3.4 A note on suspense

By raising various expectations in the reader's mind, a writer can create an atmosphere of suspense – the desire to turn the page and find out what happens next. How much will the story follow the reader's expectations, how much will it confound them? In this way, suspense is
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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
A new energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
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6.336J Introduction to Numerical Simulation (SMA 5211) (MIT)
6.336J is an introduction to computational techniques for the simulation of a large variety of engineering and physical systems. Applications are drawn from aerospace, mechanical, electrical, chemical and biological engineering, and materials science. Topics include: mathematical formulations; network problems; sparse direct and iterative matrix solution techniques; Newton methods for nonlinear problems; discretization methods for ordinary, time-periodic and partial differential equations, fast
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1.4.1 Try some yourself

Activity 8

If a litre is one cubic decimetre, how many litres are there in a cubic metre?

Answer

Since a litre is one cubic decimeter, the questi
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How to Find the Median of a Series of Numbers
In math, the median is found by looking for the piece of data that is in the middle of a set of data ordered from the smallest to largest. Find the median of a series of numbers with tips from a math teacher.
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Why Social Democracy is Failing Europe

There is a certain tension in the phrase, “social democracy,” and the description of someone as a social democrat. Social in this context is socialism by the state. A democrat supports the freedom for individual electors to express and defend personal interests in regular plebiscites. The two positions are incompatible.

At this point we should note that in economic terms there is little philosophical difference between European socialism and communism. Both seek to relieve capitali
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Dr Alastair Howatson on the "History of the Department of Engineering Science". The lecture inclined to the earlier days of Oxford engineering rather than the more familiar recent history. The University produced engineers, not always so-called, long before 1908 and engineering was taught from 1886 although there was no formal school. Jenkin, the first professor, was elected in 1908 after years of frustrated attempts to found a chair; he combined high mathematical qualifications with years of in
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Portraits capture path-forging power of Vanderbilt Pioneers
The Vanderbilt Pioneers program is devoted to keeping a historical record of women and minorities who were the first in leadership roles at the university.
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3.3 Have I given due consideration to units of measurement?

Many mathematical problems include units of measurement. The measurement may be of length, weight, time, temperature or currency. The UK uses both metric and imperial units.

The table below gives the units of length that are in everyday use in the UK, but you may know some others.

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10ème Journée de la RECHERCHE HOSPITALO-UNIVERSITAIRE 2015- Nouvelle organisation de la ...

10e journée de la recherche hospitalo-universitaire  le 13 novembre 2015- CHRU de Nancy

Titre : Nouvelle organisation de la Recherche Hospitalo-Universitaire

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* Pierre-Yves Marie

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* El Mehdi Siaghy


Résumé :

12 chercheurs juniors ont été sélectionnés par le comité scientifique de la 10
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Description: Moose hunting. Prince of Wales' tour of Canada, 1919, a volume of photographs published by the Canadian Pacific Railway

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1.2 Defining science promotion

A basic definition of science promotion would be useful here: in the context of this course it means putting forward the benefits of science by motivating and engaging non-scientists. You may be aware of the sociological argument that science is open to social influences and constraints, and it is worth bearing this in mind when thinking about whether the benefits of science are necessarily the same for everyone. Likewise, you will need to remember that the public is not a homogeneous mass wi
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Ensuring Longevity
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Charlotte Harris receives an honorary award
Leeds Metropolitan University became Leeds Beckett University on 22 September 2014’ Award-winning artist and Leeds Metropolitan graduate, Charlotte Harris, whose work is featured in the collection of London’s National Portrait Gallery, has received an Honorary Doctorate from the University. Charlotte, who is based in Kent and works from her studio in Folkestone, was a studio assistant for the artist Tom Wood, whilst studying Fine Art at Leeds Met. In 2003, at the age of 21, she won the BP
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1.3 Rounding in general

Numbers are often approximated to make them easier to handle, but sometimes it doesn’t help very much to round to the nearest 10 or the nearest 100 if the number is very large. For example, suppose the monthly balance of payments deficit was actually £24 695 481. Rounded to the nearest 10, it's £24 695 480; and to the nearest 100, it's £24 695 500. But £24 695 500 is still a complicated number to deal with in your head. That's why it was rounded to £25 000 000 in the newspaper
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6.1 course summary

1. A coordinate system provides a systematic means of specifying the position of a particle. A system in one dimension involves choosing an origin and a positive direction in which values of the position coordinate increase. Values of the position coordinate are positive or negative numbers multiplied by an appropriate unit of length, usually the SI unit of length, the metre (m).

2. The movement of a particle along a line can be described graphically by plotting values of the particle's
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Geometry and Quantum Field Theory, designed for mathematicians, is a rigorous introduction to perturbative quantum field theory, using the language of functional integrals. It covers the basics of classical field theory, free quantum theories and Feynman diagrams. The goal is to discuss, using mathematical language, a number of basic notions and results of QFT that are necessary to understand talks and papers in QFT and String Theory.
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Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works of art. This course explores photography as art, research tool, and communication.