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Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • relate beliefs about death to the meaning people attach to life

  • reflect on the way in which death structures life

  • critically evaluate now new encounters with death affect perspectives upon life

  • assess the quality of dying

  • critically examine the notion of a ‘good death’ in relation to individual experience.


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How to Install a Graphics Card
There are a few reasons you might want to upgrade your graphics or video card.  If you are into gaming, run duel monitors or have updated to a high resolution monitor you might want to upgrade.  This video discusses how to find the graphics card, how to choose a graphics card, and how to install it. (2:46)
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A.B. Chace (tr. and ed.), The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, Mathematical Association of America, 1927.
A. Erman, The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians, Mathematical Association of America, 1927.
A. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar, Oxford, 1957 (third edition), pp. 196-197.
Aristotle, Metaphysics 981b 2
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A solar eclipse can hurt your eyesight without you knowing it – here’s why.
While agreeing that viewing a total solar eclipse is a chance of a lifetime, Vanderbilt Eye Institute Research Director David Calkins urges us to not look at the sun without special eclipse glasses. Catkins explains how certain spectrums of sunlight can damage your eyesight without you knowing it, until it is too late. Follow Vanderbilt...
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Early modern Europe: an introduction
The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for historical study. Beginning with the upheavals of the Reformation, and ending with the Enlightenment, this was a time of fundamental intellectual, social, religious and cultural change. At the same time, early modern Europe was rooted in and retained many of the customs of medieval times. In this free course, Early modern Europe: an introduction, you will explore some of the fundamental characteristics of this fasc
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Adorable Ape Shares A Fascinating Relationship With Humans
Follow the life of this rare western hoolock gibbon ape, as she climbs through India's forest and interacts with a group of local residents. (06:27)
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1.2 Vitamin A

Activity 4

Look back at Table 1 and identify the foods that contain vitamin A. On the basis of this information, try to predict where vitamin A is stored in the human body.


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2.4 Natural science valuation: towards ecological restoration

While the previous two subsections dealt with the social sciences, the ideas of ecology represent more the natural sciences tradition. In the early years of controversy around how to practise sustainable development, some concern was expressed about the perceived bias towards social rather than natural sciences. Bryan Norton (1992), for example, is critical of the social scientific approach. He argues that reliance on standard economic and other social scientific tools will not be enough to e
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1.2.10 Summary

  • The shift of the world's manufacturing base from developed to developing economies in the 1970s heralded the beginning of a new global division of labour and the rise of global factories to produce for Western markets. The search for ever-cheaper labour sources undertaken by multinational firms established a new geography of low-cost manufacturing operations which, to this day, remains controversial.

  • The rise of subcontracting as the most flex
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16.323 Principles of Optimal Control (MIT)
This course studies basic optimization and the principles of optimal control. It considers deterministic and stochastic problems for both discrete and continuous systems. The course covers solution methods including numerical search algorithms, model predictive control, dynamic programming, variational calculus, and approaches based on Pontryagin's maximum principle, and it includes many examples and applications of the theory.
Author(s): How, Jonathan P.

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The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence, not subject to Creative Commons. See Terms and Conditions.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

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2.1 Introduction

Reflecting upon the economic activities mentioned in ‘10 p.m. Friday evening’ suggests three possible ways of understanding what is actually happening to the economy, how it is changing. First, it is widely believed that we live in an increasingly globalised economy in the sense that economic activity in different
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Freedom Riders Create Change
In this video segment adapted from American Experience: "Freedom Riders," view newsreel footage, archival photos, and interviews to explore how the Freedom Rides of 1961 brought about the end of racial segregation in interstate transportation. The Freedom Riders, aware that their nonviolent protest would elicit violence from some Southerners attempting to enforce local segregation laws, were determined to continue their protest even in the face of possible arrest. A series of events involvi
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Lynda Gratton, World Economic Forum 2013, Davos
Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, Lynda Gratton reveals that the future of leadership was discussed as an issue for the first time in conjunction with increasing levels of youth unemployment, the Euro, and online learning.

History Channel - Biography: Lord Byron Part 4 of 5
NOTE: Educators/Parents: Because of the nature of Lord Byron's life. this biography is suitable for older high school students only. An episode of the series Biography on History Channel dedicated to Lord Byron and produced in 2004. 'George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS (22 January 1788– 19 April 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Among Byron's best-known works are the brief poems 'She Walks in Beauty', 'When We Two Parted,' and 'So, We'll
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20.07.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** In Spanien haben in rund 80 Städten hunderttausende Demonstranten gegen die jüngsten Sparmaßnahmen der Regierung protestiert. Allein in der Hauptstadt Madrid nahmen nach Angaben der Zeitung "El País" mindestens 100.000 Menschen an den Kundgebungen teil. Zu den Protestaktionen hatten die Gewerkschaften CCOO und UGT aufgerufen, die für den Herbst
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand and use the basic terms for the description of the motion of particles: position, velocity and acceleration

  • understand, use and differentiate vector functions

  • understand the fundamental laws of Newtonian mechanics

  • solve mechanics problems in one dimension by drawing a sketch, choosing a suitable x-axis and origin, drawing a force diagram, applying Newton’s second law, tak
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4.3 Conclusion

Social work practice is based upon assessments of situations and decisions about strategies to be adopted. Sometimes there can be a tension between the law and working within social work values; the law provides the framework for practice. In the next section you are going to examine the legal structures and processes within which social work skills are applied.

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3.1 Exploring your personal ecology

One of the simplest techniques one can use when investigating a complex situation using a systems approach is to jump between organisational, spatial and temporal scales and explore the relationships between these scales. In this activity the aim is to develop a Author(s): The Open University

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