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Calculus Limits: A Numerical Approach
In Calculus, the term limit is used to describe the value that a function approaches as the input of that function approaches a certain value. This video explains the two ways to demonstrate Calculus limits: a numerical approach or a graphical approach. In the numerical approach, we determine the point where the function is undefined and create a table of values to determine the value of the variable as it approaches that point. (1:45)
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3.1 Health and low income

Health is a very personal matter, but people's health is very much situated in their life experiences and so their perceptions of health are likely to reflect their social situation.

Bostock (1998), a health researcher, interviewed mothers who were managing on low incomes to find out about their perceptions of their health. She was struck by the difference between her respondents' self-assessed health status compared to that found by the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) which relat
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Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party
In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a 'new dawn' based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country's poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo's reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay'
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The business of football
Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course, which provides the opportunity to share and comment on your learning with others, is for you. You can progress at your own pace over 3 to 5 weeks, and it will take a minimum of around 9 hours of your time ov
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Tweetakt : Expansie uitlaten
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Bij het berekenen van uitlaten voor tweetakt komen er heel wat parameters kijken. In deze cursus gaat men daar dieper op in en komt o.a. aan bod:

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17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT)
How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy
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Kurt Wüthrich explains in simple terms his Nobel Prize-awarded research
In simple terms Wüthrich's Nobel Prize-awarded research allowed protein molecules to be seen while they behave in their natural environment. Wüthrich was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Pharmaceutical Industry: Origin and Evolution
Tilli Tansey, Professor of History of Modern Medical Sciences, University College London traces the evolution of the modern pharmaceutical industry from the mid nineteenth century to the final decades of the twentieth century. The strong focus on British companies is not exclusive, and a large cast of characters including manufacturers, doctors, scientists and patients are considered. Several themes are explored, including the role of innovation in relation to production technology, marketing an
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Using Predictive Models to Improve Healthcare
Machine learning applied to large medical datasets can lead to the development of better risk stratification models for adverse outcomes. Unfortunately, general-purpose analytics developed across unrelated domains hold limited value for the specialized needs of patients, payors, providers, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers. This talk will outline why health care data is different, and discuss some of the techniques we have developed to deal with the challenges posed by these diff
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6.7 Delacroix – Orientalism and personal identity

Recent commentators have read paintings such as Sardanapalus as revealing the personal character or values of the artist. Delacroix’s recourse to the exotic and Oriental is seen as an extension of his obsession with his own desires. For example, Linda Nochlin (1983, pp.122–5) has interpreted this picture as an expression of masculine sadism; the cool, dandyish Sardanapalus being a surrogate for the artist himself, both creator and destroyer of all that is around him. To Nochlin,
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The week ahead: May 17th 2014


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6 Permeability

It is important to distinguish clearly between porosity and permeability. Porosity is a measure of how much water can be stored in a rock, whereas permeability is a measure of the properties of a rock which determine how easily water and other fluids can flow through it (see Section 4). Permeability depends on the exte
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King Henry VIII of England, based on the portrait of Henry by Hans Holbein the Younger. In the background is the gatehouse of his residence, Hampton Court Palace. Illustration by Ivan Lapper, 1990s.
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Money talks: The Italian bailout job

Italy has been forced to bail out two banks at a cost of as much €17bn euros ($19bn). Is that the end of the bleeding in Italy's financial sector? Also, as the iPhone turns ten, we look at how Apple is evolving. And Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD, tells us how to government can help workers made jobless by globalisation. Hosted by Simon Long.


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Introduction To Pension Politics
Introduction To Pension Politics
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2007.04.11-What's so Liberal about the Liberal Arts?
Unapologetically wearing his politics on his sleeve, Robert Newman, dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Utah discusses his views on how to successfully engage students in their education, highlighting some specific opportunities?of...
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4.7 Summary

  • The social sciences have generated a range of explanations of criminal behaviour, running on a spectrum from overwhelmingly structural causes to overwhelmingly agency-driven causes.

  • Structural explanations locate the causes of criminality in abnormal or deviant biologies, pathological or problem families and deviant sub-cultures.

  • Agency-driven explanations, like rational choice theory, argue that crimes are an every-day exp
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8.4 Hinduism in eastern India: religion in Calcutta

The Hinduism of Bengal, as in other regions of India with their own languages and distinctive historical traditions, has absorbed and retained many local elements which make it peculiarly the Hinduism of Bengal. The city of Calcutta has exerted its own considerable influence upon the surrounding region. Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal, was founded in 1690 originally as a British trading post on the Hugli, a stretch of the Ganges (or Ganga), a river sacred to Hindus (see Author(s): The Open University

Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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