Intermediate Algebra, Section 5.1 Notes
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Rediscovering the common wealth - Geof Wood
Professor Geof Wood of the University of Bath investigates our human motivations for sustainable behaviour beyond our own immediate interest.
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If you were talking to a friend about a picture hanging on your living-room wall, you might say: ‘I really like that portrait because the man looks so lifelike’. That is, you'd make some kind of judgement about the painting. (I've never heard anyone say ‘I really like that portrait because of that little white brush stroke in the top right-hand corner’.) So, in effect, you turn the process we have just been through on its head. When you are communicating your ideas to other peo
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We mentioned above that we need to reference sources to ensure we abide by copyright legislation. But there is another reason we need to give accurate references to items we use – so we can share it.

Consider this scenario. A friend says they’ve just read an interesting article where Joshua Schachter, founder of Delicious has spoken about why it isn’t a faceted search system, and you should read it. How would you go about finding it? Would you start looking in a news database, a s
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Just as a denary number system uses ten different digits (0, 1, 2, 3, … 9), a binary number system uses two (0, 1).

Once again the idea of positional notation is important. You have just seen that the weightings which apply to the digits in a denary number are the exponents of ten. With binary numbers, where only two digits are used, the weightings applied to the digits are exponents of two.

The rightmost bit is given the weighting of 2°, which is 1. The ne
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Urbanization
OpenStax College
Describe the process of urbanization in the United States and the growth of urban populations worldwide Understand the function of suburbs, exurbs, and concentric […]

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This RLO describes the concept of concentration gradients in biological systems through analogy with gradients found in everyday life, and outlines passive and active transport across cell membranes.
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Common sense tells me my experience and understanding of the world are limited. I am 173 cm in height. That limits my view of the world. It may not matter much that I cannot see what my house looks like from above but it does mean there will be things going on in the roof I may not notice until they impinge on areas that I can experience.

More significantly, there is a real limitation on understanding the experiences of other people. You might tell me about your experience but your desc
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The Evolution of Cooperation
Prof. Martin Nowak: Lecture
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This course is designed for those who are employed in the health services, perhaps as a paramedic or as operating theatre staff. If you are a student, you will have a tutor to help you, and perhaps a work-based mentor supplied by the employer - normally the NHS. The aim is to use the workplace as a teaching arena that helps provide relevance and meaning to the activities you undertake, and it is especially designed to be relevant to students' current or future employment in health areas.

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Anderton Shearer Mining Memorial, 1963-5, bronze sculpture by Arthur Fleischmann. Originally sited as a fountain at The National Coal Board, Anderton House, Lowton, Lancashire. Now relocated to Rivington Colliery roundabout, St. Helenas, Merseyside. Photographed by Alun Bull 2015.

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The following are the main types of image.

• Pictures. These include photographs, drawings and cartoons.

• Diagrams. These include maps and other representations of relationships between objects, such as family trees and Venn diagrams. Some writers classify maps as charts. We have chosen not to do this.

• Graphs and charts. These are visual representations of numbers. Thus, they include pie charts, h
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7th CSS: Understanding 'Best Practice' Heuristic: Implications for Active Travel
James Macmillen, University of Oxford, talks on 'Understanding 'Best Practice' Heuristic: Implications for Active Travel' as part of the 7th Cycling and Society Symposium at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford in 2010.
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The Animal Life in Reefs
Learn about the animal and plant life in the coral reefs with this professional video from World Wide Media.  Also learn about the effect of global warming on the reefs. Run time 5:24.
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Lots of interesting facts about Alaska in this video. Facts are presented in text with music in the background. There are no pictures of Alaska in this video.
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Children in Scotland's Policy Info Service, accessed 16 July 2008.

This website contains accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date policy information relating to children and young people in Scotland.

Department for Education, accessed 16 July 2008.

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The Great American Solar Eclipse
It's been referred to as "the Super Bowl of the Sky" - the total solar eclipse on August 21st that will allow people across the continental United States to witness a rare and spectacular celestial event. Made in Memphis - solar eclipse glasses. Martha Teichner meets with retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak (known as "Mr. Eclipse") and with other "umbraphiles" whose love of eclipses outshines all else. (08:40)

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11.363 Civil Society and the Environment (MIT)
This graduate seminar examines civic engagement in international, national and local environmental governance. We will consider theories pertaining to civil society development, social movement mobilization, and the relations that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have with governments and corporations. During the course of the semester, particular attention will be given to the legitimacy and accountability of NGOs. Case studies of NGO and community responses to specific environmental issues
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As the items are scanned into the checkout computer, information about the price of each item may be shown on a small display so that the customer can see the price. Sometimes there is a beep as each item passes the bar code reader, to tell the checkout operator the item has been identified. Once all the items have been scanned, the total amount is displayed. Once the customer has paid, they are given a printed till receipt which shows all the items purchased, the price of each and total expe
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