5.1 Genetic databases and disease

Section 2 looked at data and information from two different perspectives: that of the individual and that of commercial organisation. The type of data you have will dictate both why you want to process it using a computer and, to a large extent, how that is done.

This section contains two short case studies whose unifying theme is that the computer and its programs are tools for working with data. The two studies provide an interesting contrast between:


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5.2.2 Continuous variables

Not all numbers are discrete. Consider the following measurements:

  • times to run a marathon

  • temperatures recorded at intervals during a day

  • weight of each bunch of grapes sold at a supermarket yesterday.

Time, temperature and weight are all examples of numerical data, but there is not a restricted set of values that they can take. Whereas you can have 2 or 3 children in a family but not 2.5, with tempe
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Worship service for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost. How does God distinguish good from evil? The story of Jacob in Genesis challenges common understandings of what we may commonly understand as "good" in that Jacob is set apart to bear the promise of God despite his capacity for deceit and trickery. In the gospel lesson from Matthew, Jesus tells the parable of the wheat and the weeds. This parable suggests that the seeds of evil and good can grow up together and be difficult to distinguish.
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6.632 Electromagnetic Wave Theory (MIT)
6.632 is a graduate subject on electromagnetic wave theory, emphasizing mathematical approaches, problem solving, and physical interpretation. Topics covered include: waves in media, equivalence principle, duality and complementarity, Huygens' principle, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, dyadic Green's functions, Lorentz transformation, and Maxwell-Minkowski theory. Examples deal with limiting cases of Maxwell's theory and diffraction and scattering of electromagnetic waves.
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5.2 Wilberforce’s anti-slavery campaign in context

Certainly the outcome was a positive one from Wilberforce’s point of view in that abolition of the slave trade in British ships and colonial possessions passed rapidly through both Houses of Parliament, and became law in March 1807. This result in part implied an increased receptivity to Wilberforce’s religious arguments against slavery, but there were also other factors at work. These included the advance of liberal ideas of justice and toleration, themselves reflecting the influence of
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In dit document wordt uitgelegd hoe je een cijferoefening kan controleren met de negenproef. Leerlingen lossen een aantal oefeningen cijferend op en controleren daarna met de negenproef.


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This paper studies the architectural potential of the implementation of material feedback using computer vision before and during an automated fabrication process. The combination of an industrial robot and a 3D camera is used expand the typical one-way design and fabrication process (from a digital design to a physical output), to a feedback loop, where specific material information becomes the main trigger of design decisions and fabrication processes. Several projects developed by the authors
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1.1.1 Try some yourself

Activity 1

Evaluate the following:

  • (a) 62

  • (b) 0.52

  • (c) 1.52

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Applications of Linear Equations
This video clip describes how math is applied to the real world situations through word problems. The applications of linear equations are seen throughout all our math courses after Algebra. To understand applications of linear equations we need to have an understanding of slope, how to interpret a graph, and how to write an equation. In upper-level Algebra, we apply systems of linear equations to these problems as well. (1:45)
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7.4 Equilibrium positions and rates of reaction in this course

Section 7 showed that if a reaction is to occur at a particular temperature, two conditions must be fulfilled: its equilibrium constant must be sufficiently large, and its rate sufficiently great. We finish by pointing out how this crucial distinction between the equilibrium constant and the rate reveals itself in Figure 52. The f
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Coding4Fun July 2014 Round-Up

I'm going to have to call this past month the official Kinect for Windows v2 month. We have the shipping of the devices, the release of the public SDK preview and the hard work of all the private dev preview participants updating their projects. Yep, Kinect Month it was....

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6.896 Theory of Parallel Hardware (SMA 5511) (MIT)
6.896 covers mathematical foundations of parallel hardware, from computer arithmetic to physical design, focusing on algorithmic underpinnings. Topics covered include: arithmetic circuits, parallel prefix, systolic arrays, retiming, clocking methodologies, boolean logic, sorting networks, interconnection networks, hypercubic networks, P-completeness, VLSI layout theory, reconfigurable wiring, fat-trees, and area-time complexity. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Allia
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Learning Outcomes

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • understand what writing an assignment involves;
  • identify their strength and weaknesses;
  • consider the functions of essays and reports;
  • develop writing skills, whatever the stage they have reached.

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4 Structure of the assessment courses

This key skill assessment course does not have specific questions with word limits and no statements indicating you include, say, an essay or a report. Instead, as you tackle the course you need to ask yourself ‘Which pieces of work show my skills and capabilities to best advantage?’ When you have identified and selected evidence of your skills, you must then relate this evidence directly to the criteria.

This method of building a portfolio is based not on providing right or wrong a
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20.420J Biomolecular Kinetics and Cellular Dynamics (BE.420J) (MIT)
This subject deals primarily with kinetic and equilibrium mathematical models of biomolecular interactions, as well as the application of these quantitative analyses to biological problems across a wide range of levels of organization, from individual molecular interactions to populations of cells.
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6.021J Quantitative Physiology: Cells and Tissues (MIT)
In this subject, we consider two basic topics in cellular biophysics, posed here as questions: Which molecules are transported across cellular membranes, and what are the mechanisms of transport? How do cells maintain their compositions, volume, and membrane potential? How are potentials generated across the membranes of cells? What do these potentials do? Although the questions posed are fundamentally biological questions, the methods for answering these questions are inherently multidiscipli
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Lesson 07 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 7 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that it's nice to meet someone in Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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At Gettysburg you find examples of where leaders stood up, gave directions and their men followed. -- Professor Len Fullenkamp, Army War College lead historian
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4.2 Defining useful subsets of the complex number system, and proving the Nested Rectangles Theorem

You will no doubt recall that in real analysis extensive use is made of the modulus function . It gives us a way of measuring the “closeness” of two numbers, which we exploit in writing expressio
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22.611J Introduction to Plasma Physics I (MIT)
In this course, students will learn about plasmas, the fourth state of matter. The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is of increasing economic importance. Plasmas behave in lots of interesting and sometimes unexpected ways. The course is intended only as a first plasma physics course, but includes critical concepts needed for a foundation for further study. A solid undergraduate background in classical physics, electromagnetic theory including Maxwell's equations, and mathema
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