Social Cohesion Design
Course Contents A product designer according to the definition of Industrial Design Institutes is a person or a team that develops a product from initial idea to the full set of specifications needed for production. Designers are typically not educated to include social cultural values such as, property, trust, social cohesion, safety, environment awareness. The Social Cohesion Design Foundation (SCDF) in Delft,The Netherlands has initiated the 'Social Cohesion Design' course, aiming at provid
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Justin Pearce (SOAS) talks about aspects of recent research on the Angolan civil war
Jason Pearce, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, SOAS, presents a talk on 'Angola and the local politics of civil war - aspects of recent research on the Angolan civil war (1975 - 2002)' on 7 November 2011 as part of the Conflict, Violence and Development seminar series at IDS.
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2.2 Geometric shapes – quadrilaterals

The next few activities explore some properties of quadrilaterals and their diagonals.

Activity 7: Quadrilaterals

Critical social work practice
This series of tracks looks at social work practice around the world and compares attitudes and management techniques within the social work field. Material is taken from The Open University Course K315 Critical social work practice. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts
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Solving Word Problems Using a Table to Narrow Down Answer
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table.  The narrator's voice is distracting.  Simple animations show
students the thinking process in converting the words to numbers.

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21L.423J Introduction to Anglo-American Folk Music (MIT)
This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music in the British Isles and North America from the 18th century to the folk revival of the 1960s and the present. There is a special emphasis on balladry, fiddle styles, and African-American influences. The class sings ballads and folk songs from the Child and Lomax collections as well as other sources as we examine them from literary, historical, and musical points of view. Readings supply critical and back
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References

Allison, L. (1991) Ecology and Utility: The Philosophical Dilemmas of Planetary Management, Leicester, Leicester University Press.
BBC (2008) ‘The wrong way to a warmer world?’ [online], BBC News, 3 April, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/analysis/7328634.stm (accessed 15/4/10).
van den Born, R.J.G. (2008) ‘Rethinking nature: public visions in the Netherlands
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4.1 Three approaches to global environmental change

How many ordinary people know that sustainability is the concept that is meant to save the world? How many people who believe in the concept are convinced that it can capture the public imagination? The answer to both questions is ‘not many’. It is easy to lay the charge that the idea has been much talked about in some closed circles, but has no purchase on the public imagination and is little practised. This section takes the three different approaches to global environmental change desc
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Recalling Charles James: Mary Ellen Hecht
Recalling Charles James: Mary Ellen Hecht

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Física I (2015)
El temario de la asignatura de Física I tiene como objetivo sentar las bases de las leyes y principios de la Mecánica Clásica. Se trata de una asignatura de carácter básico y aplicado dentro de la Física General centrada en la formación científico-técnica del alumno. El enfoque que se le da a la Mecánica siendo básico se haya orientado a la aplicación de esta materia al futuro mundo profesional de los ingenieros aeroespaciales. De esta manera se incide notablemente en el estudio del
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Importance of Teaching Your Child Two Languages
This four-minute interview is about some advantages of being able to communicate in two languages. There is no data given as to the research, but it is referred to a number of times. In general, this is an overview that might be of value to parents on younger children.
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16.6 Pricing and stock control

A supermarket has a large database of information about its goods, such as the name, price, size and quantity held in stock.

If the price of a particular item changes, the relevant data in the supermarket's database can be easily updated. When the bar code for an item is scanned, the checkout computer searches the database for the item and retrieves the new price. Because the checkout computers are networked, they all use the same data on the database server, so it is not necessary to c
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Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru
Rebekka Friedman (King’s College London) gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/competing-memories-truth-and-reconciliation-sierra-leone-and-peru
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5.2 Alpha decay

You have probably met the law of radioactive decay, which says that, given a sample of N0 similar nuclei at time t = 0, the number remaining at time t is N(t) = N0eλt, where λ, the decay constant for a particular kind of nucleus, determines the rate at which the nuclei decay. The half-life is the time needed for half of any sufficiently large sample to decay. It is related to the de
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3.1 Voyages of discovery and settlement

In Section 2, we saw that there are momentous new and recently transformed flows that are impacting on island territories. Some flows have important precedents, and others may not be quite as novel as they first appear. In this section, we look more closely at some of the flows that have helped make, remake an
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how the wave and diffusion partial differential equations can be used to model certain systems;

  • determine appropriate simple boundary and initial conditions for such models;

  • find families of solutions for the wave equation, damped wave equation, diffusion equation and similar homogeneous linear second-order partial differential equations, subject to simple boundary conditions, using the m
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The Declaration of Independence: Ideas for a New Age
This 17 minute examines the basic principles and concepts set forth in the  Declaration of Independence, as well as the American leaders, their ideas and the historical events that resulted in the document. Good details. Best used with a timeline and a word list. Many items need a great deal more explanation, but the video is a good start.



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6.5 Market experience

It is some 20 years since the Topper project was conceived by Peter Bean, Technical Director of Rolinx and Ian Proctor, the designer of the original GRP boat. Sales initially were excellent, especially to sailing schools and clubs where there was much demand for a small, light and very safe sailing boat for children. But after that, the market became saturated, sales were heavily dependant on individuals and families, so decreased despite attempts to export the boat to the USA and Israel, for
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