Air Pollution
How we can be sure our air is safe to breathe? This album introduces the principles and concepts of air quality management and looks at how we analyse pollution control problems. Five video tracks review the nature and characteristics of air pollution today and demonstrate how air quality data is interpreted. They include a comparison between shipping and car emission levels, the processes used to remove pollutants from the air, and ways in which British Aerospace could limit its Volatile Organ
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Pathway 2 Information : citing references
The citing and referencing module is part of a wider online tutorial designed to teach a range of information skills to undergraduate students. The module aims to provide an introductory guide to why referencing and citing is important and how to reference particular types of material according to different referencing styles. This skill is required by students throughout their degree courses and backs up more traditional face-to-face teaching in this area. The module uses an interactive approa
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Exploding Stars and New Planets: Frontier Research at UC's Lick Observatory
UC Berkeley Professor Alex Filippenko, one of the world's most highly cited astronomers — also voted by students the ""Best Professor"" on campus a record nine times — offers a look into the University of California’s innovative astronomy education and research efforts. Studies at the observatory include stellar explosions, Earth-like planets orbiting other stars, and giant black holes. Filmed at Discover Cal event, April 7, 2015 http://discovercal.berkeley.edu/
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4.4 Summary of Section 4

  • Thermal energy is a random thing, so any group of particles possessing it will have a distribution of kinetic energies.

  • The fraction of particles with energy greater than an amount E1 is proportional to exp(−E1/kT).

  • Thermally activated rates follow Arrhenius's law and are characterised by an activation energy.

  • Diffusion in solids and electrical conduction i
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Prepositions That Deal With Location
Video discusses prepositions that have to do with 'where'. This is for elementary school or ESL students. Words and sentences are on the screen.
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4.2.7 Conjunctions

Conjunctions join together individual words, phrases and clauses (the components of sentences which are longer than a simple sentence of the type: ‘Everyone can enjoy learning Latin’). So-called co-ordinating conjunctions are such words as and and but, as in the following examples:

  • fish and chips

  • Last summer they went to the Baltic and visited the city of Riga.

  • They went to the Baltic b
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"Daddy" Poem by Sylvia Plath
This desperately angry and coldly bitter poem is read by the poet Sylvia Plath herself (1932 - 1963) in this video, accompanied by film and images, including family and personal photographs.  Powerful.  (3:56)
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Opposite angles simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating the angles on a 360 degree wheel
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Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
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4.5 Person specification

Once the job and organisational analyses and the job description have been completed (see Figure 1 ), the next stage is to write a specification of the kind of person needed to fill the job you have just described. It is important to be as precise as possible about the skills, knowledge, qualifications and attributes tha
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The Support-Challenge Tightrope in Board-CEO Interactions
Boards must strike the right balance between supporting chief executives and challenging their performance if the relationship is to deliver the best results for the company.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying geography. 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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6 The good family Procyonidae

As DA comments, this family is such an odd and varied collection that it doesn't have a common name [p. 170]. Its most familiar member (after which the family is named) is the raccoon, but the 19 species that comprise the family include mammals as diverse in habits and feeding preferences as the raccoon dog, the kinkajou and the red panda.

There is considerable taxonomic controversy about the members of the raccoon family - including the status of the red panda. With the kinkajou, early
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The Birth of Ancient Chinese Civilization, Part 1 of 3
This video is suitable for older middle school or high school students and offers a history of the evolution of ancient Chinese civilization and culture.
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Graduating Student Profile 2012 - Ryan Kleinert
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History of Mathematics in 50 Minutes
GRCC Mathematics Professor John Dersch reviews many historical innovations in math.
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Pair Bonding: Twins Reflect on Time at Duke
Two sets of twins spent the last four years together as students at Duke University. They discuss what being a twin means for their relationships and identity.
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Un joli algorithme géométrique et ses vilains problèmes numériques
Qu’est-ce que la géométrie algorithmique ? À partir d’un exemple, celui de l’enveloppe convexe, les problèmes numériques rencontrés lors de la construction d’un algorithme géométrique sont mis en évidence.
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References

Bauer, M. W. and Gaskell, G. (2002) Biotechnology: The Making of a Global Controversy, Cambridge University Press.
Bowring, F. (2003) Science, Seeds and Cyborgs, Verso, London.

Henri Cole Reads Selected Poems
Henri Cole reads from his recent book of poems, Touch (2011), and talks about his search for what he calls the "essentialness of emotion."
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