14.23 Government Regulation of Industry (MIT)
The objective of this course is to introduce you to the role of government in markets where competitive equilibria “fail.” In this course we will emphasize the importance of market structure and industrial performance, including the strategic interaction of firms. We will examine the behavior of individual markets in some detail, focusing on cost analysis, the determinants of market demand, investment behavior, market power, and the implications of government regulatory behavior. The
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2 Your own mathematics

It is crucial to remember that you are a learner of mathematics as well as a teacher. In this course you will be asked to undertake some mathematical tasks. The aim of these tasks is not to improve your mathematics, but to give you experience of doing mathematics for yourself—experience that you can reflect upon subsequently. The reflection is used to develop your awareness of the ways that learners deal with mathematical tasks, and how learners' mathematical thinking is influenced by the w
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Advanced Organic Reactions & Syntheses
医薬品や機能性材料等の開発において必須である複素環化合物の性質、合成、および応用について、有機元素化学からの視点を併せながら講述する。
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Association of Essex Councils Steering Group (1999) Essex Biodiversity Action Plan, London, HMSO.
Baring-Gould, S. (1983) Mehalah, Woodbridge, The Boydell Press (first published 1880).
Blackmore, R. and Barratt, R. (2003) ‘Dynamic atmosphere: changing climate and air quality’ in Morris, R.M. et al. (eds).

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Urban World van McKinsey
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Deze app maakt het mogelijk om data van onder meer het bruto binnenlands product, de populatie en het gemiddeld inkomen van huishoudens te vergelijken, tussen verschillende steden wereldwijd.


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The Louisiana Purchase
In 1803 - 20 years after the end of the Revolutionary War - Thomas Jefferson on behalf of the United States pays a total of $15 million dollars for French Lousiana Territory. 14 current U.S. states are comprised of the area purchased from Napoleon. (2min)
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The role of awareness in the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy at key stage 2
Our starting point is that explicit understanding of key concepts will promote children’s progress in literacy. We argue that this depends on their teachers having explicit knowledge of the concepts which is translated into teaching practice. These ideas are explored in the context of the teaching of morphology and reading comprehension in 50 London primary schools. In our first study, teacher’s explicit awareness and practice of morphology and reading comprehension strategies are documented
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Cover image: Paul Wordingham in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand some current issues in mathematics education, such as the relationship of mathematics content to mathematics processes

  • understand a variety of approaches to the teaching of mathematics such as 'do-talk-record'

  • approach mathematical problems and tasks in a flexible way.


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Water, water everywhere; nor any drop to drink?
"The Global Water Initiative: Implications of Climate Change and Variability on African Water Resources", a three day conference co-ordinated by Judge Business School's Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies and held at Downing College, University of Cambridge, brought together academics from all over the World to openly debate these truly daunting questions of environmental sustainability in the face of climate change.
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5.1 Phase and phase difference

In this section I am considering sine waves that have the same frequency, but are out of step with each other.

Suppose we have two detectors at fixed points, A and B. At this moment in time A is in a high pressure region and B in a low pressure region. If we were to look again shortly later B would now in a high pressure region and A in a low pressure region. The pressures at A and B would be out of step with each other. The pressure variation at B is not in phase with that at A. The ex
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1 Aims

The aims of this section are to:

  • help you clarify your own ideas of what mathematics is;

  • give you experience of reading different types of written mathematics;

  • give you an initial feel of how a mathematician views the world.

You have chosen to study a course entitled ‘Mathematics everywhere’, but what exactly is mathematics? It sounds a simple enough question but, in fact, mathematics is not easy
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1.060 Engineering Mechanics II (MIT)
This subject provides an introduction to fluid mechanics. Students are introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of fluids and learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there is a chance to put skills from calculus and differential equations to use in this subject, the emphasis is on physical understanding of why a fluid behaves the way it does. The aim is to make the
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References

Cooper, Lord (1991) Scottish Legal Tradition, Edinburgh, Saltire Society.

Robertson, G. (1998) The Justice Game, London, Chatto & Windus.

Scottish Case Digests ‘Adams and others v The Scottish Ministers’, hearing date 28 May 2004 taken from LexisNexis Legal Database.

Walker, D. (1981) The Scottish Legal System, 5th edn, Edinburgh, W Green & Son Ltd.


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Fundamentals of accounting
Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the fundamental purpose and role of accounting as well as the double-entry rules that are the foundation of all financial records and reports in any modern business. First published on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 as Author(s): Creator not set

1.6 Obesity treatment

Obesity treatment is only successful if weight is reduced and maintained to within a desired range. There are three approaches to obesity treatment: changing behaviour and diet is the most common approach although drugs and surgery can be used in some severe cases of obesity.

Behaviour and diet: it is important to be realistic about an obese patient's target weight as many patients have over-ambitious targets that they are unlikely to achieve. A severely obese patient probably ca
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6.1 Firing-rate hypothesis

Information about stimulus intensity is encoded in two ways: the firing rates of neurons and the number of active neurons.

Intensity is assumed to be encoded by an increase in discharge rate of action potentials within the auditory system. As the stimulus gets more intense, the basilar membrane vibrates at a greater amplitude causing the membrane potential of activated hair cells to be more depolarised and this causes the nerve fibres that synapse onto the hair cells to fire at a greate
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Waste Management
How much do you think about what you throw away? A waste management cycle is essential for a sustainable future. This album considers the policy and legislation that is driving waste management processes across the EU. By modelling the overall environmental impacts of solid waste disposal methods, the UK government has now created a hierarchy of waste and local management strategies. The 12 video tracks in this album offer an in depth look at each of these processes, concentrating on waste coll
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11.601 Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning (MIT)
This course is the first subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. It reviews philosophical debates including growth vs. deep ecology, "command-and-control" vs. market-oriented approaches to regulation, and the importance of expertise vs. indigenous knowledge. Its emphasis is placed on environmental planning techniques and strategies. Related topics include the management of sustainability, the politics of ecosystem management, environmental governance and the changing
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1.3.3 The role of clouds

We have already identified one role that clouds play in the Earth's climate: they are highly reflective (Section 1.2.1). At any given time, about half of our planet is covered by clouds; the sunlight they reflect back to space accounts for about 55% of the total planetary albedo. However, clouds also absorb and re-emit outgoing longwave radiatio
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