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Professor David Lambert is Chief Executive of the Geographical but remains Research Associate of the Institute of Education (London). He is a former secondary geography teacher (for 12 years) and developed a scholarly interest in assessment issues following the introduction of the national curriculum. He also has a research interest in the way teachers select and use textbooks with pupils. He has a long-standing concern with moral and cultural aspects of geography education and is current
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2.29 Numerical Fluid Mechanics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to numerical methods and MATLAB®: Errors, condition numbers and roots of equations. Topics covered include Navier-Stokes; direct and iterative methods for linear systems; finite differences for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic equations; Fourier decomposition, error analysis and stability; high-order and compact finite-differences; finite volume methods; time marching methods; Navier-Stokes solvers; grid generation; finite volumes on complex geometries; finit
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2.4.3 abelling

The term ‘informal carer’ is a label. It was coined to describe people who take on unpaid responsibility for the welfare of another person. It is a term which has meaning only when the public world of care provision comes into contact with the private world of the family where caring is a day-to-day, unremarked-upon activity, like reminding a young child to clean her teeth. Labelling yourself as an informal carer requires a major shift in the way you see yourself, a shift neither Arthur n
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2.1 Industry and markets: what do we mean?

Case study: Digital outsells film

Sales of digital cameras have overtaken traditional 35 mm cameras for the first time. According to monthly figures collated by national electric and photo retailer Dixons, digital camera sales out
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Acknowledgements

Course image: Rafael Matsunaga Rafael Matsunaga in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-2.0 Licence.

All other materials included in this unit are derived from cont
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Fracture surface in a liquid crystalline polymer
Above their melting point, liquid crystalline polymers exhibit a mesophase within which, although able to flow and are not arranged in a crystal, they exhibit long range orientational order. This molecular alignment can be exploited to make high strength and stiffness fibres such as Kevlar, or even mouldable thermotropics such as Vectra. Molecular alignment can also be controlled by an external applied field; a property exploited in liquid crystal displays. This specimen has not had a magneti
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2.1 Representation, interpretation and communities of practice

Let us start with a thought experiment.

Activity 2.1

  • Where is the music?

  • The music is in the musical notation.

  • No, the music is in the
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Festival of Britain OP04524

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Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The upstream section of the exhibition site, seen from the Waterloo Station entrance. Photographed in 1951.
© Historic England


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1.4.4 Hibernation in mammals

Many animals become inactive for periods of varying duration during the winter and there is a diversity of terms used to describe this state, including: sleep, torpor, dormancy, lethargy and hibernation. The word hibernation is often used loosely to refer to general inactivity but, in biology, it refers to a specific phenomenon, sometimes called 'true hibernation'. Hibernation is defined as the condition of passing the winter in a resting state of deep sleep, during which metabolic rat
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6.2 Introduction to the law in Scotland

This unit will introduce you to law making in Scotland. It is taken from W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland, a new 15-point course from The Open University's Centre for Law. The unit begins by developing your general and legal study skills such as reading unfamiliar information, note taking and critical thinking. It then asks you to think about what law is and introduces you to the legal history of Scotland. The unit then moves to look at the Scottish Parliament by gi
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La diversité du vivant, moteur des écosystèmes cultivés (Vidéo)

Etienne Hainzelin présente les principaux types de services écosystémiques tels que mis en évidence par le Millenium Impact Assessment (2005). Il montre qu'au cours des dernières décennies, le développement d'une agriculture industrielle s'est fait notamment par le remplacement d'une partie de ces services écosystémiques par l'usage de fertilisants et de ...
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5.2 Developing a strategy

In developing a strategy for improving your IT skills you are aiming to:

  • identify the opportunities you can use to develop and practise your IT skills;

  • establish the outcomes you hope to achieve and targets for meeting them;

  • identify the resources you might use for developing your skills, including people who might be able to help you as well as books, study guides, tutorials, specialist training, databases, libraries
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A Better World: Innovative Solutions for Global Needs.mov
Boosters for pesticides and antibiotics, a high-efficiency nutcracker, and an electricity-free milk cooler -- all invented by University of Georgia faculty -- have been recognized by the Association of University Technology Managers in their most recent "Better World Report." For the 2011 report, AUTM was charged with selecting technologies that help the world in the face of adversity. Just 23 were selected for the report from among thousands of innovations from universities and other research
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11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning (MIT)
This course combines a seminar format with fieldwork to examine strategies of planning and control for growth and land use, chiefly at the municipal level. Specific topics include growth and its local consequences; land use planning approaches; and implementation tools including innovative zoning and regulatory techniques, physical design, and natural systems integration. Projects are arranged with small teams serving municipal clients.
Author(s): Ben-Joseph, Eran,Szold, Terry

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Feudal System
This nine minute video is about the importance of land and its power. The Feudal System was the "power pyramid" of the Medieval age. The Kings were the ones with Power aka land.  People were afraid of the Viking and so they turned to the King for protection in these dangerous times. Students should know what a monarchy is to provide more background to this lecture.
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1.7 Summary of Section 1 and questions

  • Converging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to be brought to a focus at the focal point, situated at a distance of one focal length beyond the lens or one focal length in front of the mirror. Diverging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to diverge as if emanating from the focal point of the lens or mirror. Light paths are reversible, so a converging lens or mirror may also act as a collimator and
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2 A day in the life of a hospital ward

In 1996, we visited Ward 29, one of two gastroenterology wards in the medical unit, and recorded the views of patients and staff. The ward has 24 beds. Its patients were women and men, across a wide age range, suffering from digestive disorders – for example, stomach ulcers, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, cancers of the digestive system or problems with liver function brought on by alcohol abuse. Because it was winter the ward had more elderly people than it would have at other times
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • work with simple ratios

  • convert between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • explain the meaning of ratio, proportion and percentage

  • find percentages of different quantities

  • calculate percentage increases and decreases.


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4.11.1 Procedural ultra vires

This is where the enabling Act sets out the procedural rules to be followed by the body which has been given the delegated power. The court can find the delegated legislation to be ultra vires and void if these rules were not followed.

In the Aylesbury Mushroom case (1972) Agricultural Horticultural and Forestry Industry Training Board v Aylesbury Mushrooms Ltd (1972) 1 All ER 280 delegated legislation required the Minister of Labour to consult ‘any organisation … appe
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Storm Adventures - Treago, KS Tornado
This tornado formed on June 5, 2005. The photographers shot this at only 200 yards away. It was moving in straight line towards them at 10 to 15 mph. (01:35) There is no sound.

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