Introduction

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L120 Ouverture: intermediate French.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in French.


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2.1 The role of text

Text is the dominant component in most education and training software, and on many websites. It also plays a central role in standard software applications such as word processors and spreadsheets. It is a flexible and powerful means of communication.

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5.2 Other transmission media

Wires are still used to carry electrical signals over short distances. At the time of writing, for example, most connections between telephones in private houses and the local telephone exchange still use wires. The telephone networks within office buildings are mostly connected with wires, and so are many computer networks (local area networks, LANs) within single buildings. However, all longer-distance communication, between towns, cities or countries, uses either optical fibre or microwave
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1.10 Changing sea-level

Sedimentary rocks reveal how environmental conditions in Britain's geological past were extremely different from those of the present day (in fact ‘Britain’, like the rest of the Earth's geography is transitory when viewed in terms of the very long span of geological time). As well as evidence from sedimentary rocks, recent landforms also indicate that in the more recent geological past (within the Quaternary Period), sea-level was not the same as it is at present.

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2.2.1 Surfaces without boundary

Examples of surfaces without boundary are a sphere and a torus. Other examples are the following:

n-fold toruses

Figure 13 depicts a 2-fold torus and a 3-fold torus, with two and three rings respectively. An n-fold torus, for any positive integer n has n rings. (A
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss what ethics is and what constitutes an ethical issue

  • identify and discuss ethical issues that arise in the media, in routine conversations and, in particular, in personal everyday professional practice

  • discuss the role of emotions in ethical deliberations

  • discuss how negotiation might resolve apparent ethical differences

  • identify and discuss the ethical issues p
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4.6 Postscript to Section 4

This section has considered a small number of chemical pollutants of water and has examined what is known about their harmful effects on animals, humans and the environment. You should be aware of a number of important general points that arise from what you have read. First, there is an enormous variety of chemical pollutants; you have read about only a few. Secondly, the evidence that chemical pollutants are potentially harmful is often more convincing from studies of animals than it is fro
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7.2.8 Trust brokerage

This business model describes those companies or organisations who provide some service connected with security or trust. For example, as you will see later in the book, copyright is a major issue for the internet. A company might develop a sophisticated graphic which could easily be copied by another company that would then claim that they developed the graphic. A trust company might offer the facility for companies to register their work with them and then be able to testify to the date tha
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2 Preparing for the course

You are required to engage with some preparatory work before the start of the course. The first activity – ‘Preparation of research summary’ – will allow us to orient the various sessions towards your specific experiences. Please complete this activity now following the instructions provided below.

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3: Work done against gravity - gravitational potential energy

So far we have only considered objects falling under gravity. Let's now consider the work done when we lift an object. In order to lift an object that has mass m, we have to apply an upward force mg to overcome the downward force of gravity. If this force raises the object through a height h, then the work done is:

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