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Introduction

The course that follows presents two sections from different parts of the Maths for Science teaching text - a course designed to help OU students acquire the knowledge and skills to tackle the mathematical aspects of science courses they are likely to go on to study. The first (Section 1), covering the first six of the learning outcomes, is about measurement. Observation, measurement and the recording of data are central activities in science. Whether measurements are made using simple inst
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Soaring Achievements
How does an aircraft without an engine stay up in the air? What factors affect a glider's performance and how far it can travel? Scientific experiments with gliders have been carried out since the 1930’s, particularly with relation to design. Mathematical modelling is used to make and refine gliders that perform as well as possible. The 8 video tracks on this album describe some of the highly mathematical concepts used by pilots, such as glide angle, the ‘best speed to fly’, and the intric
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11/10/08: Dooce.com
Heather Armstrong started her blog dooce.com back in 2001. She was making a lot of money as a graphic designer then and living the single life in Los Angeles. She lost her job because of her blog, married, moved to Utah and became a stay-at-home mom.
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The week ahead: Trump's strongman act
Matthew Symonds, Defence and diplomatic editor, discusses Donald Trump's reckless NATO snub and as Rio readies for the Olympics, Jan Piotrowski, Brazil correspondent, talks about the legacy the games will leave behind. Helen Joyce hosts.
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2.2.1 Try some yourself

Activity 17

A person's height is given as 1.65 m. What is this in centimetres?

Answer

1.65 m is 165 cm (multiply by 100).


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Rethinking the Global Monetary System [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Raghuram Rajan | The global financial crisis has shaken up the international financial architecture. Regulatory changes and unconventional monetary policies have mainly served the interests of advanced economies. Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has been the main voice of emerging economies demanding a more balanced global monetary system. He would like to see more coordination to reduce volatility and a more effective “global safety net” to protect those
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How terrorism has invaded German law - Professor Thomas Weigend
Professor Thomas Weigend (University of Cologne). The threat of terrorism hit Germany in two waves, the first in the 1970s and 1980s, the second in the general context of 11 Sept., 2001. Both waves have led to extensive legislation in substantive and procedural criminal law. The 1970s saw the introduction of the new criminal offence of being a member of a terrorist organisation as well as ad hoc legislation cutting back on the rights of the defence. More recently, the powers of the State to use
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4.3 Indirect use of solar energy

The above examples illustrate the direct harnessing of the sun's radiant energy to produce heat and electricity. But the sun's energy can also be harnessed via other forms of energy that are indirect manifestations of its power. Principally, these are bioenergy and hydropower, already discussed in Section 3 above, together with wind energy and wave power.


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Communication in health and social care
Whether working with older people, vulnerable children or patients suffering ill health or disability, care providers' ability to communicate is not only useful, but essential. This album provides an invaluable insight into all aspects of communication, with both colleagues and service users. It shows how the difficulties of operating effectively in stressful situations can be overcome and even used as a learning and developmental experience. With contributions from carers and service users, thi
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1.4 The context of photographs

When this picture first appeared in newspapers and magazines in 1972, it was to be found next to a caption and in many cases a supporting article as well. The caption text might have been simply descriptive (in most cases, probably taken from the agency caption supplied with the photograph). Where there was also an article, this would have been a text that placed the image in context, either in terms of the specific event of which the photograph is a direct record, or in terms of a wider acco
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1.4.1 The role of images

We can use images in several ways.

  • To motivate, to attract the attention of the user, to amuse and to persuade. These uses are particularly important in advertising and marketing.

  • To communicate information. This is often exploited in computer-based learning materials.

  • To help overcome language barriers. This approach is widely used in instruction manuals for consumer items.

  • To support interaction. Fo
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2.5 Review

The title of this unit could have been Juggling with complexity: searching for system. This title seemed to capture something essential about the unit. Juggling is a rich metaphor and will be used explicitly in Part 3. But it also carries the idea of a skill that needs to be practised and that might seem incredibly awkward to begin with. You may find this idea helpful as you review your work in Part 1. Juggling is also a skill that, once practised, becomes second nature. This too may b
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3.5.4 Fungi

Fungi (e.g. species such as Penicillium which are used for manufacture of antibiotics, and yeast) are generally unicellular non-photosynthetic organisms which can tolerate acid conditions. They are capable of degrading highly complex organic compounds. They utilise much the same food sources as bacteria but they require less nitrogen since their protein content is lower. Fungi play an important role in sewage treatment.

In polluted water, particularly near to a s
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Entrance to Hastings 163_HAS_1790_S

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MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Entrance to Hastings, East Sussex (from Old London Road, showing All Saints€™ Church). Anon. c.1790. Colour engraving published by E. Nye, Tunbridge Wells.
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4.9 Further particulars, application forms and dealing with paperwork

One way of offering more information than can be put into an advertisement is to send further particulars to people who respond. These could explain, for example, current and future developments within the organisation. If your organisation already has a standard application form, you will almost certainly use that. Otherwise, you could ask applicants to write a letter of application, possibly accompanied by a CV. It is also useful to ask for details of referees at this stage, but bear in min
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Using 3D object layers from Photoshop
Create PSD documents in Photoshop that contain 3D object layers and animate and composite the 3D object layers in After Effects.
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Using JavaScript, DOM, and Spry code hinting
Write code more rapidly with code hinting support for JavaScript, the DOM (Document Object Model), and Spry.
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5.2 Studying the materials

This is the period when you will be working on your course materials in preparation for the assignment. This may include working through written or electronic texts, any other associated reading or media components, possibly attending a tutorial, accessing any other information that you need and making notes or records of it. Some courses give you a lot of direct guidance on how to work through the course materials; others present you with a range of options and routes. Some courses, particul
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