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An Interactive Shape Modeling System for Robust Design of Functional 3D Shapes
In Architecture, it is essential to design functional and topologically complicated 3D shapes (i.e. shapes with many holes, columns and handles). In this paper, we present a robust and interactive system for the design of functional and topologically complicated 3D shapes. Users of our system can easily change topology (i.e. they can create and delete holes and handles, connect and disconnect surfaces). Our system also provide smoothing operations (subdivision schemes) to create smooth surfaces.
Author(s): Akleman, E., Chen, J. and Sirinivasan, V.

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Functional Integration in CAD Systems
This paper examines the issue of integration in CAD systems and argues that for integration to be effective, it must address the functional aspects of a CAD system. It discusses the need for integrated systems and, within a structural engineering context, identifies several facets of integration that should be targeted. These include 2-D drafting and 3-D modelling, graphical and non-graphical design information, the CAD data structure and its user interface, as well as integration of the draftin
Author(s): Anumba, C.J.

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"Day-O"- A Days of the Week Song
This computer-animated video contains a song which lists the days of the week. The video repeatedly states that there are seven days in a week, and the days of the week are spelled for students to see.
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The law and social work in Scotland
This album tackles the complex relationships social workers experience in the wide spectrum of their work, from those with families affected by social deprivation to those with judges, lawyers and other members of the legal system. The tracks analyse the role of the family in Scottish life in relation to the many voluntary bodies that exist to assist and inform them, and the legal obligations of social workers. Participants from single mothers to solicitors presented their perspectives in a ser
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Coffee Break Spanish Espresso 010
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In this final episode of the season, Mark discusses the Sorteo de Navidad, the Spanish Christmas lottery known as El Gordo. In the Subjunctive of the Week segment, Fernanda talks about es bueno que… and our festive Quotation of the Week focuses on a quotation about the Christmas spirit.

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Closing Remarks - Sheila Seles and Heather Hendershot
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Music Video: Ne-Yo: Transformer 'H'
Ne-Yo and Jessica sing about all the letter sounds the letter -h- can transform. The goal for this segment is transformer 'H'. (01:16)
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Riemann Sums for AP Calculus
An instructor discusses left, midpoint, right, trapezoid, and asymmetric riemann sums using symbolic, graphical, and tabular representations.  The 20-minute video describes all of the major important points that are covered in an AP calculus course. (19:27)
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Teaching Tip: Improve Reading Comprehension with Video
This video talks about using using short video clips to spark student interest and indrease reading comprehension. The commentator mentions a website an instgructor could use to improve reading comprehension, however, an educator could use this website (WatchKnow) to garner the same kind of results.
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Corporate Governance unveiled
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to the topic of corporate Governance. Professor Colin Mayer speaks on the role of investors in corporate governance; Professor Paul Davies covers the current debate about executive compensation. Good corporate governance rules are supposed to align the interests of management, shareholders and society. The value destruction caused by the recent financial crisis has brought reforming corporate governance back to the very top of the political agenda. Many
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Anti-Austerity Forces Gain in Greek Election Loss
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How Renault’s Carlos Ghosn Is Prepping for the Rise of Auto AI
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of France-based Renault, discusses the state of the global automobile market, including the rise of autonomous cars.
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Season 2 – Lesson 32 – Coffee Break Spanish
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Lesson 32 continues the story of Andrew and María-José and their blossoming friendship! María-José has been on vacation in France. The main topic of discussion in this lesson is the weather, using a variety of tenses. Once again, you’ll develop your knowledge and listening skills by listening to this conversation where language is used in context.

Please note that lesson 32 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 232 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have r
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Non-Fiction Text Features
Mr. Salsich's class produced a video about the text features in non-fiction text that help readers understand the information in the text. A slide shows an example of a text feature as students explain how the text feature helps them understand.  Heading, caption, photographs, diagrams, charts, maps, glossary, bold type, and index are defined. Click on the arrow to move further into the video,
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Mexican company turns plastic waste into low-cost housing
Oct. 11 - A pioneering company in the western Mexican state of Jalisco is building houses made of recycled waste plastic collected by trucks on their weekly rounds. The company, called Kuadro Ecological Solutions, says it is making the most of waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, while providing inexpensive housing at the same time. Elly Park reports.
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Algebra: Applying the Rules of Exponents, Part 1 of 2
The instructor, Ed Burger, uses humor to demonstrate how to apply the rules of exponents. The instructor is in the corner of the screen while writing equations. (04:49) Clear and easy to understand.
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Introduction

There is more to computers and processors than simply PCs. In fact computers are ubiquitous in everyday life. This unit challenges how we view computers through the examples of processors in kitchen scales and digital cameras, as well as a work of art that, at heart, is a computer.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Computers and processors (T224) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore ot
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1 Course overview

This course will look at the concept of rights in their broadest sense:

  • a freedom to do or be protected from something;

  • a claim to do or enjoy something;

  • a power to do something which affects others and not to be challenged over that use of power.

This concept of rights defines the position of an individual and does not consider collective or majority rights. As you may already know, the subject of rights,
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