson and Clyne, Acta metall. mater. Vol 40, No 1, pp 131-139, 1992 for more details.)
Twist-escaped loops in the liquid crystalline polymer MBBA
Once a weak shear flow is applied on the nematic liquid, there is a sudden and strong increase in the defect density. At a certain shear rate, the equilibrium density is reached after a while through the creation and annihilation of defects. This in-situ observation enables the study of a wide range of dynamic disclination behaviours during shear, such as disclination-joining, loop-contracting, loop-stretching and loop-breaking. The loops in this image result from type 1 disclinations 'escaping'
Maritime Transportation, Chemistry and Oil
These files outline a general introduction to a joint view of maritime transportation, chemistry and crude oil and petroleum products. They include study material and self evaluation tests, which could be covered in 35 hours. This material is suitable for 1st year undergraduate students enrolled in Nautical or Maritime Engineering Studies, and also for a general audience.
21H.466 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics (MIT)
At the beginning of the eighteenth century Russia began to come into its own as a major European power. Members of the Russian intellectual classes increasingly compared themselves and their autocratic order to states and societies in the West. This comparison generated both a new sense of national consciousness and intense criticism of the existing order in Russia. In this course we will examine different perspectives on Russian history and literature in order to try to understand the Russian E
BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Research produced 2006 - 2009. BURN brings final year undergraduate research work to public view in a professional and relevant way. The students represented here have risen to the challenges of doing rigorous research and presenting their work to a wider audience. Their articles show the distance they have travelled during their studies. They also demonstrate the inquiry and critical thinking skills that have been
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The 'Evaluation Techniques' module is one of the core modules taught on the Masters in Public Health which is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at The University of Nottingham. This resource includes an overview of the module, a recommended reading list that supports the module and 3 of the 7 lectures that are delivered. Suitable for study at Masters Level
Procedimentos metodol?gicos para simula??o computacional de ambientes hist?ricos [Methodological pro
This study aims to present a classification of methodological procedures for using computer programmes to simulate architectural historical heritage. Produced for a Master?s Degree dissertation in Architecture, the methodology was developed based on several analyses of applications, possibilities and restrictions, with the assistance of photogrammetric reconstruction and several computer-graphics programmes. The files generated enable production of animations recording the changes experienced by
Antiretroviral treatment programmes in Nepal: Problems and barriers.
The main aim of this study is to identify barriers and obstacles to providing and expanding ARV programmes in Nepal. Materials and methods: A qualitative approach consisting of in-depth interviews with three groups of stakeholders: policy makers, ARV service providers and ARV recipients were carried out. The transcripts were analysed using a thematic approach. Results: The estimated number of people in need was high compared with people currently receiving ARV in Nepal. With regards to the prope
Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 1
This Great Moments in Science radio transcript discusses the history of bioluminescence. It covers the first scientists to study bioluminescence, organisms capable of making light, biochemistry of the phenomena, and interesting stories. The audio version of this program can be downloaded and requires RealPlayer.